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Originally Posted by PierpontLeather View Post

A somewhat spacious and fully lined interior. No fancy pen pockets on this one. 





Interesting that the person didn't want any interior pockets. The lining looks really nice. I am assuming it's goatskin? Great color.
post #2552 of 2564
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Interesting that the person didn't want any interior pockets. The lining looks really nice. I am assuming it's goatskin? Great color.


Yes, it seems most people want a pocket or two, but this one is somewhat thin for that. It could have some pen pockets, but theres only a couple inches of depth in there. 

 

The lining is German calfskin - it's nice stuff. He just wanted something that would clean really easily, and this has a nice finish on it. 

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Underwood London briefcase with Palladium hardware.

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post #2554 of 2564
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Originally Posted by toplel View Post

Where to get a decent bag in the $100 range?

Yes I've been thru all 170 pages.

used via ebay or here. what are you looking for? maybe I can help
post #2555 of 2564
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

Underwood London briefcase with Palladium hardware.

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Nice lock! Weird handle!
post #2556 of 2564
Found a very distressed Pendragon for $14. Cleaned it up a bit. Prolly pre 1950. Anyone have a clue how old this model is? Also I tried not to overdo the restoration so as for it to retain some of it's "patina".

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That's the back of the prevously mentioned Pendragon.

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Has anyone bought a briefcase from GARDE?

 

https://www.facebook.com/gardegoods/

 

http://garde-goods.ru/

 

Could you share your experience?


Edited by DavidHL - 8/8/16 at 5:55am
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Originally Posted by Marc Voorhees View Post
 

Who likes detailed reviews of semi-bespoke items? Well, buckle up then. This is long, but there is a short blurb at the top to summarize 

 

Maker: Henry Tomkins Leather

Website: htleathers.co.uk

Style: Briefcase Lite with many modifications

Price: 250 GBP (including 45 GBP for shipping)

Leather: Veg Tanned leathe, color option light brown)

Lead time: 8 weeks (usually 4, he had a backlog)

 

The Result: EXCELLENT. Would highly recommend, few small attention to detail points, but all in all amazing bag for the price.

 

More detail:

 

First off, working with Henry is wonderful. he is an extremely nice man, knowledgeable in his craft and willing to work with you on his bags. His bags can be customized in a number of ways, all of which he is willing to design piece by piece with you. 

 

Ordering is really easy, his website is well designed with clear instructions. he is responsive to e-mails and phone calls. He lists a number of pricing options for extras on his website and will clearly outline what other things will cost as you design them. There are no surprises.

 

I received the bag today, here are some pictures of details:

 

Luckily I had my trusty cat helping me make sure the box was completely empty

 

The Bag came nicely wrapped in corrugated paper, well protected, no damage during shipping

The cat is still checking the box, the bag on the otherhand looked damned amazing

 

You can see a small cut in the upper piece of leather, it was filled and it seems to be the only one like it on the bag. not noticeable, doesn't affect the use of the bag. The rivets are sturdy and seem like they will last a long time

 

 

Detailed shot of the locking mechanism

 

With the flap closed in the lowest position

 

 

 

 

This is the standard pocket divider that all of his bags have. Two pens, a card holder and a slot pocket

 

he has an option for a zippred back pouch, however I wanted a cleaner look, so I went for this newspaper slot instead. This was an expensive option, but worth it in my mind (25 GBP for the zippered pouch option + 10 GBP for the newspaper design instead of a zipper)

 

Front of the bag flat

 

This set of interior dividers was a 25GBP option. gusseted pockets, a very nice catch all for everything. The lanyard clip is for keys, a very nice option that was free.

 

Another shot of the gusseted pouches

 

 

 

Overall, I love the bag. It is going to lst a very long time and  will age amazingly I am sure. The leather is softer than I expected, i thought the side gussets would be stiffer, but it is a really nice feel to it. 

 

Any Questions, feel free to ask!

 

Marc

Original Review

Hi All, 

 

It has been just over a year since I bought my Henry Tomkins bag and wrote the review above. I figured it would be a good time to review an show some more pictures and details

 

overall, the bad is a strong 7.5/10 for me a year on. I have absolutely no regrets buying it, I just wish a few small things were a bit higher quality

 

The good: The bag has held up rather well, no damage, the bag is still very solid, it is gaining a nice patina and I think it will be solid for many years to come. It is able to hold my laptop, charger, and assorted notepads, pens, phones etc. To be fair, it isn't used when I travel on the train, and it isn't used every day, however I have no doubt that it would be fine if I did.

 

The bad: There is a bit too much wear on the metal parts and along the seams for my liking. The leather finish is a bit soft as well, it easily scratches and rubs, but it isn't so bad that it detracts I don't think.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For me, the biggest downside has to be the way that the metal on the lock has worn. All in all though, I do think it is an excellent bag, and for the price it is tough to not want another one. 

 

Please let me know if you have any questions!

 

Marc

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Originally Posted by Marc Voorhees View Post
 

Hi All, 

 

It has been just over a year since I bought my Henry Tomkins bag and wrote the review above. I figured it would be a good time to review an show some more pictures and details

 

overall, the bad is a strong 7.5/10 for me a year on. I have absolutely no regrets buying it, I just wish a few small things were a bit higher quality

 

The good: The bag has held up rather well, no damage, the bag is still very solid, it is gaining a nice patina and I think it will be solid for many years to come. It is able to hold my laptop, charger, and assorted notepads, pens, phones etc. To be fair, it isn't used when I travel on the train, and it isn't used every day, however I have no doubt that it would be fine if I did.

 

The bad: There is a bit too much wear on the metal parts and along the seams for my liking. The leather finish is a bit soft as well, it easily scratches and rubs, but it isn't so bad that it detracts I don't think.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For me, the biggest downside has to be the way that the metal on the lock has worn. All in all though, I do think it is an excellent bag, and for the price it is tough to not want another one. 

 

Please let me know if you have any questions!

 

Marc

 

Thank you for the updated review on the Henry Tomkins briefcase!

post #2561 of 2564
http://www.satchel-page.com/products/4-way-briefcase

How would this work with daily business suit wear? I am looking for a nice bag/briefcase to celebrate passing some industry exams.
post #2562 of 2564
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Originally Posted by Persedye View Post

http://www.satchel-page.com/products/4-way-briefcase

How would this work with daily business suit wear? I am looking for a nice bag/briefcase to celebrate passing some industry exams.


Maybe a little bit rough around the edges for wearing with a suit.

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I agree with PierpontLeather

post #2564 of 2564
I just find it kind of ugly.
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