The vintage leather briefcase from Saddleback Leather Company

The vintage leather briefcase from Saddleback Leather Company

I don’t know what it is about vintage leather briefcases that make them so desirable.  Maybe because it looks like it has been a main part of someones life story.  Maybe because it is subtle and full of character.  Maybe because it just looks cool.

Now don’t get me wrong, a Prada or Gucci briefcase is nice too (and pretty expensive).  I just think that having a vintage leather briefcase is timeless and shows that you aren’t trying too hard.  Add in a sick timepiece and some killer shoes and I think you’ve got a classic style formula that works (cool = subtlety + vintage + not trying too hard).

For those that love the look but don’t like the age – check out the Andrew Marc leather briefcases below from bluefly.com.  If you’ve got a little more coin, definitely check out Saddleback Leather Company.

Andrew Marc leather briefcase from bluefly.com

Andrew Marc leather briefcase from bluefly.com

 

Andrew Marc "Morris" briefcase from bluefly.com

Andrew Marc "Morris" briefcase from bluefly.com

 

Rating: Seacrest

Rating: Seacrest

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