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post #496 of 555
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Originally Posted by CunningSmeagol View Post

Any recommendations for a light travel bag that can double as a briefcase? Doesn't need to be too formal, but I'd like to use it daily to and from office w/ laptop. Here's my wishlist:

- Lightweight
- Dedicated slot for laptop/charger
- Ability to stow one change of clothes - dress shirt, underwear, socks, undershirt (I usually just wear the same pants I have on...)
- Additional pockets for odds and ends, such as: travel toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, razor, business cards, pens, calculator, etc.

 

Ghurka has some larger bags that would fit the bill, but they are not light. You could have one custom made by Glaser Designs, and those can be light using sailcloth.

Otherwise, I'd suggest looking at Tumi.

post #497 of 555
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Originally Posted by CunningSmeagol View Post

Any recommendations for a light travel bag that can double as a briefcase? Doesn't need to be too formal, but I'd like to use it daily to and from office w/ laptop. Here's my wishlist:

- Lightweight
- Dedicated slot for laptop/charger
- Ability to stow one change of clothes - dress shirt, underwear, socks, undershirt (I usually just wear the same pants I have on...)
- Additional pockets for odds and ends, such as: travel toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, razor, business cards, pens, calculator, etc.

I know this is an odd request. Bonus points for techy fabrics. Should be well made. Any $$$ range is fine.
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Originally Posted by fazalmajid View Post

Ghurka has some larger bags that would fit the bill, but they are not light. You could have one custom made by Glaser Designs, and those can be light using sailcloth.
Otherwise, I'd suggest looking at Tumi.

I'll vote for Tumi, specifically either the Everett from the Alpha Bravo line which ticks all your boxes plus I'll note perfectly fits under most (all?) airline seats so you can use it in addition to your carry on in overhead. It also has not only a dedicated sleeve for your laptop but a mini sleeve for a tablet too. A super well thought out bag.


On Zappos in "Hickory" here: http://www.zappos.com/tumi-alpha-bravo-everett-essential-tote

Or the Anderson, which is remarkably similar but slimmer and lacking the tablet sleeve. Note that it is expandable with a zipper that takes it from slim briefcase to not so slim; it doesn't expand to be as big as the Everett but if it may be enough for you.

Link to Tumi's site: http://www.tumi.com/p/andersen-slim-commuter-brief-0222640HK2
post #498 of 555
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.
post #499 of 555
I ordered the blue Tumi Anderson. Excited about this one icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #500 of 555
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Originally Posted by CunningSmeagol View Post

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.

 

Tumi quality is great, the main SF complaint with them is staid styling. They haven't become the standard executive travel gear and laptop cases for no reason. It remains to be seen whether this will change now that Samsonite has acquired the company, but that was too recently to change existing product lines.

post #501 of 555
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Originally Posted by CunningSmeagol View Post

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.
post #502 of 555
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Originally Posted by coloRLOw View Post
 

got this large DVN bag from Yoox

 

i'm not a street fashion guy actually,and no experience with this brand, but really like the style.

 

made in India 

 

leather out shell, it's said Italy leather,but the coating is stiff for me, i don't like the touch. 

 

cotton (IIRC) lined.

 

again,really like the style,so decide to keep it:) 

a short trip, so first use (sorry for the poor pic):)

post #503 of 555

Comments on the quality of Bally's made in Italy bags? I am drawn toward this one:

 


Prada also makes a similar one, though it is slightly smaller (and about $300 more)--again, comments on the quality?

 

 

Any other brands with similar bags that I should check out?

 

I also like the nylon Prada bags. Most nylon bags are pretty ugly, and I can't stand seeing too much branding.

 

If only I had $7500 for an Hermes Hebdo...

post #504 of 555

Bally isn't made in Italy. It's a Switzerland brand.

If you want to taste the authentic Italian quality I can help creating a custom made bag, exactly as you wish, both in design and materials.
Everything is handmade and made-to-measure.

 

post #505 of 555
Quote:
Bally isn't made in Italy. It's a Switzerland brand.

 

I know it's a Swiss brand. The details for the bag, though, list that it's made in Italy. Other bags of theirs don't have the same indication, so I'm assuming they're made in China.

 

I'm not necessarily looking for Italian. I'm just looking for something tasteful and a bit understated and in that style. One thing I really want in a bag is a pocket on the outside, and both of those bags have that.

 

I do like the bag you posted. Does it zip across the top, as well, or does it just have the flap that covers the top?

post #506 of 555
Thread Starter 
^Yes, as the OP says, despite that Bally is a Swiss brand, many (if not most) of its goods are made elsewhere like just about any other brand (Coach, Prada, Dior are American, Italian, French respectively... but you'll find their goods made everywhere from Romania to Turkey to China).

I haven't had too many issues with the quality of Bally's stuff; it's just very pricey for what you are getting (like any other high fashion brand). Prada was once one of my favorites, but I've found the quality in such decline the past 4-5 years I wouldn't buy anything from them unless I saw it in person and gave it a thorough going over. They still make some really amazing bags, some so-so bags, and some really abysmal shit. Unfortunately, all of them cost a fortune.
post #507 of 555

Hi gents,

 

Just want to share my small bags collection.

 

1. My favorite backpack for travelling, Brooks.

 

2. My daily tote for carrying documents & lunch boxes

 

3. My daily briefcase for laptop & important documents, Linjer mocca.

 

4. Another briefcase, Mismo black.

 

5. Customs made by Peds&Ro, shoulder bag / briefcase.

 

Thats the about it. Thanks for looking.

post #508 of 555
Thread Starter 
^That's a nice collection; covers all the bases without having anything redundant. I'd perhaps add ONE "fun" bag to the list... something you wouldn't use everyday, but that for some reason you just love.

Thanks for sharing!
post #509 of 555

Hi Rach2jlc,

 

Actually that Brooks backpack is my favorite if I have to choose one. I wish they would make it in brown.

 

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by rach2jlc View Post

^That's a nice collection; covers all the bases without having anything redundant. I'd perhaps add ONE "fun" bag to the list... something you wouldn't use everyday, but that for some reason you just love.

Thanks for sharing!
post #510 of 555

Does anyone here own a Bole Tannery product? Price is a bit steep but the quality is evident.

 

The bag that I've been contemplating buying now is the shoulder bag but size seems small for a men's bag (32 x 22 x 6.5 cm) but it is such a good looking bag.

http://shop.boletannery.com/collections/classic/products/shoulder-bag

 


Edited by jorijori - 10/17/16 at 2:20am
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