My name is Matt Stevens and I welcome you to my small corner of the web. I am an ordinary business man who would like to share his passion for briefcases. During my career, I’ve managed to form a collection of briefcases which I truly love. This website is dedicated to those who are looking to purchase a briefcase either for themselves, for their family member or even for a friend. If you never purchased a briefcase, you are probably feeling a bit lost. Don’t let the sheer volume of briefcase types and models bring you down though. I am here to help.

“A lawyer with a briefcase can steal more than a thousand men with guns.” – Mario Puzo

For those of you who are in a hurry, I’ve created a simple comparison table for some of the best leather briefcases. You can find it below.

Saddleback Leather Classic BriefcaseSamsonite Colombian Leather Flapover CaseKenneth Cole Reaction Luggage Mind Your Own BusinessKomal's Passion leather 18 inch Handmade Leather BriefcaseFloto Luggage Venezia Briefcase
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Outer materialLeatherLeatherLeatherGoat leatherCalf skin leather
Closure mechanismBucklesBucklesMagnetic bucklesBucklesLocking buckle
Compartments2 cmpts + 2 pockets2 cmpts + 3 pockets2 cmpts + 3 pockets4 small and 1 big cmpts + 1 big front pocket3 cmpts + 1 pocket
Laptop sizeVaries depending on the chosen size15.6 inches15.4 inches17 inches
Dimensions16 x 9 x 12 inches (large)5.5 x 16.5 x 12 inches13 x 9 x 4 inches18 x 13 x 6 inches20 x 17 x 13 inches
Weight7.5 pounds3.9 pounds2 pounds3.9 pounds4 pounds
Warranty100 years3 yearsLimited lifetime?Limited lifetime
Customer rating4.8/54.4/54.3/54.8/54.4/5
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Amerileather Leather Doctor’s Carriage BagMen’s briefcases are available in a variety of sizes, styles and designs. The best briefcases are expected to do the job they are made for and survive. Before purchasing a briefcase, give some thought to its overall function. Make sure you know what items it is expected to carry and the look the owner of that briefcase wishes to impart.

The best choice is obviously the one that fulfills the requirements of the job they need to do. While it is not mandatory to carry a briefcase, it can help people stay organized, especially when attending out of office meetings or taking work home. Using it helps keep its contents together and protected from the elements.

How should you choose the briefcase?

Your main concern while looking for the perfect briefcase should be:  What are the most important factors that you should account for during the selection process?

Type of briefcase – A range of several types of men’s briefcases is available to choose from. To select the most appropriate type, you should think about the needs of the person you are buying the briefcase for. A lawyer who stays in his office most of the time will typically enjoy a classic attaché briefcase. Someone who is hitting the road frequently will likely enjoy a rolling briefcase.

Material – Briefcases can be made from various materials ranging from leather to aluminum. Again, you have to consider the person’s needs before the purchase. An aluminum briefcase will be able to endure a harsher handling while still protecting the items inside than, say, a canvas briefcase.

Brand – Well-known brands tend to have higher price tags on their products than less known brands, but usually, they also offer a better quality. Brands worthwhile of your time are for example Saddlebag Leather, Kenneth Cole or Samsonite. Of course, there are other brands to choose from, and we will get into details in a dedicated article.

Size – Size and weight is an important factor to consider because, for example, someone who doesn’t travel a lot would not mind a bit heavier bag. On the other hand, if the person is on the road a lot, it’d be wise to choose a smaller and lighter briefcase.

Number of compartments – Hand in hand with overall size comes the size and number of available compartments. If you are planning to carry a lot of stuff, pick a briefcase that has multiple compartments in various sizes.

Maximum laptop size – A person who wishes to carry a laptop in the bag, will need a compartment specifically designed for laptops to secure it in its place, and prevent unwanted damage. What really is important is the maximum laptop size taht will fit into such compartment. Ifyou have a smaller laptop like for example MacBook Air, you can be quite sure that it will fit in any briefcase. However if you have something with a larger screen like let’s say 17″, then it may become a problem to find a briefcase large enough for such a laptorp.

Leather Briefcases

Saddleback Leather Classic BriefcaseThe traditional models are made of leather. They have an enduring quality that will sometimes last longer than their owner’s careers. Leather briefcases for men will stand up to day to day use and take the punishment which day to day use brings.

Some of the best looking bags are made by Samsonite, Kenneth Cole, Brooks Brothers, Coach and TUMI to name a few. They each have their own unique design and level of functionality. Each offers quality in the construction of their product and can be as versatile as necessary. Leather briefcases maintain a professional image that is perfect for everyday business, as well as business travel.

Aluminum Briefcases

If you belong in the corporate world and you lead a fast-paced lifestyle, you need a briefcase that will keep up with your day-to-day activities. You need one of those aluminum briefcases, which are stylish enough to bring to work and sturdy enough to hold all your things.

A briefcase made of aluminum is something that you should think about buying. It not only keeps your things properly organized, but it also protects your important documents.

Canvas Briefcases

Canvas briefcases are popular mainly for their lower weight when compared to standard leather briefcases. As the name suggests, they are made of canvas. Most the canvas bags will nevertheles have some features made of leather like for example the shoulder strap or the handle.