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Made in the USA Briefcases

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Superfluous, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. Superfluous

    Superfluous Senior member

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    As I'm starting to move more towards Made in the USA :slayer:, I'm looking for full duty leather briefcase. What is out there and what are your thoughts?

    M&W Traveler
    Frank Clegg Leatherworks


    What are people's thoughts on hard leather vs soft leather briefcases?
     


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  3. Superfluous

    Superfluous Senior member

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    It's a little too casual and heavy for me.
     


  4. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    Why would you want to do that?
     


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    emptym Moderator Moderator

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  6. Superfluous

    Superfluous Senior member

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    I like it.


    I don't like the logos they put on it.
     


  7. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    They are completely custom. If you don't like it, ask them to leave it off.
     


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    Xiaogou Senior member

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    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    Normally, I hate logos too. But theirs is small and nice. One reason to hate logos is that they're a form of bragging. But almost no one knows who Glaser is, so that doesn't apply here. Another reason is that logos are free advertising for a company. Most companies I wouldn't want to advertise for, but I'm very happy to for small, excellent businesses that focus on quality craftsmanship, particularly family-run ones.
     


  10. Superfluous

    Superfluous Senior member

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    I heard someone asked them to make one without and they refused.
     


  11. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    All I can say is mine is a kick ass bag and I never really notice the logo, but YMMV.
     


  12. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    If true, ridiculous.
     


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    I personally love the charm of a substantial and chunky Saddleback leather bag.
     


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    cbbuff Senior member

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    I have the M&W Traveller bag for almost 2 years and love it. It is heavier than the nylon bags, but looks great and is bulletproof. The ergonomics on it are also great. I travel for work 30+ weeks a year, so it gets used pretty hard.

    I also have to commend the customer service. I tore the back flap (where you would tuck a magazine) almost off on the underside of an airline seat. I sent it back to them in Oklahoma. I expected to have to pay for this as it was clearly damage and not a defect at all, but they fixed it and shipped it for free in about a week and a half. They even conditioned it for me.

    The only downside is the additional weight, but that's not a big deal for me as I usually have so much weight in the stuff packed in there (laptop, charger, notebooks, reading books,magazines, files, etc.) that it would be heavy regardless of the weight of the bag.
     
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    More than likely, nobody else where you live will have a Glasser briefcase. It's not like you will be accused of going along with the crowd, copying what others do! Just my .02.
     


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