If you work in office environment or if you are a student you will sooner or later need a bag to carry all your papers and laptop. One option especially for those who are working with more formal dresscode is a classic briefcase. Today taking a look at a simple briefcase by Swedish Winter Studios.
I have earlier written about finding a suitable briefcase for business
. You can check that out as a foreword for this post.
The only visible sign of the brand on the bag is the little "winter"-text on the backside of the briefcase.
How to wear simple leather briefcase?
For me it is pretty clear that this briefcase is made mostly for work purposes. For casual occasions I have other bags. When I got to choose between the black and cognac color I chose the latter. As I have mentioned before, the dress code at my work is not the most severe one. I would say that I wear black shoes 3-5 times a month. Therefore the shade of brown was obvious choice for me as it is easier to combine with the footwear, suits and overcoats I have in my rotation.
If I have understood correctly, Winter Studios did not make this briefcase only for the lawyers or business consultants. For those who are in general though to be carrying their briefcases around. But this bag was meant to be a diverse choice for both men and women. And thanks to the simplicity they pretty much succeeded in my opinion. For example I for sure can imagine my spouse wearing this together with some denim, a button-up shirt and casual blazer while heading for her studies.
Below you can see the briefcase in a normal office setting. Blue suit, striped button-up shirt and a tie. And I was wearing brown calf leather double monks.
To put it shortly, the N.1 is a simple briefcase which has been stripped of all extra bits and pieces. It is minimalist and clean-cut bag that is appropriate for multiple different styles. I have now used the bag for a couple of months. So far I am nothing but happy with it. I haven't been particularly careful with it and it is already featuring some clear signs of use. In the near future I need to nourish it a bit with some leather grease which I believe will help it to create even nicer patina.
If you are looking for a briefcase on a budget the N1 by Winter Studios
is definitely an options to check out. It is not the most sophisticated or finest piece you can find. But considering the price it is a solid alternative. You can find the briefcase from the brands own website. With the code "tyylit" you can get a 10% discount.
And if you happen to visit Helsinki you can go and take a look at the briefcase either at The Men-store
or at Beam