Since the beginning of the modern era, man (and woman) has been in search of stylish ways to transport important documents ( and now laptops ) to and fro. We went in search for 5 functional, long lasting, affordable and long lasting bags ourself and this is what we found.
#1 Saddlebag Briefcase by Colonel Littleton $610
The Saddlebag Briefcase was designed in tribute to American History, the U. S. Cavalry and the Old West! Its design, reminiscent of the saddlebags carried by the U. S. Cavalry from the 1850′s, is contemporary enough for today’s busy executive who likes something different. Front straps with workable buckles also have snap closures behind the buckles for quick access. Inside front and back canvas dividers with pockets for pen, business cards, PDA, calculator, cell phone, etc. Roomy enough for a laptop computer. Outside back pocket. Adjustable shoulder strap with pad. Brass D-ring provides a good place for attaching one of our brass luggage tags. Has a serial-numbered brass plate on the back and may be personalized with three initials on the brass oval plate under the front flap. 16″ overall height, including handle. Inside dimensions are 12″H x 15″W x 4″D. Available in brown American steer hide with solid brass hardware. Handmade in Col. Littleton Workshop.
Bullhide Leather by Orvis $295
If you need more—more capacity, more pockets, and a more rugged exterior—this is the briefcase for you. Tough Bullhide handles the abuses of morning commutes and life on the job, with a patina that’s the envy of every colleague in your meeting room. The main compartment boasts three pen pockets, two large sleeves for a PDA and cell phone, and business card slots. The second is fully lined with nylon; a laptop slips in and out with ease. One outside slip compartment holds the daily paper. D-rings for included shoulder strap make it easy to carry in comfort. Snag-free nylon zippers. In brown. Personalize with embossing or engraving on a brass plate, up to 6 letters. 13″H x 17″W x 5¼”D; 1,160 cu. in. Holds laptops up to 15½” wide. Imported.
Turino Messenger by Cole Haan $598
Country luxe messenger handcrafted in Italy in our signature Italian milled vachetta.
* Hand-cut and fully crafted by a single artisan, true luxury construction
* Detailed with subtle contrast stitch
* Custom polished nickel hardware
* Tuck lock flap closure
* Removable shoulder strap with dog clip attachment
* Two exterior side slip pockets and one back slip pocket
* Interior zip pocket and Cole Haan organization panel
* Cotton lined
* Made in Italy
* 15″ W x 12″ H x 5 1/2″ D
J. W. Hulme Overnight Briefcase $940 by Allen Edmonds
JW Hulme Logo
J.W. Hulme’s classic overnight briefcase is now aged to perfection so you have the 40 year old look of a well used bag. Each bag is unique because they are individually buffed and antiqued.
Heritage Leather – Saddle brown distressed full-grain leather hand buffed to give it an antiqued patina. J.W. Hulme’s full-grain leather is tanned in the USA using environmentally friendly processes.
# Two large zipper secured main compartments
# Front compartment with tool/pencil organizer pocket
# Full width flat velcro secured pocket in front compartment
# Nylon lined panels and dividers
# Lined exterior full width front zippered pocket
# Rolled leather handles
# Detachable/adjustable 9oz leather shoulder strap with suede-backed sliding leather pad
# Leather luggage tag
# Key leash
# Brass hardware
# Optional laptop sleeve available through J.W. Hulme #77301
# Made in the USA
# Guaranteed for life
16″W x 12″H x 6″D
Waxed Leather Tarras by Barbour
* Available in Olive – UBA0003OL71
* Waxed cotton outer with leather trims
* Barbour Tartan lining
* Antique brass detail
* Sponge clean only
* Size: 15 x 12 x 4ins ( 29 x 36 x 11cm)
Seersucker & Tweeds blog by American Suit Store