So glad that I bought this bag! I get comments on it all the time. I use this bag for work and it is large enough to carry my laptop, notebook, folders, wallet, etc. It truly is timeless, as I scratch or bang the bag up it only looks better. The color is a really nice brown and the bag is very structured, so it's easy to stay organized. I really don't have anything negative to say about this bag, it's nice quality and perfect for school or work.
I received what I had expected, plus more. Looks like it should cost much more than it did. It will stand up to any other briefcases. You can't go wrong by buying this product. A good looking quality briefcase.
This Attache Case (briefcase) is by far the nicest one I have owned. The brown leather is soft with padding underneath with shinny brass hardware which gives it a beautiful and expensive look. This case goes with me every day and I've had it 6 months now and not one complaint. The expandable feature works very good. When you put a lot of stuff in it and close the case it expands 7/8 of an inch to give more room inside. You can also (with four leather snaps included) lock out the expansion feature. The Attache Case is built well with a strong comfortable handle. A big plus is although it is built strong it is very light for it's size.
Purchased for work, needed a laptop case that could hold large binders. Nice sturdy hard sided case. So far it's been great, have had it one week, hoping it remains as reported. The lock system was difficult to set but managed.
This bag has taken a beating over the years. And still looks good - like it hasn't. The screws in one of the locking mechanisms came out after a few years of heavy weight lifting (being filled with documents, etc.) and now one of the springs in the latches has come undone, but I've had the bag for 7 years now with constant usage going back and forth to court, so I would say I've gotten my use out of it. I would definitely recommend purchasing it.
I am very impressed with this briefcase, it is made of high quality leather ( don't worry about the scuffs and marks that will come with use - this is a sign of high quality leather - I am in the furniture industry and the better the leather the more it will scuff and show marks). The leather is a thick cut and is beautiful. The craftsmanship is unusually good for this price. All of the metal parts are brass. It holds my MacBook 15" laptop and a bunch of work with no problem. The handle is well made and I believe it will withstand the test of time. I had looked at several others (Kenneth Cole, David King, etc. in stores before purchasing this and I can not believe the quality for the money. If you want a briefcase that will look shiny and new and like plastic, this is not for you. If you want a briefcase that is durable, well made, and with high quality leather this is a great product.
I have purchased this same briefcase 3 times now (for husband, son, and friend) and have received nothing but compliments on it. Very good quality, nice large inside pocket for keeping organized. Great gift, highly recommended.
After agonizing over which briefcase to purchase, I chose the Aston and overlooked the price tag. This bag retails for 450 on Aston's website and is significantly marked down here. Comparatively, it sits between cheaper (yet still expensive) Chinese products like Kenneth Cole and much more expensive custom bags made in America (mitchell leather). The briefcase was actually shipped directly from Aston's NY factory in a wimpy box for such an expensive product. When I received it I was very happy with the quality and immediately smelled the real leather. The quality of the leather is great and stitching seems to be of similar quality. The stitching surprised me in that it was not as visually pronounced as I thought it would be but it looks sufficiently durable. One nice feature mentioned in one other review, was the metal support bar that runs along the top of the bag under the handle. This feature is added to $1k mitchell leather bags. As far as size, this bag is plenty large but not too big as one other review mentioned. This bag has 3 compartments, one with a cushioned laptop section with very little extra space, one large enough for 2-4 inches of files and one with spaces for cell phones, pens, a small notebook etc. The laptop section has a hold down tab and fits my 15" macbook perfectly but I doubt you could fit a 17". When reading about this briefcase I found that all of the components are made in the USA which was a huge factor in my purchase. The only component made somewhere else was the pressure clasp that holds the flap down, which is made in Switzerland. All of the metal seems to be sturdy and durable but I don't know how long the spring mechanism in the clasp will last and the plating quality seemed questionable given a few years and exposure to moisture etc. That said, Aston offers a lifetime service at nominal cost in case anything wears out. One of my last concerns is the shoulder strap which seems fine but would have been nicer if it was a bit thicker and cushier than it is, but its definitely acceptable. I personally see myself carrying it by the handle more than by the strap. Lastly the patina and color are great and the bag looks amazing, very professional, and high quality - it will definitely catch peoples' eyes(potentially a consideration for someone concerned about people thinking they spent a lot of money on the briefcase - maybe trying too hard or exceeding their position). Overall, Im very happy with the purchase and this briefcase should last long enough to justify the cost.
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