Briefcase porn thread

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

  1. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    damn - better try gooogle then!
     


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    Duh. :embar:
     


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    I know, Prado!
     


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    hey! that's what google turned up for me as well!!
    I've only ever seen a handful of Prado's around (not the Toyota), much more exclusive than the Prada's i see everywhere :p
     


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    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    you get what you pay for la!!
     


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    For only $20 you get a super exclusive badge.
    Now whether it's super exclusive because of its rarity/price tag, or because no one in their right mind wants one, is another matter entirely ;)
     


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    rach2jlc Prof. Fabulous Dubiously Honored

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    Two beautiful SAB pieces (and compared to their "branded" brethren on the site) a decent price. $1230 for the brief and $1500 for the holdall (again, not cheap, but considering ferragamo will charge $1800-2500 for poorly made crap...)

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    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    both od these are nice - dunhill had some nice trad made bridle bag a few seasons back, have you seen them??
     


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    I haven't seen them in person, but may go take a look as there are several large Dunhill stores near me.

    My issue with Dunhill is that they have so many lines, some of which are very nice (like the bridle cases mentioned here), others of which are really abysmal crap, with tacky patterns to the fabric/leather, cheap leathers, glue showing on the edges, really cheap hardware, and icky linings. It's hard to weed them out and the range from low to high is so extreme I largely stopped looking to Dunhill as a "go to" brand.

    That being said, they DO know how to make nice stuff, when they want to do so. It's just that it's hard to see sometimes and so they've fallen off my radar. The past 3-4 times I've been in a Dunhill store it's been very disappointing.
     
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    Dunhill has Made in Italy and Made in England for bags AFAIK. You know where the good stuff is made.
     


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    rach2jlc Prof. Fabulous Dubiously Honored

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    You can still have a low quality, glued together bag made in Italy or England. You can also have a well made bag constructed in China (the older Samsonite Black Label or Lambertson Truex bags, mostly made in China, were great bangs-for-buck.)

    Where it's made doesn't matter as much as what they make it WITH. A lot of Dunhill is not well made; glued together, low-quality leathers, bad lining, and cheap hardware. I've given the bags thorough "goings over" on many occasions; there are four Dunhill flagship stores within an hour of me and about 15 smaller Dunhill store-in-stores.

    Some bags/leather goods are nice, but like I said, so many were crap for the $$$ that I largely stopped looking. I may give them another perusal and perhaps the last season or two have seen a commitment to putting out nicer stuff across-the-board, but in the past five years... of their many lines, some are simply not that great and you'd never even give them a second glance if it didn't have "DUNHILL" written on it.
     
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    No need to get all philosophical. Go have a look. The MiE Dunhill is a different beast from the MiI ones.
     


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    Ah, I see what you mean now. It wasn't clear from your first post (which read to me like a blanket statement that MiI and MiE automatically meant good quality).

    Yes, agreed. Most of the lackluster stuff I handled was MiI, or also made in France (IIRC)
     
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    I just got a hold of a bad a few day ago but it has no branding, was wondering if anyone with a good eye could tell me a little bit more about it.
    The bag came with a key for the lock with the letters "CGV" on it, this only lead me to a picture and no information on the bag.
    Either way, I'm quite happy with the briefcase, it feels good.

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    Thanks in advance,
    -RD
     


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    That is a beautiful bag. I'm looking to buy my first briefcase, and love the simple lines of this one, Valentrex, and Prada but they are pretty darn expensive. I've seen some posts on here for people that are buying bags from smaller manufactures that appear to be much less expensive, for example Narragansett Leathers . I don't want to buy cheap, but ideally I don't want to pay just for a name. Does anyone have any experience with a similar "clean/minimalist" briefcase similar to this one that's less than $1000?

    Also, I went on the SAB website and it appears the above bag is closer to $1500 when you convert from Pounds. Any idea where you can get it for $1200?
     
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