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Author Topic: Leather messenger bag recommendations?  (Read 5545 times)

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Leather messenger bag recommendations?
« on: October 27, 2009, 05:47:09 PM »
I'm looking to replace my backpack which I've been using for probably 15 years now.  I'm a grown ass man now and i feel stupid carrying a backpack around.  A buddy of mine has a leather messenger (that's what it's called) that he's been using and it looks great--grown-up and sophisticated.  I'm also very much into the whole Euro look when it comes to these things.

Can anyone recommend a good quality leather bag that they know of?  I'd like it to be well-made, with soft, supple leather, and good secure buckles that won't accidentally open or something.  The one I'm eying right now is from Banana Republic since that's the one my friend has:
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Re: Leather messenger bag recommendations?
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2009, 05:51:22 PM »
It might not be leather, but you might like this
And it can be yours for a mere $99.99+S&H

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Re: Leather messenger bag recommendations?
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2009, 06:14:35 PM »
Actually, I was thinking of maybe getting something like this :) to lug my stuff around:

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(My GF just rolled her eyes and said: Go for it when I asked her what she thought.)
« Last Edit: October 27, 2009, 06:27:36 PM by 40hz »

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Re: Leather messenger bag recommendations?
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2009, 06:54:29 PM »
scancode...I don't think so.  Ha!

40hz...She can lug me around in her basket any day!

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Re: Leather messenger bag recommendations?
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2009, 07:04:22 PM »
Actually, I was thinking of maybe getting something like this :) to lug my stuff around:
A little clarification, please.
Do you refer to the girl or to the basket?
If the former, what kind of inducement was required to arrive at "(My GF just rolled her eyes and said: Go for it when I asked her what she thought.)"

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Re: Leather messenger bag recommendations?
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2009, 09:29:55 PM »
A little clarification, please.
Do you refer to the girl or to the basket?

Why the basket of course!

Although my GF admitted she couldn't quite picture me walking around with a basket (her being a somewhat skeptical creature) - she still felt it behooved her to be supportive.

Some women are like that. (Lucky for so many of us! ;))



« Last Edit: October 28, 2009, 10:05:47 AM by 40hz »

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Re: Leather messenger bag recommendations?
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2009, 01:43:00 AM »
lol, i just traded my leather bag for a backpack! i wanted to use a backpack since i got myself a netbook recently.

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Re: Leather messenger bag recommendations?
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2009, 02:43:08 AM »
i havent used one of those 'messenger bags' since i was in grade 2 lol

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Re: Leather messenger bag recommendations?
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2009, 03:44:20 AM »
I'm also very much into the whole Euro look when it comes to these things.
Apart from the people who hang around in fancy expensive cafés drinking lâtté with loose wrists, most of us euros think those bags look ridiculously stupid and artsy-fartsy snobby :)
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Re: Leather messenger bag recommendations?
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2009, 09:43:22 AM »
i havent used one of those 'messenger bags' since i was in grade 2 lol

I'd forgotten all about the 'bookbags' we used to have in elementary school.

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Re: Leather messenger bag recommendations?
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2009, 10:44:37 AM »
Apart from the people who hang around in fancy expensive cafés drinking lâtté with loose wrists, most of us euros think those bags look ridiculously stupid and artsy-fartsy snobby :)
Yes!  That's precisely the look I'm going for!

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Re: Leather messenger bag recommendations?
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2009, 11:49:33 AM »
Apart from the people who hang around in fancy expensive cafés drinking lâtté with loose wrists, most of us euros think those bags look ridiculously stupid and artsy-fartsy snobby :)
Yes!  That's precisely the look I'm going for!

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Leather messenger bag recommendations?
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2009, 12:49:05 PM »
Apart from the people who hang around in fancy expensive cafés drinking lâtté with loose wrists, most of us euros think those bags look ridiculously stupid and artsy-fartsy snobby :)
Yes!  That's precisely the look I'm going for!

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

+1 :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:


fodder's comment was funny because he accurately described my ideal afternoon.

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Re: Leather messenger bag recommendations?
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2009, 01:00:19 PM »
Back to topic, you can check eBags.com.  They have a wide variety of bags, and a nice return policy.  I've bought several bags from them (none leather) and have never been disappointed.

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Re: Leather messenger bag recommendations?
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2009, 01:07:49 PM »
Back to topic, you can check eBags.com.  They have a wide variety of bags, and a nice return policy.  I've bought several bags from them (none leather) and have never been disappointed.
Nice site, thanks!  i just looked at about 200 of their bags.  It looks like I may be leaning towards that banana republic one.  None of the other bags seem to have that soft, floppy quality to them.  It gives it an extra snobbish charm.

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Re: Leather messenger bag recommendations?
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2009, 01:44:43 PM »
Well, I just bought the banana republic bag I posted in the first link!  So my backpack of 18 years is gone.  I was going to shop more, maybe get one from Cole Haan, but BR had a 30% sale and I ended up getting it for about $150, which is great.

I also got some new shoes.  I'm on my way to looking like the pretentious ass I've always wanted to be.