Alfred Wallace Briefcase

The Alfred Wallace briefcase represents the inception of my journey into fine leather craftsmanship, initially tailored to meet the distinguished needs of legal professionals. This creation epitomizes the quintessential English style in bridle leather briefcases, meticulously handcrafted in a manner that echoes the revered techniques of artisans from over a century ago. The dedication to these traditional methods involves extensive hours of manual labor, employing only hand tools without the assistance of modern conveniences such as sewing machines. This commitment to craftsmanship not only honors the legacy of the past but also ensures unparalleled longevity in every piece.

English Key Lock vs Combination Lock

At the core of the Wallace style is the use of authentic, UK-sourced, waxy, thick English bridle leather. This choice material is known for its robustness and distinctive character that matures beautifully over time. In its interior, the briefcase is exquisitely lined with calf suede, enhancing both its aesthetic and tactile appeal. While there have been iterations of the Wallace style featuring an unlined design, my current focus is solely on creating the most exquisite and refined briefcases possible. Hence, every piece now includes a standard suede lining, reinforcing our commitment to unparalleled quality.

In keeping with the authentic English styling, the Wallace briefcase is equipped with double suede-lined, removable straps. These straps not only add to its functionality but also to its classic aesthetic. The centerpiece of its design is the traditional round key lock, a nod to the briefcases of yesteryear. This lock not only adds an element of security but also serves as a distinctive stylistic feature. While I am a proponent of maintaining this authentic style with the key lock, I also recognize the need for versatility and modern convenience. To this end, I offer alternative locking mechanisms, such as the sophisticated round combination “clock lock,” which are equally refined and well-crafted.

The Alfred Wallace briefcase is more than a mere accessory; it is a symbol of professional elegance, a reflection of skilled artisanship, and a commitment to preserving and celebrating the heritage of traditional leather crafting. Each briefcase is not just a product but a piece of history, meticulously crafted to stand the test of time.