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Just as with the traditional suit and tie, the classic, boxy briefcases that our father and grandfathers owned are rapidly disappearing. Instead, we’re noticing more bags that are less structured and more casual, like leather and canvas totes. Technology has also created the demand for slimmer bags that can safely transport our iPads and laptops.However, that doesn’t mean that briefcases should become a forgotten relic.
While the classic briefcase may not cut it in today’s modern world, there’s still a demand and need for briefcases for the professional. While a tote or messenger bag could be effective on most occasions, there remains an allure of showing up to an important meeting with briefcase that illustrates your professionalism and respect for the business at hand.
If you’re in the market for a new briefcase to not only carry vital documents and gadgets, here 10 quality options that can also add some additional style to your wardrobe.
10. Wilsons Leather Computer Friendly Leather Attache – $99
This classic attache from Wilsons Leather is constructed with quality leather and a structured frame. Also includes dual clasp closures, a padded sleeve for laptops up to 15″, interior organizer for pens, documents or your phone and a removable, adjustable leather shoulder strap.
9. Ralph Lauren Gents Classic Briefcase – $1250.00
A slim briefcase from an iconic brand that was made from soft tumbled leather and features everything from hand-burnished accents, a flap top secured buckled tabs with stud closures, detachable leather shoulder strap and cotton drill interior that’s perfect for all of your personal and business items.
8. Ted Baker London ‘Skolday’ Satchel – $348
This is the brand’s best selling satchel and comes in four vibrant colors; Blue, Green, Orange and Ecru. Made from 100% Bovine leather, this piece also features contrasting leather straps, removable strap and a convenient large interior.
7. Zero Halliburton Geo Aluminium Attache
Erle P. Halliburton developed his signature aluminum briefcase back in 1938. Today, you can show the world that you’re all business with your own luxe briefcase that has been constructed out of lightweight anodized aluminum. Prices start at $325.
6. Filson Original Briefcase – $248
A tough, durable and water repellant option that was made in the U.S.A. On top of the wide carrying compartment, there is plenty of storage with the 2 full length interior open pockets; 1 interior business card pocket; 1 interior calculator/cell phone pocket; 2 full width exterior open side pockets; 2 small exterior end utility pockets.
5. Kenneth Cole New York Paglietta Leather Document Case – $165
A contemporary and minimal document case made from textured leather. Features include a flap top with push-lock closure and an interior with one cell phone pocket, one zip pocket, and two pen loops.
4. Libero Ferrero Hickory Slim Brief – $925
A stylish and classic brief constructed from vegetable-tanned leather. Also includes the label’s signature Holland & Sherry wool-lined interior, antimicrobial medical grade interior nylon pocketing, secure laptop/tablet sleeve and detachable shoulder strap. Also available in Black.
3. Jack Spade Tech Oxford Laptop Briefcase – $498
A modern offering that is water resistant and made from Jack Spade’s custom fabric. Built for transporting your laptop and documents to the office or when traveling. Also includes a dual compartment, double-zipper closure, and even can slide onto the handle of rolling luggage.
2. Burberry Smoked Check Briefcase – $1,095
A stylish and unique smoked check briefcase that comes equipped with a smooth leather trim, top zip closure, rolled leather handles, detachable crossbody strap, a luggage tag, interior zip and matte metal hardware.
1. Canali Business Brief – $955
Canali was ahead of its time when it was founded in 1934. Today, the label has created an exquisite business brief constructed from 100% genuine grained leather. This compact selection also features a top carry handle, flap closure, exterior slip pocket and an interior wall pocket with pen loops.
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