Barantini quality?

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  1. josepidal

    josepidal Senior member

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    I really need to get some kind of briefcase fit for a lawyer that fits a 15.4" wide laptop. I'm looking at the Barantinis on STP. Anyone have experience with those?
     


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    I have one (soft side brief) and have been very happy with it. Leather and styling are great and it seems well constructed
     


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    I was wondering the same thing , I think I saw Soph post a pic with one and it was very elegant.
     


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    Very pleased, very soft leather, very well constructed and durable and easily acquired for 1/4 of retail makes it a tremendous value.
     


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    I just got the double one from STP to fit a tablet pc and all the items I need to carry.
     


  6. josepidal

    josepidal Senior member

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    Which one exactly? Does it fit 15.4" (widescreen) fine?

    Basically I was wondering what length of briefcase fits those slightly larger models. I was thinking you'd need to look for at least 17 inches.
     


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    I just bought it so I will let you know when it comes but it was the double buckle one.

    I haven't found a good bag for 17 inchers, so for my powerbook 17 I look at Shaun Jackson's backoffice. Very neat.
     


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    I purchased the extra wide brown case and it is spectacular. The locks , leather , and quality are incredible. Worth every penny from STP.
     


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    Any point of comparison, to American brands for example?

    Does it have a shoulder strap and separate laptop compartment?
     


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    This bag I think was strictly made for large legal folders and lots of documents, but I have another neoprene sleeve I use for my tablet pc and smaller laptops that I put in and then put in this bag and for a powerbook 17 it could fit but I think you want something with a lot more padding or another sleeve.

    The locks and leather quality are as good if not better than my purple label bag.

    For everyday work I use the Shaun Jackson BackOffice and for first time meetings I use this bag.
     


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    I noticed a couple of nice looking bags on sale at Levenger. I know nothing of the quality, and the size might be too small for your needs, but there's the Oxford bag and the Trafalgar bag, both made in England.
     


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