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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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    Would you mind posting a picture? Does it have a waxy feel to it? It seems like horsehide has a tough/waxy look to it in general.
     


  2. Caboose66

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    Nice stuff and I appreciate the fact that it's a US company. However, not made in USA - Made in Mexico (unless I've missed a very recent update). Not a commentary on the qualtiy nor a political statement, just a clarification with regard to the thread title.

    Cheers, Dean
     


  3. cbbuff

    cbbuff Senior member

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    Like I said, it gets used, but I like the "worn in" look. Only rookies carry neat, clean bags.:)


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  4. Superfluous

    Superfluous Senior member

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    Damn, what did you do to it? How did all those creases get in there? Did you literally bend the leather?
     


  5. whiskeylaureate

    whiskeylaureate Senior member

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    It looks like it maybe got wet, rumpled and then dried w/o trying to condition it. I've beat the crap out of my Mulholland angler's bag for 2yrs, and not to sound like a dick, but it looks way better than that. What happened?
     


  6. cbbuff

    cbbuff Senior member

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    That is supposed to be the look of the horsehide they use. I asked them if that was normal when I sent it in and they said it was. They said it a look people desire to get :eh:

    Honestly, it bothered me for a while, and maybe I'm just so used to seeing it that I don't really notice it. I wish I knew if this is typical, but I haven't seen another bag IRL.
     
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  7. cbbuff

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    It didn't get wet, and I have conditioned it occasionally (about 2x per year).
     


  8. emptym

    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    ^Is the leather really thin?
    I don't think so. Some of my favorite businesses are run by people who are very particular about the product they make and refuse certain services.
     


  9. cbbuff

    cbbuff Senior member

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    Not at all. Quite thick.
     


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    I have one of the last Narraganset briefcases, very good quality and Alan made a matching valet tray for me!
     


  11. razl

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    fyi: I've had my M&W Traveler for about 4 months or so now and love it. It get's a daily to/from office trip and that's about it. I don't really baby it but it still looks as good as new. While I don't have a currnet pic, here's how it was when I got it (as compared to cbbuff's!) and I don't think a curent pic would show nary a difference.

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    Absolutely zero complaints or problems with it and many compliments from others along the way.
     


  12. cbbuff

    cbbuff Senior member

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    I had been convinced that this was how it was supposed to look, but I'm starting to wonder if I'm getting screwed here.... :uhoh:
     


  13. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    Don't know much about briefcases, but why restrict yourself to US Made when there must be so much more, and perhaps even better, out there? :confused:
     


  14. Superfluous

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    Because a lot of the best briefcases are indeed made in the USA. I like it being Made in the USA. They have good price points made in the USA. If it breaks, it's easier for me to deal with, ship, etc.
     


  15. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    If I'm paying $1k for a briefcase that I can customize, I'd want to be the one to make the call on a 1" logo.
     


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