• KPL Vintage 15 Inch Laptop Messenger Bag briefcase Satchel laptop bag for Men and Women
  • KPL Vintage 15 Inch Laptop Messenger Bag briefcase Satchel laptop bag for Men and Women
  • KPL Vintage 15 Inch Laptop Messenger Bag briefcase Satchel laptop bag for Men and Women
  • KPL Vintage 15 Inch Laptop Messenger Bag briefcase Satchel laptop bag for Men and Women
  • KPL Vintage 15 Inch Laptop Messenger Bag briefcase Satchel laptop bag for Men and Women
  • KPL Vintage 15 Inch Laptop Messenger Bag briefcase Satchel laptop bag for Men and Women
KPL Vintage 15 Inch Laptop Messenger Bag briefcase Satchel laptop bag for Men and Women
KPL Vintage 15 Inch Laptop Messenger Bag briefcase Satchel laptop bag for Men and Women
KPL Vintage 15 Inch Laptop Messenger Bag briefcase Satchel laptop bag for Men and Women
KPL Vintage 15 Inch Laptop Messenger Bag briefcase Satchel laptop bag for Men and Women
KPL Vintage 15 Inch Laptop Messenger Bag briefcase Satchel laptop bag for Men and Women
KPL Vintage 15 Inch Laptop Messenger Bag briefcase Satchel laptop bag for Men and Women

KPL Vintage 15 Inch Laptop Messenger Bag briefcase Satchel laptop bag for Men and Women

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  • FULL GRAIN LEATHER : Our bags are made from full grain leather and lined with durable canvas and are Handcrafted by skilled craftsmen
  • CONVENIENCE : With Concealed locks under the straps our bags are easy and fast to open and lock . Removable and adjustable shoulder strap gives an option to carry as a shoulder bag or a briefcase.
  • STORAGE : With Size 15" width x 11" height x 4" depth ( Fits laptop upto 15 inches) , with One big mail compartment for files/ laptop. 2 Zipper Compartments including one back zipper and one small front pocket, this bag fits almost everything you need to carry to office, college , school.
  • EVERGREEN SCHOOL BAG DESIGN : Now this is one design which can never go out of style . In addition this leather as a characteristic ages wondefully with use which makes the bags look vintage and unique .
  • PERFECT GIFT :With a mutlipurpose use and a classy distressed Vintage inspired look which never goes out of style , This bag is a great gift idea for Fathers Day , Birthdays , Valentines Day , Christmas, Graduation, Back To College Or Any Occasion Which Calls For A Gift . Makes a great gift for professionals, artists , students and all sorts of officials. The bag can be used as a Leather messenger bag for men and women ,laptop bags briefcase , college bag, meeting bag, gift idea.

Customer Reviews

A great, hard-working, well-made messenger bag.Absolutely wonderful bag at a great price!The bag came carefully wrapped and shipped. The bag is wrapped in plastic (to keep the leather moist?), and then wrapped in a cloth drawstring bag. It comes with a note, signed by the maker, with care instructions on the back. The leather is not stiff, but not soft - yet. From the good quality of the leather, I expect it to soften and deepen in color as it seasons. The color is a good, new cowboy brown. It is supposed to darken with use and time. The buckles are solid and good quality. They came individually wrapped and covered to protect them and the leather during shipping. The zippers seem to be a good quality metal, not cast or plastic. Mine is the 15-inch messenger bag. It is beautiful. I love the small pocket up front, and the zipper compartment in the back as well. The interior is divided into three compartments, and covered with an army green canvas. The middle interior compartment is padded, and has two smaller pockets at the back of it. A third interior compartment is zippered. So, that s one small, belt-latched compartment in the front; one zippered compartment on the front; three interior areas: a plain one in the front; the middle one padded with two pockets (and some leather pencil/pen holders!); and the third interior compartment being zippered. Then there s a zippered pocket on the back as well. All the hardware seems to be of good quality, and looks great. Buckles are double riveted. The leather is stiff enough to stand on its own, increasing the ease of use at a desk. The shoulder strap is a two-piece, well made leather strap with a pad. It is strong, but flexible, so it doesn t bite the shoulders.This is not a swanky, polished, high-fallutin attache. It is a everyday people , proletariat, great quality, leather messenger bag. Get it. 5Really Nice bagSo I was looking for bag for my Christmas present to myself. Looked at many much more expensive and happened on these on Amazon. The bag received looked just like the pictures. Maybe nicer. First a couple of things. Yes the strap hooks on the main flap have quick release catches and yes the shoulder strap is removable. The bag has an exterior zippered pocket in the front under the flap, It has an interior zippered pocket on the back and a zippered pocket on the rear exterior. It has three interior dividers with the center section padded to protect a lap top or what ever is placed there.My Mac Book Pro fits nicely in the center section.The bag is shipped with a dust