I am very particular and shopped around a while before deciding on the Founder. I am glad I went with Satchel & Page. When I received the bag, it was even more beautiful in person. The attention to detail and quality of the materials were a lot better than similarly priced bags or even those with higher price tags. The leather is buttery soft and smells fantastic. The brass hardware, interior suede lining, and the brass “legs” on the bottom of the bag are all fine details.
I also like the size of the Founder. I wanted a bag that was slim, not bulky, but would still carry my essentials and some files for court. This bag is perfect for me. I easily get my iPad, legal pad, leather portfolio, and a few client files in the bag. It also has space for some extra pens and business cards with the pen loops and interior pocket. It would have been nice to have a dedicated business card holder like some of the other bags, but the pocket still does fine. For someone looking to carry more items or bulky files, you may want to look into the Diplomat or Counselor.
I love this bag and would highly recommend Satchel & Page to anyone in the market for a new leather briefcase. I am sure I will be making another purchase with them soon as well.