Tusting Messenger Brief - Levenger
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Tusting Messenger Brief
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Tusting Messenger Brief

Price: $479.00
Item: AL0145
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
A men's leather briefcase and messenger bag from England
Crafted in the land from whence our language came, our Tusting Messenger men's briefcase exudes the best in refinement, quality and skill from the other side of the pond. Distinguished buckles give it that look of nobility, yet it's easily opened via quick-release stud closures. This handsome leather briefcase could become a lifelong companion. Tusting’s famed leather is lovingly produced to enhance its characteristics of durability, water resistance and ease of maintenance.  
Made in England, expressly for Levenger
These are heirloom-quality pieces, made in England by Tusting of Buckinghamshire, creator of fine leather goods since 1875. These rich Tusting leathers mellow with age, acquiring that comfortably worn-in look, as if you’ve owned them forever. Some variations may occur in coloring, as the leather is finished by hand using an age-old process. 
A word about the wax in Tusting leather
One of the reasons this full-grain leather has such a rich and resilient character is because of the wax that's deeply ingrained. Occasionally this wax may leave a mark on clothing, so do take care. For Tusting leather not to have this wax, though, would be like England not to have history. It's part of what makes your Tusting bag endure.
  • Under the flap is a lengthwise stash pocket out front for a folder or magazine
  • Two taller stash pockets behind it can hold your journal and agenda
  • Main compartment has room for a letter-size folio, files or notebooks
  • Along the back is a leather panel with sleeves for 3 pens plus a cell phone or business cards
  • Outside stash pocket at back is handy for your newspaper or magazine
  • Carry it by the handle or the adjustable, removable shoulder strap with leather pad
  • Fits most 15" laptops
  • Strap has a drop length of 16–17 inches
  • Extra-long shoulder strap available
  • Smooth, full-grain leather 
  • Cotton twill lining
  • 16W x 3 1/2D x 11H; 2.8 pounds
  • Made in England 

CRAFTED IN ENGLAND FOR THE AMERICAN WORK STYLE
The British have a talent for putting craftsmanship first and taking the time that attention to detail demands. We work with a small, family-owned tannery tucked away in the Buckinghamshire countryside to create these leather goods. The leather is as aromatic as a new saddle and has the same substantial feel.


Come with Steve as he takes you to England to meet the Tusting familyClick here.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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LevengerTusting Messenger Bag
 
4.2

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very good ... not great

I recently received this bag as a gift after completing my Ph.D. It is truly gorgeous. The leather is rich and supple, and it is clear that it is going to wear well....Read complete review

I recently received this bag as a gift after completing my Ph.D. It is truly gorgeous. The leather is rich and supple, and it is clear that it is going to wear well. When I began using it, I was also pleased to find that it accommodates 13" MacBook Pro even when it is in a protective sleeve. In all of these ways I am pleased with the bag and incredibly grateful to have received such a generous gift.

And yet I still have a few complaints. My major complaint, which others have also expressed, is that the strap is simply too short. I'm about 6'4" and the strap works okay if I wear it on one shoulder, but when I try to wear it across my body the bag rides in the middle of my rib cage. (Since this is the way that a messenger bag is typically worn, I wonder if the bag's name isn't a misnomer.) I had derived a bit of hope the response that a customer service agent had given to an earlier comment complaining about the length of the strap, which suggested that there may be a remedy. Unfortunately, when I called customer service, they told me that my only choices were to keep the bag with the shortened strap or to return it. Neither seems like a satisfactory resolution to me.

Ultimately, I think that this is a very, very good bag. But until it is more suited for tall users, I for one won't be able to declare it great.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not the bag shown on website

Bag is not the color advertised. As another reviewer mentions, the leather is much darker than pictured, and has a matte effect rather than glossy.

Very disappointed, will be returning immediately.

Bag is not the color advertised. As another reviewer mentions, the leather is much darker than pictured, and has a matte effect rather than glossy.

Very disappointed, will be returning immediately.