cover (similar to a ladies high end purse) and is very well packaged. The protection of the hardware is somewhat difficult to remove and car must be taken to protect the hardware during removal.Overall I would say it is an extremely nice bag and and excellent value. I am waiting for it to patina with age. 5REALLY really excited about this new bag!I bought a Komal's bag about 2 years ago https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KQ6L5TI/ and was very impressed with the value. It's a GREAT bag. That bag is a bit larger than I need. It's almost a overnight or travel bag and so I started poking around at something more in the 'messenger' size here in Amazon. But you know, buying online bags and researching all the options can seem like a chore, so I finally came back to Komal and pulled the trigger on this one (and for the price it's hard to go wrong).This new bag came today and I am really really pleased. The strap is removable which in my opinion looks a little more professional in some settings. The size is perfect for what I was looking for. The new bag has snaps and it still retains it vintage look and feel. It's stiff enough that it "stands up" when placed on the ground and has a appealing texture. The leather is not greasy or too stiff either.I would caution folks to be thoughtful in the bag size they want. My 13" mac book air fits fine and I can throw in a notepad, a novel and some other things. But if you are thinking of 15"+ laptop, Ipad, glasses, chargers, and your lunch, you might be too ambitious. It does not have a million external pockets like some bags; however, the trade off is a classy, minimalist look. I'm very pleased. A great great value and perhaps Komal should start raising his prices :-) 5Beautiful, quality bagThis is a beautiful bag. I was worried it might not be that great quality wise since it was so inexpensive, but it is REALLY nice. The inner dividers are padded to protect your laptop or tablet and the strap has a padded piece that moves to protect your shoulder from the buckle. I have the large iPad Pro and it barely fit with its keyboard case. Just an FYI. It took some creativity, but the bag was wide enough to get all my schoolbooks in it. I also love that it came with a cloth dust cover. Very nice touch. The bag is packaged very carefully with all the buckles covered and neatly folded to lay flat. It's the little things that let you know the manufacturer cares about the product as much as you do. 5Beat my expectations!My initiation reaction to seeing this bag was quite literally "That's f***ing beautiful". It came in a what looks like a vintage laundry bag, taking a second to unwrap. After taking it out of the cover, I noticed the accuracy of the other reviews, stating that the leather is damp with the oils that were used to tan it, and it'll need at least a few days to dry and then be broken in. After unlatching the buckles (I love that they're actual functioning buckles, and not fake buckles like those on a K. Cole Reaction bag). It came with a letter printed on cloth from the producer on one side and on the back side it came with instructions on how to take care of the leather (That's a rarity within itself these days.) The bag met up to my expectations. As both a student and a tutor, I carry more than the average student. My 14" laptop fits perfectly (I got the 15" bag for extra room though). I was worried about not having enough pockets, since no other reviews have pictures of the inside, but the bag came with 4 pen/pencils holders and two medium pockets on the inside and a medium pocket on the outside (and obviously the three zipper pockets - one inside and two outside, and two dividers on the inside) - enough to carry all my books, pens, markers, mouse and thumb drives and whatever the hell I need to carry to campus for the day. I knew instantly by looking at the craftsmanship that the bag was well design and built, using quality goat leather, strong rivets, buckles and hooks. The only thing that slightly confused me was the shoulder attachment. The strap came in two separate pieces that latch onto the hooks on the side of the bag, then attach to each other via a buckle in the middle. It took me a minute to figure out that the shoulder pad itself was attached to the opposite side and needed to be passed over the buckles to put into working position. It was user error on my side not thinking about how it worked. I love this bag & i'm happy I didn't end up buying a Samsonite or K. Cole Reaction. This has a lot more craftsmanship, personality and style. I would buy it again in my next life. 5/5. 5Awesome bag, but the smell...