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Breifcase suggestion please!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by daytona, Mar 27, 2004.

  1. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    (LabelKing @ 11 Nov. 2004, 6:46) I personally think that Hermes makes a wonderful briefcase with beautiful styling.
    And wonderfully absurd pricing to go along with it. I love Hermes items, the leather is top notch, but I would be very hard pressed to ever spend the money on them. I am also under the impression that it takes several months on a list to acquire one.
    The list is only for the women's Birkins. There is a Japanese man who uses an Hermes towel to wrap his Hermes briefcase when carrying it about.
     
  2. Jared

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    I got a Jack Georges recently. It looks nice and sturdy. I'll report back in about a year after constant use and tell you how well it fares. [​IMG]
    Is this used Jack Georges on eBay a result of proper care? [​IMG] I've been looking for a soft sided case because I feel that they're more stylish, but I think I'd just cry if I bought the below and it quickly turned into the above. [​IMG] Is there an equivalent to shoe trees for briefcases? [​IMG] Or is it all just wabisabi...
     
  3. etl

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    i was recently traveling home from the BVI and there was a pretty, young couple standing at the airport in front of me. Both were dressed up like a magazine ad: matching watches, LV and Chanel traveling bags etc. He had an industrial-finish aluminum case with oversized stainless (shiny) fasteners. All i could make out on the case was "Elite".

    Does anyone here know who makes this? I've always been more a brown leather type but haven't been able to shake this recent visage.
     
  4. bryce330

    bryce330 Senior member

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    i was recently traveling home from the BVI and there was a pretty, young couple standing at the airport in front of me. Both were dressed up like a magazine ad: matching watches, LV and Chanel traveling bags etc. He had an industrial-finish aluminum case with oversized stainless (shiny) fasteners. All i could make out on the case was "Elite".

    Does anyone here know who makes this? I've always been more a brown leather type but haven't been able to shake this recent visage.


    Zero Halliburton Elite series:

    http://www.zerohalliburton.com/busin...inum/elite.jsp

    I have a ZH laptop case that I used as a briefcase until I got my Berluti. I am very happy with it, but it does have a tendency to get scuffed, especially if you will be taking it on planes, etc.

    The main line cases are very reasonably priced IMO and look a lot more expensive than they are. I'm not sure that the "Elite" line is worth the extra charge, since you basically just get a fancier lock.
     
  5. etl

    etl Senior member

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    Bryce,

    Thanks so much for the quick reply. It was the 3" Aluminum one that i saw. What you can't really make out from the images is how shiny and oversized the fittings were, which is a nice contrast to the dull aluminum case.

    A bit Euro, but at least i can stop wondering about it.
     
  6. AlanC

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    I'm not sure that the "Elite" line is worth the extra charge, since you basically just get a fancier lock.

    They don't come with a beautiful young woman and his & her matching watches? [​IMG]
     
  7. countdemoney

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    Zero Halliburton Elite series:

    http://www.zerohalliburton.com/busin...inum/elite.jsp

    The main line cases are very reasonably priced IMO and look a lot more expensive than they are. I'm not sure that the "Elite" line is worth the extra charge, since you basically just get a fancier lock.


    "You always carry weapons because you always carry cash."

    I want a swaine, but it is difficult to justify the cost unless you take the 20-year view. Still, I do deserve a present soon.
     
  8. Huntsman

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    Zero Halliburton Elite series:

    http://www.zerohalliburton.com/busin...inum/elite.jsp

    I have a ZH laptop case that I used as a briefcase until I got my Berluti. I am very happy with it, but it does have a tendency to get scuffed, especially if you will be taking it on planes, etc.

    The main line cases are very reasonably priced IMO and look a lot more expensive than they are. I'm not sure that the "Elite" line is worth the extra charge, since you basically just get a fancier lock.


    Exactly. I do think the Elite is worth it as the locks are better and it is way cooler. I DON'T think the Premier line is worth the upcharge, though. I simply adore all of mine, but make sure you can pull it off, and that it won't weird out your boss and his clients.

    [​IMG]

    Regards,
    Huntsman
     
  9. AlanC

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    If one shows some patience, one can find very fine briefcases on ebay at excellent prices, both new and "pre-patinated". It's one of the undervalued markets on ebay, in general. Of course, big names like Swaine go for big bucks. I've never looked at the Zero Halliburton market on ebay, so I couldn't say. Still, if you're on a budget you can get a lot of bang for your buck.
     
  10. countdemoney

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    If one shows some patience, one can find very fine briefcases on ebay at excellent prices, both new and "pre-patinated". It's one of the undervalued markets on ebay, in general. Of course, big names like Swaine go for big bucks. I've never looked at the Zero Halliburton market on ebay, so I couldn't say. Still, if you're on a budget you can get a lot of bang for your buck.

    This is very much the truth. I've seen a couple of really great deals on briefcases, just none of the styes I had my heart set on (a very good version of one of the brands mentioned in this thread recently went for something like $30). My wallet and portfolio both came NIB off ebay for 1/3 retail or less. Not bad considering I don't have access to things like an Asprey sale.
     
  11. Bill

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    I bought a Tomacelli Briefcase from Maxwell Scott last year, all I can do is admire the craftmanship and detail. It has every kind of pocket inside you could wish for including mobile phone, pda, pens etc (very useful).

    The only comment I have it that you are unable to adjust the shoulder strap but apart from that it is a cherished bag. I certainly have plenty of colleagues asking where I bought it. http://www.maxwellscottbags.com/leather-briefcases.htm
     
  12. saint

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    STP periodically has an angler's case from Mulholland Bros. Its great looking, professional, but with a sporty edge. I have one and really like it.
     
  13. lee lin

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    have a look at the tumi slim briefs in leather or the ballistic nylon. they will last very well. i've had a leather duffel bag from them for years that i still use everyday.
     

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