Pad & Quill Gladstone Leather Briefcase

For fans of leather goods there are some brands that are, quite simply, a cut above and Pad & Quill are certainly chief amongst them. To prove this point, there are accessories like the Pad & Quill Gladstone Leather Briefcase and Duffle which will offer the ultimate in commuter allies this summer. The calibre of the materials and quality of the craftsmanship come together to deliver one of the most impressive and striking carries we’ve seen in a while here at Coolector HQ.

Pad & Quill are a family business who strive to craft versatile artisan-made bags and leather accessories which blur the line between profession and leisure. Making use of only the best materials and workmanship, each accessory from this superb American brand is thoughtfully designed to meet the demands of this contemporary age while honouring the traditions of the past. If you’re wanting your next commuting and work accessory, the Pad & Quill Gladstone Leather Briefcase and Duffle Bag certainly gets our vote here at The Coolector.

Iconic Style

Available for the reduced price of $475 (briefcase) and $565 (duffle) right now, you’ll be getting an exceptional quality carry with the Pad & Quill Gladstone range and the minute you feel their tangible quality you’ll know you’ve made the right decision. Crafted from the absolute finest full-grain leather (American Sourced), you’ll not see any briefcases of a better quality than the Gladstone. Each one has stylish and robust upholstry-grade Herringbone fabric lining for that extra touch of quality and if, like us, you’re tech inclined, you’ll appreciate the rivet-secured and padded 15″ laptop pocket.

The Gladstone Leather Briefcase from Pad & Quill ($475) is chock full of functional design features and storage spaces. This includes two interior accessory pockets and two pen holders, large internal zipper pocket, and an exterior newspaper slip pocket to keep up to date with the latest news on a daily basis. In addition it has dual exterior side organiser slip pockets, extremely hard-wearing sailcloth stitching and an ergonomic and removable shoulder strap to ensure a versatile performance that fits in with your requirements.

Billed as a laptop briefcase 165 years in the making, the Gladstone has quality which is unparalleled. Pad & Quill extensively test all of their accessories, but with the Gladstone Briefcase they got a bit of a head-start on that process by drawing on its over one-and-a-half centuries of history. 165 years ago Edward Cole of England submitted a patent for “An Improvement In The Frames Of Traveling Bags” and thus was born the Heritage Gladstone Briefcase Bag.

Exceptional Leather Quality

The first thing you’ll notice when you get the Gladstone Briefcase from Pad & Quill in your hands is just how luxurious the leather looks and, more importantly, feels. It will develop a patina that is unique to you over time and this is something that makes them stand out from the crowd even more. Working with American sourced steer hides, Pad & Quill hand-select only the best portions and use those to create the Gladstone Briefcases for men. This leather is of such high quality that it has what they call “patina potential” and for those who take their leather seriously, it just doesn’t get much better than this.

Just as impressive on the inside as the outside, the Gladstone Leather Briefcase and Duffle from Pad & Quill boasts an enduring classic pattern found in luxury items from fine suits to high-end furniture accents. They have sourced an incredibly high-end (and expensive) upholstery-grade Herringbone fabric for the interior of the briefcase because they wanted a heady balance that is both durable and aesthetically superior. With the $475 / $565 price tag, it’s clearly an investment accessory but an investment we’d have no hesitations in making here at Coolector HQ when you consider the quality on offer.

Leo is the owner of The Coolector and writes about the stuff he loves. And some stuff that he merely likes.