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Review: Custom leather briefcase from Narragansett Leathers in Maine, US.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr. Moo, May 9, 2011.

  1. imatlas

    imatlas Distinguished Member

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    If I'm reading the website right, the standard brief is around $300, I would have to guess this customized version is $400, or perhaps around $500 at the most. Sounds like a good deal. I would much rather have this than a Mulholland, Filson, or more expensive leather case.

    +1

    Great bag, Moo!
     


  2. YoungAmerican

    YoungAmerican Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    I bought one of these for my wife when she graduated from law school, and it's really wonderful.

    It isn't fine - it's tough. But absolutely beautiful, and at a very reasonable price. Highly recommended.
     


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    Here is a photo of their medium brown case -- pics are from AAAC
    Pretty sure one of these would make an excellent present for my dad this year, and for me following graduation next year. I tried to get Drake over at Give Me Indiana to register over here if for no other reason than to post his, but no luck. I think he uses it daily, though. Here's a cool picture: [​IMG]
     


  4. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    It's about time I need a new bag. The bag looks stunning. Any comment on its weight, Moo?
    [​IMG] about 5 pounds.
    If I'm reading the website right, the standard brief is around $300, I would have to guess this customized version is $400, or perhaps around $500 at the most. Sounds like a good deal. I would much rather have this than a Mulholland, Filson, or more expensive leather case.
    +1 Great bag, Moo!
    I think the price:value ratio is rather good for this one. [​IMG] I am not 100% sure I understand what something like SAB or even Papworth would offer for 3-4x the price that would have 3-4x the benefit.
     


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    Great looking case, Moo. Thanks for sharing the great pics, too.
     


  6. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Great looking case, Moo. Thanks for sharing the great pics, too.

    Thank you. [​IMG]
     


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    Moo, is your bag more red or brown?
    it looks reddish (which I would prefer) but i wasn't sure if that was just the photography.
     


  8. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Moo, is your bag more red or brown? it looks reddish (which I would prefer) but i wasn't sure if that was just the photography.
    More red/orange than brown. Very close to London tan from SAB.
     


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    Moo, Great review and thanks for sharing. I especially liked seeing the pictures that show the briefcase being made. Looks like a very nice bag at a very reasonable price. Hope you post pics of it in the future so we can see how it holds up over time. Enjoy the briefcase. -LR
     


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    moo - nice bag! i debated trying narragansett. bags look very nice, priced very attractively, but wasn't completley sold on the default design. your custom design looks good [​IMG] i [​IMG]their maine locale. how long did yours take? [​IMG] i ended up going to your neck of the woods - after a bit of a wait and some ups sanfus my glaser is scheduled to be delivered today!
     


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    i ended up going to your neck of the woods - after a bit of a wait and some ups sanfus my glaser is scheduled to be delivered today!

    [​IMG] What model did you get?

    Please post photos of the glaser!
     


  12. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Moo,
    Great review and thanks for sharing. I especially liked seeing the pictures that show the briefcase being made. Looks like a very nice bag at a very reasonable price. Hope you post pics of it in the future so we can see how it holds up over time. Enjoy the briefcase.

    -LR


    Thank you. Future photos will be posted.

    moo - nice bag! i debated trying narragansett. bags look very nice, priced very attractively, but wasn't completley sold on the default design. your custom design looks good [​IMG] i [​IMG]their maine locale. how long did yours take? [​IMG] i ended up going to your neck of the woods - after a bit of a wait and some ups sanfus my glaser is scheduled to be delivered today!

    Thanks. It took a month from order to delivery.

    Glaser makes great bags from what I hear so I'm sure you won't be disappointed. Which did you order?
     


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    I wonder if he will do larger bags. His prices are really good.
     


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    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    I wonder if he will do larger bags. His prices are really good.

    I am not sure about larger bags - shoot him an e-mail.
     


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    I bought one of these for my wife when she graduated from law school, and it's really wonderful.
    . But absolutely beautiful, and at a very reasonable price. Highly recommended.


    "It isn't fine - it's tough"

    It's a beautiful bag, but it doesn't look fine. For a bag that is
    fine and tough, I will suggest Ottino in Florence. Mine is over 25 years old. The lock
    still works. I bought mine with a zipper portfolio which goes inside. In the picture,
    my bag is more or less the same color as Moo's and identical to the black briefcase
    standing on its' end ( picture #7 top )

    http://www.ottino.com/galleria.html
     


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