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post #2296 of 2407
Cross post from Sir Rach's manbag thread.

Anyone have experience with Tarnsjo Garveri? I won't be purchasing anytime soon, but saw their Icon Briefcase on Mr Porter last night.

HERE

I'm not normally a fan of this type of briefcase design, but I really like what they did here. Covering most of the clasp in leather gives the bag a more casual design that looks like it would pair well dressed up or down. Having a removable document holder in the back is a clever idea and it's a good size. Only thing i'm not a fan of is the price. $1700 is a lot to ask for in a bag and you start opening yourself up some of the higher end competition on the market. I'd be curious if anyone has seen and held on IRL and can comment on it's quality and value.





post #2297 of 2407

@shanetrudell & @Nathan84 Both cases really are very nice indeed. May I ask approximately how long it took for the bags to be made?

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@shanetrudell & @Nathan84 Both cases really are very nice indeed. May I ask approximately how long it took for the bags to be made?

Hi there,

 

On a project like this, requiring quite a bit of back and forth between my client and I, following which I can do the design work and bring in required materials, my turnaround time is around 12-16 weeks, though I'm working hard to get that time down to 8-12 weeks for orders this year.

 

The zip case required extra back and forth as we wanted to get a lot of the dimensions quite close, as well as some other details, and also wanted the case to be really bombproof as per the clients request.

 

 

 

 

Cheers,

Shane Trudell

post #2299 of 2407
You do great work @shanetrudell. Please keep sharing the photos and design process for your work.
post #2300 of 2407

I'd be really interested in some feedback on this JW Hulme briefcase on sale at Allen Edmonds currently.  It works out to around $360+tax.  I have been sort of half shopping for a briefcase since I don't have one.  Although I don't really have a specific need for one, I'd like to have something that I can use for occasional business events/meetings, etc.  Seemed like a nice bag for the cost but this brand hadn't even hit my radar until I'd seen the sale.  I was originally considering maybe one of the leather Filson Bags or Saddleback, etc.  I have already purchased the bag but I don't have it yet.  AE is typically good with returns so I figured I would buy first and ask later!

 

In any event, feedback would be much appreciated in terms of value for the $ or overall quality relative to other options in this general price range.  Thanks!

 

http://www.allenedmonds.com/clearance/mens-clearance/accessories/slim-portfolio-briefcase-by-jw-hulme-exclusive-for-allen-edmonds/SF770AE.html?dwvar_SF770AE_color=770AE#start=16

post #2301 of 2407
I have something very close to that. I can't tell from the photos if this one has outside pockets on one side only, or if a second one is zipped. On mine, there is one zipped on one side and an open one on the other. Not a huge problem normally, but it tends to gap open b/c the handles are on the main body, not the outside of the pocket. Clegg has a much nicer variant. For way more than you just paid, though, so that may cover any weaknesses.
post #2302 of 2407
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I have something very close to that. I can't tell from the photos if this one has outside pockets on one side only, or if a second one is zipped. On mine, there is one zipped on one side and an open one on the other. Not a huge problem normally, but it tends to gap open b/c the handles are on the main body, not the outside of the pocket. Clegg has a much nicer variant. For way more than you just paid, though, so that may cover any weaknesses.

 

Good point about the exterior pockets.  It is very difficult to tell from the images.  However, I found an answer to this question in the Q/A section of the product.  Here is what AE had to say about the pockets:

 

"The Slim Portfolio Briefcase features a single zippered main compartment, and
two exterior pockets; one zippered with pen/accessories organizer, one envelope style for easy-access to papers, airline tickets, etc."

 

So, needless to say, the pocket configuration seems to be similar to the bag that you have, I guess.  The Clegg product is, no doubt, quite attractive but also more than I would like to spend for the amount of use that I'm likely to have at this time.  Style/aesthetics aside, is your sense that the Hulme bag is a notch above Saddleback or Customhide quality?

 

Thank you for your feedback specifically about the open pocket  That isn't something that I had noticed or thought of until you'd pointed out the setup on your own bag.

post #2303 of 2407
Hulme is "finer" than Saddleback.
Whether it pleases you, or can stand up to the expectations raised by its relative refinement is beyond my pay-grade.
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Cross post from Sir Rach's manbag thread.

Anyone have experience with Tarnsjo Garveri? I won't be purchasing anytime soon, but saw their Icon Briefcase on Mr Porter last night.

I bought the briefcase and folio. Really like the designs, but a small nit pick -- the leather covering the hardware is a bit stiff and thick, which makes it hard to depress. Not terribly so; you can still get the briefcase or folio open without too much trouble, but perhaps something to consider.

I decided to just return the items and get something custom made from someone else.
post #2305 of 2407
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I bought the briefcase and folio. Really like the designs, but a small nit pick -- the leather covering the hardware is a bit stiff and thick, which makes it hard to depress. Not terribly so; you can still get the briefcase or folio open without too much trouble, but perhaps something to consider.

I decided to just return the items and get something custom made from someone else.


Interesting. That hadn't occurred to me as a possibility. I wonder if it wouldn't be as much an issue once the leather breaks in a little.

How was the leather quality and construction otherwise?

Are you having Chester Mox do the custom work? Please share the details and pictures once it's done.
post #2306 of 2407
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Interesting. That hadn't occurred to me as a possibility. I wonder if it wouldn't be as much an issue once the leather breaks in a little.

How was the leather quality and construction otherwise?

Are you having Chester Mox do the custom work? Please share the details and pictures once it's done.

Yea, I thought about the break-in period. It probably would have softened up. I like the design, but just wasn't sure if I wanted to deal with that button every day.

The quality seemed nice otherwise.

And yes, having Chester Mox do the custom pieces. Actually just the folio, as I think I'm putting the briefcase money towards something else. Haven't decided on the details for the CM folio yet, but will post pics when I get it.
post #2307 of 2407

Has anyone heard of/had experience with Custom Hide? Specifically http://www.customhide.com/1945-us-army-briefcase-two-compartment-p/9301.htm ? Nice looking briefcase, but it's at that price range ($459) where it's hard to determine how quality it is. 

 

Here's a pic:

 

post #2308 of 2407
Speaking of cumbersome I always find bags with two buckles AND a latch/lock as a bit much. I know it's a nice looking design and people like JP do good work with it, but it just seems like a lot to fiddle with every time you need to access your bag.
post #2309 of 2407

I figured that a central lock + two short straps is in fact a perfect combination. During office hours you can only use the lock (straps are short, so keeping they are not very disturbing when unbuckled), and when you're commuting you add the buckles for extra safety and to prevent the case from accidental opening. This is what I ordered for my next briefcase (I already have one with two long straps, and I'm sometimes missing the lock, as I think there might be too much strain on the straps when the briefcase is fully loaded).

 

But yeah, having said that I thing the whole package: a lock + two wrap-around (is this a proper term?) buckles is a nightmare to open. On this particular design (Custom Hide US Army Briefcase) the horizontal thingies on the front panel and the flap help to prevent the straps from getting out of control, I imagine, but still...

post #2310 of 2407

Cross post from Official Sales Alert thread:

 

If anyone is interested

 

Rancourt & Co has a nice Rancourt X Frank Clegg briefcase on special. http://www.rancourtandcompany.com/accessories/sale.html?utm_source=Rancourt+Footwear+Newsletter&utm_campaign=6c2e59255b-Briefcase_sale2_27_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_007c907501-6c2e59255b-103431193

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