What do you think of this briefcase design?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by kolecho, Sep 4, 2006.

  1. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    I am interested in getting one like this made in about 1.5mm "thin" tan bridle hide with brass zippers. Overall dimensions will be 17"x12.5"x7". This thickness will give the case a soft look while retaining the durability and patina of bridle leather which I like so much.

    The case will be used when in-town as well as when I am travelling to keep papers and a laptop, hence its somewhat larger dimension. Key considerations are convenience (zippers and no fussy straps), durability (bridle), informal look (hence soft construction), patina (tan colour).

    Thoughts?

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  2. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    weekend bag yes breif case i think it is a big large and bulky and not sleak enough!
     


  3. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    What if the front pockets are removed, and only placed on the case when travelling? I think the twin handles also make it look like a weekend bad. What if it were replaced by a single handle?
     


  4. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    i dont think single or double handle will make much difference to be honest i think it is just the shape that is not right and it just looks big!
     


  5. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    By slim, do you mean something like this?

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  6. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    yes i really like that top 1 some thing like that would be spot on esp in black or brown croc!
     


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    stach Senior member

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    I think you would get tired of undoing those buckles in order to get to the side pockets.
     


  8. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    I am intending to have the side pockets customized to zippers.
     


  9. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    Well, since you asked, I don't really like it, but it seems to match all of your "key considerations". If it fits your wants/needs and you're happy with it then that's what matters.
     


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    Tomasso Senior member

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  11. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    It is like a Tumi in bridle [​IMG]

    Flap over briefcases are great for in-town use, but quite useless when one is travelling because it can't hold more than a few sheets of paper. Since I would like to use it when I am travelling also, this seems more functional.

    Anyways, I am still undecided between functionality or classic good looks.
     


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