I love everything about this bag except for the handle. It sticks when I try to pull it up to its full length. It might just be my particular bag. Anyway, I just came back from a trip and the bag withstood the flight in the baggage hold, and the leather looks like it should--broken in, but still attractive. Also, I love that it is easy to tell apart from all the other fabric bags.
This is a beautiful bag that is made from very high quality leather. My husband was very pleased and felt it looked very professional. It is somewhat masculine, but a woman still might be able to carry it. The only reason I didnt give it five stars is because there was one spot on it where it looked like something had dug into the bag. It didnt tear it, but there is a noticeable depression in the leather on the very front of the bag.