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Please see our Leather Colours page for more info and pictures

  • Sedgwick Black Bridle
  • Sedgwick Dark Havanna Bridle
  • Sedgwick Burgundy Bridle
  • Sedgwick Australian Nut Bridle
  • Sedgwick Conker Bridle
  • Sedgwick Hazel Bridle
  • Sedgwick Light Havanna Bridle
  • Sedgwick London Tan Bridle
  • Sedgwick Pillarbox Red Bridle
  • Sedgwick British Racing Green Bridle
  • Sedgwick Midnight Blue Bridle
  • Bakers London Tan Bridle
  • Bakers Oak Brown Bridle

For a guide to our Lin Cable thread colours please see here.

These are the standard additions and customisations we offer. Full bespoke in all aspects is also available

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The Equus Briefcase

This full sized briefcase is designed for the modern world, but is made to a standard that has more or less disappeared. Entirely handmade, fully handstitched, made using the finest bridle leathers in the world and above all made with to a standard of quality not to a price. The design draws heavily on our English saddlery background and our love for Edwardian and Victorian leathergoods, and our design objective was to make a case that would last generations.



Made to be big enough for the accoutrements of modern life, like a 15" laptop, pads of paper and books spread between three gusseted compartments without being too large to impact on portability, this is a great general purpose size for when you need quite a bit of carrying capacity.

Once we'd established the size we wanted we then hit the books ourselves and looked at the very best of the vintage cases we could find from the best makers in the world. We looked at the fittings, the designs and above all the execution of some of the great firms from a time when quality was considered paramount and hand stitching was more or less universal. We gathered many interesting ideas and combined them with our own technique and designs to produce a case we're proud of and to fulfil our own internal brief of elegance of appearance and workmanship, usefulness and lasting across generations.

These cases are traditionally made from unlined bridle leather to keep down weight so we use either oak bark tanned bridle leather from J & F J Baker in London Tan (probably the most traditional colour and configuration available) or Oak Brown, or the bridle leather from J & E Sedgwick for those wanting a greater choice of colours. Both these tanners are based in England and are the best in the world at what they do, we have worked with them for decades so we have no hesitation using their leathers. All of the fittings for the case are sourced from our Walsall (England) based foundry who had made the locks for many of the vintage cases we original looked at for inspiration, and are still producing the finest solid brass locks to this day.

The case is approximately 17" wide x 12" high (excluding handle) x 6" deep externally. There are three internal compartments and two dividers. The case comes with two internal dees for keys etc - an internal set of organiser pockets can be added as an option if desired, with either the standard Equus layout or a full custom set being available. The case comes with a leather shoulder strap with simple shoulder pad, an upgraded pad or a webbing strap are available as options. A number of other additions are available such as newspaper pockets, trolley and umbrella straps, if what you'd like isn't listed we welcome customisation requests, please just get in touch. We are available to discuss all aspects of the case, be it custom or a standard layout.