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Kenneth Cole Risky Business Messenger Bag

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  • Leather
  • Imported
  • Polyester lining
  • Flap closure
  • 19" shoulder drop
  • 12" high
  • 16" wide
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Keep your belongings, and yourself, stylishly organized with Kenneth Cole’s lovely messenger bag. Contrast stitching accents its rich leather body, while a short handle and long, adjustable strap keep your carrying options open. The flap closure opens up to reveal a roomy main compartment, complete with a full-length zipper pocket for your smaller necessities. Front gusseted pockets include a cell phone pocket to keep it handy and within reach.

Soft, Columbian full-grain leather and casual, but polished styling make this messenger the perfect bag for work and everyday. The interior is simple, but versatile enough to carry a laptop, papers, books, etc. There is even a cell phone pocket plus organizer features in the front gusset pockets.

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  • ASIN: B000VZ8ZO2
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 9 x 22 inches; 2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • Origin: China
  • California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 warning
  • Item model number: 524545-Black-One Size
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,284 in Clothing (See Top 100 in Clothing)
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    The color is darker than pictured.
    Linda L Richardson
    Great looking bag - beautiful soft leather, big enough for most laptops and seems very well made.
    Furthermore, the bag looks great and functioned exactly as I expected it to.

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    646 of 656 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Longacre on April 11, 2010
    I searched high and low for in-depth reviews on this product, and came up short, so here you are:

    Purchased: Dark Brown Kenneth Cole Reaction Messenger Bag

    Full Description (What you can't see from the pictures):
    - 13 inch width, 3 inch thickness (small-medium bag)
    - Single gusset interior pocket, 2.5 inches
    - 2 pockets on front of bag containing:
    - -Left Pocket: Phone Holder (Blackberry-Tour sized with space)
    -Right Pocket: 3 business card/credit card slots, 2 pen holders.
    - Interior zipper pocket roughly 10 inches across.
    - Back magazine pocket sitting directly behind handle, lined with same material as the interior.
    - Strap pattern leading down both sides of the bag.

    - The bag pulls off what very few male (or androgynous, as this bag is in the small-medium category) messenger bags can do: it looks great when you're wearing sweatpants or when you're wearing a business suit. The brown is dark enough to seem professional, light enough to go with a black suit (just don't carry it all around with you during a banquet; it's not a man-purse), and has a simplistic enough stitch to come off youthful and assertive.
    - The dark brown does not run at all. My guess is that most of the bags that have an issue with the leather bleeding are black.
    - It is very portable in comparison to many male messenger bags. At only 3 inches in thickness, it doesn't seem you are carrying your entire life with you.
    - Currently my bag is holding my 10" Asus netbook, a 600-page softback textbook, a clipboard, a 20 ounce Coca-Cola, my blackberry, 2 pens, wallet, optical mouse, and keys.
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    60 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Olaf Johnson on September 30, 2012
    I purchased this a month back online over two other bags I was looking at; the higher end Coach 70313 Thompson Slim Messenger and the slightly cheaper eBag's Colombian Leather Messenger. With the Risky Business my initial concerns from looking at the online pictures were the cloth fabric strap being cheap, the magnetic closure snaps not working, and the quality/durability of the leather overtime.

    However, regardless of my concerns I was surprised that the Risky Business has the MOST buyer reviews online and the MOST positive 5 stars reviews online of any messenger bag. It is like buyers were so impressed that even the non-reviewers that never return to write reviews had to say something. So I went ahead to see what all the buzz is about.

    There are a billion positive things that could be said and has been said about this bag so for sake of brevity I will discuss the Risky Business from the perspective of my three initial concerns and how those concerns turned out to be big positives:

    The Strap:
    The cloth strap is actually a durable canvas cotton blended with some sort poly-nylon weave that makes the strap feel secure and comfortable. I also own a Tumi T-Tech Houston Portfolio Computer Bag w/ a ballistic-nylon strap and a Filson #256 Original Twill Brief w/ a leather strap and the Risky Business has by far the best strap for comfort, wear-ability and load stability. It is just the right width that the load is stabilized when worn over one shoulder or across the chest. Also the strap extends down the sides and underside of the bag wrapping around the interior load so the burden is evenly distributed around the bag and onto the strap. I don't know who came up with this idea but it is sheer brilliance.
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    116 of 130 people found the following review helpful By Matthew on January 11, 2013
    Color Name: Tan Verified Purchase
    I have never written a review for Amazon before, but the issues I have had with this product have led me to do so. Please do not let the high ratings for this bag fool you - the leather bleeds, and will stain your clothes permanently. I have owned this bag (the brown version) for a week and a half, and on 2 light pairs of khaki pants that I must have worn with the bag on over the right pocket for 20 minutes for each pair total, I noticed an unsightly, diffuse brown stain. The leather bleeds, and it bleeds badly. I took it to the cleaners, who tried everything they could, and they told me they couldn't do anything to get the entire stain out. I was shocked, as I have had stains of all sorts before, and this is the first time a stain could not be removed. The cleaners told me that despite what people say, leather should NOT bleed, and even if sometimes it does, who cares if it is going to ruin your clothing after one time use?

    I will be returning this bag to Amazon and am getting credited for some of the damages done to my brand new pants, but I am angry that they would sell such a defective product, that is essentially unusable. I am shocked at the high ratings, but can only conclude that the people with the high ratings are either not noticing their stains, are in fact getting better products (i.e., I got a lemon, unlikely considering I read just now some one stars about leather bleeding), or they are only using it with dark pants. I have not had a problem with Amazon before, but I am obviously very angry that $150 worth of new pants are essentially garbage.

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