Kenneth Cole Reaction Leather Briefcase Review “I Rest My Case” Review
Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc. was founded in 1982 by Kenneth Cole to introduce his line of shoes to the buying public. He couldn’t afford a hotel room or a showroom at a New York fashion show, and the only way to rent a trailer on the streets was to get a permit. There was a problem, though, because in order for a trailer permit, you had to be a utility company or a production company, so after changing his name to include “Productions,” Cole filmed “The Birth of a Shoe Company” in two and a half days, and sold 40,000 pairs of shoes while chronicling the beginning of the company on film.
Kenneth Cole went public in 1994, and has been included four times on Forbes annual list of 200 Best Small Companies.
Kenneth Cole not only designs men’s and women’s footwear, but also men’s and women’s clothing and accessories under the Kenneth Cole Reaction Line.
I Rest My Case Leather Briefcase
You are going to love the “I Rest My Case” Leather Briefcase by Kenneth Cole Reaction! The exterior is made of top grain 100% leather, and the interior is fully lined and quite roomy.
This briefcase is all you need for your business appointments, schooling, travel or everyday use.
You’ll step out in style wherever your day leads you when you carry the I Rest My Case Briefcase by Kenneth Cole Reaction. Even though it features multiple compartments for all of your necessities, it closes up to look like one unified bag that is sleek and ready to take you places!
Top Quality Leather
Made of 100% soft, supple leather, the exterior is gorgeous! You’ll be proud to show off your briefcase everywhere you go, or simply rest in confidence, knowing this briefcase review will provide you with quality use for many years to come. And if you’re still unsure if you should grab a briefcase or messenger bag for work, check out our article!
Major Storage & Other Features
The roomy double gusset construction is fully lined inside and features multiple storage options including:
- Front Gusset Pocket which includes an organizer with a cell phone pocket, card pockets, pen and pencil holders, and a full-length zipper pocket.
- Front Compartment features a padded computer pocket which will accommodate laptops up to a 15.4” screen, and three padded open-top pockets to hold accessories.
- Rear Compartment is 2-file divided for important papers, note books, etc.
- Easy Access Front Zipper Pocket
- Rear Exterior Open Pocket
Other Features include sturdy top handles, and a removable/adjustable/padded should strap.
This bag is only available in one size. It measures 16 x 12 x 4.75 inches. It is considered a “medium” size. Weight is approximately 4 pounds.
This versatile bag can be used for work, school, travel, the gym, and more. Use it when and where you need it.
- Some people have said that the leather on the handles does wear after about 6 months of regular use, but we’ve probably all experienced that with leather messenger bags and briefcases. You can actually get plastic protectors for the handles, if this is a concern for you.
- Size. It will not hold a larger laptop, but in today’s world, most people are using smaller laptops, notebooks, or net books for travel, work and school, so this shouldn’t really be much of an issue.
Can the main center compartment fit something that is 4 inches thick?
Yes! It can. In fact, it could carry more than 4 inches. It comes with a lot of space, you can carry stuff up to 15.6 inches. Moreover, the main compartment allows you to carry a textbook. So, there is much for your stuff to carry.
But if you want to know about the 4 inches specifically, you can carry a max of 3.
Will this case hold a 15.6-inch laptop?
As we discussed, Kenneth Cole Reaction’s “I Rest My Case” leather briefcase can carry a 15.6 inches laptop. A 15.6 inches laptop can be easily fit in this briefcase without any problem.
There is a review that came on a site where a customer said that this briefcase can carry his 15.6 inches Lenovo W540 perfectly! Furthermore, this customer said that he highly recommend this briefcase to his friends.
In fact, the best part of this bag is that it has a separate section to carry a laptop.
Could I purchase a padded adjustable shoulder strap for this briefcase?
There are some stores that sell separate padded straps. So, if you want to purchase a separate padded strap so you can go for it.
Does this shoulder strap is made with leather?
No! The shoulder strap of this briefcase is made with web material having shoulder cushioning. The shoulder cushion pad is made with vinyl material.
What is the depth or the main compartment?
The overall depth of this briefcase is 5.5 inches.
How badly the straps affect the shoulder? Do I require to buy extra cushioning?
This is a million-dollar question that needs to be asked by the customer. The answer, in my opinion, is that there are different categories of bags that are made up of different quality materials. So the same thing applies to the straps.
There are some straps that are made with quality material and come up with excellent cushioning. But some of them come with an average quality that definitely not give a delightful performance.
It also depends on the average weight that you need to carry for your daily routine. It is an obvious thing that if you carry too much weight, it will be definitely affecting your shoulders badly.
Is there any separate section in the main compartment for a tablet? Or, Is there any pocket?
Yes, there is a separate padded tablet pocket where you can carry a normal size tablet without any problem.
Is it suitable for 15.6 inches laptop?
Yes, it definitely suits a 15.6 inches laptop, in fact even more than that. It offers a lot of space to carry the techs like laptops, smartphones, tablets, and other necessary things that you want to hold.
How about a machine wash for this bag?
No, we don’t prefer a machine wash this bag. One of the main reasons is that a machine wash could damage the finishing of the skin of this bag. Moreover, it could also place an impact on straps that will be losing their sturdiness them.
Can it wear cross-body?
This Kenneth Cole Reaction “I Rest My Case” Leather Briefcase comes up with adjustable straps that are large in size having a cross-body wearable quality. It allows a person to wear it as low as he wants.
Can it carry a 17.3 inches laptop?
It is hard to say but in my opinion, it could. It has the capacity to carry a 15 inches laptop easily but, due to its soft design and smooth surface, I think it has the capacity to carry a 17 inches laptop easily.
Is there any logo tag pasted on the bag?
Well, as with others, there is only the brand name placed here as a logo. The rest of the area is free from any other branding or tag. In fact, this is one of the reasons that people like this kind of look that should be simple and clean.
Are these bags washable?
This is one of the most important questions that come up from the public side that is it possible to wash this bag at home as we use to wash other things. Well, it depends on the guide issued by the manufacturer.
Read the guide first, if you find that the manufacturer allows you to wash it by a conventional method then you can. Otherwise, try to avoid washing these kinds of bags. Try to just do a simple dusting as we use to on our home on sensitive material. One of the main reason is, a wash could be damaging the finishing of the bag that is core thing which attracts the viewer.
For a quality, designer bag, the Kenneth Cole Reaction “I Rest My Case” Briefcase is the way to go. You can carry all of your essentials in one place, keeping them organized and handy.
We here at Passchal Bags think you will truly appreciate all this briefcase has to offer.