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What are your guys thoughts on Messenger bags/laptop brief for school and work?

Any recommendations for decently priced brown leather ones like this one?
http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/I/31jg5iyJvM...

Not looking to blow too much money on this as its going to be tossed around and used a lot more for school than work.

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Comments (10)

  • chicandtoughness's picture

    Thoughts? "Absolutely."
    What else would you be carrying...?
    No recs from me, men's fashion still has me baffled.

    Currently: becoming a clinical psychologist... yep, I quit finance
    Previously: M&A consulting (Big 4), M&A banking (MM), business research (HBS)

  • Nabooru's picture

    I like using a black bag similar to that because I can use it for both work and school. Personally I prefer bags without that "flap" going over the top as it's easier to access my stuff. After each $25 bag that broke after ~2 weeks, I picked one up at DSW for ~$90. I'm not partial to any brands but I have to say the one I got (Kenneth Cole) is very well-made and will cost me less in the long run due to quality.

  • In reply to BTbanker
    dmfbm's picture

    lol. i actually just bought this one last month

    201853AF41N1000#

    cant put a link because it triggers a "spam filter" :/ anywho just replace the style number from BTBanker's post with mine and you'll see.

  • In reply to dmfbm
    Aimez's picture

    jordonzwest:
    lol. i actually just bought this one last month

    201853AF41N1000#

    cant put a link because it triggers a "spam filter" :/ anywho just replace the style number from BTBanker's post with mine and you'll see.

    Oh, I have this one with the leather from BTBanker's bag. (older style).

    Never realised it's a guys briefcase though. No one's ever said anything, so I guess it doesn't matter.

  • SirBarney's picture

    Uh, not sure what you're school is like but carrying around textbooks in a messenger bag to the library never worked for me.

    But if you do get one, make sure the clasps are buckles unless you're incredibly opposed to them. They are easily fixed/replaced and shouldn't be a problem in the first place.

  • In reply to SirBarney
    oowij's picture

    I never usually carry big books as I get digital copies and put them on my iPad. Or, I usually just rent them out at the library to save myself the hassle.

    But thanks for the tip, ill keep that into consideration!

  • hismajesty4's picture

    The brand Munk Bogballe is doing some very nice ones. They are a bit costly but the quality is good and mine seems to last forever.

  • meabric's picture

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  • In reply to meabric
    chicandtoughness's picture

    Currently: becoming a clinical psychologist... yep, I quit finance
    Previously: M&A consulting (Big 4), M&A banking (MM), business research (HBS)