(read entire review)This bag is awesome and for the money it's worth what I'm about to say. The color of the bag is great, I like the canvas inside the bag (I'm a male), it has snaps on the "belt like" fasteners for easy open and closing, and the zippers work smoothly with zero snagging. The packaging is a nice touch as it comes in a fancy bag with a nice note from the designer/manufacturer.The downside is that when it arrived it literally smelled like a petting zoo. To be honest, I oddly like the earthy outdoorsy smell of a petting zoo, but this is like bringing that smell into your home and its potent. I left it outside to air out for a few days. Little if any change in the smell. It started to rain so I put in the garage for a few days. It still smelled so I thought I have a fancy dryer that can dry sweaters without tumbling them around so I put the bag in the dryer on very low heat on the rack so it wouldn't tumble. Maybe it helped, maybe it didn't, not sure. Before writing a review I tried one more thing...I got a garbage bag, but the messenger bag in there, and sprinkled arm and hammer carpet cleaner all over the messenger bag. I left it in there for a few days and then vacuumed all the powder off the bag. That was the ticket! It worked, but now it had an overpowering smell of the carpet powder so I had to air it out again, but I think it was worth. The bag is awesome and similar bags can cost hundreds without having the handmade rustic look this one has. After all I wasn't looking for a bag a 16 year old kid would walk around with, I wanted a bag for the office that I could carry while wearing a suit, slacks, or jeans and would look great. This bag is perfect in all those situations. Don't give up on, spend the time to get that smell out and you'll love it! 5More than worth the price, but the smell does not go away anytime soonI really, really like this bag. It feels good, it's fairly sturdy, it's well made, and it seems like a lot of thought went into making it. Overall it's a good product and I recommend it, especially given the price! If it were twice the price I would be okay with one, at three times the price, I wouldn't recommend it, but we do have two. The price we paid is surprisingly good for what you get. That said, there are things about the bag that are a real problem for me, and I've had to make a few adjustments and repairs. 1) The stitching around the base of the top handle pulled loose pretty early on. The rivets are still good, but I need to get it repaired to keep the leather from pulling away from the rivets. Other stitching has also pulled loose, and along the zippers, the liner glued to the leather is pulling away like edges of cheap carpet. 2) The shoulder strap is too long and too narrow, and the shoulder pad is pretty much worthless because it's wider than the strap and keeps rolling around. So, I tossed the pad and shortened up the strap to about half it's length, then because there aren't enough holes and too much tail, I punched holes along it's length and inserted some pretty nice screw-in rivets I got from Amazon. They look nice and keep the strap ends in place and, being doubled, it sits on the shoulder better. It could still stand to be wider by a half inch, but it will do. 3) the hardware is not finished smoothly in all places, so I had to file down or use needle-nose pliers to fold down edges or corners of the buckle rollers, file down burrs on the buckle ends, etc. There were 5-6 places that needed this to keep them from snagging on my jackets or the bus seats, etc. 3) The small leather strips attached on the inside of the main pocket for pens and whatnot are not well placed and they have all stretched out of shape from use. These should be stiffer or more tightly attached. 4) A press-to-open clip like those on the main straps would be nice on the middle pocket strap. The buckles are a pain to use, so I avoid using the pocket. 5) The smell does NOT go away anytime soon. I've had this for a while, I use it every day, and it sits in the open in my home office most of the time. At work, it goes in my coat closet. When I take it out, the smell is really strong; otherwise, if you get w/in a couple feet of it, you can smell it. Like an old saddle or well-worn leather cap. It's okay but I wouldn't want to take this in a closed car with a client or someone sensitive to smells. Possibly, some saddle soap would fix this, or filling it with water and letting it leech out as I used to do with my military boots. It's not bad, but not altogether pleasant. As I said, for the price, it's excellent, and I don't mind fixing the problems. If I'd paid more, I'd have been less okay with this stuff. 4Smells like a wet horseThe bag is beautiful. But it s got two problems, one annoying the other fatal.1. The annoying: the straps that latch the bag closed and the two sides of the shoulder straps are difficult thicknesses. One is thin and flexible and the other is thick and ridged. Minor quality control issue that I wish I would have noticed earlier but probably isn t a deal breaker for most folks. I would have noticed it earlier had I not been focused on the second problem with the bag.2. The fatal: The bag smells so bad. It smells like a wet animal. I d read many of the reviews before I purchased the bag and was prepared for a smell but this is beyond a smell, it s a stench. I figured a couple of days in the garage to air out and the odor would fade. It s been almost a month and the bag still smells so bad that it s unusable. I ve left it in the garage to breath, I ve cleaned it with a vinegar solution, I ve sprinkled it with baking soda. I really wanted the bag to work out and convinced myself the smell wasn t too bad. I took it to work and had to put the bag in an abandoned hallway because the smell of the bag in my office was giving me a headache. I should have returned it right after I opened it but mistakenly thought the smell would decrease, but it hasn t yet. It s in a plastic bag in the garage and will stay there for a while to see if the smell fades. If it wasn t for the smell I d give the bag a 4/5 (deduction for quality control issue discussed above) but because it s unusable it can t get anything higher than a 1/5. 