Agreed. If you're an office jockey, though, carry a Herschel backpack. If it's just gym clothes, you can always carry a small gym bag. If it's just a laptop, carry a small a small laptop bag. If all else fails, carry loose plastic bags (only sort of kidding).I can't imagine carrying an over the shoulder, tear shaped bag into any office, court, or other meeting place to which I would carry my brief case. It is unprofessional. That said, I wouldn't carry one anyway. Just not my style.
Perhaps. The office is business casual...at a university. Soft sided briefcase is what I was referring to. I haven't carried a hard sided briefcase since the 1980's. Can't say I miss it either.I guess that depends on where? Again, I can't imagine such a getup within the context in which I would be carrying a briefcase. But perhaps we have different definitions for, "briefcase"?
Thanks for the input this helps. The backpack I have now works ok except the shoulder strap tends to slide off. I'm not carrying that much, lunch, umbrella, and very few papers really.I've had one and I'm not a huge fan of them because of weight distribution and how they feel carrying. at least with a messenger bag/briefcase/whatever with a shoulder strap, they can be switched between both shoulders throughout the carrying of them. if I'm going that casual, I'd rather run a backpack/small day pack. even one shouldering a backpack is more comfortable than one of these rigs for me.
I've got the small field bag. 8 years now, finally getting broke in. Used almost daily. Medium size may be better as a briefcase substitute.Nice looking bag. I have my eye on a Filson field bag. Haven't committed to spending the money yet.
Doesn't rain here as much but I've been drenched once already. Which Tom Bihn bag do you use?I prefer a messenger bag for casual/everyday. Since it often rains here I have gone to canvas, especially TomBihn (tombihn.com) which are actually made here in Seattle and are extremely durable. With a suit I prefer a leather briefcase.