Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Burgundy briefcase: $20 on ebay, shipped. Real leather. Functional locks. Multiple pockets. Suede lining.
Black briefcase: gift from many years ago. Clasp stopped working. Emailed the manufacturer, Aaron Irvin, who sent me a replacement clasp free of charge.
Belt at top of image: the rats (pet rats...) chewed on the leather at the end, which caused the fabric underneath to start to unravel a bit. I tuck or fold it so it doesn't show.
Shred of dry-cleaners tag on the left edge: laundering and ironing my own shirts for the time being. Got tired of how fast they shrink, stain, improperly flatten, and otherwise wear out at the dry cleaners.
Entire image: meant to just photograph the briefcases. Accidentally photographed belt and tag. Rather than re-take photograph, used it as is. Money saved: $0. Still, it's the principle!
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