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Best Work Shoulder Bag – The Sixth Annual Carry Awards
The Ateliers Auguste Suffren Briefcase expertly merges elegant French design and superb Italian craftsmanship, creating a bag that’s pure and minimal with a lovely personality laced in. The clean, chic silhouette is undeniably suave and lends an air of understated confidence to your work setup. The kind of bag that doesn’t need to shout to draw attention to itself.
Those classy aesthetics are elevated with premium materials and exceptional craftsmanship. No detail is overlooked. The full-grain vegetable-tanned leather will age beautifully with use, offering handsome durability for years to come. There’s a playful pop of color inside the exterior pockets. And its slim profile looks equally sharp in the boardroom, airport lounge and during the daily commute.
The Suffren is designed for minimalist carry setups, and keeps those essentials well organized with space for a 13″ laptop, documents, work tools and EDC items. This is a beautiful piece, incredibly well crafted, and thoughtfully tailored for elegant carrying. Bravo, Ateliers Auguste!
These are the pieces that just missed out, and in most cases, by the smallest of margins. To them, we award a High Commendation. The below were of outstanding quality, displaying fine craftsmanship and design flair. With honor, we bow our heads in the utmost respect and kudos. If this were a dais, they’d be biting their teeth into silver medals, while their flags were hoisted into the horizon – a feat not to be overlooked. And we’re sure they’ll be back, to take it one notch higher, next year.
Few can nail the blend of formal style and ruggedness like KILLSPENCER. It’s embedded in their DNA, and the Utility Attaché Briefcase is a testament to it. An enhanced take on their Attaché Briefcase, the Utility is clean and tough on the outside, and, as its name eludes, utilitarian on the inside. A welcome iteration, supercharged with more pocketing options, improved laptop storage, and expanded ‘usable’ space, making this the go-to choice for those who like to look fresh (and a little dangerous), whilst organizing their essentials like a boss.
Handmade in LA with world-class construction, built to take a beating and come out the other side looking dapper, and scoring in ‘X-factor’ hand over fist, this is truly an exemplary piece, KILLSPENCER!
When it comes to genuine style, there’s often a large divide between ‘affordable’ and ‘executive’ work bags. But Bellroy have achieved something great with the Slim Work Bag. It’s attainable in price, but offers a clean, stylish profile that nails the brief for most office environs. And true to Bellroy’s schtick, it’s got more than aesthetics to offer, with a range of thoughtfully positioned interior and exterior pockets to easily keep work supplies and EDC items tidy and accessible. And carry handles and a removable shoulder strap keep you flexible during a busy day on the move.
Practical in design and timeless in style, this is a versatile piece that scores highly in the ‘value’ stakes. Excellent job, Bellroy!