Double Gusset Zip-Top Briefcase Cognac Harness Belting Leather Double Gusset Zip-Top Briefcase Cognac Harness Belting Leather Double Gusset Zip-Top Briefcase Cognac Harness Belting Leather
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Double Gusset Zip-Top Briefcase Cognac Harness Belting Leather

Frank Clegg


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Every man needs a briefcase. A good briefcase is like a portable office, it can contain all of the essentials: keys, wallet, phone, glasses (or sunnies), pens, papers and computer. The search, then, is for the ideal briefcase: functional yet beautiful, refined but not effete. This Zip-Top case from Clegg ticks all of the boxes, in our opinion it is the ideal modern briefcase. The two gussets make it capacious, while the zippered top makes access a breeze: perfect for taking the laptop in and out of when passing through airport security! Replete with an interior organiser, two additional pockets in each side and a removable shoulder strap, it is hard to think of a better design; it is no wonder that President Barack Obama ordered one for himself to serve as his presidential briefcase when he was first elected. 

Leather goods should be tough but elegant. A man’s briefcase should last the duration of his career and its patina should be a record of his decades of meetings, late nights and countless commutes. It should be built to stand up to years of use and all kinds of weather, but still look good enough to impress a colleague. Frank Clegg knew all this when he started out in the mid 1970s and he has spent the intervening decades refining his craft and sourcing the best materials to transform this ideal of what leathergoods should be into concrete form. Clegg specialise in the use of harness leather, a full-thickness cowhide that has been treated extensively with hot grease and waxes to give it flexibility, smoothness and depth of colour. Only thick, perfect hides can be used and it is an expensive process, but the leather produced is the only material that can be used for the rigid, durable pieces for which Clegg is renowned.

- Made from Frank Clegg’s harness belting leather
- Solid brass hardware
- RiRi zipper
- Dimensions in cm: 43 x 30 x 10, height including handle 43cm
- Made in USA