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I don't want it to look like the blown out, "tech" bags.

I want a normal messenger bag - something either simple or stylish that has a laptop compartment

Up to now i've had the aldo laptop bag - its brown leather with buckle latches, looks great - problem is my mcbook pro is a VERY snug fit in there, and the straps have started tearing under the weight (not a very good laptop bag :S but pretty)

Any suggestions?
 

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something like this! which has unfortunately been pulled from the new lineup.



(left not right)
 

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BBP! (bumbakpak)
http://www.ehmac.ca/anything-mac/51237-bbp-bags.html

Brenthaven and Tucano both have good leather bags too. Then you can get a women's laptop tote too. :p Not much choice for men. Actually there is one nice one by Certified Data in London Drugs (I think you can order online), it looks/feels like khaki.
 

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Cpused/Beam Echo has a huge selection of nice bags,

they don't have pictures of the bags on their website, but in case you need the address:

CPUsed - Home Page
 

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Hmm thanks but not really what i was going for.

I guess my best bet would be to get a regular messenger and a sleeve (but that hikes up the price!)

any cheeeeeap sleeves for a 15" MBP?
 

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I don't think I've seen any sleeves cheaper than $60. I found a slim hard case (polycarbonate) for MBP for $60 at MacStation

Mac Station

My bumbakpak bag rocks btw, can't believe u don't like it. :(
 

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I don't think I've seen any sleeves cheaper than $60. I found a slim hard case (polycarbonate) for MBP for $60 at MacStation

Mac Station

My bumbakpak bag rocks btw, can't believe u don't like it. :(
Haha, yeah its great for some.

I'm not so much about utilitarianism though and the colour scheme, materials etc. don't do it for me.
 

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FWIW, my favourite bags:

http://www.sfbags.com/index.htm

Very protective, stylish and with lots of useful points that show the designers actually use bags....
 

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FWIW, my favourite bags:

http://www.sfbags.com/index.htm

Very protective, stylish and with lots of useful points that show the designers actually use bags....
The vertigo's are quite nice.

One thing that really peeves me though on both attire and bags is the particular nylon water-resistant material that most laptop bags are made of.

If that vertigo was in a polyester mesh or suede or something of the likes i'd definitely be interested.

Still, I've managed to find some alright priced sleeves on ebay, guess i'll hold out for one of them
 

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I use "The Dreadful Embarrassment" by Crumpler. It holds my notebook and a TON of other stuff.

Check it out here:

Crumpler Products Page

Scroll across the top until you find it.
 

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Hahah those names are amazing
 
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