1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

Need help choosing a good briefcase

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by trlhtn, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. trlhtn

    trlhtn Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    66
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2012
    Thanks for the suggestions, and yes those briefcases look really nice. Unfortunately they are a little more than I am looking to spend. I am trying to keep it under $600 and under $500 would be even better.

    I have been looking at Tusting Briefcases, and have read some posts about them on this forum. Does anyone have any experience with them in the long run?
     
  2. trlhtn

    trlhtn Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    66
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2012
    thinking about getting either this

    [​IMG]

    or

    [​IMG]

    I'm leaning towards the second bag just cause the shape seems more defined.
     
  3. redips

    redips Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    45
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2010
    I absolutely love Saddleback. The Thin Briefcase is a bit heavy, but it's absolutely worth it. Not sure what's important to you, but I often get stopped on the street or in airports asking about it (I must confess that I convert it to a two strap backpack when pulling wheel luggage which I think interests some people - its functionality over form for me at that point). The other thing is that the hand sticthing in the leather gives it a 'rustic' look which may not be appealing to those looking for absolute fit and polish of a designer bag. But if you are dude, he slight rough look of the SBL bags should work for you.

    Plus it has a 100 year warranty, fwiw
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2012
  4. rsuhandy

    rsuhandy Senior member

    Messages:
    404
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2010
    

    I think SBL is great.
    Just not for me unfortunately.
    I prefer a slightly softer leather with more grain.
    Very good quality and value for the price though.
     
  5. godofcoffee

    godofcoffee Senior member

    Messages:
    274
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2009
    Location:
    NYC
  6. landshark

    landshark Senior member

    Messages:
    1,716
    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2010
    For a young guy, I wouldn't waste $500+ on a briefcase for your first job. If you come to work the first day with your expensive tan leather bag, it will look like your parents bought it. Which is actually the case. Get something innocuous for the time being.
     
  7. redips

    redips Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    45
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2010
    Landshark had the best advice...
     
  8. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

    Messages:
    24,364
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2007
    
    I agree, unless your parents actually buys one for you.
     
  9. trlhtn

    trlhtn Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    66
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2012
    I do think that's the route I will take. I am most probably going to order that Levenger by Tusting Messenger Brief (well below $500) since it looks pretty casual. And it looks like it ages well to:

    I believe the Tusting and Levenger are the same. The leather looks very similar in color
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2012
  10. trlhtn

    trlhtn Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    66
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2012
    any comments or experiences regarding levenger by tusting?
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2012

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by