A Gentleman's Satchel

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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by Sandlapper » Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:54 pm

If you have the money to buy, check out Saddleback Leather Co. Christian guy with the best leather worked good in the world. Their motto is, "They will fight over it after you are dead"
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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by GaryInVA » Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:49 pm

CW Spook wrote:
hogleg wrote:Closest thing I have is an old Zero attaché case that was given to me used 15+ years ago. The inside now has foam as I only use it to carry handguns to the range. One guy calls it my hit man case.

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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by tuttle » Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:44 am

hogleg wrote:Murse.

Also *a*-bag.

In the infantry many leaders carried the map case when afield. It was universally called "the *a*-bag" even buy those using it. Back in the day at the Infantry Officer Basic Course at Fort Benning, every Lieutenant attending had to carry one. Many quietly despised them. Many did not.

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Regardless of what American military personnel may say, I refute your assertion that such a bag is a murse and/or a *a*-bag with the following evidence:

Exhibit A
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Exhibit B (note how the hooded bandits cower before the presence of the satchel)
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The only negative thing about such a bag is that it is so sturdy it may work against you if ever you are trapped between a tank and a hard place...
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And while it'll hold it's own against evil maniac temple priests...
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...one should use extreme caution while carrying the possibly flammable Sankara Stones
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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by TNLawPiper » Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:14 pm

It's a European carry-all!

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Post by gaining_age » Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:11 pm

Luther wrote:
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I know they are out of SanFrans Disco but.... these bags a cool, I'm going to get the one for my Samsung Tab.

http://www.sfbags.com/products/cargo/cargo.htm
This is intriguing.

I kept thinking my wife should get a cool leather briefcase/satchel. She turned me down several times on the topic and I realized my laptop bag is showing its age. I realized maybe I'm the one that should get a leather laptop bag/briefcase/satchel. I've had my old Targus bag for over 12 years now. I got it for the clean design that had the laptop separate so you could unzip and have it pass through airport security without removing the laptop.

I'm now in the pondering stage of "how do you decide upon a leather laptop satchel/carrying case?" Any known brick and mortar places to check out for styles?

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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by durangopipe » Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:36 pm

I was able to buy this used Filson bag from a friend a few years back:

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With an inexpensive padded camera bag liner it becomes a truly large camera bag:

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Mine holds two Fuji mirrorless bodies, seven lenses, a mess of extra batteries and cards, various other accessories and a small tripod with lots of room left over.

Pull out the camera gear and liner and it's a terrific weekender bag.
Best damn bags in the world. Filson stuff is top drawer. A Gentleman's bag, for sure.

They make smaller ones for laptops, etc.

If you can afford one of their bags, get it.
If you can find a used one at a price you can handle, buy it

They last forever. In fact, they look better and better as they get older.
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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by hugodrax » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:08 pm

I must ask my man what he carries. Like J-B, I dislike carrying things.
Etiam mihi opinio anserem perirent.

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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by gaining_age » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:55 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:08 pm
I must ask my man what he carries. Like J-B, I dislike carrying things.
I feel a Gunga Din quote coming on...
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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by durangopipe » Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:15 pm

By the livin’ Gawd that made you
You’re a better man than I am, Hugodrax.

(Damn if your screen name didn’t preserve the meter!)


I used to guide a sport who carried a Hardy Carryall bag when he fished . . .

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Not quite as nice as a Filson, but still very nice and about half the price or less.
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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by gaining_age » Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:19 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:15 pm
By the livin’ Gawd that made you
You’re a better man than I am, Hugodrax.

(Damn if your screen name didn’t preserve the meter!)


I used to guide a sport who carried a Hardy Carryall bag when he fished . . .

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Not quite as nice as a Filson, but still very nice and about half the price or less.

Or this one:

From "Exit Who? A farce in two parts":

An actor comes in with a pitcher of water and mutters to himself:
"I am bearing water like Gunga Din. I knew him, you know. 'I'm a good man better than you are, Gunga Din.'"

To which another actor responds:
"That's backwards. It's 'You're a better man than I am.'"

To which the actor (Wilfred) responds:
"He may have been better than you but he was a damn sight worse than I am."
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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by durangopipe » Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:50 pm

gaining_age wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:19 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:15 pm
By the livin’ Gawd that made you
You’re a better man than I am, Hugodrax.

(Damn if your screen name didn’t preserve the meter!)


I used to guide a sport who carried a Hardy Carryall bag when he fished . . .

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Not quite as nice as a Filson, but still very nice and about half the price or less.

Or this one:

From "Exit Who? A farce in two parts":

An actor comes in with a pitcher of water and mutters to himself:
"I am bearing water like Gunga Din. I knew him, you know. 'I'm a good man better than you are, Gunga Din.'"

To which another actor responds:
"That's backwards. It's 'You're a better man than I am.'"

To which the actor (Wilfred) responds:
"He may have been better than you but he was a damn sight worse than I am."
:lol:
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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by hugodrax » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:36 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:15 pm
By the livin’ Gawd that made you
You’re a better man than I am, Hugodrax.

(Damn if your screen name didn’t preserve the meter!)


I used to guide a sport who carried a Hardy Carryall bag when he fished . . .

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Not quite as nice as a Filson, but still very nice and about half the price or less.
My wife and I both use Filson briefcases (original for me, dark green for her). She, however, being made of Sterling stuff, uses a medium field bag (My holy grail shotshell bag) for a daily purse. I keep waiting for her to get sick of it so I can bloody it up some.
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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by JMG » 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 John-Boy » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:05 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:08 pm
I must ask my man what he carries. Like J-B, I dislike carrying things.
This is why I encourage men I'm with to carry whatever bag will be easiest for them to carry my gear too.
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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by hugodrax » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:27 pm

John-Boy wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:05 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:08 pm
I must ask my man what he carries. Like J-B, I dislike carrying things.
This is why I encourage men I'm with to carry whatever bag will be easiest for them to carry my gear too.
I agree. It's really the only point for having law clerks.
Etiam mihi opinio anserem perirent.

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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by Sir Moose » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:46 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:27 pm
John-Boy wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:05 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:08 pm
I must ask my man what he carries. Like J-B, I dislike carrying things.
This is why I encourage men I'm with to carry whatever bag will be easiest for them to carry my gear too.
I agree. It's really the only point for having law clerks.
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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by tim_witten » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:41 pm

I’ve been carrying this large Dickies tool bag for a couple of years. It has my medicines and sundries for everyday use. Once I got to the point were I needed to have 4-5 bottles of meds; insulin, emergency glucose injector; and epi-pens nearby; Igave up on my laptop bag and switched to this behemoth.

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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by Hovannes » Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:25 pm

I kept the saddlebags carried by my late, sainted horse Maggie
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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by Qubit » Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:56 am

I currently use a laptop bag for my laptop shld a couple thin books, pens, notepad. I really prefer a backpack, however. Anything in leather or canvas is durable, stylish, and stays out of the way. A messenger bag or laptop bag tends to get in the way too much, I'm discovering.Image

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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by Jester » Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:52 am

I have this bag.
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I like the style but I need something different. It doesn't hold things very well. No good place for my bible, pipes or cigars. The small pockets in front are good for certain sized books. If you load the main pouch the sidewalls have no stiffness leaving everything jumbling around in a weird shaped disaster. I have been on the lookout for a better one that doesn't look like a diaper bag.
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