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post #946 of 1972
Stylistically, there's a big difference between SAB and Cucinelli, isn't there? Most SAB items are probably what you'd call classically British in style (there's probably a term to describe it that I'm forgetting) - but I wanted something with a little more flair, so to speak. That being said, if all things are equal, I certainly see your point. However, at 85% off the retail price, I thought the price justified taking a chance on something a bit different.
post #947 of 1972
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Originally Posted by PhiloVance View Post

Technically, probably not a briefcase as its a bit larger but this is probably the most appropriate thread after Recent Purchases - Cucinelli:
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really beautiful! use it in good health, i missed the sale what were these going for, 850?
post #948 of 1972
A little under $500 from a little over $2500.
post #949 of 1972
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Originally Posted by PhiloVance View Post

A little under $500 from a little over $2500.

Nice, I need to take a trip down to Woodbury myself, although this seems to be more of a travel bag than a daily briefcase
post #950 of 1972
Sorry if I wasn't clear, this wasn't at Woodbury although maybe unsold goods from this sale end up there - BC had a sample sale at the corporate showroom in midtown this past week. I don't think I've ever seen Woodbury with even 50% off at BC.

Yep, definitely bigger than a daily briefcase.
post #951 of 1972
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Originally Posted by PhiloVance View Post

Sorry if I wasn't clear, this wasn't at Woodbury although maybe unsold goods from this sale end up there - BC had a sample sale at the corporate showroom in midtown this past week. I don't think I've ever seen Woodbury with even 50% off at BC.
Yep, definitely bigger than a daily briefcase.

Really? They have a section in the back that is usually at least 50% off
post #952 of 1972
Does anyone have any experience ordering briefcases or other items from http://www.tuscanyleather.it?

They have a lot of interesting items, but the price seems almost suspiciously low. I'm aware that you're generally paying for the brand on high-end items, but in my experience well-made briefcases cost closer to 400-500 euro instead of the 200ish they do here.
post #953 of 1972
Does anyone have experiences of briefcases made of vegetable tanned leather? How to they hold up against wear and tear? water? how do they age?
I read somewhere that vegetable leather is very sensative against water.

I'm really liking the design and size of this one (light brown without the shoulder strap), previously recomended in this thread:

http://www.htleather.co.uk/briefcases/the-briefcase-lite

Perhaps someone have experiences of this particular breifcase?
I'm also happy to recieve recommendations of something similar in size and design?
post #954 of 1972
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Originally Posted by MrChris View Post

Does anyone have experiences of briefcases made of vegetable tanned leather? How to they hold up against wear and tear? water? how do they age?
I read somewhere that vegetable leather is very sensative against water.
I'm really liking the design and size of this one (light brown without the shoulder strap), previously recomended in this thread:
http://www.htleather.co.uk/briefcases/the-briefcase-lite
Perhaps someone have experiences of this particular breifcase?
I'm also happy to recieve recommendations of something similar in size and design?

Yeah you need to keep vegetable tanned leather out of water, both hot and cold.
post #955 of 1972
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Originally Posted by Voltaire View Post

Yeah you need to keep vegetable tanned leather out of water, both hot and cold.

Okay so it will take a beating if you happen to cary the bag outside during rain?
How to restore/protect it?
post #956 of 1972
^ I just bought a veg tanned bridle leather briefcase custom-made, and yes, it is very sensitive to water, and the spots are somewhat permanent. You can apply a protectant, but after you get the spots all you can do is darken the bag with a damp cloth and try to even it out, which will take years of normal use. I personally am not bothered by it, because it adds character to the bag. It doesn't affect the functionality in the least.
post #957 of 1972
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Originally Posted by furo View Post

^ I just bought a veg tanned bridle leather briefcase custom-made, and yes, it is very sensitive to water, and the spots are somewhat permanent. You can apply a protectant, but after you get the spots all you can do is darken the bag with a damp cloth and try to even it out, which will take years of normal use. I personally am not bothered by it, because it adds character to the bag. It doesn't affect the functionality in the least.

Thank's for your input!
post #958 of 1972

Wow, the site for htleather referred to above looks like they make really nice, classic traditional cases for not too much money. Has anyone owned one who can describe their experience?

 

Thanks!

post #959 of 1972

So my bag may not match up to your own super-awesome ones, but it's had a bit of a life.

I use it day in day out as my primary work bag - so it's got a laptop, power pack, mouse, pens etc. inside it all the time.

 

Brand is a local one here to Melbourne - Tom Hide - guy making bags locally. Not anymore I don't think!

 

Here it is brand new - 2.5 years ago

 

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Here it is about a year ago:

 

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And here it is today, weather beaten and rained on (it is due for a coat of leather food)

 

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post #960 of 1972

Has anyone looked at Lotuff and Clegg? Now they've become two separate companies (Lotuff Leather and Frank Clegg) but they have some really nice briefcases that are American made. 

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