Briefcase porn thread

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

  1. Irond Will

    Irond Will Senior member

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    Those are impressive, Vox - matching gloves/ sunglasses and everything. They seem to have really clean lines in common. I assume that the first four would all be used in similar work-related or formal contexts and that you have other bags for more general use, given that the last one doesn't seem to have seen much abuse. Having that many similar-purposed bags strikes me as an embarrassment of riches.

    You could always pawn one of them and upgrade your lucite chair.
     


  2. bmulford

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    Valextra:

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    this is such an exceptionally smart looking briefcase. the contrast stitching is wonderful with a beautiful finish.
     


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    what are some quality vintage brands (leather satchels/messenger bags, btw. what's the difference btw the 2?) that are widely available through ebay? Awesome thread btw.
     


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    Okay, I have read this entire thread 2x during the last week. I first came into Styleforum by way of shoes, I think I am evolving towards my next obession: bags/cases.
    My Atlas belting flapover: [​IMG] [​IMG]
    This is superb, how old is it? What are the 2 panels on the back for? Pocket? Passthrough loop? Both?
    My Pratesi, from Florence.
    Is Pratesi a good make?
    Some cases from last week in WAYRN: Barrow Hepburn: [​IMG] - B
    Okay, what the hell is Barrow Hepburn? I must has. Other questions: The bags with the double buckle closure (no quick release), do you ever find this cumbersome? At a meeting or presentation, don't people stare at you as they wait for you to open your bag? Anyone own non-vintage Korchmar, Schlesinger, or Atlas cases? Any views on these American makes? This Daines & Hathaway seems like a great alternative to the SABs. Honestly I don't feel the need for handstitching or whatever else it is which takes SAB into the stratospheric range. I will be in DC in a few weeks and can check it out at Sterling & Burke, but curious. Anyone own Daines & Hathaway? [​IMG]
     


  5. joal

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    I doubt that you'd be able to get a Daines and Hathaway case that looks like that anymore. For some reason Sterling and Burke keeps items on their web page even when they haven't been available for years. If you go to the Daines and Hathaway website you will see that they only make one style of briefcase now - a tiny little single gusset document case.

    On another note, Sterling & Burke has no retail location so you can't go to their "store" and look at any thing. I made the mistake of thinking I could go and look at stuff once when I was in DC a few years ago. They will, however, bring a few items to your hotel so that you can look at them.
     


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    The chestnut one is made by Pendragon. Not sure about the other one. Of great age, probably Victorian or Edwardian. Unfortunately it has a clumsy repair to the bottom - I suppose it could be sorted out, but it would be difficult. Lock left unpolished - it has a lovely colour. In terms of size, the Pendragon one is 16" x 11" and the mystery one 12" x 9", so quite small. Both are British made. I'd appreciate any suggestions as to its identity, if there are experts out there.
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  7. voxsartoria

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    Dark blue Valextra:

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  8. JayJay

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    The bags with the double buckle closure (no quick release), do you ever find this cumbersome? At a meeting or presentation, don't people stare at you as they wait for you to open your bag?


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    I have a bag with double buckle closure. It is cumbersome and time consuming to buckle and unbuckle both, so instead, I usually buckle only one of them.
     


  9. forex

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    Vox,is it a trio now?I don't remember what colors you had,chestnut,brown and dark navy?
    I love that Hepburn,can I have it?[​IMG]
     


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    Tusting Clipper bag.

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    This tusting Bag is on my shopping list.
     


  11. Flimsychicken

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    This isn't a great picture, but most of you have seen this SAB for Peal for Brooks Brothers Top Frame Briefcase. I just picked this up from the BB Clearance Center. Here is the kicker: paid $170 for it. I feel like a bandit.

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  12. forex

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    Hell of deal chicken,hell of a deal.They only had one?[​IMG]
     


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    Hell of deal chicken,hell of a deal.They only had one?[​IMG]

    +1, that is a hell of a price and a great looking bag as well
     


  14. Flimsychicken

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    Hell of deal chicken,hell of a deal.They only had one?[​IMG]
    actually, they had another. It was 30 bucks cheaper, but it had some scuffing on one side. Im not sure if it would have buffed out. Probably... this was Monday so it may be gone by now. They also had an SAB travel bag. Same one found here: http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatP...or=British-tan 25X14X16. Huge. Very nice, but it was $750. IF it had been discounted commensurate with the SAB I bought (mine was ~90% off, so if the travel bag was the same, about $340) i would be putting up pictures of that too.
     


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    actually, they had another. It was 30 bucks cheaper, but it had some scuffing on one side. Im not sure if it would have buffed out. Probably... this was Monday so it may be gone by now.

    They also had an SAB travel bag. Same one found here:

    http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatP...or=British-tan

    25X14X16. Huge. Very nice, but it was $750. It it had been discounted commensurate with the SAB I bought (mine was ~90% off, so if the travel bag was the same, about $340) i would be putting up pictures of that too.


    Wow, so you were able to snag the travel bag for $340? That is a hell of a deal. I saw that bag not too long ago and its gorgeous. Where I saw it they were selling it for $3000 though so all I could do was dream. Congrats on a couple of great finds.
     


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