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New Glaser Designs Briefcase

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Curated, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. Curated

    Curated Active Member

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    Since I had a little trouble finding images of the new Glaser Designs briefcase style (called the "headhunter"), I thought I'd post a few images of the briefcase I just received. I must have spent hours looking at every available briefcase style out there before deciding on Glaser Designs. Working with Myron, Kari, and Ely was a pleasure — I can't imagine being happier with the final result! The color is so much deeper and richer than I imagined and the feel of the leather is amazing. Thanks Glaser team!

    The specifics:
    • Headhunter style
    • 17" x 12" x 4"
    • Chestnut color exterior with hand-grained natural interior, strap back, & handle underside
    • Nickel colored hardware


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  2. Patek

    Patek Well-Known Member

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    That is an interesting piece. Is it machine or hand stitched?
     
  3. Curated

    Curated Active Member

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    They machine stitch it. I think that they use so many stitches in the bag that hand-stitching would be cost-prohibitive. It's definitely a hand-crafted piece though. I got to spend some time watching them build the bags while out in San Francisco. All the coloring and graining is done by hand. Watching Myron hand-roll the leather under 400lbs of weight was quite a sight!
     
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  4. Patek

    Patek Well-Known Member

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    It is a beautiful bag. You are right, the majority of the cost from a hand stitched bag comes from the hand stitching. However, that puts you at a totally different price point. That being said, this is a beautiful bag in all regards.
     
  5. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Well-Known Member

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    You customized the width and the black edging on the straps?

    I think it's a nice touch.
     
  6. Curated

    Curated Active Member

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    As much as I'd like to take credit, it was all Myron's idea. I told him that I wanted something that would age into a nice patina and he did the rest. He immediately said that chestnut was the way to go as it would patina the best, then came up with the idea for the natural interior, hand underside, and strap back. He also did lighter than normal stitching to further enhance the contracts, especially as it ages. I think they do the dark edges on all the bags, but I'm not positive.

    The size is a standard size. They go from 4" to 6" in depth — after putting everything I was carrying in my nylon bag into a Glaser, we decided a 4" was best.
     

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