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    #16
    Originally posted by drocpsu View Post
    it helps because if you're really good, you can pop it open in the dark with one hand.
    lol, well played

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      #17
      Brass^ whoops.

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        #18
        Still loving the Weekender I got from Bespoke Post. For $45 it is a very nice bag and has served me well.

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          #19
          I just got this Abindgon bag for 30% off at $138 but am debating returning it for something with a) a lifetime guarantee (or at least assurance of longlasting quality) b) something a bit more affordable. Also, the measurements provided online for the Abdingdon seem to be very generous. They're only those dimensions if you stretch the bag completely flat on each side—not when the bag is full.

          I see what you're saying about the unstructured aspect of the Abingdon but don't really mind that. I'm considering switching to a Herschel too, though. Any regrets on your switch?

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            #20
            Just picked this one up over the weekend for $80 (60% off all bags in store).

            http://www.wilsonsleather.com/produc...rPicks&from=fn

            I don't do a ton of travelling so I didn't want to break the bank. They had others in the store that had softer leather but were over $500.

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              #21
              Originally posted by wien116 View Post
              I just got this Abindgon bag for 30% off at $138 but am debating returning it for something with a) a lifetime guarantee (or at least assurance of longlasting quality) b) something a bit more affordable. Also, the measurements provided online for the Abdingdon seem to be very generous. They're only those dimensions if you stretch the bag completely flat on each side—not when the bag is full.

              I see what you're saying about the unstructured aspect of the Abingdon but don't really mind that. I'm considering switching to a Herschel too, though. Any regrets on your switch?
              I have no regrets from the switch. I am loving the Herschel, and have used it a number of times since I got it. I liked the leather accents and some of the finishes better on the Abingdon, but aside from that, the Hershel is exactly the type of thing I was looking for. I got a canvas version of it, but it looks like they are maybe not made anymore? All the ones that seem to be on Herschel's site now are the cheaper ones made out of a cheaper fabric, which I do not think I would personally like. I would definitely recommend the Herschel to anyone looking for a medium-sized weekender bag. I had actually intended to make a mini-review post about the two compared to one another, but never got around to it.

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                #22
                Originally posted by zerostyle View Post
                Why are weekenders so damn expensive?


                Any nice looking budget options for ~ $50?

                https://www.bespokepost.com/box/weekender

                These go on sale: http://www.amazon.com/Herschel-Suppl...words=herschel

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by cal86 View Post
                  Just picked this one up over the weekend for $80 (60% off all bags in store).

                  http://www.wilsonsleather.com/produc...rPicks&from=fn

                  I don't do a ton of travelling so I didn't want to break the bank. They had others in the store that had softer leather but were over $500.
                  Best of luck. I returned a leather bag to Wilson's a couple months ago... $200 bag and seams were coming out after a month of use.

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by DapperTexan View Post
                    Best of luck. I returned a leather bag to Wilson's a couple months ago... $200 bag and seams were coming out after a month of use.
                    How often were you using it? I take the occasional road trip that I would use it for but not anything strenuous on it I don't believe.

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                      #25
                      Originally posted by atcq123 View Post
                      I'm going to study abroad in Italy for 4 months, and I'm trying to pick a weekender out of the three:


                      J.Crew Abingdon in the Khaki color:

                      http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/a...2430/52430.jsp


                      Frost River Flight Bag:

                      http://www.primermagazine.com/2010/spend/weekend-bag


                      Wood & Faulk Northwesterner 20'' Gray:

                      http://woodandfaulk.bigcartel.com/pr...terner-16-grey


                      OR should I just buy one in Italy?
                      https://bespokepost.com/r/b53a0d15

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                        #26
                        Originally posted by cal86 View Post
                        How often were you using it? I take the occasional road trip that I would use it for but not anything strenuous on it I don't believe.
                        I used it daily- it was a briefcase. I can understand 2 years, but 1 month for a $200 briefcase? At that rate it was going to be non-functional before it hit 6 months.

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                          #27
                          Originally posted by DapperTexan View Post
                          I used it daily- it was a briefcase. I can understand 2 years, but 1 month for a $200 briefcase? At that rate it was going to be non-functional before it hit 6 months.
                          Oh ok, this is more of a weekend bag that I bought than a briefcase. But I can totally understand that frustration.

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                            #28
                            Looks like the current/new Herschel Novels are 100% polyester. I'm not a fan of that. I searched long and hard to find a remaining canvas version, and managed to seemingly get one of the last ones out there. Too bad they are not anymore.

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