Fashion FAQ: How to Choose the Right Briefcase

There are a lot different briefcases out there, and the sheer number of options might end up being overwhelming


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And, of course, you would want to be careful in choosing the one you’ll be carrying with you each day, as it will speak volumes about yourself. So, these handy tips might be of use:


Note what you will routinely bring with you: If you normally bring documents, get a briefcase with a stiff interior to keep them tidy. Or, if you plan to pack several gadgets, make sure there are different pockets to accommodate them and all the accompanying whatnots.

You can never go wrong with leather. Given that you will bring the bag with you on a daily basis, you will need a material that is durable and easy to clean, anyway. Leather fits both requirements, and it gets better with age, too.

Find a briefcase with handles as well as shoulder straps so you can wear it two ways. This will save you a lot of trouble and pain on extra busy days



This article first appeared in DA MAN Style Fall/Winter 2015. Click here to get a copy of our back issues.