Black leather three-inch tra­di­tional hand­stitched at­taché, £2,975, by Pick­ett

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Less man­bag than bag man: car­ry­ing this, I felt like an un­der­cover narc mak­ing a drugs buy. (I looked like an accountant from Car­shal­ton, but that’s not the bag’s fault.) I fully ex­pected to find a pair of hand­cuffs inside, so I could at­tach my wrist to it. Ei­ther that or a cou­ple of ki­los of primo, un­cut co­caine. (Sadly, it was as empty as an ad­dict’s bank ac­count.) Hand­made in Eng­land, its bri­dle hide leather con­ceal­ing a cedar wood shell, it is in­dis­putably a beau­ti­ful thing, el­e­gant as a vin­tage Jag and manly as a han­dle­bar mous­tache. Bit much for this strap-hanger, though.

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