So you’re surviving the recession but you’re not exactly thriving. Money is tight and you want to look more than just professional when walking into work. Perhaps you might even want to appear like have a few neurons dedicated to style between your ears.
For around the cost of a fancy business lunch, you can keep pace with your fancy leather portfolio carrying co-workers with this grey twill brief from Topman.
The shape is timeless, the top carrying handle is set in the center (so it won’t list to one side), and the hardware has a brushed steel look to it. Very smart, very simple, very cheap.
Is it better than the new J. Crew Rugged Twill Messenger? Nah. But it’s less than half the price.