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Thanks for the insight @Journeyman. I wasn't impressed by the styling of TAT instagram either but was still curious where they are having their suits made. You've used Deer Style in the past if I'm not mistaken? Is that still your go to in Brisbane (or elsewhere in Aus)?
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Currently in NYC, any sartorial must-visits? I've gone to Kamakura already, will check out epaulet as well.
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I've always had pretty good luck at the downtown century 21 to be fair. Picked up a lot of Brooks Brothers Black Fleece last trip there but that was June 2014...
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Best Made Co.

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Anyone have any recommendations based on personal experience for a good briefcase?

Thinking mid-dark brown leather, single gusset, sleek as opposed to rugged, no need for shoulder strap. $1000-ish budget, but flexible.

So far the Frank Clegg leather zip top (available locally only at Double Monk it appears) seems the best contender, but I am a cheapskate at heart... and so uncomfortable with the fact that DM charges a 25% premium for really... nothing at all. Subsiding their fancy fit out I guess. :/

PS: ALSO - I have nice stuff for sale. Check out my sig.


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Secondhand Valextra Premier.

 

 

I know Gerry has a lovely La Portegna bag from NMWA. Chestermox have been producing some nice bags around the $1000 AUD mark too.

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Filson Bridle Leather Field Satchel.
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

Anyone have any recommendations based on personal experience for a good briefcase?

Thinking mid-dark brown leather, single gusset, sleek as opposed to rugged, no need for shoulder strap. $1000-ish budget, but flexible.

So far the Frank Clegg leather zip top (available locally only at Double Monk it appears) seems the best contender, but I am a cheapskate at heart... and so uncomfortable with the fact that DM charges a 25% premium for really... nothing at all. Subsiding their fancy fit out I guess. :/

PS: ALSO - I have nice stuff for sale. Check out my sig.



no personal experience but mismo worthwhile checking out, ditto with linjer
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If you are in Melbourne you may consider getting a local leather maker to design and craft one for you. I got a custom fitted shoe made with Wootten last year and while the leather quality and finish is not quite St Crispins or even Crockett Jones level the fit and ongoing wear as has been excellent especially for the price. He had a quite a few bags in the store and they looked and felt really good. Jess would be happy to make one I am sure if you have a particular design you would like followed.

 

http://wootten.com.au/shop/briefcase/

 

https://www.instagram.com/wootten_/

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Anyone have any recommendations based on personal experience for a good briefcase?

Thinking mid-dark brown leather, single gusset, sleek as opposed to rugged, no need for shoulder strap. $1000-ish budget, but flexible.

So far the Frank Clegg leather zip top (available locally only at Double Monk it appears) seems the best contender, but I am a cheapskate at heart... and so uncomfortable with the fact that DM charges a 25% premium for really... nothing at all. Subsiding their fancy fit out I guess. :/

PS: ALSO - I have nice stuff for sale. Check out my sig. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

As @Foxhound mentioned, I have a La Portegna Fat Carter which I got from NWMA. This is it after 16 months of daily use:

 

 

This was when it was new:

 

 

With the optional strap:

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Thanks.

Am curious - is the shine due to a coating on the leather?
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Thanks.

Am curious - is the shine due to a coating on the leather?

 

Not as far as I can tell. There's more information about the leather at https://www.laportegna.com/leather-briefcase-fat-carter

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@apropos - If you are after a slim briefcase, you could have a look at Hunt Leather, as they've got a couple of styles that might suit:

 

http://www.huntleather.com.au/men/briefcases.html

 

http://www.huntleather.com.au/hunt-flap-slim-brief.html

 

 

 

http://www.huntleather.com.au/hunt-three-compartment-zip-top-briefcase.html

 

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Any forumites have specific experience with Stoffa?

I've been looking around their website for pricing but so far nothing. 

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I believe that his entire clothing range is in person MTM only and is done mainly in Scadenavian Europe with the occasional North American trunk show.
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