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Briefcase nice enough for office, but tough enough for field work?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark R Mar 7, 2013. 10 Replies

OK guys, I have a fashion/function conundrum for you. I'm officially an office worker in a business casual office. But, my job entails spending a fair amount of time in environments where gloves,…Continue

 

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Mark R replied to Jedi Knight's discussion Getting to Know a Woman
"Wear a polo or camp shirt with jeans or a camp shirt with shorts.  T-shirts are too casual for first impressions.  Bring zoo appropriate gear (water bottles, camera, snacks, sunhats, etc).  Save the flowers for occasions…"
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Mark R replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Jury Duty?
"Engineer here, and the victim of 3 burglaries 1 assault, and 1 fraud.  Between the occupation hazard of being analytical to a fault, and my somewhat draconian views toward criminal behavior, the defense attorney couldn't get rid of me fast…"
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Mark R replied to Ben Birchenough's discussion Arrow making.
"I assemble my own arrows.  I'm not going to say I make them because I buy the components and glue them together myself.  In regards to spine, there is a considerable variation in the stiffness of the wood, and you will need to make or…"
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Mark R replied to Mark R's discussion Briefcase nice enough for office, but tough enough for field work?
"As much as I would like a distressed leather or waxed canvas "dress" briefcase, and a cheap Rothco for "field" work, I'm having a hard time working out the logistics of two bags.  I'm afraid that the pragmatic…"
Mar 7, 2013
Buck Johnson replied to Mark R's discussion Briefcase nice enough for office, but tough enough for field work?
"Check out eBags.com for a mind-numbing variety of business cases/bags.  The site has fairly extensive filtering capability.  Personally speaking, have had success with the house-brand - well thought-out designs and durability, for the…"
Mar 4, 2013
Liam S. replied to Mark R's discussion Briefcase nice enough for office, but tough enough for field work?
"I was going to recommend an LL Bean waxed canvas briefcase, but even theirs is $200 now. "
Mar 4, 2013
David F. replied to Mark R's discussion Briefcase nice enough for office, but tough enough for field work?
"Go military canvas bag from a surplus store.  Or a simple tan canvas bag from a travel store. The other option is frankly two cases, field and dress work. "
Mar 4, 2013
Mark R replied to Theodore Buchanan's discussion Stinky Apartments/Dorms in College
"You need to clean. Straight and simple. Also, unless you're a gym rat, dirty laundry doesn't stink that bad. The main culprits are in the kitchen and the bathroom. IMHO, prepackages scents are like icing on a cake. If the cake is bad, the…"
Mar 3, 2013
Johnzerd1 replied to Mark R's discussion Briefcase nice enough for office, but tough enough for field work?
"Halliburton favorite of the oil patch and drug dealers check ebey"
Mar 3, 2013
Mark R replied to Mark R's discussion Briefcase nice enough for office, but tough enough for field work?
"David and Monte - Filson makes great stuff, but at $300 it's more then I care to risk. I'm not exaggerating about the dust and oil coated surfaces. Corey - I had not considered laptop bags previously. I know Ful, Targus, and Wenger make…"
Mar 3, 2013
monte jensen replied to Mark R's discussion Briefcase nice enough for office, but tough enough for field work?
"I agree with David.  I've had this bag for over 10 years.  It has travelled the world with me, including some not-so-nice places.  It is scuffed, but showing the charactar of age.  I wouldn't trade it for any…"
Mar 3, 2013
Corey C. Jordan replied to Mark R's discussion Briefcase nice enough for office, but tough enough for field work?
"Have a look at these... Similar to what I use. They work fine without a…"
Mar 2, 2013
David replied to Mark R's discussion Briefcase nice enough for office, but tough enough for field work?
"I would look at the products from Filson.  They are very classic looking yet very durable."
Mar 2, 2013
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Briefcase nice enough for office, but tough enough for field work?

OK guys, I have a fashion/function conundrum for you. I'm officially an office worker in a business casual office. But, my job entails spending a fair amount of time in environments where gloves, earplugs, and safety glassses are required.I need a briefcase, attache, or messenger bag that's nice enough for office casual environment, but can be taken into environment I mentioned above. I'm not plunking a $$$ briefcase down on a dust and oil coated surface.I need the ability to stuff a 3 ring…See More
Mar 2, 2013
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