1It doesn't actually smell all that bad. This is all from my personal experienceMy friends started going on about Komal's Passion leather, and I happened to be in the market for something a little more classy (at the risk of sounding bourgeois) to come in to job interviews with, so I bit and bought this laptop briefcase. More for its briefcase properties than anything else.The bag is in line with what most of the other reviews say: it comes lighter than pictured, but it darkens with use/weathering (I've had my bag for a little over a week and it's already noticeably darker than it was when it arrived). When it comes, it might be somewhat oily and have a distinct, somewhat pungent smell to it. Mine came with this double-sided letter from Komal with his signature explaining that it was vegetable oil and the fresh leather smell that will fade away with time. It doesn't actually smell all that bad.This is all from my personal experience, so Your Mileage May Vary, of course.One thing I did notice is that the cloth inner lining of the bag will also darken noticeably from the time you get it - it looks almost as if the cloth is wet with oil. It doesn't change the feel of the bag - I just a little more partial to the original sort of pale green the inner lining had initially. Nothing game changing or worth removing a star over.If there was anything I didn't like about this bag, it was all simple stuff, like the leather straps used to hold it closed needing maybe one more hole bored through them higher up so that the buckle will lay flat when the bag is rather empty, but you can fix that if you know how to bore holes properly through leather.I not only would recommend this bag at this price to anyone in the market for one, I also plan to buy from this merchant again - another laptop bag/briefcase big enough for my 17-inch laptop. 5LOVE THIS BAG CANNOT SAY ENOUGH GOOD THINGS ABOUT IT After reading all the reviews for this bag I decide to get one well two my wife wanted one also. She said she has always wanted a bag like this. This bag has tons of room for pretty much anything you would need during school and work. I have two jobs and a field placement I am doing and this allows me to put everything I need for all three with room to spare. I like the note that came along with the bag that was personally signed not a stamp of a signature but actually signed (which you never get these days). The bags had a slight smell, but is going away already. I just unpacked the one bag and loaded it up with the things I need. I also liked the bag that it was wrapped in very nice. All the reviews are true about the quality and space this bag offers. Of I ever need another bag I am going here and I will tell people where I got this bag. You have to understand that I a cheap and this bag is well worth its price (which I hardly ever say, I think this is the first time I said anything is worth the cost, but this one is) If you are looking for a great sturdy light weight classy bag stop and buy this one. You will not be disappointed what so ever. 5
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Description
  • FULL GRAIN LEATHER : Our bags are made from full grain leather and lined with durable canvas and are Handcrafted by skilled craftsmen
  • CONVENIENCE : With Concealed locks under the straps our bags are easy and fast to open and lock . Removable and adjustable shoulder strap gives an option to carry as a shoulder bag or a briefcase.
  • STORAGE : With Size 15" width x 11" height x 4" depth ( Fits laptop upto 15 inches) , with One big mail compartment for files/ laptop. 2 Zipper Compartments including one back zipper and one small front pocket, this bag fits almost everything you need to carry to office, college , school.
  • EVERGREEN SCHOOL BAG DESIGN : Now this is one design which can never go out of style . In addition this leather as a characteristic ages wondefully with use which makes the bags look vintage and unique .
  • PERFECT GIFT :With a mutlipurpose use and a classy distressed Vintage inspired look which never goes out of style , This bag is a great gift idea for Fathers Day , Birthdays , Valentines Day , Christmas, Graduation, Back To College Or Any Occasion Which Calls For A Gift . Makes a great gift for professionals, artists , students and all sorts of officials. The bag can be used as a Leather messenger bag for men and women ,laptop bags briefcase , college bag, meeting bag, gift idea.
