Originally Posted by CunningSmeagol
Awesome - thanks guys. Have a duffel from Glaser I bought like 8 yrs ago that I love. Great product. I'll look into it but as I recall it's going to have a really long lead time, esp for any customization.
Tumi options look great too, probably more readily available too. I'll look into it. How's the build quality on those? I have no experience with the brand.
I didn't know anything about them other than the name either until I got both the Everett for my travel bag and then, liked it so much but found it a bit big for everyday, and got the Anderson too. But, I'll tell you this, they're both fantastically built and are holding up very well after about a year's worth of travel trips on the Everett (maybe 6+ trips of planes/trains/autos) and weekly use on the Anderson. Neither has been babied and the Everett has seen it's share of being slung around and neither has a scratch, a a ding, or any wear that I can discern. Seriously, bomb proof.
My only ding on both of them is the stupid and virtually useless flap of material on the main inside compartment that is supposed to be a divider or a pocket of some sort. It's too loose/floppy to do any good and is a head scratcher. For as well thought out and built as both bags are, it's like some rookie designer said "oh, there needs to be something here" and stitched a flap of material on.
Congrats on picking up the blue, I'll say that both of mine in the harder-to-find-than-other-colors Hickory is handsome, versatile, unobtrusive and doesn't draw attention - it's about perfect.
Check back in this thread http://www.styleforum.net/t/429518/the-definitive-manbag-thread-part-ii-2014/400_100#post_8145269[URL=http://]here[/URL
] where I agonized a bit about the price (first time spending that much on a bag) and some of the followup questions/comments for some additional info.
Again, seriously, I couldn't be more pleased with both bags - they do exactly what I wanted them for and have been flawless.