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Briefcase porn thread

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

  1. testingthisone

    testingthisone New Member

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    New poster here.

    I'm currently in the market for a new briefcase to fit a suit, and am based in Tokyo, Japan.

    If anyone has any recommendations on good makers to visit in Tokyo, I'd appreciate it.

    Budget is ~$800/100k JPY.
     
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  2. masayako

    masayako Well-Known Member

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    This is my last leather briefcase I've ever needed. Full bespoke case of my own spec. Leather of choice, color, size, strap, HWs, handle, pretty much everything. No more desire to buy any other leather briefcase now...


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  4. masayako

    masayako Well-Known Member

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    It's not heavy at all. It's heavier than canvas briefcases, of course. But it doesn't feel much heavier on my shoulder. Here's a picture of the interior. I decided to go with 2 gussets, with a laptop divider in the middle compartment, keychain holder, 2 large interior pockets. All leather, all custom made.
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  5. ErikW

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    Very nice, where is it from?

     


  6. Tomcsheppard

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    C3FD1CD1-4D94-42D1-BD99-BE433136C54F.jpeg I hate to drag on an old conversation, but I felt compelled to respond. Mr. Marcelino, you do amazing work. However, the lock that you use it NOT your design. It is a lock made by an Italian company called MM Colombo. You can find it at mmcolombo.it on the internet. You may have been the first to use it, but because your company name is engraved on the hasp and you call it a Hampton Lock doesn’t make it your design. And it’s a bit unfair to criticize other makers as cheap inferior hacks by using a lock that you didn’t invent. You may also make English Briefcases better than almost everyone else, but you didn’t invent those either. That design has been around for over a century. I have been making custom bags for almost 40 years, and I know that I am better at making bags than many people. I do, however, realize that there are others much better than I am. I look for every opportunity I can to learn something new, and I watch the many YouTube videos you post for inspiration. Why do you post videos of your building process if you are going to slam someone for being inspired by what you post? Does that mean that everyone that decides to use a certain kind of lock is somehow cheating because someone else used it first? It’s bad enough that handcrafted high end bag making is becoming more rare these days. We don’t have to label others trying to master their craft as inferior hacks stealing something from you that you didn’t invent. If someone was building a bag that look like yours and saying it was a JP Marcelino bag when it wasn’t, then I would completely agree with your statement. But the fact that someone used the same type of lock that you used doesn’t make them cheaters.
     


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