There’s only one bag that I own, besides a much smaller leather briefcase, that would fit such an occasion as this. My No. 83 Book Bag by Colonel Littleton has the perfect look and striking aesthetics that could only help the quality of my first impression, yet also hold as much as I would need inside. The No. 83 Book Bag is a famous and unique style of bag, because the folks over at Colonel Littleton take pride in creating something unique and high end. This bag in particular is fitted with a copper tube spine, from which the leather handle and strap hangs from. Beyond that, all the hardware is solid brass, but that’s not the most special feature. The crown belongs to the material from which the bag is made from, which is American Buffalo. The outside is smooth and beautiful, and smells amazing. Only the most dedicated and prideful leather tanner could have made such a beautiful messenger bag.
So for this business trip to Tennessee, I decided to wander around the small country towns, and into some old growth forests, before taking it easy in one of the many fantastic whiskey distilleries. And each place I went, I felt that the No. 83 bag complimented my look while aiding in my needs; I could easily pop open the top flap of the bag and whip out my camera for the perfect shot, or simply drag out my laptop when the mood and idea hits. I found the No. 83 Book Bag in American Buffalo to be a stunningly beautiful bag, made with style, luxury and ease of use in mind. This is the sort of briefcase-messenger bag that can define a writer or businessman, as they look great and are made to last a lifetime, with proper care.
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Article written & Photos by Brandon Scott / Eye & Pen