Earlier this year I got a message from Mattis Oppermann, the co-founder of Oppermann London. Oppermann is a Swedish-German brand based in London. The company was founded by Mattis and his brother Niklas in 2011 and the first collection was introduced in November 2012. Recently they presented their second, now extended collection of leather bags, portfolios and accessories.
After a little Mattis asked me if I was interested to give a try to their products. As I was more than pleased to take the chance, the decision to choose was left for me. Finall I ended up to pick their "Goswell Briefcase" portfolio in navy blue.
Oppermann London - Goswell briefcase
The Goswell briefcase is made of full grain vegetable tanned leather and features a heavy drill cotton lining. It has one closing and one open compartment inside. The bag takes easily a 13" laptop along with some documents or books in case it's needed. In addition the portfolio has a large zipper puller closure secured with a button.
So far the bag has got use every now and then and my feelings about it are pretty much positive. The leather used in the bag is pretty soft, supple and durable. This you can actually even see in the pictures. I can imagine that for example the cognac color would develop a beautiful patina with use over time. As I chose the blue one, I believe developing that patina will just take a bit longer.
However there are two little things I would miss. First of all, the bag does feature any smaller pockets inside the folder. These would be useful to put your business cards or maybe even phone or a wallet when you're on the move. Secondly, as the briefcase is quite big, it could have handles. That would help a lot carrying it around.