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Best briefcases for men: Our top 5 choices

One of our best-sellers, our men's leather briefcases are perfect for professional men around the world. Whether you’re a city worker or travelling around the country, we have a briefcase suited to...

By Grace Harper

Posted on 30 Mar 2023 10:21

Best briefcases for men: Our top 5 choices - Cambridge Satchel

One of our best-sellers, our men's leather briefcases are perfect for professional men around the world. Whether you’re a city worker or travelling around the country, we have a briefcase suited to you.

To give you a little bit of history, briefcases are descendants of the classic satchel which was used in the 14th century. As we’re the experts when it comes to men's leather satchels, it seems only appropriate that we started making leather briefcases!

During the 19th century, the briefcase became a popular choice for committed entrepreneurs, and it is still a top choice today in the business world. With traditional tailored attire coming back into style, we think that 2023 will certainly be the year of the briefcase!

Blending the heritage and the modern, we’ve created our leather briefcases in a timeless style to suit all men.

What makes The Cambridge Satchel Co. leather briefcases the better choice?

Our briefcase is one of our larger bag options, making it the perfect companion in your professional career. We’ve highlighted some of its best key features below:

• The central chamber has plenty of room to carry slim A4 folders.
• It can carry your laptop.
• Plenty of room to carry your other daily essentials.
• Its discreet inner pocket helps to keep you organised.
• A beautiful top-handle to help you carry your bag.
• Magnetic closures so you can open and close the bag with ease.

Want to be able to wear your briefcase over the shoulder? No problem - our detachable, adjustable shoulder strap will enable you to do just that.

As it is made with flawless signature leather and embossed with our logo on the reverse and on its brass hardware, you can rest assured knowing you’ve bought a top-quality briefcase from us.

Don’t just take it from us…

Don’t just take our word that our leather briefcases are the better choice out there. Take a look at GQ’s “The best briefcases for a sharp taste of office life” for their esteemed opinion!

Celebrating our British craftmanship and traditional elegance, GQ describes our bags as being “for both a good time and a long-time”, and names our briefcases “minimalistic and sleek”.

Don’t forget – we can make your briefcase truly personal with our bag personalisation service. Why not get your initials embossed to give it that added touch?

1. The Music Case in Navy & Tan

The Leather Music Case in Navy & Tan, front and back images

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Created using Navy leather, with details in beautiful Tan bridle leather, The Music Case is a great unisex briefcase for all professionals. Confident, stylish, warm and inviting, it is the perfect alternative to the traditional briefcase.

This exemplary workbag is completely unique. The Music Case design goes above and beyond being a commonplace laptop bag with its distinctive bar closure, making it effortlessly secure to protect all your prized possessions.

The versatile leather briefcase can carry an array of documents whilst maintaining a sleek and professional appearance.

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2. The Leather Briefcase in Oxblood Saffiano

The Leather Briefcase in Oxblood Saffiano


Created using one of our favourite leather colours, Oxblood Saffiano, the cross-hatch texture of this bag adds depth and durability to this stylish briefcase.

As a classic workbag, The Briefcase offers plenty of space for several folders and a nifty interior pocket to keep your papers organised. Suitable for legal briefs to creative briefs, this handsome briefcase is the perfect investment in your career.

Don’t forget, you can add one of our shoulder straps to this briefcase to make it a perfect leather crossbody bag.

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3. The Leather Briefcase in Enigma Celtic Grain

Front and back images of the leather briefcase in Enigma Celtic Grain


We created this leather briefcase for the minimalist who needs a workbag to go with absolutely everything.

Although it has been created using a neutral colour, this bag remains strong in statement. The stony grey with a beautiful Celtic Grain finish can be paired with brights, neutrals, monochromes or patterns – therein lies the Enigma!

Similar to our other briefcases, this bag is perfect for all types of professionals, offering plenty of space for papers and a laptop - making it one of the best briefcases out there!

Just like the rest of our leather bags, this briefcase is made in the UK using our flawless signature leather.

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4. The Briefcase in Black Saffiano

Front and back images of the leather briefcase in black saffiano


This leather briefcase was made with sustainably-sourced leather in the UK, and - even if we do say so ourselves - it really shows.

Black Saffiano leather is the ultimate material when it comes to sophistication. This crosshatch texture adds both elegance and durability to this leather briefcase.

Simple and bold, this briefcase is bound to have your colleagues looking over in envy. Big enough to store all your important papers and laptop, it is truly the perfect workbag. You can even add a detachable strap for extra comfort and ease.

With every purchase, we provide you with a protective dust bag to keep your leather briefcase in top condition while you’re off on holiday or taking a well-deserved career break.

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5. The Music Case in Oxblood

Front and back images of the leather music case in oxblood


Oxblood has been one of our signature colours for a long time, and that’s because it’s timeless. Resembling a beautiful warm burgundy, this leather briefcase is a firm favourite with men (and women!) as the colour is a must-have.

The Music Case offers all the same great characteristics of our leather briefcases, but with a smoother finish and a softer shape.

We’ve also elevated the commonplace document or laptop bag by adding a distinctive bar closure, which slips over its single top handle to secure the front flap, keeping your possessions safe in a stylish way.

This versatile workbag can be used to carry an array of important documents, while making an understated style statement in the big city.

Remember, you can make your bag truly personal with our bag personalisation service, and can add your initials or a symbol to your leather briefcase.

Why Choose a Cambridge Satchel Co. leather briefcase?

We handcraft every single one of our leather bags for men here in the UK, using the highest quality leather. Therefore, you can rest assured that you’re buying a piece that will last forever.

As with all leather, wear and tear is inevitable, especially if you’re using your leather briefcase every day. That’s why we have an established and efficient repair service that will ensure your leather briefcase stays with you forever.

Sustainability is hugely important for us as a brand. We understand that the products we make have an impact on the planet, which is why we use leather from the food industry that’s otherwise meant for landfill. You can find out more information about what we’re doing for the planet on our sustainability page.

If you have any questions regarding our men's leather briefcases, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with our customer service team and they’ll be able to help.

By Grace Harper

Posted on 30 Mar 2023 10:21