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Briefcase Appreciation thread

Ian Clegg

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I'm really loving my Frank Clegg English Briefcase in chestnut (note: this picture does not do it justice). At least once a day, I catch myself just sitting at my desk admiring it. Big shout out to @Ian Clegg --he and his family have been an absolute pleasure to deal with.

Thanks for the kind words!
 

Ian Clegg

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Hello everyone Ian Clegg here again. Just wanted to thank everyone who has been reaching out and buying up some of our seconds. Again these bags are not defective but have some light marks on them from being used in photos shoots, press/wholesale samples. Reach out if interested. [email protected]

Also if anyone has any questions about bags or any recommendations of products they think the market might be lacking I'm all ears.
 

buy a painting

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Hello everyone Ian Clegg here again. Just wanted to thank everyone who has been reaching out and buying up some of our seconds. Again these bags are not defective but have some light marks on them from being used in photos shoots, press/wholesale samples. Reach out if interested. [email protected]

Also if anyone has any questions about bags or any recommendations of products they think the market might be lacking I'm all ears.
Do you take custom commissions? I have a bag in mind I would like to order from someone skilled as you are.
 

Equus Leather

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Hi Guys,

Ive just posted this in our affiliate thread, but Im re/cross posting here as the biggest SF briefcase and attache thread and its a specifically about an attache Attache.

We are shooting our next workshop film next month. Its going to be our biggest film project to date, this time shot on 16mm film. We're going to show the making of a product we've been getting ready for the last year or so, a cedar framed attache case. The one we make for the film is going to be made with the Cuir de Russie leather we've been doing a lot of work with recently. As part of the film making project we have a Kickstarter campaign to run alongside it. We want to make the whole process as accessible to the whole community and in particular the people who enjoy our work, you guys our customers of course, but also the leather working community, so we have a dedicated Instagram account (@EquusAttache) for kickstarter backers, and various rewards, both stuff we make using the same Cuir de Russie but also prints of stills from the shoot and design process, photobooks, all sorts of interesting things. Take a look, it would be great to have you guys join in the process!


Heres a few photos

A pre-prototype made last year - lots of tweaks made since then!

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and heres some from inside the workshops during the prototyping process, both wood and leatherwork. These are 35mm film, which is what we're using to document the processes

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Charlie
 

Ian Clegg

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Hi Guys,

Ive just posted this in our affiliate thread, but Im re/cross posting here as the biggest SF briefcase and attache thread and its a specifically about an attache Attache.

We are shooting our next workshop film next month. Its going to be our biggest film project to date, this time shot on 16mm film. We're going to show the making of a product we've been getting ready for the last year or so, a cedar framed attache case. The one we make for the film is going to be made with the Cuir de Russie leather we've been doing a lot of work with recently. As part of the film making project we have a Kickstarter campaign to run alongside it. We want to make the whole process as accessible to the whole community and in particular the people who enjoy our work, you guys our customers of course, but also the leather working community, so we have a dedicated Instagram account (@EquusAttache) for kickstarter backers, and various rewards, both stuff we make using the same Cuir de Russie but also prints of stills from the shoot and design process, photobooks, all sorts of interesting things. Take a look, it would be great to have you guys join in the process!


Heres a few photos

A pre-prototype made last year - lots of tweaks made since then!

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and heres some from inside the workshops during the prototyping process, both wood and leatherwork. These are 35mm film, which is what we're using to document the processes

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Charlie
Hi Guys,

Ive just posted this in our affiliate thread, but Im re/cross posting here as the biggest SF briefcase and attache thread and its a specifically about an attache Attache.

We are shooting our next workshop film next month. Its going to be our biggest film project to date, this time shot on 16mm film. We're going to show the making of a product we've been getting ready for the last year or so, a cedar framed attache case. The one we make for the film is going to be made with the Cuir de Russie leather we've been doing a lot of work with recently. As part of the film making project we have a Kickstarter campaign to run alongside it. We want to make the whole process as accessible to the whole community and in particular the people who enjoy our work, you guys our customers of course, but also the leather working community, so we have a dedicated Instagram account (@EquusAttache) for kickstarter backers, and various rewards, both stuff we make using the same Cuir de Russie but also prints of stills from the shoot and design process, photobooks, all sorts of interesting things. Take a look, it would be great to have you guys join in the process!


Heres a few photos

A pre-prototype made last year - lots of tweaks made since then!

View attachment 1018067 View attachment 1018068

and heres some from inside the workshops during the prototyping process, both wood and leatherwork. These are 35mm film, which is what we're using to document the processes

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Charlie
Excellent workmanship Charlie.

Cheers,
Ic
 

harryk387

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I just ordered the Tolly briefcase from a company based out of Russia called Lefren. I hadn't read or heard much about them, but decided to take a chance after seeing a YouTube video that they posted of them making one of their briefcases. They are all handmade and they use English Bridle leather which is what I was looking for. I reached out to them via email and asked a bunch of questions. Vladimir, who I mainly corresponded with, responded very quickly and despite all of my questions and back and forth, was very attentive and was very helpful through the process. I had some minor special requests that they were able to accommodate and finally decided to pull the trigger. The final product is going to be the Tolly briefcase, in their Hazel color, with brass hardware. I opted to get the enlarged size, the shoulder belt and a rear open pocket. I was also able to request to have the strap holders in the front sewed on a bit lower so that the buckles that secure the straps down sit a bit lower on the front of the briefcase. So far it's been a very pleasant experience dealing with them. I can't wait to get my briefcase and share the pictures with all of you.
 

echo7tango

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I just joined. Hello all. I got a Glaser Designs bag a few months ago. Two customizations: slightly thicker (or, “depth” if thinking length, height, and depth), and I went with Tenax fasteners instead of the snaps. Myron and Kari said mine is the first-ever like that, so it’s a bit unique. I took pictures of when it was brand new in the shop, and then about a month apart to watch the patina develop (yellow scratch-outs cover my name). I love this bag, its quality is excellent.
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masayako

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Very nice. Possible to take some interior pictures of the Glaser Designs bag?
 

takashi78

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I just joined. Hello all. I got a Glaser Designs bag a few months ago. Two customizations: slightly thicker (or, “depth” if thinking length, height, and depth), and I went with Tenax fasteners instead of the snaps. Myron and Kari said mine is the first-ever like that, so it’s a bit unique. I took pictures of when it was brand new in the shop, and then about a month apart to watch the patina develop (yellow scratch-outs cover my name). I love this bag, its quality is excellent.View attachment 1025109 View attachment 1025110 View attachment 1025111 View attachment 1025112 View attachment 1025113 View attachment 1025114
That was fast, mine took at least a few months to age quite like yours.
Well mine usually is from home to car to office and back. LOL.
 

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