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Briefcase porn thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by zjpj83, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. RuleOfRescue

    RuleOfRescue Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. Embarrassingly, I just realized I had my dimensions wrong. Glaser bags appear to be similar in height (11-12") to most others.
     
  2. obst

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    Making Leather Briefcase in Russia.

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  3. PeterEliot

    PeterEliot Well-Known Member

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    I recommend Glaser.

    For a bridle-leather briefcase I would normally recommend Filson Satchel (http://s221.photobucket.com/user/Tidybeard/media/Field-Satchel-front-1.jpg.html) or a similarly designed Swaine Adeney or Papworth briefcases. I own both SAB and Filson, and love them both. However, if you commute via subway or bike (as opposed to driving), one thing you really have to consider is the ability to access the interior of your briefcase on the fly. While outside, situations will often arise that require you to put small things in or out of your bag quickly. Buckle-belt bags are a pain in times like that, unless they have an added pocket somewhere that can be accessed in a flash. Go with something that's got zippers. That makes Glaser your top choice.

     
  4. PeterEliot

    PeterEliot Well-Known Member

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    I have that bag with the wrap round straps, and the combination of round lock and buckle straps make the bag look ridiculously ornate. It looks downright Victorian, and I stopped carrying it after a while because it received far too much attention. You chose wisely to do without the wrap round straps.

     
  5. PeterEliot

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  6. RuleOfRescue

    RuleOfRescue Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @PeterEliot - I placed my order with Glaser a little over 10 days ago for a 17" daybag - in the espresso hand finished with nickel hardware and dark navy sailcloth interior.
    I'm looking forward to receiving it; will post some picks.
     
  7. md2010

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    My rotations/
    SAB, Mulberry, Coach,Filson 256 &257 and Brooksbrothers black fleece
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  8. Nikola

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    Was wondering if someone made any purchase in Swaine Adeney Factory Shop? What are the prices/selection these days?
     
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  9. reidd

    reidd Well-Known Member

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    Not strictly a briefcase, but I very often use it s one. An excellent all round bag. Lotuff leather backpack:

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  10. MoosicPa

    MoosicPa Well-Known Member

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    Was not aware they have a factory shop. Where is it?
     
  11. Nikola

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    I was surprised too, but after the google search I even found a member's report from 2007 who visited the shop and was amazed with the deals at the time. It appears they are selling Brigg Umbrellas as seconds beside briefcases as well.

    However I am not sure if they are on the same address in Cambridge anymore as I cannot make a phone connection with the shop.

    Perhaps they have changed phone numbers and location, so I wanted to ask here if someone visited them recently.

    Would be very cool to purchase 2 briefcases for a price of one. Marks that are imperfections are something you would pick up anyway after couple of weeks! [​IMG]

    Here's the link to the member's report and their address ..

    http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/...72876-Swaine-Adeney-Brigg-factory-shop-report

    Swaine Adeney Brigg
    Unit 2
    Viking Way
    Barhill
    Cambridge
    CB23 8EL​

    Tel: 01954 785943
    Fax: 01954 785948​
     
  12. MoosicPa

    MoosicPa Well-Known Member

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    That's interesting, thanks for sharing. However, that report was from eight years ago, I wonder if they still have a factory shop.... :puzzled:
     
  13. SimonC

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    I don't think they do. They used to have one online until a year or so ago, and then they started selling a few seconds at their Lime Street shop / concession in the City of London.

    To my understanding that concession is now closed and the only stock available to the public is firsts from the Piccadilly Arcade store.
     
  14. Nikola

    Nikola Well-Known Member

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    But what are they doing with the rejected cases and umbrellas? Destroying them?
     
  15. PipersSon

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    So this is about internal organization in a briefcase. I am a messy traveler and end up throwing a bunch of stuff inside my bags that just seem to lie in there at random. So it's laptop accessories, novels, coins, pens, visiting cards, spectacle case, pens, three pin plus, etc etc.

    I was talking to Simon here about commissioning a briefcase when I learnt something new about myself - I actually want my ideal briefcase to be super organized from the inside. I want a bunch of pouches and pockets and flaps that I can put stuff in and lock down instead of having a mess inside and groping for things.

    I'm not sure what's out there that will help me get a sense of what's possible. What's the most internally super organized leather briefcase that you guys have seen?
     
  16. razl

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    Beware if you tailor it too much to the size of items that you currently have and might change in the future, possibly rendering the pockets less than useful.

    You might rather look at small pouches/sub-bags to put in the briefcase that allow you to subdivide the space and group things together. I have a number of small bathroom dopp kit bags that I use to group cables/cords and other small items inside of my travel bags for just this reason. They provide a lot more versatility and, even better, I can move them in/out of one bag to another with a lot less headache. Like when I'm pre-packing for a trip, I just reach for one of my already stocked "cable/recharge" bags and toss it in, instead of hunting down and packing a bunch of individual items.

    Just my .02 from experience.
     
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  17. SimonC

    SimonC Well-Known Member

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    Glaser make custom organisers to go inside their bags, they would probably make one for whatever bag you already have?
     
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  18. tom2koizumi

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  19. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Well-Known Member

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    I should probably post this here - my daily companion.

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  20. mbuckingham

    mbuckingham New Member

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    Wow. So many great looking bags and so good to see I'm not the only one tired of the same old bags out there.

    Finally growing up (even though I've already reached 40) and trading in my laptop backpack for something with more sophistication and still come character.

    Anyone familiar with Katling?

    Looking at this https://www.etsy.com/listing/206241975/genuine-leather-mens-briefcase-laptop and this https://www.etsy.com/listing/206228082/genuine-leather-mens-briefcase-laptop

    Not a big fan at all of the swirly K...to feminine for my taste but the bag has a nice look to it.

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    I've not pulled the trigger on either, still looking.
     

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