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85 of 124 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very sub par, December 15, 2009
This review is from: Kenneth Cole Reaction Business and Luggage Columbian Leather
I'd wanted a nice bag for a while and thought this would fit the bill. Don't be fooled by the big box, cloth holding bag and the description. I had expected something nicely made of tanned cowhide that would acquire a patina over the years- instead I received a disappointing commodity of thin, characterless, highly processed and dyed leather with a cheesy polyester lining, very tacky velcro and elastic fastener, zippers which are bound to break, "buckles" that are awkward and difficult to use and an item which I'm pretty sure will be lucky to last just a few years if that. It doesn't even smell like leather- there's just a faint chemical/plastic odor.

The cloth inside I can already tell would be worn and ripped within just a short while. It's thin and badly attached to the leather trim. None of the pockets or compartments inside are leather- just thin polyester with some sort of cheap vinyl or leather tacked onto the top border. The first few times you try to push your MontBlanc or Parker into one of the pen holders it's bound to rip given how flimsily the pockets are made. The interior is poorly thought out with inadequate and useless storage- no mouse pocket, etc. Nothing but a few pen and credit card holders. This is supposed to be a briefcase- not a wallet KC.

Oh- and "imported" means it's made in China. You're paying $200 bucks or more for something thrown together no better than the sleeve which came free with my netbook- seriously. If this is what the Kenneth Cole brand name has come to mean then I'm very, very disillusioned. This is not a well made piece of luggage- it's a piece of crap trading on what people have come to believe is a quality name. If you're looking for a computer bag you'll be better off getting something for 20 or 30 bucks made of canvas- it will last longer. I only gave it two stars cause it's actually made of leather and not vinyl; it wasn't worth the postage it took to return it- again- seriously. The thing was returned and I won't be looking at Kenneth Cole again.
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Initial post: May 28, 2011, 9:55:54 AM PDT
Lirong Wu says:
Dont buy anything made in China, YOur life will be fine...I guess. You get what your pay for.the more you pay the better you can get. Dont complain. Or you are no more than a Dollar shop shopper.

Posted on Dec 19, 2011, 8:47:59 PM PST
Arxos says:
Why so disgruntled? You complain about virtually every aspect of the bag. I'm sorry but if you find the buckles difficult to use, then that's on your end. Why not just use the underside clasps? You cannot tell that the cloth lining will get torn quickly. You're just looking for anything to make false complaints about. Plenty of people have had this bag for months with no issues what-so-ever. I'm glad you returned the bag, saving it from all the abuse you'd no doubt give it. And I'd hate to break it to you, but around 90% of fashion brands make their stuff in China. Only a few make them elsewhere, aside from the higher end goods.

Posted on Jan 19, 2012, 12:22:14 PM PST
Daveypants says:
... I have ONLY write with MontBlanc and Parker pens, ha cha cha...

Here's some advice, don't buy a bag the costs less than the pen you put it in.
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