I've seen a very similar one at BB store,it was retailing for $1500.Does Swaine make briefcases for BB?
Either Swaine or Papworth (which is a division of Swaine, but has less handwork). My brother has a Brooks case and he maintains it's Swaine (from talking to an elderly salesman at 346). My only knowledge of Brooks Peal English leather goods (from long ago) is that Swaine made 'em. I really think, $1,295 or not, that this is an opportunity. Prices are skyrocketing at Classic Luggage (I bought my new Swaine there two years ago-the single-gusset flapover no 14-$850 then but $1,250 now).