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Briefcase porn thread

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

  1. rwbenjey

    rwbenjey Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps.... : ) Not really; it's the neighbors fence and it needs serious help.
     
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  2. md2010

    md2010 Senior member

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    HT briefcases are beautiful. I have 2 briefcases in rotation (SAB & Coach) ...thinking of adding a third one. Should I add a messenger /briefcase bag with canvas & leather or another leather briefcase ?
    How many of you use a tote ? I find a bit too feminine ....lol
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  3. Herky210

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    Ditto, not found much and the Bombata is too trendy looking and doesn't have a great color selections. A document case/portfolio size makes sense with certain briefcase attributes.

    I like this:
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  4. Big Texas

    Big Texas Senior member

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    Anyone have a photo of a well-aged SAB in London tan? On the fence about that color right now. I know it's the classic option as SAB goes, but it's just too damned light for me. I hear it darkens considerably over time, but to what extent? Just trying to get a clearer sense of the endgame here.
     
  5. terrorsquad

    terrorsquad Senior member

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    Gentleman, where is the best place to get the Berluti Deux Jours briefcase?Looking for one as an investment piece for myself.

    any place we can get it online at good prices?
     
  6. casemaker

    casemaker Well-Known Member

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    Hi Big Texas.

    I was recently asked how the Sedgwick's Bridle Butt would age and patina, so contacted a client who had purchased a strap-around brief case from me in 2011,

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    Aproximately 1 1/2 years later, having " been his daily case, in a smoky and dusty town, Oxford, UK, this is what it looks like,

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    I had thought that the colour change was more extreme than I had expected, so sent down a piece of new London Colour, so that I could judge better,

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    So you can see, the initial 'Yellow' of the London colour Sedgwick's Butt, has turned into a 'Light tan' colour. How much more colour change will occur, I don't know, but will try and get yearly snaps of the case for my records.

    I imagine that whatever leather SAB uses? and it is not Sedgwicks, you could expect a similar sort of colour change over the years, depending on their leathers, and the use and location
    best, simon baker
     
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  7. SHS

    SHS Senior member

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    Beautiful case Simon. Do you also make wallets?
     
  8. casemaker

    casemaker Well-Known Member

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    I make Credit card wallets, this is a recent one, hand stitched reindeer hide,

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    So I guess I could, but my expertise, is in the larger items. Also I do not have a splitting machine, so have to work with the substance/thickness leathers I am able to buy in. Click on my avatar, and check my albums at the bottom of the page, that will give you a better idea of the range of work I do. best regards, simon baker
     
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  9. mymil

    mymil Senior member

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    This is really... bad. The superfluous celtic knots wouldn't be criminal, though I don't like them---but the stamped escutcheon on the back of the bag is gross. The finishing is crude and... just not good. The latch is confusing and poorly integrated into the overall design.
     
  10. jwong6590

    jwong6590 Well-Known Member

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    jwong6590 Well-Known Member

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    I am interested. How much you are letting it go?
     
  12. jwong6590

    jwong6590 Well-Known Member

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    I am interested. How much are you going to let it go?
     
  13. davesmith

    davesmith Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Had the pleasure of this bag in my company at the recent pop-up shop I hosted.. Pity it's a sample and I have to return it.

    Details: Made in the UK by Simpson London from the finest bridle leather.

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  14. Amock

    Amock New Member

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    Such a poor opinion without even holding one in your hands. The finish is anything but crude, a two year old can open the latch, and the design is classic, clean, and very cool!

    Oh well, always a critic somewhere that needs their voice heard.

    Cheers,

    Andy
     
  15. md2010

    md2010 Senior member

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    The briefcase is quite ugly looking thing (in my opinion). I think its overkill and looks tacky.
     
  16. Petepan

    Petepan Senior member

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    I happen to like it a lot, a fresh casual case without resorting to floppy messenger bags. In fact, I own one of this, and I get more compliments and looks than my SAB and Ballys. It is a change from the uniforms of bridle that is quite typical of SF groupthink. This is coming from someone who is quite bored with SAB, Bally Scribe Sapei and Dunhill Tradition.
     
  17. Cravate_Noire

    Cravate_Noire Senior member

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    Not exactly briefcases, but cases...

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  18. Hampton

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    JP Marcellino Senior member

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    nice, one of the best trunk makers in the world.
     
  20. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ^That's more or less what I ordered from you.
     

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