A Gentleman's Satchel

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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by coco » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:04 am

Jester wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:09 am
coco wrote:
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The Art of Manliness on historical man bags
Awesome!
A guy made this bag as a reproduction of a Lakota shooting bag.
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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by coco » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:10 am

GQ recommends the following:
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I, however, recommend a bag that is at least big enough to hold a standard file folder, thereby putting it into the messenger bag/briefcase category.
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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by coco » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:22 am

JMG wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:02 pm
Not sure if I qualify as a "gentleman", but I've carried this goat leather bag for the last 5 or 6 years. I like it alright.

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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by harkpuff » Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:11 pm

coco wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:22 am
JMG wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:02 pm
Not sure if I qualify as a "gentleman", but I've carried this goat leather bag for the last 5 or 6 years. I like it alright.

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Using the skins of your enemies to make your bag: I like it.
Great looking bag Coco! Very rugged and masculine. I have been looking for a bag like this in genuine leather, but so far have found the price way out of budget.
May I ask where you purchased yours?
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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by coco » Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:47 pm

harkpuff wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:11 pm
coco wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:22 am
JMG wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:02 pm
Not sure if I qualify as a "gentleman", but I've carried this goat leather bag for the last 5 or 6 years. I like it alright.

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Using the skins of your enemies to make your bag: I like it.
Great looking bag Coco! Very rugged and masculine. I have been looking for a bag like this in genuine leather, but so far have found the price way out of budget.
May I ask where you purchased yours?
Harkpuff
I shall pass that question off to JMG.
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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by Preacher1611 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:51 am

harkpuff wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:46 pm
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I've been carrying around an old Italian airforce bag for a couple years now, like this one:


https://colemans.com/shop/pouches-bags/ ... ulder-bag/
I love it! It's a nice looking bag. Is it lined with some kind of stiffener material to keep its shape so it doesn't collapse when not completely full?

No, no special lining. Basically it's made of a denim like material so it's fairly stiff. I like it a lot!
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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by Preacher1611 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:55 am

gaining_age wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:29 pm
coco wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:11 pm
gaining_age wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:26 am
gaining_age wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:32 am
My quest is beginning to get serious. I've found myself drawn toward a higher end "double zip briefcase". Oh my budget... .


G.
The deed is done. I have bought a quality briefcase.
Pics, man!
I'll pull a few from the internet as I don't have a picture sharing site working currently:

--> look at the size of those zipper teeth-- I don't expect much snagging to happen or zipper mishaps.
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The one side has a snap pocket and then a strap outside for going over the carry on luggage handle:

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Measurements
Strap:19.7 in
Depth:3.9 in
Handle:4.3 in
Width:15 in
Height: 11.8 in

Lots of pockets and very soft to touch inside and out.

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That's a nice briefcase!
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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by JMG » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:10 am

coco wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:47 pm
harkpuff wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:11 pm
coco wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:22 am
JMG wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:02 pm
Not sure if I qualify as a "gentleman", but I've carried this goat leather bag for the last 5 or 6 years. I like it alright.

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Using the skins of your enemies to make your bag: I like it.
Great looking bag Coco! Very rugged and masculine. I have been looking for a bag like this in genuine leather, but so far have found the price way out of budget.
May I ask where you purchased yours?
Harkpuff
I shall pass that question off to JMG.
I believe I bought it off of Etsy years ago, but I can't remember exactly. I also "think" I remember it being from an Indonesian maker. There are a number of makers now making similar bags from goat leather. My bag has proven to be well made and the leather is really strong. Not as soft or pliable as cow leather, but also not nearly as expensive. I think I paid about 80 bucks for this bag.
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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by harkpuff » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:56 am

JMG wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:10 am
coco wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:47 pm
harkpuff wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:11 pm
coco wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:22 am
JMG wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:02 pm
Not sure if I qualify as a "gentleman", but I've carried this goat leather bag for the last 5 or 6 years. I like it alright.

