With their polished, work-inspired architecture, briefcases tend to be associated with formal contexts. The same goes for the Bond Travel Briefcase, the icon of Faire Leather Co.’s debut Bond Collection. Many of you may perceive it as suitable solely for orthodox office contexts that involve meetings with clients and brainstorming sessions among co-workers. While Faire’s luxury travel bags would certainly complement your suit perfectly and render you the latest talk of the town in office, they would be no exception when serving you as a functional accessory for casual occasions.
When we re-imagined the leather briefcase for modern, fashion-conscious professionals, we did primarily have desk-bound professions in mind. This is because of the heavy-duty nature of our briefcase interior in terms of functionality — a multitude of compartments and organisational tools ensure that you can pack your office into your briefcase without it looking bulky and clumsy. Moreover, the metal accents on the briefcase in the form of magnetic zippers and the key ring on the exterior enhance the chic design of the briefcase, giving it formal overtones.
However, the dressy appearance of the Bond Travel Briefcase doesn’t mean you can’t pull it off with an unembellished concept. In the current age of disruptive industries and technological proliferation, self-employed entrepreneurs and businesspeople are redefining the conventional understanding of the workplace. For us, practically anywhere with a table (and food) can be our workplace — all we need are drinks to keep conversations flowing. We believe the same goes for all of you in the creative industry. Given the dynamism and flexibility of this field, you’d need a bag that will complete your outfit when you’re all dressed up, and a bag that will be the keystone in the bridge between casual attire and formal propriety.
Even during weekends when you may be sporting a basic t-shirt and jeans or bermudas to meet your friends at a bar, Faire can accompany you. Maybe you’d simply need to carry your mobile phone, your keys, your wallet, and your tablet or slim laptop. Our lightweight leather tech organizer, the Bond Everyday Padfolio, sounds like a suitable candidate. After all, as its moniker connotes, it is for the laid-back convenience of everyday use.
Alternatively, you would like a topic of conversation that would serve as an ice-breaker at your meeting with your old classmates. Things can start off being slightly awkward under these scenarios, but our briefcase will hopefully take care of that by inviting questions, since it bears no ostentatious logo on the exterior. Regardless of the formality of the context, a considered look from head to toe would probably help you ease into social gatherings.
Personally, a good leather bag that checks the boxes of style and functionality is an essential for us at Faire in our day-to-day lives. As the founders of Faire Leather Co., we are constantly on the move, yet needing a bag big enough to carry our hardcover planner (which we cannot do without), samples and Faire’s small leather products for demonstration purposes. A sleek leather briefcase and a slim leather wallet are fundamental as a coordinated set for us to convey sophistication, to delineate professionality outside the frame of a designated office. Having created Faire as a brand for the people, our products are versatile in order to meet the needs of a diverse range of people. As long as style matters to you, it doesn’t make a difference if you’re not a style aficionado — it won’t take much for you to look smart and image-savvy wherever you are, whatever the occasion.