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Briefcase porn thread

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

  1. Andrew Ryan

    Andrew Ryan Senior member

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    I've experience no problems with exposure to the elements; we're talking about a very small slit at top sides that is exposed, and on bags with straps you can tighten them down even further. That said, I keep my electronics (laptop, iPads, Kindle) in their own leather cases inside my briefcases, so I needn't worry to begin with. Also, this particular bag design - the Mitchell Leather Classic - can be customized (within reason) inside for electronics. Several of my Tumi briefcases have zippered compartments and tablet slots inside as well.
     
  2. Andrew Ryan

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    Yes, I have with some of my cases - it does depend on the leather. I do believe friction buffing the leather is the cause. Nothing to worry about IMO. If you want the case more uniform, condition and buff the rest of it.
     
  3. jjacques

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    Yes thats normal. The waxes and oils or "spew" that makes english bridle what it is will start to surface with use and heat and your clothes are essentially buffing that away leaving the shine behind.
     
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  4. shanetrudell

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  5. Gwarg

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    New customised briefcase from Henry Tomkins. The service was excellent and I'm really happy with the briefcase - the picture doesn't do it justice!

    [​IMG]
     
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    I see a lot of people talking about Marcellino and other US-based briefcase makers, but does anyone have some european ones to recommend for MTO ?
     
  7. Dandy Wonka

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    Sihsih I have some Berluti's and have just brought a Goyard attaché case. There are fans of Moynard on here. I steer away from LV, Gucci, Prada and Hermes because they are too common in my neck of the woods.

    Of those Goyard makes to order - but you will have to take out a mortgage.
     
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  8. shanetrudell

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    Hi Sihsih,

    Simon Baker would perhaps be your best bet, a classic casemaker with 30 years experience based out of Scotland.

    Many SFers carry his work and examples of his cases abound throughout this thread and a few review threads. A google for Simon Baker casemaker will yield a few more photos still. You can reach him through SF as 'casemaker'.

    Cheers,
    Shane
     
  9. Equus Leather

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    Simon would also be my recommendation, he's a good guy

    Charlie
     
  10. Sihsih

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    I'm discovering Moynat, thanks for the tip ! I really like the style.

    Many thanks to both of you for the referral to Simon, I'll dig further into this thread to have a look at his cases and probably contact him afterwards.
     
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    Wow, awesome briefcase! Had I known about you before, I would've bought my bridle briefcase from you!!! Those briefcases are awesome.
     
  12. Equus Leather

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    He makes lovely traditional English briefcases in the SAB school, but properly like they used to! I think theres a whole construction three somewhere. He posts here as Casmaker - he may not want to blow his own trumpet though being (nearly) English!

    Charlie
     
  13. Crash32

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    So, my fiancee just told me that she want to buy me a briefcase for graduating law school and I have spent the last couple of days gawking at the bags on this thread. I was hoping that someone might be able to direct me towards the right case for me. The price range is 500-800 and I am thinking I want a flapover briefcase. Since I will be doing transactional work, I won't have to carry a ton of docs, so I can probably get away with something with two or three pockets, but I am a fan of minimalist bags. I'd like one pocket that can hold my laptop, but it doesn't need to be padded. Mostly, I just want a great bag that will age with me in my practice and I can use for decades.

    Here are the two bags that are my inspiration: [​IMG]
    This Japanese bag is beautiful in ways that I can't even describe, but I can't find it anywhere online and I can only imagine it is substantially out of the price range.

    This latch case from JP Marcellino is also awesome -- http://www.jpmarcellino.com/index.p...lish-bridle-latch-briefcase/habermas-2042.htm, but it's base is outside of the price range, and I would probably want to add a couple of things to it.

    So any recommendations that you guys have would be wonderful. Thanks
     
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  14. Nikola

    Nikola Senior member

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    Did you try the Ebay search? You can find a good deal there sometime ..
     
  15. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    These guys still in existence?
     
  16. burghler

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    Quote: Take a look at RF Clark Saddlery and Sawyer Cabinet Co.
     
  17. Wrenkin

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    SAB? Their website is up, and IIRC they moved to one of the arcades off Jermyn St. in London.
     
  18. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    No, Waldenbags.
     
  19. ThinkDerm

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    Great Japanese bag. Go for it if you can.
     
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    I'm pretty sure that I saw that bag some time back in the Hankyu department store in Hibiya, next to Ginza in Tokyo. If it's the same bag, it was made of shell cordovan and cost about $3000. It was a really lovely bag. I think that the maker was a Japanese company called something like Warm Crafts.
     

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