Many professionals, such as lawyers, pilots, and doctors, must carry important documents on a regular basis to and from destinations. Whether you are an executive going to the office or a sales person meeting a potential client, a briefcase can help carry those important documents in style.
Professional briefcases come in many different styles, sizes, and colors, and can be made from a variety of materials. What type you prefer will vary based on use or function, design considerations, and budget..
There are many styles and sizes of briefcases available. Those carried by lawyers, pilots, and doctors can be held via a small handle, strung cross body or over a shoulder with a strap, or even pulled along on wheels. A small briefcase will likely be hand held, while a very large briefcase may have wheels due to excess weight. Consider what weight you are comfortable with, and how much you plan to carry when deciding on a briefcase style.
Design preferences may also reflect a personal clothing style. A woman who prefers to carry a briefcase like a purse may desire a strap to carry it cross body. Are you a woman or a man who wants to make a fashion statement? If so, your briefcase can make a bold statement about your own sense of style. If you prefer classic and understated, you may want a simpler briefcase.
What is the intended use of the briefcase? Business people who need their hands free to shake hands may prefer one with a strap, or perhaps a larger case that rolls to transport product samples. A lawyer or a pilot going in and out of places all the time may want wheels.
Professional briefcases carried by executives, lawyers, pilots, or doctors have varied numbers of interior pockets for items such as cell phones or files. If you plan to carry many files that need to remain separate, you may need a professional briefcase with more interior sections. While a standard document is 8.5” by 11,” if you plan to carry documents of other sizes, you will need a briefcase that accommodates this. Different options for security features exist for carrying sensitive or private material, and the exterior of the case can also be hard or soft.
The cost for a briefcase depends on a number of different factors. A handmade one from genuine leather will cost more than a machine made briefcase, or one made from synthetic materials. High level executives may desire a briefcase that is one of a kind. A higher priced one may also last longer. A person just starting their first business venture may prefer something merely functional, and may want to pay less.
Avoid spilling liquid on your leather briefcase or duffle bag. If you do have a spill or end up in the rain, immediately and carefully blot the area with a paper towel or clean, dry cloth. Then, let the bag air dry completely. Do not use your bag while the leather is wet. Some types of leather can be pretreated with a spray-on weather proofer. Follow instructions to determine if you can use this type of product on your leather briefcase or bag.
No matter which style you choose, a professional leather briefcase can be a valuable investment for any executive, lawyer, pilot, or doctor. It is a stylish way to take your documents with you, and its durability will meet your needs for many years to come.