This product is awful. My previous briefcase lasted about ten years; this one fell apart after about six months, in every way possible. When I ordered this, I received a briefcase in which one of the screws holding the handle in place had fallen out in transit. I screwed it back in, but then the screws fell out again just from carrying the briefcase around. I returned it to Overstock and they sent me another one -- and the same thing happened again: the screws fell out. The holes were a little too big, so the screws wouldn't hold. Meanwhile, the screws holding the shoulder strap in place were cheap and flimsy, and the metal snapped just from carrying the briefcase around with a few file folders and a laptop in there. The material was poor quality, too; the zipper on the outside pocket tore. And the bottom of the case wore through with normal usage in just a few months. Save your money; this briefcase is worthless, unless you only need it to carry a few pieces of paper for a few months. After that, you'll need to replace it.
- How accurate was the sizing? Accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Extremely poor quality
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? No.
I bought this for my boyfriend for Christmas. He is an investment banker and is VERY particular how he presents himself. He LOVED this briefcase!! It was by far his favorite gift. I purchased the brown, and the color is gorgeous and the leather is excellent quality. It has plenty of compartments and space, cell phone, pens, laptop and all the documents and files I could imagine anyone would need to carry. He also like that the shoulder strap was all leather. I could not be happier with this product and I did A LOT (A LOT!!!) of looking and research before I made this purchase.
- How accurate was the sizing? very accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. excellent quality, beautiful color
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes
it is very difficult to shop for a nice affordable italian made briefcase. the local department stores have the stand by kenneth coles, swiss army, etc.. then there are the cole hans & tumi stores. those are expensive and my boyfriend does not like labels on his things. the leather & construction on this bag is as expected of quality italian goods. again i compliment overstock.com for making such items like this available for us customers.