The manly professional bag Dooney & Bourke briefcase

Written by  Marv Valladares
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Dooney & Bourke briefcase

Dooney & Bourke briefcase

Growing up, I remember men wearing suits carrying a briefcase symbolized a professional businessman. However, times have changed and now casual dressing has become a big thing in corporate America so the briefcase has evolved to a messenger bag, backpack, laptop bag or men’s over the shoulder fashion bag. I am guilty of owning every single one of those bags except an actual briefcase, until now.

Dooney & Bourke briefcaseFinally there is a manly professional bag that is a briefcase, laptop carrier and mens’s over the shoulder fashion bag. That is the Dooney & Bourke Alto Double Gusset Buckle Briefcase retailing for $695. This Italian leather briefcase is the epitome of understated luxury. Pairing timeless styling with modern functionality, this bag is big enough for all your workday essentials, but streamlined enough to make the perfect style statement. You can dress it up by wearing a suit or dress it down by dressing casual and wearing some plain chinos, t-shirt and sweater.

The Alto Double Gusset Buckle Briefcase comes in three colors: Saddle, Brown & Black. Pick whichever color suits your everyday style and if you can not afford to buy it all at once then don’t worry because Dooney & Bourke provides a layaway plan on their site called dooneypay.

This is now my bag of choice when I am running into the office. I finally got my briefcase, which still looks casual, professional and trendy. When I am not carrying my laptop in my briefcase and instead traveling light then I am using my Florentine Mini Tech Envelope. This small leather carrier is perfect for my kindle and/or tablet. Sometimes I carry both so you would see me with my briefcase heading to the office and then heading to the meeting with my mini tech envelope.

Dooney & Bourke is not just for women. They make an excellent array of styles for men and their new men’s collection is a beauty. In order to keep your briefcase looking healthy and fresh check out some care and cleaning info below.

The Alto Collection has not been specifically treated for water repellency. Thus, the leather will temporarily darken when wet, and return to the original tone once completely dry. The waxed surface may assist in staving off some dirt. With continued use, a lovely shine or patina will develop, only enhancing the beauty of this leather. It is also characteristic for lighter colors to darken with use over time, and with exposure to light.

Minor abrasions may be removed or lessened with the use of a very soft cloth and a gentle buffing action.

This collection requires no creams, polishes or leather conditioning products to maintain its beauty.

After a long time, I now own a briefcase too and feel proud to have a manly professional bag.