Reviewed by 26 customers

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5.0

Great Business Brief

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from High Point, NC

Comments about Levenger Tusting Messenger Bag:

I just received my Tusting Messenger two weeks ago and love it! It is the third Tusting piece that I have purchased and am pleased with all of them. This brief is the perfect size to carry a few files and a laptop computer. It has adequate additional pockets for business cards, magazines. etc. The look is classic professional and the quality so far has been great. These Tusting pieces are more brown in person than the reddish tone that the photos show under the lights but I like the look.

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  • No
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  • 55 - 64
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  • Male
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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Liked it until it stained me clothes

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from GA

Comments about Levenger Tusting Messenger Bag:

Looks good and feels good on the shoulder, but it has stained my clothing brown. A ridiculous problem, one that would have prevented me from buying this for myself had I read the rather silly disclaimer on the website (it was a gift). Why would anyone knowingly manfacture and sell a briefcase that damages clothing?

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  • Yes
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  • 35 - 44
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  • Male
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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not the bag shown on website

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from Boston, MA

Comments about Levenger Tusting Messenger Bag:

Bag is not the color advertised. As another reviewer mentions, the leather is much darker than pictured, and has a matte effect rather than glossy.

Very disappointed, will be returning immediately.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Age:
  • 25 - 34
  • Gender:
  • Male
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  • Computer, IT or Statistical
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  • Everyday Work
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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Stains

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I got this bag as a graduation present, and while it is beautiful, it badly stains all my chinos and light-colored shirts. Seems they sacrificed functionality for the sake of appearance.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect Briefcase

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from Rochester, NY

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Comments about Levenger Tusting Messenger Bag:

The perfect briefcase-- leather and workmanship is of the very highest quality, and the design is just right for everyday use-- slim and light enough to be easy to carry, but able to hold quite a bit when necessary (including a standard-sized laptop). Enough compartments to keep things organized, but not so many as to get in the way.

Very, very pleased.

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  • 45 - 54
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  • Male
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  • Education
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outstanding bag

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from Louisville, CO

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Comments about Levenger Tusting Messenger Bag:

I spent quite a bit of time looking for a bag that looked professional, but also would fit in a business/casual setting. I wanted a bag that would improve its look and function as it aged.

I could not be happier with my Tusting Messenger Brief. It is large enough to hold my folio and some files with room to spare. The inside back pocket is large enough to hold my Mac Book Pro (15") when necessary. When I exchange my MacBook for an iPad I have plenty of room to spare.

I am 5'8" and have not had any issues with the length of the shoulder strap. In addition, the few accidental scratches on the bag have rubbed out easily with my fingertips; I have not had any of the leather stain transfer onto my clothes.

It's a great bag and it something that I hope I can pass to my son one day.

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  • 55 - 64
  • Gender:
  • Male
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  • Business and Financial Operations
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  • Everyday Work
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5.0

Messenger Brief

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Comments about Levenger Tusting Messenger Bag:

I have been looking for the perfect size brief for traveling on the train and carrying my laptop. I found it. The quality is superb. Size is not to large or too small. Very pleased.

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  • 45 - 54
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  • Male
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  • Business and Financial Operations
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Short lifespan

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Comments about Levenger Tusting Messenger Bag:

Loved it when I first got it but then the lining started to tear and the buttons that hold the flap down fell off almost every time I opened the briefcase. Eventually they were lost. Looks great but doesn't hold up. I tried to upload photos of the problems but was unable to upload them to this review.

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4.0

Lovely Bag

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from Dallas, TX

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Comments about Levenger Tusting Messenger Bag:

This bag is beautiful. It is exactly what I was expecting. I gave this bag to my husband for Christmas and he loves it. The only thing I was disappointed by, was the box in which it arrived. A beautiful thing like this deserves to be packed in a box more suitable for gift wrapping and presentation.

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  • 55 - 64
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  • Female
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  • Healthcare
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5.0

A terrific Xmas gift

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from New Castle, DE

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Comments about Levenger Tusting Messenger Bag:

My wife purchased this bag for me for Christmas. So far I love it. It is very handsome, lightweight, and yet surprisingly room inside. Lots of sleeves and pockets to put things in. I teach at a university and this bag makes me feel very professorial.

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  • 55 - 64
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