How to Choose a Leather Briefcase – How to get it right

Buying a briefcase can be an intimidating business. Long gone are the days of the classic hard-shell case. Now there seems to be a briefcase for every look and sensibility, from sporty through to super serious. There is no doubt they’re a necessity, but their identity has changed, thanks to the post-pandemic work environment and the digital age. Having said that, not all of us are lucky enough to travel light on our way to work; and let’s face it, some of us still prefer reading a physical book or holding pen to paper, continuing our devotion to the A4 notepad!

With all this in mind, which briefcase is right for you? We’ve laid out our collection to make the choice a little easier for you…

For the Man of Many things

Laptop, books, power leads, files, papers, maybe even a long-loved Filofax? Our Clipper Satchel is a great option and comes in a choice of four leather or canvas colours as standard, each in two sizes. It has a large, generous compartment for all of your bits and pieces, as well as a padded computer slip pocket. The two front pockets will help keep you organised, with their quick release collar stud fastenings allowing you access in a hurry. If you are a little overloaded, the detachable shoulder strap will help with carrying it around too. The Clipper is surprisingly light, but we can’t be held responsible for what you put in it! Looking to scale things down and have some packing self-discipline? Then opt for our smaller model.

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For the Traditionalist

If you are looking for a more formal case with good practicality, then look no further than the Wymington. We took the classic ingredients of our original satchels for this bag and combined them with the standard size and stiffened walls of a traditional satchel briefcase. Its classic look and hardwearing craftsmanship will ensure that this will be a bag you enjoy for decades to come. It is fully lined and features three main compartments, three slip pockets, a zip pocket and padded laptop pouch. It also includes a detachable shoulder strap. This is a bag that means business in every sense of the word.

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For the man who travels light

We first made our Marston briefcase in response to demand from our discerning and style-conscious Japanese customers, who were looking for a smaller, streamlined case. Highly recommended by both Business Insider and GQ Magazine, this simple case offers plenty of practicality. Beyond its main, single compartment, it includes a pocket large enough to host a large smartphone, a padded laptop pocket, two useful slip pockets for A4 documents and finally, two handy slip pockets on the outside, giving you somewhere to pop your newspaper and tickets when on the hop. We offer the Marston in a choice of two sizes and three leathers ranging from rugged to elegant.

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For the Style-Conscious

Looking for something contemporary, compact and perfectly light? The Westminster is the one for you. Blending the functions of folio and briefcase, this polished work bag is chic and slim, yet still accommodates a 13-inch laptop and other key essentials. Its sophisticated versatility includes clever disappearing handles so that it may be carried as a briefcase or under the arm.

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Fast and Furious

As stylish as it is simple, the Mortimer is a great bag for zipping between meetings. A premium leather laptop and document case with serious desk appeal, the Tusting Mortimer leather briefcase is designed with today’s fast paced corporate life in mind. It is lightweight, organised and mobile, with enough space for your office essentials, whilst keeping things paired back. Crafted by our expert team from tactile, full grain leather. More to carry than just your work essentials? Then why not team with our matching Chelsea Eco-Shopper Tote?

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Hands Free

Some briefcases just won’t cut it if your means of getting around is two-wheeled. Enter the Millbrook backpack. This multi-featured bag is the perfect partner for any job with its generous main compartment and many pockets, including a dedicated laptop pocket. You can load it up too, as the tonal carry straps are densely padded for all-day comfort.

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Mr or Mrs Picky

If you have still not found the case that exactly hits the mark, perhaps like one of our styles, but not the colour, or have another need in mind, then why not consider our bespoke route? Then just have a chat with one of our team for more information.

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Which briefcase is right for you? We’ve laid out our entire collection to make the choice a little easier for you…

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