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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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    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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    Reload Executive comes to mind, but expensive as balls. Also not very Rivendell-esque.
    It's bad when you're 19 and people consider you an "old geezer" in the current FG community.

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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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