High-end briefcases for the modern gentleman

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  1. pkiula

    pkiula Senior member

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    Hi. So I saw the thread - http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=115841 - but this has several disappointments: (1) It contains crappy "tote bags" (messenger bags) in the collection. So disdainfully casual! (2) Mostly there are no pics! I'm looking for a classic, elegant gentlemen briefcase. Something that screams class, can be used to carry both business stuff (documents/diary) and a small laptop (such as Mac Air), and something that will last 10-20 years with good care. Zegna's "Diplimatica" comes to mind. [​IMG] As does SaddleBack. [​IMG] Or the Bosca: [​IMG] What are the others? Thanks.
     


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    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    You wanna "scream class"!!?? Seriously!?
     


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    saddleback and bosca , seriously?
     


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    I would go with either the saddleback or the bosca.
     


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    Nick A Affiliate Vendor

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    Zegna for briefcases, no no no

    I'm sure they're nice, but if you really want to step up to the plate, check out Swaine Adeney Brigg or Dunhill.

    or valextra for something more modern
     


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    I'm looking for a classic, elegant gentlemen briefcase. Something that screams class

    I didn't know you could scream class and get away with it.
     


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    I didn't know you could scream class and get away with it.

    not without Obama slapping a tax on you faster than you can blink

    [​IMG]
     


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    Bosca ain't even in the conversation. I've had Bosca products and found them to be similarly serviceable to another mall brand, Jack Georges. Didn't cost too much on sale, but disposable in a few years if you're using them every day.
     


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    pkiula Senior member

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    Ok, fine, not scream class but whisper it. Semantics. Thanks for the input about Bosca. Never owned one, but good to know! Dunhill designs are a little boring to my eye. But that Swaine Adene Brigg stuff looks pretty slick (with a price to match)! All tan bags though? What's up with that? I especially like this one: http://www.swaineadeney.co.uk/produc..._dc/index.html Has anyone seen the latest Coen brothers movie "A Serious Man"? The main guy in the movie, a Jewish professor dealing with his life, carries a cognac brown/red briefcase, which was fabulous. I've tried to see pics of it, but can't find it. Would love to have just that thing!
     


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    It doesn't have to be tan. They do choices.

    Bear in mind also that totally-form-over-function-machines-for-people-who-believe-it's-screaming-class like the Macbook Air (or for the unfortunate suckers who have to buy it based on an OS X lock-in and not wanting to carry a ~5lb boat anchor) can bend just by you dropping heavy bags like the above on their faces from knee height unless you have some rigid protection for the notebook itself - basically part of the substantial weight of the bag itself combined with a relatively small drop is enough to crush the Air regardless of a few bits of foam around the machine. If you buy a non-Apple subnotebook however it's rarely an issue.
     


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    I think the most stylish from this thread Zegna "Diplomatica"
     


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