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How Do I Choose the Best Men's Briefcase?

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  • Written By: K. K. Lowen
  • Edited By: Allegra J. Lingo
  • Last Modified Date: 27 November 2016
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There are numerous factors to consider when selecting a men’s briefcase. Color, style, and the materials used to manufacture the briefcase are all major factors. The cost of a men’s briefcase is also a significant consideration for many people.

One technique that may help you narrow down your options initially is to decide how much money you want to spend before beginning the shopping process. If your budget allows you to spend a significant amount of money, you may want to look for a high-end men’s briefcase because they be more durable and have more features. People wanting to spend less money may find a suitable, high-quality briefcase by seeking sales and clearance-priced items.

Companies utilize a number of materials when manufacturing a men’s briefcase. The most common materials used are leather, metal, and cloth. Leather provides a classic look and is usually durable, but some leather briefcases require special care, such as conditioning the leather every six months. Metal is extremely durable, requires little care, and may look new for a longer period of time than briefcases manufactured from other materials. Cloth can stain and rip more easily than metal and leather, but it is sometimes possible to wash a cloth briefcase in the washing machine.

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The type of clasp used to close a men’s briefcase may be worth considering as well. Some types of clasps used for briefcases include buckles, zippers, magnets, and an assortment of fasteners that turn or snap into place. You may want to consider how quickly you can open and close the briefcase, particularly if you have a fast-paced job that requires constant readiness. The strength of the material used to manufacture the clasps is also important because some may be prone to breakage with constant use.

Handles on a men’s briefcase may add to its overall style, but you may want to keep in mind the function they must serve. Although short handles may look nice, a long shoulder strap may be more functional for some people. Some briefcases have both short handles and a long shoulder strap, but if you do not intend to use both, choosing one may provide a sleeker look. It is also a good idea to look at how the handle attaches to the briefcase to ensure that the handle or strap can endure the weight of a loaded briefcase.

You also may want to search for a briefcase with special features. Inner pockets for organizing documents, pens, and other items may be useful, and a pocket that is large enough to securely hold a laptop computer is a popular feature. Many men’s briefcases also have regular or combination locks to protect documents, which may be useful in many professions.

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