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Which documents briefcase should I get?

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I would like to keep the price for my new document briefcase sub 3k and here are the ones that have really captured my attention. I don't care so much if it is flashy or showy (hence the Epi leather line is included in the pictures). What I'm really looking for is exceptionally craftsmanship, non-leather (leather trim is fine), and something that could hold an iPad and some paper documents. I dress in suits and ties for my work and I would like this to compliment the rest of my attire.

As some background, I'm looking for non-leather because of the weather we have where I live (so much rain). Up until now, I have been using a nylon Prada messenger bag and am looking to move to a more briefcase style bag (handles) and I'm also looking to grow up from the nylon all together.

Of the three items pictured bags here, which would you think would be best? And if you think there is a better bag out there, which would you recommend? LV has always had a special place for me since I was young and at the moment, I only own a tie from them.

Your input and insight is greatly appreciated!!

Macassar monogram


Damier


Epi (leather, but priced about the same as the other and could work)
 

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I would like to keep the price for my new document briefcase sub 3k...(snip)

Important to set a reasonable budget to stop things from getting out of hand
 
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I would like to keep the price for my new document briefcase sub 3k...(snip)

Important to set a reasonable budget to stop things from getting out of hand

Haha. Indeed. My initial budget was about 2k but it really excluded some of the nicer bags out there. I will still try to keep it as low as possible.
 

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Very importantly, where do you work?
I manage a department of information services and work with executive offices. Aside from my staff that reports to me, the other individuals I work with are mostly VPs.
 

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I would like to keep the price for my new document briefcase sub 3k and here are the ones that have really captured my attention. I don't care so much if it is flashy or showy (hence the Epi leather line is included in the pictures). What I'm really looking for is exceptionally craftsmanship, non-leather (leather trim is fine), and something that could hold an iPad and some paper documents. I dress in suits and ties for my work and I would like this to compliment the rest of my attire.
As some background, I'm looking for non-leather because of the weather we have where I live (so much rain). Up until now, I have been using a nylon Prada messenger bag and am looking to move to a more briefcase style bag (handles) and I'm also looking to grow up from the nylon all together.
Of the three items pictured bags here, which would you think would be best? And if you think there is a better bag out there, which would you recommend? LV has always had a special place for me since I was young and at the moment, I only own a tie from them.
Your input and insight is greatly appreciated!!
Macassar monogram

Damier

Epi (leather, but priced about the same as the other and could work)

None of them. I prefer all leather classical briefcases. For example, this one from Ottino in Florence.
I have it in brown. It is over 25 years old and the lock still works.

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

(Scroll to the second page. Third picture on the top)
 
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I would like to keep the price for my new document briefcase sub 3k and here are the ones that have really captured my attention. I don't care so much if it is flashy or showy (hence the Epi leather line is included in the pictures). What I'm really looking for is exceptionally craftsmanship, non-leather (leather trim is fine), and something that could hold an iPad and some paper documents. I dress in suits and ties for my work and I would like this to compliment the rest of my attire.
As some background, I'm looking for non-leather because of the weather we have where I live (so much rain). Up until now, I have been using a nylon Prada messenger bag and am looking to move to a more briefcase style bag (handles) and I'm also looking to grow up from the nylon all together.
Of the three items pictured bags here, which would you think would be best? And if you think there is a better bag out there, which would you recommend? LV has always had a special place for me since I was young and at the moment, I only own a tie from them.
Your input and insight is greatly appreciated!!
Macassar monogram

Damier

Epi (leather, but priced about the same as the other and could work)

None of them. I prefer all leather classical briefcases. For example, this one from Ottino in Florence.
I have it in brown. It is over 25 years old and the lock still works.

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

(Scroll to the second page. Third picture on the top)

Thanks! I checked them out and they look pretty good. 25yrs is impressive for reliability IMHO. They seem a bit more relaxed and I like the structural integrity of the LV (they keep their shape well). I may have to do some more thinking here...
 

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