Cambridge Messenger Brief
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.
February 27, 2014
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.
December 31, 2013
A terrific Xmas gift
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.
December 4, 2013
Wish I could be positive
I bought my first Messenger brief in August. After a month of use, the strap rivet pulled out of the top flap. I returned the bag and got a replacement. After using on one business trip, the exact same thing happened. I now have bag #3 in hopes that the issue will not occur again. Overall, I really like the style and functionality. Hopefully it's not 3 strikes and you're out!
November 2, 2013
First impression out of the box was that this is a quality piece. Leather is of good quality and feels good in one's hands. The color is darker than the pictures on the website suggest. After using it for a week, the only problem I have with the bag is the included strap is way too short. I am 5'9 and the straps lack of length makes it sit awkwardly on my back. I would recommend buying the longer strap if you plan to get good use out of this bag. Thank you for your time.
October 13, 2013
Tusting Messenger Brief
Great product. The quality is amazing. The size is a bit smaller than I thought but overall a great brief.
October 6, 2013
I purchased this bag for my girlfriend as a Law School graduation gift. It is honestly the nicest leather I've ever seen in a briefcase — absolute quality. The bag is the perfect size for her (she's average height): it's slim, has clean lines, and is is the perfect weight (not too heavy, but not "cheap" feeling, either). It's perfect for stowing a laptop and a few files. She loves it and now I wish I had one, too!
June 17, 2013
Rugged, sophisticated, manly bag
I love this messenger bag and I loved it more once I realize the bag was a darker brown than the picture indicated. I looked at a lot of messenger bags and wanted one with a handle and a leather strap. Some of the reviews indicate that the strap is too short. I'm 5'9" and the strap works fine for me across body or over the shoulder. It is also comfortable. The pockets themselves are organized well and I can fit in different size journals and a 13 inch MacAir notebook (bigger sizes should not be a problem). This bag signifies confidence and a style that resonates with me as I dislike briefcases. The dark brown leather is nice to the touch, and the canvas lining is a nice compliment. The hardware is also well designed. I'm a professor so the bag can swing between casual and formal and I compliment with a Bomber Jacket folio and journal.
May 25, 2013
what i needed
I reviewed many bags and took a few months to decide on this purchase.
This bag is incredibly well made. It is classy and professional as well. It is worth the price for sure!
Many of my friends are envious!!
I plan on buying another one as a gift for my son when he finishes his PhD.
May 25, 2013
Professional and stylish and functional
My wife bought me this brief for my 'going back to work' present. I immediatley thought that she had spent close to a $1000 due to how clean and well built this brief looks. The closer you look the more detail jumps out. It is as well built as a nice luxry car yet the value for dollar is outstanding in my eye.
Anyone who purchases a brief deom Levenger should have the confidence that people will see a business tool that has style, class and funtion yet is not flashy or come across as needing to carry a LV brief for the initials.
Pure class and highly professional. Well done Levenger. I will purchase my son and dughter Levenger briefs when they graduate from college.
May 14, 2013