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Briefcases Buying Guide
How to Buy a Briefcase the Says Something about You
come in many different styles, sizes and colors with a number of
different features intended to make the briefcase practical and
functional for any business environment or application. From the
leather briefcase or the leather attaché case, to
over-the-shoulder briefcases with padded computer sleeves, the
briefcase has evolved into a must-have accessory for today’s modern
Set a budget.
Knowing how much you want to spend on a new briefcase will help make
the selection process easier.
you’re using now might perfectly suit your needs today, but what about
the future? A promotion might mean bringing work home or the occasional
out-of-state business trip. Think expanding. It will save you having to
prematurely replace your briefcase.
technology, there is now a wealth of construction materials for
briefcases, attaché cases and rolling
briefcases. While classic leather briefcases posses an
executive or CEO vibe and aluminum
briefcases offer maximum protection, they can become heavy if
you are often carrying them long distances. Lighter materials like a
high grade vinyl might be a viable alternative for you.
In order for a
briefcase to serve you well, it must be well-made. It’s very
straightforward; briefcases made of quality materials that use
time-tested construction methods typically last longer.
Ensure that the
seams are reinforced and finished properly; no matter what it is made
of, that it feels supple and has some “give;” and that it is sturdy and
hardware: hinges should work smoothly; locks should open easily; and
zippers and clasps are sewn and/or mounted correctly.
attache cases, leather
briefcases, rolling briefcases & aluminum briefcases
all come with a variety of features in a number of combinations. Select
a briefcase, attach case or leather briefcase with the features that
will best reflect your needs.
If you don’t
own a laptop or never have a need to carry it back and forth, then a
briefcase with a laptop sleeve wouldn’t be an economical choice for
On the other
hand, if you are always on the road, then a rolling briefcase or an
attaché case with a padded laptop compartment will be ideal.
features to consider are: pockets for a phone, PDA or other small
electronic devices; a back sleeve that allows the briefcase to slip
over the handle of wheeled luggage; exterior organizational pockets; or
adjust and/or removable straps.