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post #2311 of 2580
Any advice on what to do for waterproofing a Frank Clegg briefcase? I emailed a rep who said that exposure to rain is NOT recommended. I understand I have to be careful but I know that I will be exposed to a storm eventually.... Anyone have advice on a spray or waterproof product that I can use for the bag that won't damage it? Thanks in advance.
post #2312 of 2580
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Originally Posted by Petezjunior View Post

Any advice on what to do for waterproofing a Frank Clegg briefcase? I emailed a rep who said that exposure to rain is NOT recommended. I understand I have to be careful but I know that I will be exposed to a storm eventually.... Anyone have advice on a spray or waterproof product that I can use for the bag that won't damage it? Thanks in advance.

By rep, do you mean you spoke to someone at Frank Clegg's shop or one of his stockists? I would probably just ask them directly, if you haven't already.

For what it's worth, I have an old briefcase from when he was doing Lotuff & Clegg. It's been through months of walking in the snow and rain, and it's held up fine. No spotting or otherwise.
post #2313 of 2580
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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. 

 

 

A friend of mine has that exact bag from Custom Hide. 

 

The two straps actually have hidden latches beneath the buckles, so you can undo and do up the buckles very quickly. Some people may like that feature, some may prefer it if it only had buckles. 

 

The leather is thick and supple and the bag has been very hard-wearing so far, and he's had it for a few years. 

 

My only quibble is that the stitching around some of the edges is slightly uneven - it's not always straight. However, it's not in areas that people will see when they look at the bag so it's only of concern to the owner of the bag and it doesn't affect its function at all. 

 

So, I'd say that it's a solid, durable, practical bag that is not quite as carefully made as some other bags, but it's also less expensive. 

 

Edited to add: I just had a look at the link and it looks as though the "pushlock" closures are an option that can be added for an extra $15, so if you do want to have just buckles on the straps, then that's the standard specification. 

post #2314 of 2580
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

By rep, do you mean you spoke to someone at Frank Clegg's shop or one of his stockists? I would probably just ask them directly, if you haven't already.

For what it's worth, I have an old briefcase from when he was doing Lotuff & Clegg. It's been through months of walking in the snow and rain, and it's held up fine. No spotting or otherwise.

I spoke to someone at Frank Clegg. He didn't have a concrete answer. Very friendly but just told me that I shouldn't bring it in the rain. He also said that they don't recommend any product because they never used one.

"It is a natural leather so it is susceptible to rain and need to take caution, there are waterproofing's on the market that can be used but remember using any product like that will change the leather a bit as long as you can live with it possibly darkening a little."

Anyone have any advice on a particular waterproofing brand? Thanks.
post #2315 of 2580
Just received yesterday a Frank Clegg commuter bag with some modifications via trunk show at The Armoury. Had some additional internal pockets placed and a removable divider (not present secondary to miscommunication and will be arriving later).
It iscognac leather. New batch/source is darker than previous ones. A little suprised about how the dark the cognac was compared to the previous batches, but very nice bag neverthless.I am not an expert in leather construction but the bag looks great and feels solid.
Happy to support a local MASS company.

Sorry dont know how to spoiler the pics













post #2316 of 2580
Thanks for posting that. It's one of the designs Frank makes that I enjoy and I was curious to see some photos in the wild, not product shots.
post #2317 of 2580
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Thanks for posting that. It's one of the designs Frank makes that I enjoy and I was curious to see some photos in the wild, not product shots.

No problem. Its a nice bag. I will snap some pics tomorrow at the office with some better lighting that my kitchen. I havent transferred my stuff from the old bag yet
post #2318 of 2580
Can anyone recommend a good brand/maker for briefcases in Florence? Still deciding whether to go RTW or bespoke.
post #2319 of 2580

hey guys, new to the forum here. I've been shopping around for a new briefcase but I don't have a high budget. 

I need to find something for work, and noone seems to know anything beside the obvious LV and other branded stuff. 

 

I saw a few stuff here that might be interesting, anyone have a particular recommendation?

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Originally Posted by bohnjason View Post

hey guys, new to the forum here. I've been shopping around for a new briefcase but I don't have a high budget. 
I need to find something for work, and noone seems to know anything beside the obvious LV and other branded stuff. 

I saw a few stuff here that might be interesting, anyone have a particular recommendation?


It might be helpful to share your budget range and some examples of briefcase designs you like to gain an understanding of your taste. The options out there are limitless in both style and cost and right now you are giving the community very little to go by to help you. A good start might be to look at the briefcase images from this very thread via the image gallery on the right out the page.
Edited by Jr Mouse - 3/10/16 at 7:29am
post #2321 of 2580
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Originally Posted by Nathan84 View Post
 

My recent purchase...

 

 

Zip-top briefcase from Frank Clegg leather works with single gusset and made from vegetable tanned belting leather.

I received it a couple of days ago, wanted to share pictures earlier but was a bit busy, hence doing this now.

Actually this post will be short since I can't describe this briefcase better than attached photos, in one word - perfect. I am very happy with my purchase. By the way in person it looks even better. A bit heavier than I thought, but I like this, translates some sort of robustness.

 

P.S.

 

I know Ian Clegg is a styleforum member as well - if you reading this post I would like to thank Frank Clegg leather works team for doing such a great work.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by coldinboston View Post

Just received yesterday a Frank Clegg commuter bag with some modifications via trunk show at The Armoury. Had some additional internal pockets placed and a removable divider (not present secondary to miscommunication and will be arriving later).
It iscognac leather. New batch/source is darker than previous ones. A little suprised about how the dark the cognac was compared to the previous batches, but very nice bag neverthless.I am not an expert in leather construction but the bag looks great and feels solid.
Happy to support a local MASS company.

Sorry dont know how to spoiler the pics













Absolutely in love with these designs and I love vegetable tanned leather. but i checked on their website it's around $960 ?

 

My current budget is just under $500 (I know it's a bit of a stretch for a good quality vegetable tanned leather bag), I tend to go for more of quality than fast fashion.

post #2322 of 2580
For that style and the pricing you are looking to spend I would look into Linjer. They are an affiliate on this forum and started out as a kickstarter campaign.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/417448/linjer-leather-goods-official-affiliate-thread

They have two bag's in the style you like and use vegetable tanned leather. I have no firsthand experience with the brand but one of our resident experts on "manbags" @rach2jlc vouched for them.

Mismo has a line of full vegetable tanned bags too in that style that can be had found occasionally on sale for the pricing you are looking for too.

Otherwise I am a fan of the Fat Carter that No Man Walks Alone carries. Pricing is out of your budget at the moment but they seem to run a lot of sales and promo codes you could use to bring it down. Another forum affiliate. http://www.nomanwalksalone.com/index.php/accessories/bags/fat-carter-briefcase-sol-brown-leather.html

Hope this helps.
post #2323 of 2580

Ahh cool this seems interesting! I think i'm going to research a little bit on Linjer because it's more within my price range. 

 

I think the fat carter is a bit too glossy for my taste, I need something a little bit more "rustic" but definitely Mismo and Linjer. 

 

Thanks though! if anyone else has any more recommendations?

post #2324 of 2580
Rustic and whitin your price range: http://www.htleather.co.uk/category/briefcases
post #2325 of 2580

This seems pretty cool and cheap as well! 

 

but im not sure about the quality of the zippers..

  

 

My friend just recommended me this bag he got a few months ago, and they seem to have good reviews on carryology and it's pretty interesting that you can read about where they got their hardwares from. 

 

http://www.oppermann-london.com/products/vallance-chocolate

 

anyone had anything from this brand?

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