Customer Reviews Of:
Aston Leather Briefcase

Closeouts. For the gentleman who prefers fine leather accessories, it doesn't get any better than an Aston leather briefcase -- made right here in America of the finest cowhide on the market.

  • A world-class company known for exceptional craftsmanship, Aston makes fine leather goods right here in America from select vegetable-tanned, aniline leather
  • Solid brass hardware
  • Easy-glide latches under buckled straps
  • Divided main compartment with organizer on one side
  • Two front pouches under outer flap
  • Slip pocket in rear
  • Padded carry handle
  • Detachable shoulder strap: Adjusts to 50"
  • Dimensions (LxWxD): 12x16x6"
  • Capacity: 1152
  • Weight: 4 lb. 15 oz.
  • Material: American cowhide leather
  • Made in USA
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Average Rating based on 7 reviews 4.428571 0 5
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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by jo-jo from Cincinnati, Ohio on Wednesday, March 28, 2012
    I gave this a gift to my son, and he was greatly impressed.
    • Best Uses: Commuting, Heavy Duty Protection, Travel
    • Describe Yourself: High-End Shopper, Stylish
    • Primary use: Business
    • Pros: Lots Of Pockets And Features, Stylish, Well made
    • Was this a gift?: Yes
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by worker bee from Cross Plains, TX on Monday, March 26, 2012
    Nice briefcase
    • Best Uses: Commuting
    • Cons: A bit hard to open, Clasps are small, Strap long for a female
    • Describe Yourself: Bargain Hunter, Practical
    • Primary use: Business
    • Pros: Good Protection, Rugged
    • Was this a gift?: No
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by LT from Mosinee, WI on Monday, March 26, 2012
    The quality of this product is no where close to the quoted "retail price." The standard Sierra price looks to be what it is worth at retail. If you purchase it at a discount to the Sierra price, it is an acceptable deal. Just do not expect a high end product, this is simply a run-of-the mill good but not great case.
    • Best Uses: Light Protection, Travel
    • Describe Yourself: Practical
    • Primary use: Personal
    • Pros: Stylish
    • Was this a gift?: No
  • Reviewed by happyjack from annapolis, md on Thursday, February 16, 2012
    After years of wearing out supposed rugged/high-quality laptop/messenger bags by reputable manufacturers (timbuk2, high sierra, etc), I decided to take the plunge on a top-quality leather bag. I've seen the cheaper versions in stores from brands like Kenneth Cole, but wanted something of a similar quality and durability as Coach. This bag definitely fits that requirement. It is a constructed of beautiful full-grain leather (not that bonded junk) with quality stitching and hardware.

    Here's a few considerations for which I did not down-grade the bag, but may play into some buyers' purchase decisions:
    - Storage: Adequate for a daily commuter, but it is by no means cavernous. I wanted to force myself to lighten the load I carry every day, so the size is fine for me. My last messenger bag (timbuk2 large commute 2.0) had tons of storage and pockets that I filled with all manner of junk that I didn't really a result, it felt like I was lugging around a cinder block. This bag's design will definitely help me accomplish my goal of a lighter load. It does carry everything I need: a 13" laptop with powercord, a Bose headphones case (which also contains my iPod), a standard size book or Kindle, a thin notepad, a few pens, building badges, business card case, pack of gum and a couple of USB drives. If you're not carrying around the big Bose case, then you could easily fit a bottle of water and probably your lunch too. I do wish this bag had an easily accessible pocket on the outside to store my keys and building badge...oh well.
    - Structure: The bag is fairly rigid, which I like - it stands up easily with a solid base. However, the main flap will NOT remain open easily. Not sure if this will soften over time, but it's a little inconvenient when trying to dig out any smaller items from the bottom of the bag.
    - Buckles/closures: The buckles that you see in the picture are only for aesthetics. Beneath the straps are sliding closures - you need two hands to open the band, one to hold the flap and one to open the slide closure. None of the inside pockets have separate closures, so if the bag gets knocked over, then you could have smaller things scattered about.
    - Shoulder strap: I wish the strap was about 4" longer. I'm 6'1", 185-lbs with a 42-inch chest, and the strap is *just* long enough to comfortable fit in the "over-the-head and across-the-chest" carrying style (like a messenger bag) that I like to use in order to keep my hands free. If you only hang the bag off one shoulder you should be fine, but it will be a tight fit for anyone bigger than me to carry it like I do. I may look for a longer strap or strap extender at a leather shop.

    There's really no reason this bag shouldn't last me the rest of my professional career...probably another 15-20 years. The level of quality is really what drives the 5-star rating. There are some design features that I can nit-pik, but overall this bag is really an outstanding product.
    • Best Uses: Commuting, Office, Travel
    • Cons: Insufficient Padding, Short strap
    • Describe Yourself: Practical, Stylish, Will pay for quality
    • Primary use: Business
    • Pros: High quality, Rugged, Stylish
    • Was this a gift?: No
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Fisherman Lyle from Washougal, WA on Friday, February 10, 2012
    A perfect "personal" carry-on item for men (guy-purse). Will be ideal for my international trips in an age where checked luggage is becoming expensive!
    • Best Uses: Commuting, Light Protection, Travel
    • Describe Yourself: Bargain Hunter, High-End Shopper, Practical, Stylish
    • Primary use: Personal
    • Pros: Comfortable Strap, Good Protection, Lots Of Pockets And Features, Rugged, Stylish
    • Was this a gift?: No
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Benjamin the traveler from Armonk, NY on Thursday, December 29, 2011
    Beautiful, rich leather; high quality brass hardware; good proportion of pockets, sections; comfortable carrying strap; excellent product at a nice discount
    • Describe Yourself: Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical
    • Primary use: Business
    • Pros: Easy To Access Items, High Quality, Lightweight, Made in the USA, Stylish
    • Travel Frequency: 6-10 Annual Trips
    • Was this a gift?: No
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by JP from Seattle, WA on Sunday, July 24, 2011
    A great satchel for day to day work or travel.
    • Best Uses: Weekend Trips
    • Describe Yourself: Classic, Practical
    • Primary use: Business
    • Pros: Easy To Access Items, Good Capacity, High Quality, Stylish
    • Travel Frequency: 11-19 Annual Trips
    • Was this a gift?: No
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