Briefcase porn thread

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

  1. Pantisocrat

    Pantisocrat Senior member

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    Does anyone know why British hardcases look to have a lid for one side and a bottom for the other while American, Italian and French hardcases have identical looking sides? What's the advantage of the British design?
     
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    This arrived in the mail on my last day at work on the 23rd from the good people at custom hide. Overall I am happy with it. It gives me a replacement for my black bag on days when I am not wearing black shoes. The only issue I have is that it wreaks of whatever they used to treat the hide and/or color.


    Not crash hot about the inside. I would have liked a seperator but it will suffice[/center]


    I like it - looks very nice but don't like the look of the interior flap.
     
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    My new Dilana Dorado Softside Briefcase in Full Grain Vaqueta. My Pics don't do any justice to it but the leather is soft as butter the unaltered grain of the leather is pleasing to the eye and smell is overwhelming...really sometimes I have to place it across the room because the smell is so strong. Its well organized many pockets and compartments to store everything. I consider the leather quality on the same level as Mullholand Lariat or Hartmann Belting, but its much softer that either of those and has more aromatic qualities as well. [​IMG]
     
  5. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Prof. Fabulous Dubiously Honored

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    my new bag
    This is very nice. Classic, clean, but with a hint of flare/design that makes it more than just a utilitarian workpiece. Nice! What would be the pricing for something like that? And what are the materials? My only concern would be that the top handles look a little thin. I have a Ferragamo large tote with handles like that and they've worn prematurely because they are almost too thin to support the bag if it is full. Nevertheless, it looks nice!
     
  6. forex

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    Latest addition,just conditioned hence the prints:

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  7. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    Latest addition,just conditioned hence the prints:


    forex, the bag looks great. Nice design and color. Details?

    By the way, you've polished well.
     
  8. forex

    forex Senior member

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    forex, the bag looks great. Nice design and color. Details?

    By the way, you've polished well.


    It is Foster & Sons,not sure who made it for them,maybe SAB?
    I'd like to get this one sometime,what do you think?Don't have a bigger picture but it is Glenroyal.
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  9. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    It is Foster & Sons,not sure who made it for them,maybe SAB?
    I'd like to get this one sometime,what do you think?Don't have a bigger picture but it is Glenroyal.
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    The Glenroyal is nice but I like your F&S better. The buckle closures on the straps are likely to be a pain, but the look is terrific.
     
  10. forex

    forex Senior member

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    I agree,F&S is better but Glenroyal is nice in that it doesn't have straps and has only one compartment so it will be a smaller bag. It is more like a hybrid of portfolio and briefcase,I quite like it.
     
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    SAB lock and handle, at least, and that's London Tan unless I'm mistaken.
     
  12. JayJay

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    I agree,F&S is better but Glenroyal is nice in that it doesn't have straps and has only one compartment so it will be a smaller bag. It is more like a hybrid of portfolio and briefcase,I quite like it.
    Sounds nice.
     
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    Does anyone know why British hardcases look to have a lid for one side and a bottom for the other while American, Italian and French hardcases have identical looking sides? What's the advantage of the British design?

    You can hold more in the British design - something heavy will fit in the bottom of the case.
     
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    forex Senior member

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    That is one gorgeous case. I'm jealous!

    Thanks Sri,
    I need one of them Filson 257 or 258's when I go back to school,I don't want to carry a briefcase to class[​IMG]
     

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