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post #406 of 554
Sorry about the massive pics!

I was sorry to send it back actually as I've been looking for a bag in that colour but I couldn't keep it after both sides tore. Hope it just a one off though as I'd be sorry to see a good brand put out mediocre goods.
post #407 of 554
Basilica shoulder bag from Cornelian Taurus by Daisuke Iwanaga. It's really more bordeaux than brown. Really beautiful leather and fantastic craftsmanship.



post #408 of 554
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having a slice of strawberry icebox cake with Marc Jacobs x Bast tote at Magnolia Bakery Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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No Way? The one next to the Wine Mine?! If so, then it is a small world indeed.

post #409 of 554

though women bags mostly i think, do anyone know about Pierina Borelli ?

 

can't find enough info, except this from a 1980 ad on New York Magazine

 

post #410 of 554
Gents,

Cross fost from the DIY thread

Its far enoughh along to look like finished bag...satisfied.gif


Update on the duffel project. Beginning to look like a actual bag now. Ends sewn on with piping.









Handles, lining, and zipper next.
post #411 of 554

The colour of that leather is perfect and the craftsmanship looks very precise and neat. Good, simple design. Really nice.

 

The handles on that Cornelian Taurus bag posted earlier are so cool.

post #412 of 554
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The colour of that leather is perfect and the craftsmanship looks very precise and neat. Good, simple design. Really nice.

The handles on that Cornelian Taurus bag posted earlier are so cool.

Thanks Benjaminba. I agree with you. The main reason this bag looks half decent is because of the beautiful leather. satisfied.gif
post #413 of 554
I love my Filson and carry it everywhere I go. I'm never in a suit/tie environment and it's a perfect size for my needs. Despite carrying everyday, it literally looks the same as when I bought it new laugh.gif

post #414 of 554
Anybody have any experience with Noctex? They seem like a pretty small outfit. Although it's a hair larger than ideal, I thought this bag looked kinda nice: http://www.shopnoctex.com/products/lung-bag

post #415 of 554
Back again, this time I've been in the hunt for a carry on, under-the-seat, personal bag that can also do duty as an occasional bag for day trips. Something that will hold a 14" laptop, a point-and-shoot camera, rechargers + misc electronics, some toiletries, maybe a change of clothes at most. Definitely needs a zippered top, short hand straps and a detachable shoulder strap. Would like both some external zippered pockets for security as well as an open pocket or two for quick easy access to select items. Would like it to be compatible with luggage so it can be slipped through the handle on top of another piece of luggage. Would prefer lighter over heavier but still want something with some structure.

After some searching, about the only thing I've found that I like is the Tumi "Alpha Bravo" Everett - specifically the "Hickory" version:



That one has a ballistic nylon upper with a leather bottom and a different pocket configuration that most other ballistic nylon only Everetts, like this:



There's actually other little differences between the two - the Hickory has a zippered slot for a tablet for example. I've also seen reviews that say the other Everett's have little to no structure, so don't stand up when not full.

In any event, the only downside is that it's the usual Tumi -pricey- at $395. Does anyone know of a less expensive alternative? Appreciated!
post #416 of 554
I have the Everett in blue. It's a great bag for the things you described. The bag does have some structure in the bottom so it does stand up nicely when it is filled,

If you can hold out for a bit there will probably be another sale. I paid roughly 240Us for mine in May of this year.
post #417 of 554
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I have the Everett in blue. It's a great bag for the things you described. The bag does have some structure in the bottom so it does stand up nicely when it is filled,
Excellent, thanks much for the info. I went ahead and orderred one if for no other reason than to check it out first hand. One question - is your blue one all ballistic nylon or does it have the leather bottom panels like the hickory I pictured above? I ask because I was thinking the hickory's leather panels are what would give it structure, but if yours is all nylon and still has some, I might get one of those instead (it looks like the ballistic nylon only models are a bit less expensive)
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If you can hold out for a bit there will probably be another sale. I paid roughly 240Us for mine in May of this year.
Cool, I'll keep that in mind!
post #418 of 554
So I got the Everett in Hickory I posted above and it ticks all the boxes that I was interested in. I'd also say that it seems very solidly constructed and definitely handsome in person. Still, not being a serious bag person, the $400 price tag is just a real hard swallow. Especially when we're talking about something that's 90%+ nylon.

I can already hear people saying the usual about high quality versus junk - it's an investment, it'll last a lifetime (or should), etc. I suspect if I was as much as a bag aficionado as I am about most other things - shoes, outerwear, etc. - it wouldn't be killing me but, four bills ... ouch.

I'm going to sit on it for a while and see if I can get over the hump and just keep it. I've noticed that this particular make-up seems to be discontinued so I'm thinking it's not going to turn up with a sale price; or, if it does, their will be a very limited supply and I won't be the only lurker.

Decisions, decisions...

ps - I'll also add that it does have a good amount of structure, even empty, at least as brand new. It won't quite stand as proud as it does in the pics (does anything?) but it's not a puddle of nylon which is what I was worried about.
post #419 of 554
Glad you found one that you like.

To answer your question the blue one is nylon all over. There's a plastic? piece sewn into the bottom panel so that it stays rigid. The various pockets and internal flaps give some structure too.

400 is a hard pill to swallow but you'll find its worth it. Tumi stuff has never let me down.

Ballistic nylon is great for travelling. Nice but not showy and very durable. I recently did Europe with my Everett and was really glad I had it. So many useful features and still looks new after being thrown around.
post #420 of 554
Gentleman,

I've been using a Filson 257 for approximately 7 years, through medical school and now in residency. The canvas is starting to fray and look a little too rugged for the workplace. Furthermore, these Filson bags are ubiquitous now! Any recommendations for a similar sized bag, possibly slightly more refined? Thanks,

Alec
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