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Briefcases. What is everyone using?

randomhero88

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I picked up a 2nd hand Floto briefcase off ebay,think it's the predecessor to this model (Cortona). Soft, vegetable tanned leather that's already broken in with some nicks and scuffs.
Works well enough even though it has more room than I need most days.
I was very impressed by the quality of my co-worker's Floto. He either has the Floto Poste Messenger or Novella (I can't remember) and I almost bought it off of him.
 

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Not a forum favorite, but I use a prada saffiano brief, which I picked up on sale for ~ $1100: http://www.neimanmarcus.com/p/Prada-Leather-Double-Gusset-Briefcase-Luggage-Travel/prod50580051_cat6390734_cat5890734_/?isEditorial=false&index=39&cmCat=cat000000cat13030735cat42130739cat000226cat5890735cat5890734cat6390734

I really like the finish on it although it's stamped leather rather than full-grain. It's held up well so far with almost no signs of wear after 9 months. I had wanted a LV taiga type brief but couldn't justify paying LV prices ($4000+ for something similar)

Mine is from Ottino in Florence and looks more or less like this one.
It is over 20 years old and the lock still works. I don't remember what I paid,
but it was several hundred then

http://www.ottino.com/e_prodotti.html

Second photo on the right from the top. The brown case standing on its' end
is the model.
 
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I carry a Saddleback Large Thin briefcase (Chestnut as well) every day and find the size to be perfect. I'm flying somewhere every week and it works really well for me. With all my travels, it's taking on some real "character". I could have gone with the medium, but I wouldn't have any extra capacity should the need arise.
Cheers

That, and the medium looks more like a purse unless you're a very small dude.
 

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I use an old school Hartmann Briefcase -- no tweed. It is the belting leather but it is a burgundy sort of cordovan color. Nothing fancy

This is not mine, just one like it on ebay. Nothing fancy.





I would like to have one like this:

 

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Last week i bought a new one form a Indonesian company called Cravar. Its incredible value for money. Specs are bellow:

Cravar Alpha 13 in Espresso
• Full grain veg-tanned leather.
• Solid brass hardware.
• Durable acrylic fabric lining.
• (W* H * D) : 14.5" * 11" * 4.15" / 37 * 28 * 10.5 cm.
• 3.75 lbs. / 1,700 grams - with shoulder strap.
• Fits 13" laptop.
• Easy, fast, and secure stud closure.
• Two main compartments, one is narrower to better fit your laptop.
• Two inside pockets and a full width back pocket.
• Top padded handle, with aluminum reinforced top flap.
• Luggage handle slot at the back.
• Removable, adjustable shoulder strap.
• Comfortable over-sized shoulder pad.
• Riveted & acrylic fabric lined stress points.
• Free trackable worldwide shipping.
• Lifetime warranty.

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