parkslope wrote:Glasseyes wrote:VulcanVulcanVulcan wrote:Reviving a dead thread but I think it's useful.
Can some current associates comment on good briefcases to use for work? What type of bag to associates tend to bring?
Seems like a worthy starting point, and make sure to read the comments below for way more suggestions and arguments against some of the bags:
https://lawyerist.com/60015/your-briefc ... -terrible/
That is interesting. I keep on getting told to buy one of those really formal bags that cost four figures:
http://www.ferragamo.com/shop/en/usa/me ... 1233584915
Do people not actually use those? Are those for partners?
I'm curious if any current associates can weigh in with what they use and see around (NY/DC).
Not an associate yet, just someone with a lot of professional experience and friends at large firms: if i saw a junior associate carrying that Ferragamo bag I would assume he was either an asshole or a weird try-hard. It's like wearing a Rolex to a job interview; you can do it, sure, but you're making a statement by doing it.
Edited to add: which isn't to say an expensive bag is inherently bad, if that's your, uh, bag. But buying expensive branded merchandise (like that Ferragamo) usually means you're just trying to advertise how much you spent.