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Old 10-01-08, 08:30 PM   #1
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Brooks Barbican equivalent?

I'm in the market for a professional looking messenger bag / briefcase. Needs to go with my suit but I'm still looking to maintain some Rivendell/Jitensha/Velo-Orange-esque flavor. All I could find was:

Brooks Barbican
http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?m...oducts_id=4483
$449 YIKES!

Minnehaha
http://www.minnehahabags.com/canvas-shoulder-bag/
Close, but not quite there. I'm looking for something more along the lines of the Brooks. Price is good.

Anything else out there that anyone knows of?
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Old 10-01-08, 08:59 PM   #2
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my first bag preference is always Dakine. A quick search reveals a couple possibilities:

Dakine Medic-Bag



Dakine Station Bag


Both come in a few colors and are priced well. they're not exactly brooks knock-offs but they're nice bags.
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Old 10-01-08, 09:05 PM   #3
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Reload Executive comes to mind, but expensive as balls. Also not very Rivendell-esque.
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Old 10-01-08, 11:37 PM   #4
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http://www.filson.com/product/index....entPage=family

Filson stuff can get pricey like Brooks, but man, there stuff is really high quality. I'm not sure they make anything that necessarily has provisions for traveling on a bike (waist strap, chest strap) but you should check them out.
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Still a bit off with the Reload. Dakine is closer but I'm from Hawai`i and Dakine is a creole slang for "the kind," which is used in as a noun for something you don't know or can't explain at the moment. Can't bring myself to have that on a business bag.
And wilth filson prices, Brooks actually looks pretty good. Thank for the suggestions and keep them coming.
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The new incase bag is pretty classy looking.


http://www.notcot.com/archives/2008/...e_messenge.php

Not sure if they are even out yet though.
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http://goincase.com/products/detail/...er-bag-cl55039
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http://www.cpbgroup.com/ - check out the bag in the swag page
http://www.lost-luggage.com/store/hudsonbag.php
http://www.case-envy.com/jetpack.shtml
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