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Tweed messenger bag or brief cases?

Ennius

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Hi Gents,

I rather like the Brooks Brothers harris tweed messenger bag - especially the herringbone look.. They make this in two colors shown below. I think I prefer the brown. They are ~$350 so may wait for the big sale at year end.

Does anyone have experience with this or similar products? I am trying to get a sense of the quality. Would these be more seasonal - say fall/winter?

Also any suggestions on who else makes similar stuff? I have googled and not found much. One would think some ancient Scottish shop would do something like this.



Also I found an interesting twist - see the bottom two bags. Thomas Tweed creates messenger bags from used mens' suit jackets. No idea of the quality but they look very whimsical and fun!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/ThomasTweed#




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Ennius

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Hi Gents,

No fans of the tweed messenger bag or briefcase here?
 

Makoto Chan

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Interesting, but more of a fashion piece than a serious bag... And it dtrikes me as too ephemereal to be worth $350.
 

Ennius

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thanks.

Basically agreed. But at the year end sale I could get it about 1/2 off and then maybe I care to have a nice 'fashion piece'!
 

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