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Using the skins of your enemies to make your bag: I like it.
Great looking bag Coco! Very rugged and masculine. I have been looking for a bag like this in genuine leather, but so far have found the price way out of budget.
May I ask where you purchased yours?
Harkpuff
I shall pass that question off to JMG.
I believe I bought it off of Etsy years ago, but I can't remember exactly. I also "think" I remember it being from an Indonesian maker. There are a number of makers now making similar bags from goat leather. My bag has proven to be well made and the leather is really strong. Not as soft or pliable as cow leather, but also not nearly as expensive. I think I paid about 80 bucks for this bag.
Thanks for your reply JMG. I will now do the research.

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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by harkpuff » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:58 am

coco wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:47 pm
harkpuff wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:11 pm
coco wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:22 am
JMG wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:02 pm
Not sure if I qualify as a "gentleman", but I've carried this goat leather bag for the last 5 or 6 years. I like it alright.

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Using the skins of your enemies to make your bag: I like it.
Great looking bag Coco! Very rugged and masculine. I have been looking for a bag like this in genuine leather, but so far have found the price way out of budget.
May I ask where you purchased yours?
Harkpuff
I shall pass that question off to JMG.

Woops! Sorry Coco.

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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by rgcurrey » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:29 am

Well I have enjoyed this thread so I thought it was time I joined it.

First up is my go to work and back daily carry satchel. It is a Spec-Ops Brand bag made in the USA. It wasn't what I originally wanted but I got it cheap and thought I would give it a try. Years later with daily abuse this thing has held up like a champ. I added a small pouch to the inside and a light sheath for a flashlight, both via the internal molle type webbing. The entire inside is bright yellow and it does make finding items much easier.

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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by rgcurrey » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:35 am

When I need to carry stuff to and from court I have my trusty Bosca Briefcase. It is in their "Old Leather" with Irish linen lining. I have had this bag for 18 years now and it has the marks to prove it but it is still in great shape.

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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by coco » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:19 am

harkpuff wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:58 am
coco wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:47 pm
harkpuff wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:11 pm
coco wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:22 am
JMG wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:02 pm
Not sure if I qualify as a "gentleman", but I've carried this goat leather bag for the last 5 or 6 years. I like it alright.

Image
Using the skins of your enemies to make your bag: I like it.
Great looking bag Coco! Very rugged and masculine. I have been looking for a bag like this in genuine leather, but so far have found the price way out of budget.
May I ask where you purchased yours?
Harkpuff
I shall pass that question off to JMG.

Woops! Sorry Coco.
No problem.
:)
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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by Joshoowah » Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:18 pm

I think I'm finally about to bite the bullet on a leather satchel myself. I've been hankering for one for sometime. After I get my check from the SATs, I'm doin' it!
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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by Joshoowah » Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:19 pm

coco wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:19 am
harkpuff wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:58 am
coco wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:47 pm
harkpuff wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:11 pm
coco wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:22 am
JMG wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:02 pm
Not sure if I qualify as a "gentleman", but I've carried this goat leather bag for the last 5 or 6 years. I like it alright.

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Using the skins of your enemies to make your bag: I like it.
Great looking bag Coco! Very rugged and masculine. I have been looking for a bag like this in genuine leather, but so far have found the price way out of budget.
May I ask where you purchased yours?
Harkpuff
I shall pass that question off to JMG.

Woops! Sorry Coco.
No problem.
:)
If I remember correctly, JMG got it from Amazon for like $100 or something. Maybe less.
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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by Unkinjoe » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:21 am

real man's bag
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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by gaining_age » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:57 am

Unkinjoe wrote:
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real man's bag
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Looks like that could be more of a sack than a satchel.
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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by JimVH » Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:09 am

gaining_age wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:57 am
Unkinjoe wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:21 am
real man's bag
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Looks like that could be more of a sack than a satchel.
What if you added handles?

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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by Adam Z » Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:09 pm

I have carried this regularly for the last year: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01G8 ... UTF8&psc=1

Very happy with the quality.

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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by Joshoowah » Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:22 pm

I've spent the last 5 Saturdays doing random SAT proctoring here in Kenya to earn some extra cash in order to buy a leather bag. It'll be here in December now!

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