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What do you think of this briefcase design?

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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?

 

luk-cha

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

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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?
 

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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!
 

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

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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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kolecho

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It is like a Tumi in bridle


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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