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Briefcase Repair DC

mackmittonz

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A leather briefcase / messenger bag I purchased in Italy several years back succumbed to the weight of my laptop and the strap broke off on one end.

The metal attachment from the strap to the bag literally snapped. I think the metal attachment was previously part of the metal shank which runs along the top of the briefcase flap.

Does anyone have a recommendation for a place that could fix my briefcase? I imagine the shop would have to remove some stitching to get at the metal shank and then use a new shank or attach a new attachment.
 

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Originally Posted by mackmittonz
A leather briefcase / messenger bag I purchased in Italy several years back succumbed to the weight of my laptop and the strap broke off on one end.

The metal attachment from the strap to the bag literally snapped. I think the metal attachment was previously part of the metal shank which runs along the top of the briefcase flap.

Does anyone have a recommendation for a place that could fix my briefcase? I imagine the shop would have to remove some stitching to get at the metal shank and then use a new shank or attach a new attachment.


Drive out to Middleburg to Journeymen Saddlery http://www.visitmiddleburgva.com/mem...ourneymen.html, Slim or one of the guys will sort you out.

While you're in town - catch a bite at The French Hound http://www.thefrenchhound.com/, best in town. Highcliffe Clothiers and English Country Classics are worth a look, there's also a vintage shop across the street from English CC back towards the light which has had some treasures.

Good use of an afternoon,
Braised
 

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I've had my bag fixed at the cobbler on G b/w 14th and 15th. Nice guy and it seems some people trust him with difficult stuff.
 

mackmittonz

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Thanks everyone for the great suggestions! I'm looking forward to getting the briefcase repaired. The briefcase means a lot to me because I got it on a trip to Italy for one of our anniversaries.
 

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