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post #9106 of 10358
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Originally Posted by Churchill W View Post

My Linjer weekender/holdall was around $400 for the Kickstarter, but they are selling retail now for $649.


Interesting data point.  IMHO the Gustin looks a lot better, particularly the #8, but I probably won't buy for reasons mentioned above.

post #9107 of 10358

Aftermarket feet can be added to bags pretty easily by any decent leather repair shop.  And you get to choose your own colors, which would probably have been another point of complaint if G had feet added to the bags.

post #9108 of 10358
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

The #8 CXL bag is gorgeous, but I don't see any brass feet or anything. I can just imagine the bottom of this bag getting chewed up by baggage claim belts.

Otherwise would def consider!

This is my problem with Gustin doing nicer stuff - at $550, although there are far more expensive options, it's not really appropriate to skimp on stuff like feet IMO. Maybe it's their limited experience designing unique/non-staple stuff, but I'm hesitant to buy items like this when they're missing a pretty important detail.
post #9109 of 10358
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Originally Posted by devastitis View Post

Aftermarket feet can be added to bags pretty easily by any decent leather repair shop.  And you get to choose your own colors, which would probably have been another point of complaint if G had feet added to the bags.
Probably easy enough but I'm not terribly inclined to spend 600 on a bag that I need to send out for additional work. I also wouldn't care what color they were b/c they are there to get roughed up, but I would assume they would match it to the other hardware. I'm a little surprised they didn't add feet though - especially with a softer leather like CXL. I would think the bottom of the bag would get pretty beat up in fairly short order

Again though, as you've fairly pointed out, probably not a huge deal to correct
post #9110 of 10358
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Originally Posted by devastitis View Post
 

Aftermarket feet can be added to bags pretty easily by any decent leather repair shop.  And you get to choose your own colors, which would probably have been another point of complaint if G had feet added to the bags.

 

Is a consumer who spends $550 on a bag, expected to take it to a leather shop for aftermarket feet, before using it?  Not a chance.

 

Its a product design oversight.  They flat out forgot the feet.    I don't think they want the bottom of their bags to get chewed up.  

If they do, why would they use leather on the bottom?  

And don't say patina...  

 

 

I will agree with you about the feet colour or configuration, complaint though.  Can't please everyone.

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I'll bet a future iteration of the bag has feet (assuming the 1st is successful - which I sincerely hope is the case)

 

I'm also compelled to reiterate that they are really beautiful bags. I've reopened my email a couple times now to take another look (sorry if I'm messing with your marketing metrics G) 

post #9112 of 10358
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Originally Posted by crossfi73 View Post

IMHO the Gustin looks a lot better, particularly the #8, but I probably won't buy for reasons mentioned above.

Actually prefer the Linjer look more. The Gustin one looks more casual. I also find, just from pictures, that Gustin leather products could have a nicer finisher, e.g., the edges of the leather.
post #9113 of 10358
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Originally Posted by Churchill W View Post


Actually prefer the Linjer look more. The Gustin one looks more casual. I also find, just from pictures, that Gustin leather products could have a nicer finisher, e.g., the edges of the leather.


I see your point on the formality.  I guess I've resigned myself to the roller bag & briefcase for business trips, and would view these as almost strictly for vacations/weekend trips etc. and thus would prefer the casual look with maybe a "rougher" more rugged finish.

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The bags look good but oo bad i just picked up a Wilson small duffle to fulfill the short trip duty. That nut brown dublin looks awesome and makes me more excited for the Quoddys i just ordered in the same leather.

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Originally Posted by crossfi73 View Post


I see your point on the formality.  I guess I've resigned myself to the roller bag & briefcase for business trips, and would view these as almost strictly for vacations/weekend trips etc. and thus would prefer the casual look with maybe a "rougher" more rugged finish.
Agree for business trips roller and briefcase would be more appropriate. The Gustin one is just too rugged for my tastes. I see it as too casual for a weekend wedding. It seems more function than form for me, though it doesn't have brass feet. I also would not check a duffle like this, but then again I don't think I would travel by plane with it either. I feel like a leather duffle should be reserved for car travel.
post #9116 of 10358

Absolutely hate the boxers.  The fit just doesn't work for me.  For lack of a better word, ball crushing...  I like meundies MUCH more.

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Do you guys have alternatives to the Weekender bags that are in that price range (preferably leather)? The bags look gorgeous but taking a chance on something for that price is risky. I'm also torn between the #8 and the nut brown, both look amazing but I'm not sure which one would age more gracefully.

 

Do you think their claims about a similar type bag going for over $1000 is reasonable? 

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Maybe - if you're comparing it to a company who specializes in leather, and is all handmade. But that's not really fair comparison to that company either...
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Originally Posted by thehutch View Post
 

Do you guys have alternatives to the Weekender bags that are in that price range (preferably leather)? The bags look gorgeous but taking a chance on something for that price is risky. I'm also torn between the #8 and the nut brown, both look amazing but I'm not sure which one would age more gracefully.

 

Do you think their claims about a similar type bag going for over $1000 is reasonable? 

 

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Mustard chambray and lightweight denim. Gustin tuxedo.

Jumped on this chambray today. Been patiently waiting for it to come back around ever since I saw this original post! Should have mine just in time for fall...
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