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post #9631 of 14017
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post
 

I know this is a terrible place to ask, but; I was looking at the

 

Calabrese 1924 Weekender bag 

http://www.nomanwalksalone.com/index.php/weekender-bag-in-navy-boiled-wool-tan-leather.html

and the  

Chapman Sten holdall 

http://www.nomanwalksalone.com/index.php/sten-holdall-bag-in-grey-harris-tweed-with-navy-webbing.html

 

and saw they were about the same size. Are they are redundant (and I should only buy one), or do they serve different purposes?

 

Here's the Chapman being used as a backpack after I got stuck carrying it around for 5 hours. I really like the bag and have gotten a lot of use out of it. I'd use the Calabrese if I needed quick access to a few different things since the Chapman only offers one separate pocket with quick access. You can't see them, but I'm also carrying two rain jackets under the top flap of the Chapman, which is useful for me.

post #9632 of 14017
Thread Starter 
I find that flap extremely useful. I always have an overcoat dangling on top of my bag when I go through airports - being able to just stick it under the flap instead is valuable.
post #9633 of 14017
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

I find that flap extremely useful. I always have an overcoat dangling on top of my bag when I go through airports - being able to just stick it under the flap instead is valuable.

 

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Originally Posted by DLJr View Post
 

 

Here's the Chapman being used as a backpack after I got stuck carrying it around for 5 hours. I really like the bag and have gotten a lot of use out of it. I'd use the Calabrese if I needed quick access to a few different things since the Chapman only offers one separate pocket with quick access. You can't see them, but I'm also carrying two rain jackets under the top flap of the Chapman, which is useful for me.

 

The reason why I did not want to ask . . . now I feel like buying both.

post #9634 of 14017
The Chapman looks very practical. I do like that flap on the top. Great action photo @DLJr.
post #9635 of 14017
The mist linen crossover Inis Meain sweater is awesome. I was skeptical about the whole concept of linen sweaters 6 months ago; now I have that and a MTO pub jacket. They probably won't get as much wear as my various wool / cashmere Inis Meain's but they're still cool pieces that I'm glad to have.
post #9636 of 14017

Thanks Frank. The flap is definitely what sold me, and it has gotten used every time I've brought it for travel. I would say the only down side is the zipper access to the main compartment, it can a bit tough to pack at times.

post #9637 of 14017
Maiden voyage. Thanks Greg and Kyle for the always-awesome customer service. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Vass mid brown suede in sun



And in shade

post #9638 of 14017

One of the best suede makeups I've seen. Looks to be a great fit you on as well. 

post #9639 of 14017
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post
 

One of the best suede makeups I've seen. Looks to be a great fit you on as well. 

 

Cheers! They are extremely comfortable. And I agree with you re: the makeup. Love the color and style. Don't see that combo too often. 

post #9640 of 14017
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

Finally picked up some Rota (olive cotton) and Farnese (brown "intreccio").  Time to step up my casual wear game...

keep chasing those rabbits, murl. smile.gif
post #9641 of 14017
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

keep chasing those rabbits, murl. smile.gif

I'm trying...I have a really hard time deciding what to buy when it comes to MC casual type stuff. It's just a little overwhelming because I don't have much of it so I don't know where to begin. I should probably just ask Greg to send me invoices of whatever Frank orders...that would make it much easier and I'd look like a boss.
post #9642 of 14017
that is an awesome plan.

thing is, that like any other mode of dress, i find its never enough to just have a few solid MC casual items. then its like yo have the same 2 fit options and nothing more. you need a full collection to really be cooking with gas.
post #9643 of 14017
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

that is an awesome plan.

thing is, that like any other mode of dress, i find its never enough to just have a few solid MC casual items. then its like yo have the same 2 fit options and nothing more. you need a full collection to really be cooking with gas.

I hear ya. I'm not starting from scratch, but I have some holes to fill. It's always a battle of what to buy.....casual or business. Stupid budgets...
post #9644 of 14017
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

that is an awesome plan.

thing is, that like any other mode of dress, i find its never enough to just have a few solid MC casual items. then its like yo have the same 2 fit options and nothing more. you need a full collection to really be cooking with gas.

Of course it's always fun to buy new stuff, but I find for casual wear especially it's very easy to have just a few items. Like if you have 1 good pair of sneakers, 1 boot, one or two pairs of jeans, some tshirts, a nice jacket of some kind, and a couple of sweaters, you can wear that pretty much forever.
post #9645 of 14017
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Of course it's always fun to buy new stuff, but I find for casual wear especially it's very easy to have just a few items. Like if you have 1 good pair of sneakers, 1 boot, one or two pairs of jeans, some tshirts, a nice jacket of some kind, and a couple of sweaters, you can wear that pretty much forever.

It's easy to do CM. Gray suit, navy suit. A few shirts, black oxfords, brown oxfords. foo.gif

Unless by casual you mean CM lite... in which case, that's probably pretty formulaic.
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