I bought this briefcase from Orvis back in the '80's, when I was in grad school. Some thirty years of teaching later, I'm still carrying it. The canvas, leather, brass, and seams are still in great shape. No real wear at all, just patina. A year or two ago the handles started to go, just from carrying heavy books and thick piles of papers for so long, but Gokey's replaced them perfectly, and my old companion is set for many more years. I can't remember what I paid for the bag way back when, but it was the smartest money I ever spent.
A friend at work had this bag and I was determined to get one for myself. Unfortunately I think they stopped selling this online or in the retail stores around 2002. In every city I happened to visit that had an Orvis store, I would stop and see if they happened to have one. No Success! But I finally found it in Bath, England. I have used it continuously for over 10 years as I travel worldwide and am proud of its look and amazed at its durability. Unfortunately the strap broke about a year ago and I was unable to get a replacement. Finally in a recent catalog I saw the briefcase for sale again and called Customer Service to try to buy a new strap. They sent a new one the next day, free of charge, even after 10 years of heavy use. I don't normally write reviews but in this case Orvis exceeded expectations and I expect to use the bag for another 10+ years. This is a really special briefcase which you will be proud to show off—I am.
I commute from the south of France to London on a weekly basis and I have been looking for a good quality briefcase for some considerable time now. As carryon luggage my bag takes a real beating through the course of my travels so it need to be tough. I have always been an advocate of paying more for the best quality that one can afford as it pays back in the long run; my Bullhide Leather Extra-Capacity Briefcase arrived today and I am absolutely delighted with the quality and is excellent value for money in my view. But moreover the functionality of it is simply superb and will I am sure see me out in my working career and beyond. Being a country boy at heart it fits right in with our lifestyle and will look equally at home at the office, travelling or when on shooting trips. Thank you Orvis!
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