Commissioning my First Briefcase

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by furo, May 10, 2012.

  1. scypticalchymist

    scypticalchymist Active Member

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    Beautiful! Hope it stands up well.
     


  2. alladin

    alladin Senior member

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    Any chance of a picture with the flap open?
     


  3. ferguscan

    ferguscan Senior member

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    Did it come with a strap? Could we please get pictures with the strap?

    Thanks!
     


  4. ferguscan

    ferguscan Senior member

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    Also, is the hardware raw brass, or is it plated? Looks too shiny to be brass.
     


  5. Ayrton

    Ayrton Well-Known Member

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  6. furo

    furo Senior member

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    Solid brass. It can be quite shiny depending on the mix and polish/coating used during processing. Here is a solid brass trumpet for comparison:

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    However, the brass may have aluminum to strengthen it, although this would not be in the form of an exterior plating.
     
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  7. black_umbrella

    black_umbrella Senior member

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    love the case. Definitely want some inside shots.
     


  8. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    Any inside shots forthcoming? Many thanks.
     


  9. furo

    furo Senior member

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    I sent it back to have a pocket removed so will be a couple weeks
     


  10. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    Understood, and congratulations.
     


  11. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    Simply beautiful Furo. Enjoy in good health and thank you for sharing these photos. :slayer:
     


  12. Equus Leather

    Equus Leather Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Definitley seconded - just brass can be a highly lustrous light gold and is very pretty when polished properly. Of course if it isn't lacquered it'll tarnish over time but will age/patinate nicely and can be polished where as lacquered brass tends to look horrid IMHO, plasticy when new and and ages gracelessly.

    This is one of our buckles as another example, solid brass thats been polished, no coating/plating etc at all

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    Charlie
     
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  13. lostron

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    one of the best leather pieces i have seen. congrats
     


  14. rohde88

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    Nice bag. I love my Narragansett, custom enough for my liking and great leather.
     


  15. sonvolt10

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    Are we ready to disclose the maker of the briefcase?
     


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