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American Grain Collection - Multi Pocket Briefcase


Item# 204-BC-STD-STD


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  • Double compartment, soft shell briefcase
  • Large front zip closure pocket
  • Solid brass hardware with gun metal finish
  • All zippers have a leather pull tab


  • Leather handle and detachable padded leather shoulder strap adjustable by buckle
  • Fully lined with easy to clean Bengaline twill
  • Four interior organizer pockets
  • Leather ID tag
  • Craft

  • Handcrafted in the USA
  • Vegetable tanned American pebble grain cowhide
  • Dimensions: 16”L x 11.5”H x 4”W
  • Weight: 3.8 Pounds
  • Care
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    American Grain Collection - Multi Pocket Briefcase is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 7.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Combo The bag is a combination of storage capacity and elegance which is a hard combination to find. Usually seen in less formal bags and canvas ones. The leather is extremely supple, but with enough rigidity. I prefer bags which contain many zipped compartments, and this one is perfect. Two on top, each of the large slip pockets, and one of the two smaller storage pockets. The one small storage pocket that is not zippered has a very strong magnetic closure and is perfect for glasses and other smaller items. The shoulder strap is robust leather, and the leather covered pad on it is also a nice addition.
    Date published: 2021-05-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best briefcase ever! The bag is awesome. The American Grain has a great look and feel. It is exactly how I envisioned it. I like the separation between the compartments and the lining. I can keep my laptop separate from files and papers. The two quick access pockets out front are excellent. I was very happy with my first Allen Edmonds brief case and this one also did not disappoint. Best brief case ever!
    Date published: 2018-05-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from All around great product. Nothing else to say other than it is a great product. Very useful, easy to carry, very flexible, and attractive.
    Date published: 2017-08-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Extraordinary Quality. Pebble grain leather is a fantastic briefcase material for those of us who don't have to be in suits everyday. I also have pebble grain MacNeil's and Rainer's that I like to wear with the bag. It's just so awesome. The leather is silky and soft, but the heft is substantial and the bag can stand on its own. You can "feel" it's made from full grain leather. Love the zippers. They have a durable feel. So glad there are no buckles. I hate buckles. Zippers make the bag much less bulky. Hardware on this bag is excellently chosen for it's size and color. Shoulder strap is one solid, thick piece of leather that feels like it'll last forever. Should pad is still breaking in, but still gives decent cushion. The two exterior pockets... the zippered pocket can hold some Bose earbud headphones, my wallet and keys. The other pocket with the flap is a magnetic closure which I use for my Hobinichi day planner. Fits great. Fountain pen users - I'm able to just barely snug in a Franklin-Christoph Model 03 into the pen holder. It's tight right now, but will probably break in some. I'm not even going to try my Model 66. Medium size FP's will work fine. Lamy's (Lamy 2000 is too big), Mid-size Pilot's, etc... My all-time favorite, Parker Jotter, fits perfectly. I use it for real estate and writing. I'm able to get my laptop, lots of space for brochures, pens, cards, my phone, notebook, wallet, and even reading materials, etc... It's also a perfect look for real estate. I can bring it into any home and no one would think I make too much. It's almost a stealth bag. I need to maintain a middle class image, and this is awesome for it. Negatives..... No laptop sleeve/pocket. It could have been just a simple piece of fabric to hold it snug in the middle of the bag, but no - there is no laptop sleeve. For me, I've got a ThinkPad which is super durable, and I don't fling my bag around anyway, so it's not a big deal. Would have been a nice touch though... They have 2 oddly sized pockets (one in each inside compartment) that look like they could have been cell phone pockets from the early 2000's. If you still have a Nokia flip phone, there's a pocket for that. Also, if you still carry one of those Palm Pilots, you'll have a pocket for that. If you've got a cell phone made AFTER 2009, there's not a dedicated pocket for you. I really don't know what those two pockets are for... Overall: I love this bag. If you're on the fence, jump off and get this. It's so hard to find a high quality bag business casual bag without all the bulky straps and buckles like I'm going on an expedition in the 1800's to find the NW Passage. Or a super fine and slick formal looking bag. This blend of materials and style makes it a winner in all business casual and modern settings. It's classic without being vintage. It's high quality without screaming expensive. And I love all things pebble grain. It's got no laptop sleeve, but it doesn't worry me. However, if it did have a laptop sleeve - no-brainer 5 stars. If something happened to this bag, theft, fire, etc... I wouldn't hesitate to buy this exact same model again. Immediately.
    Date published: 2019-11-11
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    What brand are the zippers for the multi pocket briefcase?

    Asked by: MDSA
    We regret to inform you that we are unable to provide the name of the brand our the zippers. -AE Consumer Care Dept.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2020-01-19

    Is this Full Grain or Top grain leather?

    Asked by: Anonymous
    As with the vast majority of our products, we use full-grain leather for this Collection. Feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2017-09-05

    Can I get this in black?

    Love the design. It would be awesome in black pebble leather.
    Asked by: JDKinOB
    The American Grain Collection is limited to brown grain. We appreciate your feedback and we'll forward it to the appropriate department. Feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2016-11-22

    Is this full grain or top grain? Thanks!

    Asked by: Anonymous
    As with the vast majority of our products, we use full-grain leather for this Collection. Feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2016-10-10

    Can this be monogrammed?

    Asked by: Lisa
    We do not offer monogramming services. Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2016-09-23
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