I've got the Bag necessities.

The Soft Partners Brief blends a classic, old world silhouette with contemporary design features that cater to a modern gentlemen’s lifestyle.

The Dolce Vita

Bosca is a three-generation owned leather company based in New York that draws on Italian design and artistry. “Dolce” is a hand stained certified Italian Vegetable Tanned Leather that offers a soft polish; transitioning effortlessly from the office to evening.

When I was younger, my family would carve out two weeks in summer for a road trip. We explored Yellow Stone National Park, The Grand Canyon and even stopped to check out Star Trek: The Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton. I’m still a huge Trekkie, in case you were wondering.

The memories that tend to stand out the most are from evenings spent in our motel room enjoying classic T.V. shows like Matlock, Murder She Wrote and I Love Lucy. The leading men would typically carry a briefcase, which at the time was not as important to me as Ben Matlock solving his latest case. These days, however, I appreciate the companionship of a well-made valise. After all, a well-groomed gentlemen should be able to travel with the essentials required throughout the day.

And while our tendency might be to carry our laptops and tablets in a less formal vessel, I thoroughly enjoy the idea of sporting a classic menswear staple designed around the needs of the modern gentleman. So when Bosca offered me the opportunity to try out a signature leather design I was immediately drawn to their selection of briefcases. As I have shared before, I believe that contrast is a big part of my personal style and the Soft Partners Brief offers three separate compartments to store the devices (up to a 13 inch laptop) that we cannot live without. The bag also has a hidden “trolly slip” that allows it to slip over a luggage handle.

Furthermore the soft, polished look of Bosca’s “Dolce” leather infuses the classic silhouette with a modern vibe. When shopping the three-generation owned brand, customers can select between a variety of gorgeous handstained Italian Vegetable Hides, including Old Leather, Dolce and Washed.

With autumn in full swing and a busy fashion season ahead, I plan on enjoying the utility that my new briefcase has to offer. Who knows, I might even stop and pull out my laptop to enjoy an episode of Matlock.

Photos by Karya Schanilec