Reviews

Customer Reviews

A great, hard-working, well-made messenger bag.Absolutely wonderful bag at a great price!The bag came carefully wrapped and shipped. The bag is wrapped in plastic (to keep the leather moist?), and then wrapped in a cloth drawstring bag. It comes with a note, signed by the maker, with care instructions on the back. The leather is not stiff, but not soft - yet. From the good quality of the leather, I expect it to soften and deepen in color as it seasons. The color is a good, new cowboy brown. It is supposed to darken with use and time. The buckles are solid and good quality. They came individually wrapped and covered to protect them and the leather during shipping. The zippers seem to be a good quality metal, not cast or plastic. Mine is the 15-inch messenger bag. It is beautiful. I love the small pocket up front, and the zipper compartment in the back as well. The interior is divided into three compartments, and covered with an army green canvas. The middle interior compartment is padded, and has two smaller pockets at the back of it. A third interior compartment is zippered. So, that s one small, belt-latched compartment in the front; one zippered compartment on the front; three interior areas: a plain one in the front; the middle one padded with two pockets (and some leather pencil/pen holders!); and the third interior compartment being zippered. Then there s a zippered pocket on the back as well. All the hardware seems to be of good quality, and looks great. Buckles are double riveted. The leather is stiff enough to stand on its own, increasing the ease of use at a desk. The shoulder strap is a two-piece, well made leather strap with a pad. It is strong, but flexible, so it doesn t bite the shoulders.This is not a swanky, polished, high-fallutin attache. It is a everyday people , proletariat, great quality, leather messenger bag. Get it. 5Really Nice bagSo I was looking for bag for my Christmas present to myself. Looked at many much more expensive and happened on these on Amazon. The bag received looked just like the pictures. Maybe nicer. First a couple of things. Yes the strap hooks on the main flap have quick release catches and yes the shoulder strap is removable. The bag has an exterior zippered pocket in the front under the flap, It has an interior zippered pocket on the back and a zippered pocket on the rear exterior. It has three interior dividers with the center section padded to protect a lap top or what ever is placed there.My Mac Book Pro fits nicely in the center section.The bag is shipped with a dust cover (similar to a ladies high end purse) and is very well packaged. The protection of the hardware is somewhat difficult to remove and car must be taken to protect the hardware during removal.Overall I would say it is an extremely nice bag and and excellent value. I am waiting for it to patina with age. 5REALLY really excited about this new bag!I bought a Komal's bag about 2 years ago https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KQ6L5TI/ and was very impressed with the value. It's a GREAT bag. That bag is a bit larger than I need. It's almost a overnight or travel bag and so I started poking around at something more in the 'messenger' size here in Amazon. But you know, buying online bags and researching all the options can seem like a chore, so I finally came back to Komal and pulled the trigger on this one (and for the price it's hard to go wrong).This new bag came today and I am really really pleased. The strap is removable which in my opinion looks a little more professional in some settings. The size is perfect for what I was looking for. The new bag has snaps and it still retains it vintage look and feel. It's stiff enough that it "stands up" when placed on the ground and has a appealing texture. The leather is not greasy or too stiff either.I would caution folks to be thoughtful in the bag size they want. My 13" mac book air fits fine and I can throw in a notepad, a novel and some other things. But if you are thinking of 15"+ laptop, Ipad, glasses, chargers, and your lunch, you might be too ambitious. It does not have a million external pockets like some bags; however, the trade off is a classy, minimalist look. I'm very pleased. A great great value and perhaps Komal should start raising his prices :-) 5Beautiful, quality bagThis is a beautiful bag. I was worried it might not be that great quality wise since it was so inexpensive, but it is REALLY nice. The inner dividers are padded to protect your laptop or tablet and the strap has a padded piece that moves to protect your shoulder from the buckle. I have the large iPad Pro and it barely fit with its keyboard case. Just an FYI. It took some creativity, but the bag was wide enough to get all my schoolbooks in it. I also love that it came with a cloth dust cover. Very nice touch. The bag is packaged very carefully with all the buckles covered and neatly folded to lay flat. It's the little things that let you know the manufacturer cares about the product as much as you do. 5Beat my expectations!My initiation reaction to seeing this bag was quite literally "That's f***ing beautiful". It came in a what looks like a vintage laundry bag, taking a second to unwrap. After taking it out of the cover, I noticed the accuracy of the other reviews, stating that the leather is damp with the oils that were used to tan it, and it'll need at least a few days to dry and then be broken in. After unlatching the buckles (I love that they're actual functioning