Top 3 Tips to Pick the Perfect Leather Briefcase

by Albert Varkki updated 07-07-2023

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You want a leather briefcase. And not only that - you want the BEST leather briefcase you can get your hands on!

But what should you be looking for in your new leather briefcase?

Great question.

We know it is hard to choose so in this article we are giving you the Top 3 Tips to Pick The Perfect Leather Briefcase.

Let us begin.

1. Leather Quality

The first and most important thing you should be considering with your new leather briefcase is the quality of the leather it is made of.

Better quality leather ages well and will still look and feel great even after a decade or two of use.

To get this effect, you need to look for full-grain leather. That’s the best quality type of leather available.

A lower-quality but more affordable type of leather would be top-grain.

Try to only look at briefcases from these 2 types of leather.

The specific type of leather you want to avoid is PU leather. It may be cheaper but you definitely do not want a cheap leather bag. What you should be looking for is quality.

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The better quality leather your briefcase is made of the better it will look and feel, and the more durable it will be!

Make sure you look at the quality of leather when picking your new briefcase so it can last you decades and not just a year or two.

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2. Briefcase Style

Style is everything.

The only reason you’re looking for a LEATHER briefcase and not just a regular ol’ briefcase is that you don’t want it to just carry stuff - you want it to look and feel good!

You want it to send a message.

The main thing to consider with style is colour.

Colour plays a big role on what the briefcase says about you.

Black leather is a common choice because it sends a professional message and it works with any type of suit, but don’t feel like it’s your only option!

A general rule of thumb is that the darker the colour the more your briefcases gives off the feeling of seriousness, sophistication, and professionalism.

And the lighter the colour the more your briefcase conveys fun and excitement.

Keep those in mind when choosing and pick something that suits you.

Note: To get a feel of what we mean check out our No.1 Men’s Leather Briefcase for an example of dark leather, and 10X Leather Travel Bag for an example of lighter tanned leather.

3. Practicality of Briefcase Features

Our third and final tip is to keep it practical.

Sometimes a leather briefcase catches our attention and we become obsessed with the thought of having it.

Stopping to think about the practical aspects of whether or not the bag will work for us may be helpful.

Consider whether the briefcase has pockets on the inside, straps on the side or a shoulder strap.

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Think of how secure it’s going to be for your (or your company’s) paperwork. Make sure it has reliable, strong, durable locks as well.

A few more things you can take into account are size, your lifestyle needs, and affordability.

Thinking of utility, durability, and practicality may come in handy when picking the BEST leather briefcase for you.

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In Conclusion

There are many things you should ask yourself before buying a leather briefcase if you want to get the PERFECT one.

Our top 3 tips to pick the perfect leather briefcase are to consider

  1. Quality of Leather
  2. Style
  3. Practicality

If you get these right most other things don’t matter - you will have gotten a fantastic leather briefcase that you willl be happy with for decades.

Thank you for reading - we hope this article was helpful to you.

If you are curious about more leather-related topics, check out these articles:

Author: Albert Varkki

Albert Varkki is the co-founder of Von Baer. He understands leather products as a consumer, supplier, and a manufacturer, helping you with the inside knowledge you need, to choose the perfect leather product for you.

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