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Best Leather Briefcases Comparison Chart

Nothing displays professionalism, organization and authority more than a leather briefcase. Its design and everything contained within speaks a thousand words. Whether you want a black, brown, tan, Italian or British leather briefcase, your style is your style.

Here’s a side-by-side comparison all the models featured in my in-depth top 15 leather briefcases article. If you want more information on each product, I recommend that you visit my article or the direct product pages below.


Kenneth Cole
Great Op-Port-Unity

Samsonite
Leather Expandable

Kenneth Cole
Mind Your Business

Kenneth Cole
A Brief History

Samsonite
Checkpoint Friendly
Average Customer Rating
4.4 Stars
4.3 Stars
4.2 Stars
4.2 Stars
4.4 Stars
Type Of LeatherFull Grain Cowhide LeatherLeatherFull Grain Cowhide Colombian LeatherTop Grain Nappa LeatherLeather
Available ColorsBlackBlackBrown / TanBlackBlack
LockN/APadlocks (not included)N/AN/APadlocks (not included)
Outer Compartments / Storage- 3 x Top Main
- 1 x Large Front Zip Pocket
- 1 x Large Back Zip Pocket
- 3 x Top Main
- 1 x Large Front Zip Pocket
- 2 x Wide Pocket
N/A- 1 x Large Back Open Pocket- 3 x Top Main
- 1 x Front Zip Pocket
Inner Compartments / Storage- Laptop Section
- Stationary Holders
- 1 x Large Zip Pocket
- Dividers
- Stationary Holders
- 1 x Front Main
- 2 x Back Main
- Laptop Section
- 2 x Small Pockets
- 2 x Main
- 2 x Large Zip Pockets
- Stationary Holders
- Laptop Section
- Stationary Holders
Padded Laptop Compartment
Fits Laptop Screen SizeUp to 15.4"Up to 15.6"Up to 15.4"Up to 15.4"Up to 15.4"
Dimensions (inches)16" x 11.5" x 4.5"16.75" x 12.25" x 7.25"16" x 14" x 5.5" 16" x 11.5" x 5"16.25" x 12" x 4.75"
Weight (pounds)3.8 lbs3.5 lbs3 lbs2.8 lbs3.5 lbs
WarrantyLimited Lifetime3 yearsLimited LifetimeLimited Lifetime3 years
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Kenneth Cole
Out Of The Bag

SOLO Classic
Colombian Leather

Samsonite
Leather Flapover

McKlein USA
Walton

Kenneth Cole
Rest My Case
Average Customer Rating
4.4 Stars
4.4 Stars
4.4 Stars
4.5 Stars
4.6 Stars
Type Of LeatherFull Grain Cowhide Colombian LeatherFull Grain Colombian LeatherLeatherFull Grain Oil Tanned LeatherTop Grain Nappa Leather
Available ColorsBrown / TanEspressoBlackBlackBlack
LockN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Outer Compartments / Storage- 2 x Top Main
- 2 x Large Front Zip Pockets
- 1 x Large Back Zip Pocket
N/A- 1 x Large Back Zip Pocket- 2 x Top Main
- 1 x Back Zip Pocket
- 2 x Large Front Zip Pockets
- 3 x Top Main
- 1 x Large Front Zip Pocket
- 1 x Large Back Zip Pocket
Inner Compartments / Storage- Laptop Section
- 3-File Divider
- Stationary Holders
- 1 x Front Main
- 1 x Back Main
- 1 x Back Zip Pocket
- 2 x Small Open Front Pockets
- Stationary Holders
- 2 x Main
- 2 x Large Slim Pockets
- Stationary Holders
- Laptop Sleeve
- 3-File Divider
- Stationary Holders
- Laptop Section
- Dividers
- 1 x Large Zip Pocket
- Stationary Holders
Padded Laptop Compartment
Fits Laptop Screen SizeUp to 15.4"Up to 16"Up to 15.4"Up to 17"Up to 15.4"
Dimensions (inches)16.5" x 12" x 5" - 16.5" x 13" x 5"
- 15.5" x 11" x 1.75" (laptop pocket)
16.5" x 12" x 5.5"17.5" x 13" x 7.5"- 16" x 12" x 4.75"
- 14.5" x 9" x 2" (laptop pocket)
Weight (pounds)4 lbs 12 oz4.3 lbs4.6 lbs5.73 lbs4 lbs
WarrantyLimited Lifetime5 years3 yearsLimited LifetimeLimited Lifetime
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Visconti
Apollo

