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    DiazBags -- Custom Briefcase



    Hey Dappered Threaders. I ordered a custom briefcase from DiazBags on Etsy a few weeks ago and I thought that I'd share a few photos. It's already made a trip from Chicago to Texas, and from Texas to (undisclosed location).


    I communicated directly with Carlos, the owner of DiazBags, when placing my order. I was able to specify the dimensions, leather type, color, straps, strap length, shoulder strap, and color. He also created a laptop compartment in the briefcase to specifically fit my MacBook Pro.


    I don't know if Carlos would want me to disclose the price. I will say that the cost was far less than a comparable product by Saddleback, Copper River Bag Co., and etc.


    Here's a link to DiazBag's shop on Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/DiazBags

    Here's a link to Carlos' Etsy profile where you can contact him: http://www.etsy.com/people/DiazBags











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    Is it full grain leather? Also, wherever (undisclosed location) is, it looks like a pretty pleasant place to be

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      #3


      trash, The pictures above were taken on a Chicago highrise balcony. That's Lake Michigan in the background. (undisclosed location) is not a pleasant place!


      I don't know what grade the leather is. The leather has been tanned to create the interesting patina.


      Carlos sells a smaller version of this briefcase: http://www.etsy.com/listing/83193274...case-portfolio

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        #4


        Buschetta,


        I'm very interested in your customization. I have been looking at the same bag on Etsy in tan and wondered if you could answer a few questions for me.

        How soft is the leather? -This isn't a huge issue, I'm just curious.

        What are the dimensions on your customized bag? - I'm most interested in the depth of your bag as I'm considering adding some depth beyond the 3 inches that come standard.

        How has the bag held up? - I know you've had it for a few months.

        Any other tips or things I should know about the bag?


        Thanks for letting me bug you with this. I'm just starting as a teacher and want a cool bag that I can use to dress up or down and I think this is the one.

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          #5


          cforsyth, The briefcase is made of very soft leather. It's not a rugged briefcase by any means. You will have to apply leather conditioner to maintain the softness, and probably a weatherproofing wax or oil to protect it from the elements.


          The dimensions of the briefcase are 16.75" x 12.5" x 5".


          The bag still looks new and I've been traveling with it for this entire time. Here's a photo of the briefcase on my summer house's porch that I just snapped with my iPhone:




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            #6


            That's really beautiful.

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              #7


              Thanks, bruschetta. I think I'm ordering mine this weekend. Carlos has been great to work with so far and your pictures have been very helpful. Any suggestions for additional customization before I place the order?

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                #8


                I've been contemplating getting that exact bag, but in the standard medium size and light brown.


                Would you have any comments on the interior of the bag? Is it a thick canvas material? Pictures would be helpful also, thanks for the review.

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