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Briefcase porn thread

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

  1. Tidybeard

    Tidybeard Senior member

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    Hi, this may not help but from memory the Aspinal briefcase fastening looks like it opens from both sides but only one side actually pushes in. I looked at one in a shop and couldn't figure out how to open it for ages. Could this be the problem?
     
  2. Haruspex

    Haruspex Well-Known Member

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    That's correct, Tidybeard. But after the first go round, the left one (the slider) refused to slide. Tried the key, tried cursing and threatening, begged and so forth.

    The elegance of the latch appealed to me, but now I'm worried that, even if fixed or replaced, that it will prove too finicky or delicate for a normal day-to-day workplace/travel environment. It's a bummer.
     
  3. Tidybeard

    Tidybeard Senior member

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    Sorry to hear that, I hope they look after you.
     
  4. Haruspex

    Haruspex Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. Me too. And now I have to restart the search, alas.
     
  5. speedster.8

    speedster.8 Senior member

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    Have had this for some time now, gets better with age. [​IMG] [​IMG] No dayly use [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Realy soft calfleather.
     
  6. Tidybeard

    Tidybeard Senior member

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    Some very nice cases guys [​IMG]

    Cases are like shoes for me, I never seem to have the one for every occasion. Here's the current rotation;


    Hidesign

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    Another Hidesign (these are very tough bags and reasonably priced)

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    Tumi ballistic

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    Briggs & Riley ballistic

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    Bought in Italy, can't remember where from. Nice soft calf leather with retractable handles - more of a folio really but there isn't a folio porn thread....

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    Mulholland Brothers Angler's Bag (in lariat leather but treated with conditioner which brings the colour down to a level I like a lot).

    [​IMG]
     
  7. vitaminc

    vitaminc Senior member

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    Wow that's beautiful. Is it vintage or antiqued? How would an vintage/antiqued bags age?

    Vintage U.S Mail bag
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    Which year is it?
     
  8. mikejones

    mikejones Senior member

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    Hi all. I had done alot of research as I was looking for a smaller, well-made all-leather bag, like a day-bag or typical "european carry-all," and found this one, the Treviso from Tony Perotti. Does anyone have any opinions on the bag or its manufacturer, Tony Perotti? They do manufacture in China [​IMG] , but own the factory and were adament about QC. The bag itself seems quite well made, as is their wallets. Just wanted to see what others thought. I had considered some other similar ones from Heilemann, Hansonn, Tuscany Leather, etc.
    [​IMG]
     
  9. crazyquik

    crazyquik Senior member

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    Henry Louis, from ebay for about $120.
     
  10. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    I have an assortment of high quality vintage cases made out of exotic species such as the crocodile, the walrus and the python--perfect for job interviews and the like.
     
  11. c3cubed

    c3cubed Senior member

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    Judging from most of the pics posted here, I'd say you gents have excellent taste.
    The one posted by "nate10184" is particularly beautiful in its execution.

    Porn is a good word for most of the exhibits here.

    It's about the only thing left we can nonchalantly toss about, to strike envy and piss off the rest of the herd at the airport or board meeting.[​IMG]
     
  12. c3cubed

    c3cubed Senior member

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    I have an assortment of high quality vintage cases made out of exotic species such as the crocodile, the walrus and the python--perfect for job interviews and the like.

    But of course - I would expect to see nothing less from you, as you appear to have a taste for the art of living. Very rare in most parts. Nice to see most of the folks on this board share the same pursuit.

    I miss the Peter O'Toole avatar. It seemed so appropriate. Maybe find a new one, say, from "How to Steal a Million?"
    Cheers
     
  13. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I have an assortment of high quality vintage cases made out of exotic species such as the crocodile, the walrus and the python--perfect for job interviews and the like.
    Please post pics, I'd enjoy seeing them.
     
  14. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Usually, I use top-handled large totes, but I liked the streamlined/minimal style of this Givenchy brief and so try to find the occasion to use it whenever I can: [​IMG]
     
  15. bmulford

    bmulford Senior member

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    Here's a pic of my fav briefcase. Bought it from someone who retired. They had purchased it 25 years ago in Florence. The designer has since passed away, and their heir turned the company into a fashion fragrance brand.

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  16. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ^What brand is that, out of curiosity?
     
  17. bmulford

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    ^What brand is that, out of curiosity?

    Azzaro.
     
  18. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Very nice item and definitely something to hold onto.

    Yes, you are right about Azzaro becoming a fragrance brand. Sadly, there are lots of those have lost their luster and have tried to make a quick buck from fragrance licenses...
     
  19. CodeRed

    CodeRed Senior member

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    That looks exactly like a briefcase that I bought in Florence about five or so years ago, mine is marked "Lar Bags" It looks to be the same from your photos.
     
  20. NorCal_1

    NorCal_1 Senior member

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    I visited Glaser Designs studio in San Francisco today for the second time and spoke with Myron Glaser about Glaser Designs possibly offering antiqued versions of the leathers used for his cases

    I'm happy to report that after our talks, and his experiments, he's found a way to do it, and I commissioned an absolutely incredible briefcase similar to the one pictured below using special antiqued leather he's developed. His method uses oils and no dyes and the results are stunning.

    The quality of his bags is absolutely amazing (bombproof) and they are an incredible value given how long they will last. Made using thicker saddle leather, they are heirloom quality in the highest sense and remind me of something you might have purchased in the 1930's. The fittings, the zippers, the layers of leather is all designed to make them last a lifetime. Ghurka can't hold a candle to these and even Ghurka's from 20 yrs ago are no match.

    I'm going to do a full write-up of Glaser Designs and my finished briefcase when I get the case delivered in the next few weeks. Lots of pictures of their pieces will be posted, too.

    Myron is an incredible craftsman and a great guy. He and his wife Kari and his son Ely are the salt of the earth and anybody looking for a business case should absolutely give them top priority. Maybe I can convince him to log in and participate here to get your ideas for new products he might offer? we'll see

    There's a long article about Glaser Designs in Portfolio magazine here that also sings their praises

    Stay tuned for the longer thread w/ close-up pics upon receipt of the bag...

    [​IMG] <-- my case is a slightly thinner version of this in antiqued leather
     

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