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Briefcase porn thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by zjpj83, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. Equus Leather

    Equus Leather Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I do love London Tan..
     
  2. Concordia

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    Nice shoes! Sorry-- you had a question?
     
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  3. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'd almost consider getting into politics for a case like that. BTW, how old was the last one? And was that the current occupant's, or did it go with the office?
     
  4. Tony Montana

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    Actually, at 129,600 yen (including tax) they're very reasonably priced! I'm quite tempted, not sure which colour to choose, though.
     
  5. JubeiSpiegel

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    That is quite reasonable indeed, how does one inquire about such a briefcase purchase?
     
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  6. razl

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    My thoughts, exactly.
     
  7. Tony Montana

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    info@yoheifukuda.jp
     
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  8. casemaker

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    My guess would be the 1950's, possibly 60's. I'm basing that on the Chubb lock, which in over 30 years of casemaking, I have not seen before, and is certainly no longer made. From what I could gather, speaking to someone at Chubb, they no longer make locks ( that part of the company was sold off ? ), but are now an insurance company ?

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    these boxes are used for transporting documents,

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    And correct, the boxes and cases, will belong to the Chancellor of the Exchequer's office, rather than the temporary office holder.
     
  9. MoosicPa

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    Simon, I am not familiar with this style of box. We usually see the Government Ministers and their Red Boxes made by Barrow & Gale, which open from the bottom. Do you know what the different purpose of this style of case versus the red ones?
     
  10. casemaker

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    Both styles of boxes are used for transporting documents, but more than that, I would only be guessing? I will see if I can find out.

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    you can just see some red boxes lurking below the table.
     
  11. Equus Leather

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    So mad it must be true! I know, we're a very famous lock company, lets not make locks and do something else instead....
     
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    Thanks Simon. I have 2 red and one black of the traditional British dispatch boxes, but had not seen that type of case before. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    I mean no disrespect, but to a western english speaker that address almost reads like an insult.
     
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  15. freakersea

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    [​IMG] my daily, not elegant but sturdy and developing a nice patina. Just had some repair work done on the handle
     
  16. casemaker

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    Nice collection :) I may have shared this before ? but a catalogue from Barrow and Hepburn 1992,

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    If memory serves me ? Barrow and Hepburn were the casemakers, and Gale was the tannery back then? I received a sample cutting from Gale, of the red leather they were using then, for the Ministerial boxes, I'll see if I can locate it :)
     
  17. casemaker

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    I am often being asked about 'patina', and can we have it now[​IMG], no I reply, it is a natural process, and takes time. I was contacted by a client from years ago, inquiring about a project he has, and looked him up on the web, to find that he is using a bag I made some 25 years ago, as his home page. Look up the photographer, ALISTAIR TAYLOR - YOUNG,

    http://www.at-y.com/

    For an example of natural patina. Looks like my work will outlast me :)
     
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  18. Equus Leather

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    Great photo! That case has seem some of life :)

    Charlie
     
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    I spent ages trying to find this mulberry briefcase...finally picked one up from eBay last week. So pleased with it.

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  20. PeterEliot

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    A new Swaine Adeney Brigg that replaced my old buddy the Filson Satchel.

    A true beauty. I will be posting a review of this bag soon.

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