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Briefcase porn thread

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

  1. robin

    robin Stylish Dinosaur

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    ^ I like that one. Are there any other pictures of it?
     


  2. LabelKing

    LabelKing Stylish Dinosaur

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    ^ I like that one. Are there any other pictures of it?

    It's a fairly thin vertical case:

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  3. JayJay

    JayJay Stylish Dinosaur

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    LK, this is a great briefcase. Vintage LV is terrific and this is a great example. I find myself far more interested in vintage cases than new ones.
     


  4. LabelKing

    LabelKing Stylish Dinosaur

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    Yes, it's a particularly interesting looking case given the sleek profile.

    I think vintage goods hold a lot more promise in terms of look and quality than most new items, which have a generic sheen to them. However, I do like the look of the Valextra Premier, especially the zipper.

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  5. Unit 91

    Unit 91 Well-Known Member

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    That LV is marvelous. Really cool looking and I'm not a big fan of logos plastered everywhere.
     


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    LabelKing Stylish Dinosaur

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  7. NorCal_1

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    update: met with Myron Glaser yesterday to inspect the dyed hyde he's going to use for my bag and it's simply stunning [​IMG]

    being a shoe antiquer myself, I really appreciate how leather looks as it ages and I have to say that what Myron achieved using only natural vegetable dyes is almost unbelievable

    there's a good chance that the case will be finished this coming week, so hopefully that happens and I can post lots of pictures before Friday

    I'm away for the 4th but when I get back, I'll do a full trip report with lots of pictures of Glaser Deigns and his pieces

    edit: also heard that Ghurka closed their San Francisco in the past 2 weeks
     


  8. Mildly Consumptive

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  9. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    ^The leather on the Tusting is aging nicely.

    ...when I get back, I'll do a full trip report with lots of pictures of Glaser Deigns and his pieces

    You'd better with all of this teasing! Can't wait to see it. I know you've got to be excited.
     


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    Would this still be true in say....90F/32C degree weather with 90-100% humidity, on a strap leaning/rubbing against my thigh/lower back for extended walking/standing periods? (Trying to think worse case scenario...ok guess worst case would include rain blowing sideways...typical Miami Summer weather...but lets assume a sudden rain shower doesn't occur ;-))

    On a side note, on average, how much do you all carry (weight-wise) in your brief case/bag?, with an average 15" laptop and say portfolio and some documents - I would assume a minimal of 14 lbs/6.3kgs (including the weight of the bag)? - seems like alot to carry over long distances with a handle (thinking back to my days at working as an I.T. mgr at a large resort...a round trip from one end to the other was 1/4 mile, or rushing through the loooong airport terminals)


    Bob - In the kind of heat/humidity you describe there could be some risk of polish rubbing off. However, in that kind of weather I would not be carrying that briefcase at all. Something in a light natural tan would seem a good choice. As always, JMO. Larry.
     


  11. NorCal_1

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    ^The leather on the Tusting is aging nicely.



    You'd better with all of this teasing! Can't wait to see it. I know you've got to be excited.


    very, very excited [​IMG]


    p.s. read travel writer Peter Greenberg's review of his own Glaser case:


    [​IMG]
     


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    Bob - In the kind of heat/humidity you describe there could be some risk of polish rubbing off. However, in that kind of weather I would not be carrying that briefcase at all. Something in a light natural tan would seem a good choice. As always, JMO. Larry.
    I've sustained numerous stains on my clothing from a couple of leather items in hot/humid weather. My most recent was a brown RL portfolio last summer in the Washington DC heat. I also had this happen from a nice vintage brown leather Land garment bag. Fortunately the stains came out.
     


  13. Unit 91

    Unit 91 Well-Known Member

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    You guys actually use polish on your bags? I've used leather conditioner (the same stuff I use on my belts). Am I doing this wrong? I really don't want to ruin a nice leather bag.

    Thanks.
     


  14. JayJay

    JayJay Stylish Dinosaur

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    You guys actually use polish on your bags? I've used leather conditioner (the same stuff I use on my belts). Am I doing this wrong? I really don't want to ruin a nice leather bag.

    Thanks.

    I don't use polish, only a conditioner.
     


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    Also waiting one the Glaser pictures...[​IMG]
     


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