Great piece for the working man
I have been using a plethora of bags over the years trying to find what suits me. I've gone through everything from nylon zip-around bags to an all leather duffel, and I have to say this "partners brief" is by far best suited to my needs. Besides its more unique coloring (I chose the new amber stain color), the bags organizing compartments and gussets work perfectly for me. Inside my bag I keep the following: GUSSET 1 - padfolio and any "go to" papers I might need for the next meeting, MIDDLE - all the items I need to keep on hand for spare time (i.e. memos, briefing reports, newspaper articles, magazines), GUSSET 3 - this one is closest to the organizing compartment and I usually just use it for all my spare items, which right now include a few random cough drops, keys, wallet, pain reliever, tissue, etc. I keep this stuff here, because it is closest to the traditional BOSCA organizing compartment, which perfectly holds my two phones, three pens, my iPad, a few letters for mailing or bills I need to pay, business cards, and a couple other spare papers, depending on the day or time of year. All around the piece is great if you are looking for a traditional briefcase and don't mind that fact that is doesn't have a strap. The top opening is perfect and makes grabbing files from my brief during a meeting a win, if you don't already count its beautiful yet not too showy appearance as one. The reason I'm giving for stars is because I had to return my first purchase bag to a vendor because the outside buckle did not work properly. I thought it was a little hard to keep closed and then after watching some videos online and checking with the store, I learned that it should be much easier. The second time around proved much better and I haven't been disappointed yet.