visvim‘s LAMINA backpacks are cool, WANT Les Essentiels‘ Sprucefire carryall is fairly rad, but when you’re ready to upgrade to a grown man’s bag, OG leathersmith Frank Clegg‘s English Briefcase is the one you should choose.
Each of the double gusset briefcases is built completely by hand in Fall River Massachusetts, using premium Harness Belting leather, Swiss-made RiRi zippers, and solid brass hardware. They sport an interior zip compartment, pen card, full front and back pockets, and a wrap around body strap for security.
Since, the bag’s leather does not require finishing, as the bag age it’s surface takes on a distinct, one-of-a-kind pattern, so yeah, the term “gets better with age” applies here.
Get one from Frank Clegg’s webstore for $910.