I was looking for a classy-looking leather briefcase to carry my laptop in to my new job, and unfortunately, this wasn't it. I may be a leather snob, but I was REALLY disappointed in the quality of the leather when I received this bag. Too bad, because the bag appears to be very well-made other than the poor quality of the leather used. I was expecting something beautiful, soft and classy looking, while this was dull, grainy and cheap looking. If I had seen this in a retail store, I would not have given it a second glance. Thank goodness for Overstock's return policy!