Soft Duffel Bag
Excellent bag - not exactly as pictured
I purchased the brown leather bag. The leather is amazingly soft; very supple. Excellent quality and detail.
I was somewhat surprised to see golden zippers and grommets - in the picture they are silver, and I would have preferred that. However in the item description it does say brass - perhaps there was a change somewhere along the line.
Additionally the bag came with a luggage tag, lock (with BB logo) and key. Nice touches.
Another reviewer remarked that the bag was somewhat larger than the listed dimensions. Mine was 10" wide, 21" long, and 13" tall, as opposed to the listed dimensions of 15 1/2" x 10" x 15 1/2"
June 20, 2012
Lovely brown leather bag
This leather bag is just gorgeous - just the kind to complement a simple but sophisticated warm color look exiting the airport / hotel /etc. As the previous reviewer noted, it's quite large - the reviewer's measurements seem more accurate than the posted description. It should serve well as a 3- or 4-day trip type of bag.
It's so pretty I'm almost afraid to use it. I would love to hear recommendations on how to care for it if anyone has them (in the Q&A).
January 13, 2012
The Quintessential Man Bag
This duffel has a very luxurious air to it. Everything from the color, to the detail and appearance of the bag, makes it a stylish alternative to the standard canvas or ballistic nylon duffel. Due to the nature of its material, it probably isn't that good an idea to bring it to the gym or beach—a canvas or nylon duffel might be better suited for that purpose—but as a man-purse, or even a weekend bag, it will serve you well.
I purchased this item in the brown color, and the shade of brown is beautiful. It's distinctly brown, but has a slight reddish hue to it.
It's worth noting that it's actually quite big. The dimensions stated are incorrect (as of the time of this review), and the length of the bag is definitely over 20", instead of the 15.5" stated. I wasn't expecting it to be as big as it was. Regardless of the size, due to the fact that it's made of soft leather, it's still quite appropriate as a murse.
Nonetheless, the bag is gorgeous, and the leather feels luxurious. It's definitely not the rugged type, and if you toss it around, it might scratch a little—I'm certainly not going to try. The Football Leather duffel (#929F) might be a viable alternative for those of you looking for a more rugged version.
Overall, this bag looks good, nay, amazing, and should last me for some time.
September 15, 2011