Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by daytona, Mar 27, 2004.
how does one care for these? leather shoe cream?
I like Asprey's leathergoods. I personally have a wallet, leather jacket and briefcase from them. Asprey
http://www.tumi.com/product....Details While not the most stylish, I consider this (and the other's on the website like it) the best for your purposes (based on your post, I'm assuming you are a junior investment banker, possibly straight out of undergrad). Holds a ton of documents and suggests industrious/hardworking as it is less ostentatious than some of the all-leather bags.
Link is to Smythson of Bond Street leather care page: http://<a href="http://usa.smythson....stom&ID=25</a>
Comments on bags:
1. Leather only
2. Brown looks better than black and ages nicely.
3. No shoulder straps. If you must, use a detachable strap and only when you have your hands full, llike in the airport.
4. Regarding leather care for cowhide, use a neutral polish. A colored polish may rub off on your clothing.
5. I have a Renwick. Canadian. I think they're out of business. Was very pleased.
6. As mentioned, do you want soft or hard case. The old attache case is not very practical and looks silly to some people.
7. Tumi makes a good product in its traditional black leather bag but Tumi's brown leather is ugly.
8. Try to keep your bag and its contents light. Heavy ones aren't much fun to carry around, and thinner ones just look better.
9. If you're using it for your laptop, don't get a laptop bag. The cushioning takes up too much space, and who knows what laptops will be like in five years. Probably much thinner. Just get a soft sided bag and be careful. Get a thin laptop the next time you purchase a computer.
Just some thoughts in response to prior comments.
I mean to say I was pleased with the Renwick attache, not that I was pleased about them possibly having gone out of business.
thanks for the detailed response. here's the bag i have tusting clipper it is supposed to be an oiled leather. does that mean i can't use leather cream?
I have had my tusting for several years now. I have hit it with saddle soap once, but that's all the care I have given it.
This is what it looks like now. I use it daily, and I am very rough with it. I also use it as a carry on.
Tusting @ Ebay Try this one.
FWIW Sierra has what looks to be that very Tusting bag for $239.95 in its newest catalouge. It seemd a bit small though, at 11 X 161/2 by 6. 11 seems a bit small, and it could use a couple more inches of height.
Great leather briefcases that last for a very good price can be had at Lancaster. That's in France, however.
Valextra makes a very nice briefcase. They are carried at Bergdorf's (or at least used to be).
In agreement. No LV. If your boss is impressed by this, he's not worth being impressed. And no Italian stuff. Get something solid like an English job or an American job (Atlas).
Swaine Adeney Brigg for ever.
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