An heirloom bag
This arrived a couple of weeks ago and I have fallen in love with it. It is very well made, stands upright, even when you know the load inside is uneven, is lighter than it would seem to be and looks amazing.
I choose the tobacco finish partly so that I would get a worn in look, and it's working. I'm looking forward to using this bag for many many more years.
May 23, 2014
The Clipper bag is simply wonderful. The perfect bag for work and travel.
November 23, 2013
Sleek, Sexy Bag
I purchased this bag as a replacement to another Levenger bag I had for five years. I was initially drawn to the color and aesthetics of the bag, but what truly struck me when I opened the box was the quality of the leather and the bag's craftsmanship.
My 15" MacBook Pro fits with no issue, although anything larger would likely not fit. Also, I am able to fit a full-sized auxiliary keyboard in - along with my laptop - although the fit is extremely tight. If you don't carry a keyboard with you, that's not an issue.
I highly suggest this bag for anyone looking for a sleek, relatively compact, yet highly functional bag that will last for years and years.
January 15, 2015
Great Bag for Work!
I've been looking for a new bag for work for a while. My old back was too small/not deep enough. This bag is 6" deep, and the pockets in the front are great for eyeglasses, phones, datebooks, etc. The craftsmanship is excellent, and the leather smells great! Also, I really recommend getting it in tobacco. The Tusting bags are terrific leather products!
November 25, 2014
I needed a bag that would look distinguished in academia, while being appropriate in more business-like environments. This is it. The leather is terrific. The bag feels great on your shoulder or in your hand. The fasteners are easy to use. I can't wait to see what it looks like in ten years.
October 23, 2014
Matched Bags for Traveling Light
Matched this briefcase with the smaller of the two Tusting grips and have made two trips so far. One trip was business where the combo scored high in desired functionality. The other was pleasure where the ooooh-factor and envy of the other guests was well worth the price. Added the leather red rope expandable file to act as an inner pocket to give me added flexibility in how I use the briefcase. I'm happy with both.
September 14, 2014
Perfect Tusting Clipper
I have had the Clipper for a week. It is used as my everyday bag, unlike my other briefcase, which is for court. So far, I am pleased with the bag. It carries my 15" macbook pro in a foam skin, and has enough room for various files I take with me each night. I do wish it had an inner pocket for small items. Great value and many complements on looks. I also have the large Tusting weekend carryall which I love.
March 22, 2014
I live my life by William Morris's advice to "have nothing in your houses which you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." I have been looking for just the right bag that blends beauty and functionality for years and still labored over this decision upon seeing the Tusting Clipper in the Levenger catalog. Having just purchased this bag, I couldn't be more pleased. The Tusting Clipper is simply gorgeous. It is so spacious that I've been able to combine my 15" laptop, essential purse items, and multiple textbooks and course materials. The craftsmanship is exquisite, and I was surprised at how light it is for its sturdiness. As a woman, the shoulder strap causes the bag to fall perfectly. I was surprised that it also seemed to be equally comfortable for a friend who is 6'2" (and now coveting my bag - he did point out that it is a MEN'S bag). The leather is beautiful. At first I was concerned by how easily it is scratched; however, the scratches rubbed out easily with a dry paper towel. It took a very long time to find this tremendous bag, and I look forward to its wearing so well that I never have to make the decision again for the next twenty years of my career. Thank you, Levenger! A bag truly worthy of your catalog.
March 15, 2014
If this had the 3 D-rings on the back that the Oxford Convertible Backpack has, it would be The Perfect Bag.
March 4, 2014
My (nearly!) perfect bag...
I spent months looking for the perfect work bag. I searched every website, every retail outlet.... I just couldn't find the bag that had all the things I wanted. While the pricetag for the Clipper is high, I finally decided to take the risk and order it.
I am glad I did. This bag is simply stunning. It has no flashing bells and whistles - It's just classic quality at its most attractive. People comment on it often.
It's slightly smaller than I expected but well within acceptable levels. I was a bit worried about others' comments about the waxed leather, but I'm having no issues. No wax stains on my clothes. I was prepared to give the bag a good rub-down when I got it, but no need. Scratches buff out - and ultimately, I'm not worried about them since, for me, one of appeals of this bag is watching it wear in and gain some "experience."
The strap is a bit short and I may buy the longer one. For day-to-day use, the short strap is fine; the bag settles just above my hip and is comfortable. If I'm packing it around all day, however, I'll want a strap long enough to wear it cross-body.
I have no regrets about this bag... it's the most expensive accessory I own, and yet I'm so pleased to have been able to purchase it.
June 23, 2013