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Briefcase porn thread

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

  1. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    Website: http://www.waldenbags.com/

    Try sending them an e-mail to see if they're still active.
     
  2. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    Beautiful...beautiful...beautiful...
     
  3. TheWhipHand

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    Can someone please explain to me the relationship between SAB, Brooks Brothers, and Peal as well as any other relevant information? For example, when one says SAB for BB, does this mean that SAB has designed a line specifically for them to sell and is separate and, perhaps, not in the same league as their other products?
     
  4. SimonC

    SimonC Senior member

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    No, it means that Brooks Brothers has co-branded some SAB products; much like they do with Alden shoes.
     
  5. Wrenkin

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    Brooks Brothers do not necessarily offer the same models as found on the main SAB website but that's down to the options specified. Think of the Peal attache for example as the "default" model. I don't know about now but it used to be some stores would offer you a similar case, and then you could upgrade your order with a hand-stitched handle, or bridle leather rather than green skiver leather lining. The current SAB website appears to only sell such fully-upgraded cases. Either way it's a good product.

    The other Peal bags may be closer to their present SAB equivalents, I don't know.
     
  6. razl

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    I'll pass along a tip for Henry Tompkins. When I was in the hunt for a flapover near your price range (you're willing to spend a bit more than I at the time) his was high on my list for "bang for the buck". In the end I went with something totally different altogether. But ever since I've still considered getting a flapover to have in rotation and I keep coming back to his. Last time I googled around I found nothing but praise for him and his work.


    This model, his "essential briefcase" at £145 is a certified bargain. Plus there are many upgrade options and I understand he'll even do personal requests if you have something specific in mind. This is clearly it's simpler than what you are citing, but I still thought it worth the mention.

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  7. IndianBoyz

    IndianBoyz Senior member

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    Not mine but nevertheless..

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  8. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    Very nice...and fantastic color
     
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    Not sure if this is the appropriate thread to ask but does anyone know where to buy a custom canvas or canvas+leather bag? It seems to me that canvas would be very different from leather to work with but maybe not...
     
  10. TheWhipHand

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    I don't know about custom, but if you're willing to buy off the rack, I believe like Fossil would be a good place to look.
     
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  11. jwong6590

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    I've really seen anyone carry the hard-sided attaches from LV.
     
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    I love your hand bags but i love these three too
     
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  14. Equus Leather

    Equus Leather Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Much more English workmanship style than JP to my eye, much more like SAB and very nice indeed

    Charlie
     
  15. jwong6590

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    Thank for your information. Can you please describe what you mean by "English Workmanship style"?
     
  16. Equus Leather

    Equus Leather Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    A picture saves a thousand words so if you look through the many pictures of JPs work and those of Shane T or Casemaker on here (both of whom make really nice English work) you'll see for eg the number of stitches per inch is smaller, the stitch lines are closer to the edges of the leather, the cut edges of leather have a smoother finish, in general the work is less rustic and more details. Rustic is what a lot of people like so Im not necessarily saying the English style is better, but the details and finish tend to be more refined.

    HTH

    Charlie
     
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  17. jwong6590

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    Thanks. Now I know more.
     
  18. casemaker

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    Hi, I have over the years designed and made canvas/leather bags, so may be able to help? a few different examples,

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    Just a few things from my archives. The main difficulty is in being able to find a good quality thick canvas, in a small quantity, to make a single bespoke piece!

    pm me if I can help, regards, simon
     
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  19. shanetrudell

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    Well said Charlie.

    There are variety of tools and techniques used in the traditional craft - most of which are difficult to learn and slow to use - that nonetheless create both more refinement and more durability than result from newer methods / machines. Also, the SOP calls for extra attention to be paid to the critical components and hard wearing areas - reinforcement at handles, corners, hardware connections etc is de rigeur.

    Cheers,
    Shane
     
  20. shanetrudell

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    These are fantastic. In particular I really like the first holdall and the white trunk. Excellent!
     

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