A briefcase is a quintessential accessory for today’s career executives. A briefcase is needed to hold all your important documents, your laptop and electronic accessories, a wallet and sometimes a quick snack too.
If you’re thinking that I am talking here about the synthetic laptop bags, then you’ve got me wrong. A briefcase definitely indicates business and professionalism. And if it’s made of leather, then it is a statement by itself. I absolutely love when men carry leather briefcases, it is as if they are ready to shoulder responsibility and exude practicality. And this is probably why more and more career professionals are opting for the stylish leather briefcase as a handy accessory.
People generally equate style and leather with expensiveness. Though, it may be true to some extent, it is very much possible and feasible to get affordable work briefcases. There is a wide pricing range when it comes to leather briefcases and this is generally because of the quality of the leather used, the styling and the brand.
Here are a few quick tips on choosing a leather briefcase:
- Check for the quality of leather used in the briefcase. Full- grain is the best and quite expensive. Top grain is long-lasting, and comes in affordable prices. Then there is the water permeating thin leather, a cheaper option, but its durability is also less.
- Avoid buying fake/ synthetic leather.
- Check for the quality of materials used in the making of the briefcase such as buckles, locks, metal rings and handles etc.,
- Decide whether you want to go in for a soft or hard sided briefcase. This must largely depend upon your career lifestyle, the frequency and roughness of your use.
Styles keep changing and it may not be possible for many of us to buy a leather briefcase with every changing vogue. It is prudence to pick classy yet utilitarian ones depending on the formality and propriety you need to exhibit at your workplace.