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Bespoke Briefcase

Benjamin Chee HH

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Gentlemen,

I am toying with the idea of commissioning a bespoke briefcase and originally thought to commission one of the better bespoke shoemakers for this job, but it seems that they outsource leather goods to specialist makers. Hence, I'm thinking that commissioning these artisans directy might be a better idea. The style of briefcase will either be a traditional topframe, or a soft three-gusset reproduction of a Berluti RTW style which is my current fave.

I'm considering those in the list below - does anyone have any opinions on any of them, and also any additional suggestions?

Guy Chanel
ABP
Valextra
SAB bespoke
April in Paris
Glaser

I'm looking for the best quality imaginable, something to last a century and be carried every single day, superior to any RTW or "brand". To quote Benz with regards to the Merc 600, "engineered without regard to any budget".
 

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You should try forum member bigbris1.

I've had a good experience with him and he made me an awesome bag (in my avatar)
 

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Originally Posted by bigbris1
You should try forum member bigbris1.

I've had a good experience with him and he made me an awesome bag (in my avatar)


Wait, you made it? In two weeks? Tell us more.
 

bigbris1

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Yup. But it only took a couple of days. Pics in the thread.
 

Benjamin Chee HH

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Originally Posted by bigbris1
Yup. But it only took a couple of days. Pics in the thread.

That's a gorgeous bag, been admiring it in your avatar before. Looks a little Hermes-ey, but in a good way.

Would you mind linking the thread?

Thanks for the rec!
 

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Originally Posted by ajv
Check this guy out. He's made several things for me and speaks perfect english.

http://www.olivierdemestral.ch/fr/olivier-de-mestral

Best regards,

Adrian



Thanks for the recommendation. I would have gone with Glaser were it not for their external logo and synthetic lining. This guy looks pretty intriguing.
 

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Originally Posted by ~ B ~
Thanks for the recommendation. I would have gone with Glaser were it not for their external logo and synthetic lining. This guy looks pretty intriguing.

Well, Olivier is a good friend of mine, used to be a banker and suddendly decided to become a saddler......
Just call him and have a chat with him.


Adrian
 

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Originally Posted by Cary Grant
Superfluous... and I love it:





A good definition of what luxury is.....


Adrian
 

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Originally Posted by ~ B ~
I'm looking for the best quality imaginable, something to last a century and be carried every single day, superior to any RTW or "brand". To quote Benz with regards to the Merc 600, "engineered without regard to any budget".

For a paltry sum of 10,000 dollars, I will create for you the Emperor's New Bag!

 

Benjamin Chee HH

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Originally Posted by gshen
For a paltry sum of 10,000 dollars, I will create for you the Emperor's New Bag!



Will it be invisible so as to avoid the common gaze of the rabblement?
 

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Originally Posted by ~ B ~
That's a gorgeous bag, been admiring it in your avatar before. Looks a little Hermes-ey, but in a good way.

Would you mind linking the thread?

Thanks for the rec!


I've been admiring the miniature giraffe in his avatar. Reminds me of that "Opulence, I has it" commercial and I really want one.
 

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I'm starting to wish I'd used the natural color sinew thread now looking at that case. Oh, well I'll just make another.
 

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Robert here.
An artist.
Have been lurking for a some time although never posted.
That pencil case is the deal breaker for me.
Just had to weigh in and say how nice it is.
 

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