I start articling May 1. I need a new briefcase. I prefer something with clean lines and classic, but have a price limit of around $400. Option 1: Schlesinger triple gusset flap over. Likely in black, but also comes in chestnut. This is my favourite because of the clean lines, but the lock makes me nervous as it looks really flimsy. Option 2: Customhide 1945. If I get this one it will be in the whiskey colour. Option 3: Atlas Classic Wrap Round Strap Dispatch Case (again, if this, in tan belting leather) What do you guys think. Which would you choose? Bear in mind the reason why my front runner right now (Shlesinger in black) has been chosen is because of the clean lines and good rep of the company. I would love to get a London tan coloured SAB, but I will likely hold off a year or two on the tan coloured case (that can develop patina) until I have the funds to buy a bag that will last a lifetime to develop that patina. Right now I can't afford more than $400.