Briefcase porn thread

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

  1. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Does it have quick releases? If not, I would pass.
     


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    Get it . Its totally worth it. The straps could be a pain in the @$$. As much as I loved this SAB case ; I avoided this and ordered the one with out the straps.
     


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    I've always wondered this about the straps. I like how they look, but they look like a pain to undo and redo everytime. I have 3 briefcases with another being made right now, none of them with straps. Can anyone chime in?
     


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    md2010 Senior member

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    ^^The straps keeps the shape of the briefcase when fully loaded. Also it puts less pressure on the actual lock and fasten the case more securely ! I would love to get this as my 3rd or 4th briefcase. I hate quick release(love the functionality of quick release – hate it more becos its fake). If I buy one with the straps I will get the full functional one.
     


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    I have the SAB Westminster SS (http://www.styleforum.net/t/206275/discuss-swaine-adeney-brigg-cases/30_30#post_4123155).

    The straps don't bother me in most of my daily use. Open and close at home, then open and close at work. Not a big deal. It is, however, a pain to take the bag through airport security if you have a laptop in it. So I would not suggest using this bag for frequent air travel. I use a TSA-approved nylon bag for that.

    I should also note that the straps are removable, so if you don't like them or if you have a day in which you need to access the bag frequently, you can always take them off.
     


  6. Hampton

    Hampton Senior member

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    Never thought about it really might be pain in the ass. The look is amazing but maybe I could get something better for the money? I don't have a good quality briefcase and thought I would invest in something pretty good now.

    And I really like that color and look.
     


  7. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    hampton, that SAB model is still the most beautiful briefcase I've ever seen. Go for it, the case will make a great heirloom.
     


  8. Hampton

    Hampton Senior member

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    Really? But the strap and the lock and everything seems like everyone says pain in the ass. It may look nice but hard to use :D
     


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    Patek Senior member

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    The hardest part about the straps for me is going through the airport and having to pull out my laptop. However, this is solved easily by keeping the straps undone at the airport and just using the latch. Buttoning it back up once through security.

    Wanted a SAB but decided to get one made instead. See below link.
     
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    I'll probably go quick release on my straps. I like the look, but they are a chore to actually deal with (especially at the airport)
     


  11. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    You don't want to be the last guy in the business meeting, struggling with your straps as people look on.
     


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    celery Senior member

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    I've never had issues with buckle closures on bags, I do think "struggle" is a fairly strong word to use to describe undoing straps. If you're constantly in and out of your bag (lets say you keep your mobile in there), I can see it being annoying, but if you're commissioning a piece, you can always think of what you access regularly and have an outside pocket installed somewhere.

    Also of importance is where the shoulder strap connects to the body. If it's on the side panels or the back of the bag you don't have to secure any closures as the flap will stay put as you move.

    Lastly, false closures are disgusting - they're like clip-on ties. If you want quick access, either get a zippered case, or different type of closure system. Button studs are quick access alternative to buckles, as are locks, but I don't know if I would trust a laptop to a briefcase lock.
     


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    In all of this I agree. Most people don't "struggle" to undo their belts.
     
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    Patek your bag is a WOW! How much did you end up paying for that?
     


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    Only paid half up to now as it is still being made. In the end it will be better finish and details while costing a bit less than the hand sewn SAB.
     


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