Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5
Rated 5 out of 5 by CoffeeDrinker Bleecker Slim Brief - An Exceptional Purchase
I have been eyeing this black leather slim brief with brass hardware for quite a while. I finally decided to get it, but since there were so few Men's stores I had to order it online. Ordering online was very easy, and the item arrived faster than I thought. I liked how it was placed in the dust bag, then wrapped in what looked like a heavy recycled paper with a nice 'Coach' sticker on it (even when shipping to my home the packaging was classy yet simple).
This bag surpassed all my expectations. The leather is very soft but doesn't feel flimsy, and the interior lining has a sturdy yet silky texture. There are multiple pockets for storage, but the compartments blend in with the overall bag. That's really what I like most about it: this bag has a sleek design but there are subtle touches that give it a nice flair, such as the corners and leather stripes that go up the body through to the handles. And I really like that the handles are tubular, not flat handles with reinforced leather. That's the other thing I like about this bag, that it's all leather, even the drop strap, as opposed to most modern briefs which have nylon or some other cloth. They put so much thought into even the design of that strap that I am seriously considering using it as a belt.
I took it on a long haul flight with me, and I was able to fit my iPad, bluetooth keyboard, ereader, headphones, travel organizer, notebook, and a set of pens with me. All this in a "slim" brief, and I'm sure an ultrabook could get in there as well. After a day of carrying it around my shoulders weren't sore and the bag held up to security screenings, being stowed under plane seats, and luggage carts with nary a scratch (so far, knock on wood).
One little thing: the picture shows two hang tags, a leather one and a metal one. My brief only came with the leather tag, but I was able to get a brass tag from my local Coach store. I know it's kind of nitpicky, but for some reason I just really wanted both tags.
Yes, this bag is on the higher end of the price spectrum, but given the quality of the construction and the design (and considering how long I've been thinking about it), it is, as others might say, worth the investment. I expect this bag to last me a very long time. I even like to just look at it from time to time. Now all I have to do is explain to my wife why I suddenly have a nice Coach bag and why our bank account just went down by $$$.
October 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Firefly The Best Messenger Bag
I've been looking for years for a simple messenger bag that wasn't clunky, yet still sturdy enough to hold my laptop along with other items with ease. I was also looking for a bag that I'd be proud to own for years. My Mahogany Bleeker is stylish without being too attention-grabbing, and perfectly matches my Classic Legacy purse (which I've had for well over a decade now) in the same shade. The leather is soft and supple, and can easily hold enough items for traveling lightly. This bag is definitely one of my best quality investments.
January 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by KT25121996 Best choice for someone who love artistic style
I bought this bag when I was having a nice trip to Vietnam. It was not easy for me to buy such a bag in this country because it is hard to find a store in HCM City. But I found it and bought it in a store which was really near my Sheraton. At the first time, when I was shopping around, I saw this beautiful bag. It is really shophisticated and classical. It might be the best handbag in my wardrobe although I have a lot of bags.
- Firstly, the style is great. The leather is black and I prefer to choose the black one because it is nice and lovely. The leather is soft and very artistic. Easy to carry out beside you
- Secondly, I don't feel hurt when you use that bag or you don't feel tired when you carry it on your shoulder. It is totally a miracle
- Thirdly, It is a combination of a light travel and a big bussiness. You can easily carry a Macbook 15'' with you. They have a pocket for your phone. And outside you can put all the important documents.
December 31, 2013