Briefcase porn thread

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

  1. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The extra gusset matters as far as cost.
    For the other bits, I sometimes find that Lotuff gear looks a tad sexier in photographs. On the other hand, when Lotuff & Clegg were together, I believe that Clegg was the craftsman and Lotuff was the money guy. I have no idea what the implications of that are.

    If nothing else, Clegg (Fall River) was a tad closer to me (Boston) when I had a chance to visit the workshop. So that's where my Christmas present came from.
     


  2. jnorm15

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    Thanks for your reply. I was comparing the single-gusset FC zip-top ($900) to the single-gusset Lotuff zip ($680). How are you enjoying your bag?
     


  3. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If you think you'd like it, then you probably will. Nice materials, well-made, not a ridiculous price-point.
     


  4. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Go Frank Clegg. He was the artist/craftsman of the brand and by all accounts his company is a joy to work with.
     


  5. sclemmons

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    I recommend the double gusset bag. I have the double gusset Frank Clegg and often wish it were larger. The underloaded double gusset takes up no more space than the single gusset and you have the option to add more. If you overload the single gusset it will quickly stretch and become rounded and less crisp looking, and you will wish you had the larger bag. And the double will more readily stand on its own. The triple gusset felt oversized to me. The double is perfect. Lotuff seems like a nice company, but Frank and his family are so full of win, you should go with Frank Clegg. You should also look at the shrunken leather. It is a second layer of leather over the bag you selected, and it will wear exceedingly well. Available only from Frank Clegg.
     


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    Thanks for your input, especially about the double gusset vs. single. I think you've convinced me that double is the way to go.
     


  7. PierpontLeather

    PierpontLeather Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    We often make breifcases, and I have to second the remarks of sclemmons. Go with two gussets - he's correct on all accounts.
     


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