buckles, and not fake buckles like those on a K. Cole Reaction bag). It came with a letter printed on cloth from the producer on one side and on the back side it came with instructions on how to take care of the leather (That's a rarity within itself these days.) The bag met up to my expectations. As both a student and a tutor, I carry more than the average student. My 14" laptop fits perfectly (I got the 15" bag for extra room though). I was worried about not having enough pockets, since no other reviews have pictures of the inside, but the bag came with 4 pen/pencils holders and two medium pockets on the inside and a medium pocket on the outside (and obviously the three zipper pockets - one inside and two outside, and two dividers on the inside) - enough to carry all my books, pens, markers, mouse and thumb drives and whatever the hell I need to carry to campus for the day. I knew instantly by looking at the craftsmanship that the bag was well design and built, using quality goat leather, strong rivets, buckles and hooks. The only thing that slightly confused me was the shoulder attachment. The strap came in two separate pieces that latch onto the hooks on the side of the bag, then attach to each other via a buckle in the middle. It took me a minute to figure out that the shoulder pad itself was attached to the opposite side and needed to be passed over the buckles to put into working position. It was user error on my side not thinking about how it worked. I love this bag & i'm happy I didn't end up buying a Samsonite or K. Cole Reaction. This has a lot more craftsmanship, personality and style. I would buy it again in my next life. 5/5. 5Awesome bag, but the smell...(read entire review)This bag is awesome and for the money it's worth what I'm about to say. The color of the bag is great, I like the canvas inside the bag (I'm a male), it has snaps on the "belt like" fasteners for easy open and closing, and the zippers work smoothly with zero snagging. The packaging is a nice touch as it comes in a fancy bag with a nice note from the designer/manufacturer.The downside is that when it arrived it literally smelled like a petting zoo. To be honest, I oddly like the earthy outdoorsy smell of a petting zoo, but this is like bringing that smell into your home and its potent. I left it outside to air out for a few days. Little if any change in the smell. It started to rain so I put in the garage for a few days. It still smelled so I thought I have a fancy dryer that can dry sweaters without tumbling them around so I put the bag in the dryer on very low heat on the rack so it wouldn't tumble. Maybe it helped, maybe it didn't, not sure. Before writing a review I tried one more thing...I got a garbage bag, but the messenger bag in there, and sprinkled arm and hammer carpet cleaner all over the messenger bag. I left it in there for a few days and then vacuumed all the powder off the bag. That was the ticket! It worked, but now it had an overpowering smell of the carpet powder so I had to air it out again, but I think it was worth. The bag is awesome and similar bags can cost hundreds without having the handmade rustic look this one has. After all I wasn't looking for a bag a 16 year old kid would walk around with, I wanted a bag for the office that I could carry while wearing a suit, slacks, or jeans and would look great. This bag is perfect in all those situations. Don't give up on, spend the time to get that smell out and you'll love it! 5More than worth the price, but the smell does not go away anytime soonI really, really like this bag. It feels good, it's fairly sturdy, it's well made, and it seems like a lot of thought went into making it. Overall it's a good product and I recommend it, especially given the price! If it were twice the price I would be okay with one, at three times the price, I wouldn't recommend it, but we do have two. The price we paid is surprisingly good for what you get. That said, there are things about the bag that are a real problem for me, and I've had to make a few adjustments and repairs. 1) The stitching around the base of the top handle pulled loose pretty early on. The rivets are still good, but I need to get it repaired to keep the leather from pulling away from the rivets. Other stitching has also pulled loose, and along the zippers, the liner glued to the leather is pulling away like edges of cheap carpet. 2) The shoulder strap is too long and too narrow, and the shoulder pad is pretty much worthless because it's wider than the strap and keeps rolling around. So, I tossed the pad and shortened up the strap to about half it's length, then because there aren't enough holes and too much tail, I punched holes along it's length and inserted some pretty nice screw-in rivets I got from Amazon. They look nice and keep the strap ends in place and, being doubled, it sits on the shoulder better. It could still stand to be wider by a half inch, but it will do. 3) the hardware is not finished smoothly in all places, so I had to file down or use needle-nose pliers to fold down edges or corners of the buckle rollers, file down burrs on the buckle ends, etc. There were 5-6 places that needed this to keep them from snagging on my jackets or the bus seats, etc. 3) The small leather strips attached on the inside of the main pocket for pens and whatnot are not well placed and they have all stretched out of shape from use. These should be stiffer or more tightly attached. 