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Style over content
on 25 October 2013
Don't get me wrong this is a lovely looking bag and seems well made (time will tell). It was delivered promptly well packaged. The feel of it and design are very nice and I'm sure it will be a great bag, for some.
However, like others have reported there was mould on the bag; I doubt this is a manufactures problem, more likely poor storage by the seller. It does wipe off and doesn't bother me; but its not good!
Also this seller did not warn that oiled leather can come off on to light coloured cloths. I'm not in to the nanny state and I should have done my research - but be warned.
The main problem with the bag is the size. Yes it will fit an A4 folder as the picture suggests. But only just! You can fit a lever arch file in but no hope of closing the flap. Which leads to my next point; once you start filling the bag up unless you are only carrying flat paper, bulkier objects deform the shape making it lumpy looking and again you cannot close the bag!
Finally there are no pen holders, I know it's a digital age but we are not quire there yet (and you'd be buying a laptop bag rather than a messenger bag). There is a pocket in the main compartment a pocket that makes a good pencil case, but it's not ideal.
I could live with some of the problems on a cheaper bag, but when you buy quality you expect that to extend right through the materials, design and storage.
Personally, I regret buying it & wished I'd sent it back when I could.