Image by: Jack Georges
By Phillip K. Issa
Fewer accessories say “I mean business” like a power briefcase. But it has to look like a briefcase – leathery, opulent and sturdy – otherwise, it is just another piece of luggage or a fancy bag.
To truly arrive in style, you must possess a bag that says you are serious, have great taste, and enjoy the finer things in life. Yes, that means these biz bags are expensive – the cheapest one is around $250.
But guess what? Well-made items last forever (or close to it). Heck, one of these shown here is even guaranteed for 100 years.
Here are three classic briefcases that are sure to wow those clients, pulled from Amazon:
1 – Jack Georges Milano Collection Slim Flapover, Black
Forget about the boxy, sharp-edged cases that you’ve been accustomed to. From Jack Georges comes this Slim Flapover, part of the Milano Collection (pictured above). And boy, is this a nice bag (and then some).
Boasting fine Italian leather and nickel hardware, this brief should go the distance (although it is not as expensive as the other two shown here, so probably not as sturdy). Amenities include an “easy access” organizer and a shoulder strap. And guess what, it only weighs 2 pounds.
Image by: Johnston & Murphy
2 – Johnston & Murphy Lawyer’s Briefcase, Black
The neat and tidy lawyer’s briefcase was made for attorneys to truck around all of those legal papers back and forth from the office to the courtroom. It is a big and beefy classic.
And this beautiful example by Johnston & Murphy does everything right. It features waxhide leather, a trio of interior compartments (including a padded one for a 15.4-inch laptop), a “Quick Retrieve” place to keep your frequently-used items and a USB pouch.
People go to college for eight years just to carry this bag.
Image by: Saddleback Leather Co.
3 – Saddleback Classic Leather Briefcase, Chestnut
Break down those preconceived notions of what a briefcase should look like by toting this fine offering from Saddleback Leather. These roomy, expandable bags are built to outlast the purchaser, as they are made of the finest full-grain boot leather (only thicker) and are manufactured using the best materials and stitching techniques.
This bag is particularly sweet because it converts to a backpack, has a false bottom and removable straps. Oh, and it has a 100-year warranty. Yes, that is not a typo.
Some complain, however, that these bags can get quite heavy and that the straps look doesn’t quite work on Wall Street.