Floto
Venezia

Saddleback Leather
Classic Large

Samsonite
Colombian Leather

Kenneth Cole
Show Business
Average Customer Rating
4.8 Stars
4.6 Stars
4.6 Stars
4.4 Stars
4.4 Stars
Type Of LeatherOil Tanned Hunter LeatherItalian Polished Calf Skin LeatherFull Grain Boot LeatherFull Grain Colombian LeatherFull Grain Cowhide Leather
Available ColorsOil BrownBlack / BrownChestnut / Dark Coffee Brown / Carbon / TobaccoBrownBrown / Tan
LockKey LockKey LockN/AN/AN/A
Outer Compartments / StorageN/A- 1 x Large Back Zip Pocket- 1 x Large Open Back Pocket
- 2 x Small Open Side Pockets
N/A- 1 x Large Open Back Pocket
Inner Compartments / Storage- 2 x Main
- 3 x Large Zip Pockets
- 1 x Open Front Pocket
- Stationary Holders
- 4 x Main
- Pen Holders
- 2 x Main
- 2 x Medium Open Pouches
- 2 x Small Open Pouches
- 2 x Main
- 1 x Large Zip Pocket
- Laptop Section
- 3 x Small Open Pockets
- Stationary Holders
- 2 x Main
- 1 x Large Open Front Pocket
- 1 x Large Front Zip Pocket
- Laptop Section
- 3 x Small Pockets
- Stationary Holders
Padded Laptop Compartment
Fits Laptop Screen SizeUp to 17"Up to 15.4"Up to 15.4"Up to 15.6"Up to 15.4"
Dimensions (inches)15.75" x 13" x 7.48"16" x 11" x 5"16" x 12" x 9"16.5" x 12" x 6"- 16" x 12.5" x 4"
- 14.75" x 10" x 1.75" (laptop pocket)
Weight (pounds)4.3 lbs3.5 lbs7.6 lbs3.9 lbs4.3 lbs
WarrantyN/ALimited Lifetime100 years3 yearsLimited Lifetime
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Chart Info

Average Customer Rating – This is my own opinion based on my product research of my own and other people’s usage and feedback. Clicking through to one of the featured products directs you to Amazon’s product page, where you’ll find reviews depicted by real customers. I highly recommend that you read what they say about the model you’re interested in.

Type of Leather It’s no surprise that most men who value aesthetics and authority want a leather briefcase; but what use is it if the leather is poor quality? Understanding how leather is made and the difference between full grain, top grain, genuine and bonded leather will give you some more insight into what type of leather briefcase you should go for and how much it’s worth.

Lock – Most leather briefcases don’t have an integrated lock on them. There’s often simply no need and can hamper the design. However, some do have zipper holes that allows a padlock to secure them.

Padded Laptop Compartment – Many leather briefcases these days have padded laptop compartments. The few that do not are either extremely old or embody a vintage or classic style that “have no place” for padding. Should you desire one of them and protection is a conern, then a laptop sleeve will do the trick.

Fits Laptop Screen Size – It’s annoying to say the least when you buy a leather briefcase only to find that your laptop doesn’t fit. The screen size is not always (but many cases it is) a true indicator of whether your laptop fits inside the briefcase or not. A more accurate indicator would be to find out the dimensions of the laptop compartment and measure it up to your entire laptop, not just the screen.

Warranty – Usually, it’s not the leather that’s the first to go, it’s the stitching after prolonged (or not so long) use. However, well made leather briefcases will last many years and manufacturers that offer a long warranty period will back up this claim.