The briefcase has a very vintage feel. The leather is a great quality but probably needs to be sealed or conditioned to keep it in good shape. The briefcase is kind of a tight squeeze for fitting files into. The zip top closure makes the opening more narrow and the zipper is not removeable. The over the shoulder strap is the only option for carrying and the rings to hold the strap are located on the back of the bag making it a little off balance when carrying. Overall it isa nice bag that is very modern and stylish.