I was looking for a briefcase that was roomy enough for my husband's computer and all the peripherals he carries with him, but I also wanted something with a nice vintage look. And if I could find one that looked as if it cost two or three times what I paid for it, so much the better. That is exactly what I got with this briefcase. It is HUGE - even my packrat husband can't overstuff this one! The handles are thick and substantial, the look is pure 1940's, and the interior is a perfect combination of small pockets (for cellphones, pens, keys, etc.) and large open spaces. The leather is a tiny bit lighter and less reddish than the photo suggests, but that's good - it's a warm, medium brown. I would buy this again at twice the price and still feel I had gotten a bargain.