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The Pick: The accessory indispensable for every businessman

Slimline, stylish and smart, this is the perfect hard-wearing bag for hard-working men

From boardrooms to laid-back members’ clubs, business takes place across the city and beyond. And wherever you make a deal, a presentation or take a leap of fiscal faith to get ahead, your trusty briefcase is always by your side. Holding your laptop, your tablet, your documents and all your other trusty weapons to win in the workplace, it must be well-made, tough and stylish enough to pass muster in even the fustiest of member’s clubs.

Enter Bennett Winch. At once champions of innovation and masters of the traditional, these bag makers craft their products exclusively in England, and the Olive Brief is amongst their best. Deceptively roomy, and designed to be as slimline as possible, the Brief contains a padded laptop sleeve and internal pockets to keep cables and devices in order. A leather panel on the reverse slips over the handle of any wheeled suitcase to make travelling as easy as possible – a benefit the passport pocket only adds to.

Overall, the perfect business and travelling companion, Bennett Winch’s Brief also straddles the line between formal and casual. Thanks to its versatile colour, hold it by the handles for business meetings, but then attach the detachable shoulder strap and throw it over your shoulder for a more informal look. And, whatever you throw at it, the premium full-grain leather trim and bonded waterproof cotton canvas will keep the contents safely swaddled in style.

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