Briefcase for SA/Biglaw?

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Emma.
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Re: Briefcase for SA/Biglaw?

Postby Emma. » Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:25 pm

blowhard wrote:
Dude, I got a briefcase for <$200 at the BB Outlet that looks nearly identical to this one.


Brooks Brothers is actually a good call, thanks.

Their website has briefcases up into the $6K range ( :shock: ) though!

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Re: Briefcase for SA/Biglaw?

Postby esq » Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:45 pm

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Re: Briefcase for SA/Biglaw?

Postby Emma. » Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:56 pm

esq wrote:--ImageRemoved--


:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Briefcase for SA/Biglaw?

Postby 03121202698008 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:06 pm

Emma. wrote:
blowhard wrote:
Dude, I got a briefcase for <$200 at the BB Outlet that looks nearly identical to this one.


Brooks Brothers is actually a good call, thanks.

Their website has briefcases up into the $6K range ( :shock: ) though!


Check out an outlet. They don't show the stuff on their main site. I went during a big sale and with various discounts got ~40% off. The last 10% off I got just by seeming not sure and asking if it would go on sale further anytime in the next six months.

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Re: Briefcase for SA/Biglaw?

Postby notanumber » Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:09 pm

Serious answer:

If you want a luxe bag, I've seen and used (but never owned) bags from these guys:

http://www.mw-traveler.com/

They are very high quality, American made, well under your budget, and they'll last the rest of your life. When I have the money I'm gonna get one.

Or you could spend a few hundred dollars less and buy a crappy corrected grain case that will wear out in a year.

That being said, I work in a different industry at the moment and have no idea what the 'average' SA brings to work.

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Re: Briefcase for SA/Biglaw?

Postby Emma. » Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:17 pm

notanumber wrote:Serious answer:

If you want a luxe bag, I've seen and used (but never owned) bags from these guys:

http://www.mw-traveler.com/

They are very high quality, American made, well under your budget, and they'll last the rest of your life. When I have the money I'm gonna get one.

Or you could spend a few hundred dollars less and buy a crappy corrected grain case that will wear out in a year.


This is awesome, thanks. The point of this was to give a really nice gift and exactly as you said, something that'll last. These look great, and the prices don't seem ridiculous.

I do wonder about the lock thing though. Not much point in something that lasts forever but you can't use for work... Does anyone know about this?

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Re: Briefcase for SA/Biglaw?

Postby alumniguy » Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:56 am

Kinda an old thread, but I'm slow today. As a SA, you don't need a briefcase. You don't really even NEED a briefcase as an associate. I have one, but it was my graduation gift. I actually wasn't planning on getting one (and at the time would have wanted a different graduation present), but I'm glad I have one now.

Many associates have them - although, I think most firms will give you a laptop messenger bag (the Targus kind) when you start at a first year. Definitely not needed. I also agree, no need for a $1500 briefcase - I mean partners aren't even sporting that kind of luxury. I have a Cole Hahn briefcase. It was $500 (which I thought was pretty pricey, but my parents wanted it to "last a lifetime"). It has held up extremely well and I can't foresee ever needing to buy another one. I bring it to work every day. Look for quality over brand.

And no, a LOCK isn't important.

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Re: Briefcase for SA/Biglaw?

Postby AreJay711 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:18 pm

Edit: Damn it I see I fell victim to the necro but w/e my point stands.


I'm a 0L but you can up your game:

Image

or

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I want one. http://www.saddlebackleather.com/130-briefcase-category

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Re: Briefcase for SA/Biglaw?

Postby patrickd139 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:41 pm

AreJay711 wrote:Edit: Damn it I see I fell victim to the necro but w/e my point stands.


I'm a 0L but you can up your game:

Image

or

Image

I want one. http://www.saddlebackleather.com/130-briefcase-category

I own the briefcase in carbon black. It's fantastic.

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Re: Briefcase for SA/Biglaw?

Postby BunkMoreland » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:12 pm

alumniguy wrote:Kinda an old thread, but I'm slow today. As a SA, you don't need a briefcase. You don't really even NEED a briefcase as an associate. I have one, but it was my graduation gift. I actually wasn't planning on getting one (and at the time would have wanted a different graduation present), but I'm glad I have one now.

Many associates have them - although, I think most firms will give you a laptop messenger bag (the Targus kind) when you start at a first year. Definitely not needed. I also agree, no need for a $1500 briefcase - I mean partners aren't even sporting that kind of luxury. I have a Cole Hahn briefcase. It was $500 (which I thought was pretty pricey, but my parents wanted it to "last a lifetime"). It has held up extremely well and I can't foresee ever needing to buy another one. I bring it to work every day. Look for quality over brand.

And no, a LOCK isn't important.


what exactly do you carry all your shit in if not a briefcase?

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Re: Briefcase for SA/Biglaw?

Postby patrickd139 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:18 pm

BunkMoreland wrote:
alumniguy wrote:Kinda an old thread, but I'm slow today. As a SA, you don't need a briefcase. You don't really even NEED a briefcase as an associate. I have one, but it was my graduation gift. I actually wasn't planning on getting one (and at the time would have wanted a different graduation present), but I'm glad I have one now.

Many associates have them - although, I think most firms will give you a laptop messenger bag (the Targus kind) when you start at a first year. Definitely not needed. I also agree, no need for a $1500 briefcase - I mean partners aren't even sporting that kind of luxury. I have a Cole Hahn briefcase. It was $500 (which I thought was pretty pricey, but my parents wanted it to "last a lifetime"). It has held up extremely well and I can't foresee ever needing to buy another one. I bring it to work every day. Look for quality over brand.

And no, a LOCK isn't important.


what exactly do you carry all your shit in if not a briefcase?

The freebie messenger bag that most firms give you, of course! :lol:

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Re: Briefcase for SA/Biglaw?

Postby underdawg » Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:18 pm

no one will really care.

but i do implore people to stop the backpack-with-suit look; it's awful

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Re: Briefcase for SA/Biglaw?

Postby dougroberts » Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:30 pm

Cupidity wrote:So the backpack is out?


Damn, I guess I have to park my rolly backpack at the bus stop on my way to my SA gig.




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