Three years ago, Beau Satchelle’s original briefcase design, the Grande Travel Sport, was the foundation of our luxury designer, T. Michael’s vision to expand on his ability to design and build a prestigious briefcase that a professional or executive would take pleasure in carrying. This case embraced the concept of European style with American made craftsmanship.
The Original Grande Travel Sport was actually built with a hand dyed Scandinavian Premium Vegetable Tanned hide in an eco-friendly black finish and designed with no lining for a natural look. A simplistic interior with one sleeve for securing a laptop or tablet and attached business card and pen holders. Solid Brass Hardware was selected to enhance it’s heirloom quality; featuring two quick release clasps, a 3 digit combination lock and eight feet on the bottom. It took over 30 hours and 1200 plus hand stitches to build this signature briefcase.
Our Grande Travel Sport 2.0 came about from tireless hours of perfecting this craft. Now elevating our improved bespoke briefcase to an unparalleled level by selecting a different premium leather, introducing new technology and adjusting the bottom of the side panels to be sewn inward, a signature detail that many will not notice, yet in a subtle way, highlights T. Michael’s talent. Only an aficionado, craftsman or another leather artisan would give a nod to this adjustment.
Revisions include an interior in Plonge cowhide, a padded felt bottom under the interior lining, a charging station pocket with a digital charging station and a cell phone pocket opposite of the laptop sleeve. Although the number of brass feet has been reduced to six, the balance is well maintained. The hand-stitching makes this case a workhorse and we stand by our craftsmanship.
Our custom mobile office allows you to seamlessly move throughout the day while having all of your essentials in one bag, built to hold your laptop, documents and essential belongings. A wall outlet should never see your charging plug when traveling again.
The revised design allows a client to make a selection in several colors of English Bridle Leather; Black, Brown, Chestnut, Medium Brown, Burgundy and Tan. The interior leather comes in a range of up to twenty-five colors from earthy to bold tones. This luxury briefcase includes a leather shoulder strap with matching shoulder pad. Every piece hand-sewn with the traditional saddle-stitching method. A client can add a finishing touch with their initials embossed for that personalized look.
Although this particular bag has been delivered with care to its new owner, we invite you to design your own and explore how this briefcase can become your best “travel” partner. To ensure each handcrafted briefcase will never be duplicated, we will only design these cases as follows:
1.) Select your exterior color – English Bridle Leather (the colors mentioned above)
2.) Select your interior color – Plonge Cowhide Leather (a color chart will be emailed to you)
Note: Per our leather supplier, 25 interior colors are offered. However, we have the ability to customize this bag to your unique desire with two toned leathers, other appropriate exotic leathers, additional accessories, etc. we can make a unique carrying case that will look exceptional whether in the courtroom or the boardroom.
In your closet hangs immaculate tailored suits, European made shoes, custom cufflinks… all displaying your distinctive style. The icing on the cake…a well built attaché or briefcase. Whether it’s a purchase for the professional in your life or a gift to yourself, ordering this piece starts with an appointment and is followed up with a private design team consultation.
Let our Grande Travel Sport briefcase grow with you as you expand your career, for it is truly one of a kind. -AJ
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