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Briefcase porn thread

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

  1. starro

    starro Well-Known Member

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    We know they are machine stitched from the Papworth line. The question I have is were the vintage handles hand- or machine-made? Another oddity is that they are handles from the hard-bodied SAB cases, where as all the modern top frames, SAB and BB, use the soft-bodied handles we are familiar with. I wonder why that is, and how/when they made the switch to soft-bodied handles. If anybody could shed light on this quirk of history that would be helpful.
     
  2. SimonC

    SimonC Well-Known Member

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    I would imagine the areas which were hand stitched varied by model, but when I purchased my Papworth attache in 2001/2, it was offered as the lower-cost machine stitched option and the Swaine, Adeney & Brigg model was said to be hand stitched at around twice the price.

    Looking now, there is very little cost difference between the Papworth and SAB models but the latter (attache cases at least) are still said to be hand-sewn.
     
  3. Equus Leather

    Equus Leather Well-Known Member

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    FWIW I totally agree, Peter does great work, very few around in the same league

    Charlie
     
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    I have no first hand experience with a bag from Oppermann, inquired about the brand on this forum some time ago. Was reached out to by someone who had bought one of their smaller briefcases and was unhappy. The leather in the pictures he sent me looked like a bit of a mess. It very well might have been a bag that slipped by QC and not indicative of the brand's quality as a whole, but he decided to return it and explore other brands.

    On the other hand, I have heard nothing by good reports from owners of Linjer bags on this forum. They seem to be a very solid option at that price point.
     
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  6. setherson

    setherson New Member

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    I'm looking into making my own bag, but am having trouble with the necessary research. Is anyone able to point me to some good resources?
     
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  7. SimonC

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    dieworkwear Well-Known Member

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    I'm not a maker, but as a casual observer, I enjoy Andersen Leather's blog. Some notes about construction in there

    http://andersenleather.blogspot.com/
     
  9. ThinkDerm

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    Do you think that he is as good as our Parker?
     
  10. Equus Leather

    Equus Leather Well-Known Member

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    Peters work is amongst the best in the world at the moment. He's extremely highly regarded in the leather work world, and rightly so
     
  11. thenewguy

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    I want to point out that Ian was absolutely terrific to work with on this! I contacted him after seeing his post on SF. The bag I received is great, but it turned out to be a little to small for my needs (I am a traveling sales guy with too much stuff in my bag that I can't toss out). I will be putting it up on B&S this weekend if anyone is interested. This is really just another vote that the Clegg team and products are something that should NOT be overlooked.
     
  12. MoosicPa

    MoosicPa Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone had any contact with casemaker (Simon)? He has not been on here in a while, and makes some excellent cases.
     
  13. dng992

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    Has anyone got any brand recommendations. Feeling a bit overwhelmed with the choice.

    Budget around £1k+. Have looked at frank clegg.

    Looking for leather and black colour.

    Ideally if it has some resale value. ALso ideally if it can be used for business or casual (so maybe a tote? but not sure whether a zip would be practical) Im liking this atm

    https://frankcleggleatherworks.com/medium-working-tote.html

    https://frankcleggleatherworks.com/hampton-zipper-tote.html

    I suppose a tote is an ultimate bag which could be brought to an office or a vacation, and is an essential piece? So Im thinking maybe a TOTE + briefcase of some sort. Advise would be appreciated on people who have considerable usage from their 'expensive' bags
     
  14. wru

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    I'm torn and thus putting the question to the illustrious BP thread.... Mitchell leather, Cognac Dublin: brass as shown, or nickel hardware?

    brass here:

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  15. Marc Voorhees

    Marc Voorhees Well-Known Member

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    Fwiw, I like the brass, Nickel would look strange there
     
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  16. ncroadwarrior2

    ncroadwarrior2 Well-Known Member

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    Hello folks!

    I'm just posting photos of this briefcase for general purposes. I have no idea who made it. There is a tag inside that reads...Made in the USA. I thought it was a neat briefcase and it is very well made. I am assuming it is constructed of belting leather. Another neat feature is the removable organizer inserts. It cleaned up pretty well with the application of some leather cleaner and conditioner.



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  17. Nikola

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    Gents,

    I have commissioned a brand new bridle leather briefcase from Rutherford's England. It's a single compartment briefcase and it has a silky suede green lining with pen loops. Made in England. It's a rich chestnut shade colour. I've got a matching bridle shoulder strap as well included.

    The price is north of $1,000 and I will be offering it here for a $390 + postage .. If someone is interested you can feel free to send me the PM before I post it to the eBay.

    Measurements: 17" x 12" x 3"

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