4) A press-to-open clip like those on the main straps would be nice on the middle pocket strap. The buckles are a pain to use, so I avoid using the pocket. 5) The smell does NOT go away anytime soon. I've had this for a while, I use it every day, and it sits in the open in my home office most of the time. At work, it goes in my coat closet. When I take it out, the smell is really strong; otherwise, if you get w/in a couple feet of it, you can smell it. Like an old saddle or well-worn leather cap. It's okay but I wouldn't want to take this in a closed car with a client or someone sensitive to smells. Possibly, some saddle soap would fix this, or filling it with water and letting it leech out as I used to do with my military boots. It's not bad, but not altogether pleasant. As I said, for the price, it's excellent, and I don't mind fixing the problems. If I'd paid more, I'd have been less okay with this stuff. 4Smells like a wet horseThe bag is beautiful. But it s got two problems, one annoying the other fatal.1. The annoying: the straps that latch the bag closed and the two sides of the shoulder straps are difficult thicknesses. One is thin and flexible and the other is thick and ridged. Minor quality control issue that I wish I would have noticed earlier but probably isn t a deal breaker for most folks. I would have noticed it earlier had I not been focused on the second problem with the bag.2. The fatal: The bag smells so bad. It smells like a wet animal. I d read many of the reviews before I purchased the bag and was prepared for a smell but this is beyond a smell, it s a stench. I figured a couple of days in the garage to air out and the odor would fade. It s been almost a month and the bag still smells so bad that it s unusable. I ve left it in the garage to breath, I ve cleaned it with a vinegar solution, I ve sprinkled it with baking soda. I really wanted the bag to work out and convinced myself the smell wasn t too bad. I took it to work and had to put the bag in an abandoned hallway because the smell of the bag in my office was giving me a headache. I should have returned it right after I opened it but mistakenly thought the smell would decrease, but it hasn t yet. It s in a plastic bag in the garage and will stay there for a while to see if the smell fades. If it wasn t for the smell I d give the bag a 4/5 (deduction for quality control issue discussed above) but because it s unusable it can t get anything higher than a 1/5. 1It doesn't actually smell all that bad. This is all from my personal experienceMy friends started going on about Komal's Passion leather, and I happened to be in the market for something a little more classy (at the risk of sounding bourgeois) to come in to job interviews with, so I bit and bought this laptop briefcase. More for its briefcase properties than anything else.The bag is in line with what most of the other reviews say: it comes lighter than pictured, but it darkens with use/weathering (I've had my bag for a little over a week and it's already noticeably darker than it was when it arrived). When it comes, it might be somewhat oily and have a distinct, somewhat pungent smell to it. Mine came with this double-sided letter from Komal with his signature explaining that it was vegetable oil and the fresh leather smell that will fade away with time. It doesn't actually smell all that bad.This is all from my personal experience, so Your Mileage May Vary, of course.One thing I did notice is that the cloth inner lining of the bag will also darken noticeably from the time you get it - it looks almost as if the cloth is wet with oil. It doesn't change the feel of the bag - I just a little more partial to the original sort of pale green the inner lining had initially. Nothing game changing or worth removing a star over.If there was anything I didn't like about this bag, it was all simple stuff, like the leather straps used to hold it closed needing maybe one more hole bored through them higher up so that the buckle will lay flat when the bag is rather empty, but you can fix that if you know how to bore holes properly through leather.I not only would recommend this bag at this price to anyone in the market for one, I also plan to buy from this merchant again - another laptop bag/briefcase big enough for my 17-inch laptop. 5LOVE THIS BAG CANNOT SAY ENOUGH GOOD THINGS ABOUT IT After reading all the reviews for this bag I decide to get one well two my wife wanted one also. She said she has always wanted a bag like this. This bag has tons of room for pretty much anything you would need during school and work. I have two jobs and a field placement I am doing and this allows me to put everything I need for all three with room to spare. I like the note that came along with the bag that was personally signed not a stamp of a signature but actually signed (which you never get these days). The bags had a slight smell, but is going away already. I just unpacked the one bag and loaded it up with the things I need. I also liked the bag that it was wrapped in very nice. All the reviews are true about the quality and space this bag offers. Of I ever need another bag I am going here and I will tell people where I got this bag. You have to understand that I a cheap and this bag is well worth its price (which I hardly ever say, I think this is the first time I said anything is worth the cost, but this one is) If you are looking for a great sturdy light weight classy bag stop and buy this one. You will not be disappointed what so ever. 5
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