Comparisons

Battle of the Leather Bags For Men London vs New York

I’m not going to start off this battle like I did with the Lawyer Briefcase Showdown by telling you how much I respect the Dunhill craftsman.  I do, end of story.  I would not put my briefcase next to craftsmanship that I do not respect.  If I did, I’d be doing it forever because there are a lot of bad leather craftsmen in the world.  Dunhill has some great leather bags for men, but when …

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Keep It Classy: Ralph Lauren Bags vs The Marcellino Briefcase

I grew up wearing Polo shirts a long time ago and still do to this day.  I love the brand and almost everything they make, but they have a briefcase that is so overpriced it sends shockwaves to a classic briefcase maker like myself.   I’m going to compare my Ethan Allen 457 to one of their Ralph Lauren Bags called the Carbon Fiber Briefcase.  Let’s see how they really stack up to an experienced …

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Does American Made Matter? Ghurka Bags vs Marcellino NY Briefcase

There aren’t that many high-end American made leather bag manufacturers around anymore.  It is just really expensive to produce quality leather goods in this country and the bigger company you are the more expensive it becomes, in terms of labour and materials.  I am asked all the time when customers come to my workshop about other American-made leather goods manufacturers and if their goods are really American made and what that even means.  Ghurka Bags has …

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How a Modern Coach Briefcase Compares To A Marcellino Classic

What happened to the Coach Briefcase?  They were once one of the great New York leather craft shops around.  This family run workshop built their reputation in the forties making leather wallets by hand one at a time on 34th street in NYC.  Today, it is sad that this leather bag giant can not find traditional leather craftspeople to build their goods to a point that they can stand behind their work for more than one …

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