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Briefcase porn thread

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

  1. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Well-Known Member

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    looks beautiful. Would love to see how it turns out.
     
  2. Equus Leather

    Equus Leather Well-Known Member

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    Really interesting post Simon and really good before and after photos. This mirrors exactly our experience with Sedgwick London Tan as well. The handle of the case in particular has gone a lovely colour and my experience is thats what the rest of the case will do with time - thats the terminal colour London Tan will go. There are a number of colours that try to mimic aged London Tan, none are as good as the real thing. Has anyone ever worked out the tannery SAB do use? Would be very interesting to know, as Simon says it certainly is Sedgwicks Charlie
     
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  3. JP Marcellino

    JP Marcellino Well-Known Member

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    referred to me correct, i don't recognize your profile name, because i do have an order coming up that is like that just with that middle strap extended and acting as a handle.

    that hermes bag is really nice, im just not into the calfskin
     
  4. patrickBOOTH

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    Yep, that is me. Patrick Booth was a silly name I gave myself a long time ago as kind of a joke. I must live with it now.

    I agree on the calfskin as well.
     
  5. Superfluous

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    My Frank Clegg bag arrived and I like it a lot. The color is chocolate brown. Here's a quick pic:

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  6. sinfjotli

    sinfjotli Well-Known Member

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    That's one beautiful bag, congrats!
     
  7. Goliath27

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    Hello everyone, and what an awesome thread. I have been lurking for a week now going through all of the cases posted here.

    I'm in my last year of law school, and will begin a summer clerkship for a Judge back home before graduating. I want to move from the backpack world and into the briefcase lifestyle that I obviously should be doing. And I have decided that there are just too many choices out there.

    Do you posters here recommend any cases for the following use:

    -Laptop and charger/mouse - I need a case with a separate compartment so as to avoid issues/damage
    -pockets/pen holders. I don't need a whole side of the bag, but some briefcases I have found have nothing in them, just an open bag.

    I'm sure many of you are in the legal/business world, so any advice on stores or places to shop and brands or designs would be greatly appreciated.

    Price range: I'm not sure yet. I know the cost can reach crazy numbers so Under a 1,000, but wouldn't mind buying two briefcases for much less than one expensive one.
     
  8. Griffyndor

    Griffyndor Well-Known Member

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    I have two. I've had the Smythson case for almost six years. I just recently purchased the Moynat Limousine after a long search.
     
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  9. mfluder

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    Agjiffy - that Moynat is stunning! I imagine it will develop a lovely patina with time.
     
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    Seems the link does not take you to the page for one reason, but the case I referenced is their "lawyers briefcase".
     
  12. Goliath27

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    I was just about to reply and say that, but I have a few questions. And thank you in advance for the link and the reply.

    Is it too large to carry around? I watched the video on J&M and wonder if the case may be too large for someone just starting off?

    It has everything I was looking for, but I originally wanted a case that I can carry with a shoulder strap, and maybe a flip over lid. That case never came to mind but now that I seen the video, it looks like a great case for what I need.


    PS - only reason I ask for one with a strap is that I will have a lot of walking to do downtown, unless a strap would become more burdensome and I could remove it.
     
  13. f1fan

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    I am trying to decide between the Henry Tomkins "Briefcase Lite" http://www.htleather.co.uk/briefcases/the-briefcase-lite and the Joseph Marcellino "Honen" http://jpmarcellino.com/m/index.php/modern-business-bags/honen-modern-business-bag/honen-450.html. I know the HT bag has gotten some love on here, buy what about the Marcellino bag? Could it really be worth twice as much? The extra 300 for the Marcellino bag is not that big of a deal if the bag is of demonstrably higher quality, but I don't want to just throw my money away if its not worth it....
     
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  14. terrorsquad

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    Love this.Anyone has any insight whether their quality is on par with Glasers?Contemplating between thse 2 brands though Franks designs are nicer
     
  15. MoosicPa

    MoosicPa Well-Known Member

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    Some of my favourite cases.....

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    SAB.....

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    SAB bow frame

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    Brooks Bros.. Peal & Co......

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    British Minister's Dispatch Box....

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  16. justsayno

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    Hi Charlie,

    Because of the chatter on SF, I asked Sedgwicks retail chap, SAB do NOT use Sedgwicks leather. Don't know who they scource their ' environmentally-conscious leather ' from? Perhaps one of their customers would like to mail them, and we can clear this up.

    all the best simon
     
  18. marburymadison

    marburymadison Well-Known Member

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    Swaine Adeney Brigg produces all-around excellent bags. My dad's two bags are about 3 decades old and have aged gracefully. I have three newer ones, and they're equally excellent.

    Quick tip: SAB usually has a 20% sale twice a year. What this means is that you can get the Westminister wraparound at approximately 880 pounds when on sale, and when it's shipped out of the UK. I bought my SAB at approximately 900 pounds, shipped to the US. Excellent price for SAB's pedigree and rich history which is unrivaled. Think they've supplied from Indiana Jones to countless British Prime Ministers.

    When one buys an SAB bag, one buys not merely just a well-crafted bag, regardless of the method of construction, but also, 250 years of history and heritage, and tradition. I liken it to buying a Row-made suit. Is it the case that nobody else can make a better suit? I disbelieve that's the case, and the Japanese are at the pinnacle of their game. In the same way, many make exceptional bags, and a number of Japanese artisans come to mind. Their bags are perfectly crafted and amazingly beautiful.

    This below, for example, is made by a Japanese leather company. The handles are truly gorgeous. Look at the neat stitching, and rounded edges which take more effort to make properly:

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    When one buys a bag, or an umbrella from a company like SAB, I think one buys into its rich pedigree of having supplied royals and celebrate the history of a historical bag. The allure of buying a bag from a storied firm is as enticing as the finished product. Very much the same way that Anderson & Sheppard is renown for having dressed Fred Astaire, and Henry Poole, countless heads of states.

    There's an excellent thread on SAB bags here -- http://www.styleforum.net/t/206275/discuss-swaine-adeney-brigg-cases/30

    I have this Gladstone in this picture, and it's now 15 years old. All around sturdy and beautiful.

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  19. marburymadison

    marburymadison Well-Known Member

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    Who made this?
     
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