Win This Briefcase from the Fine Folks at Mind the Chap

Every man needs a toolbox, no matter what kind of work he does.

In celebration of all the recent graduates, Primer has teamed up with Mind the Chap to give away an awesome briefcase from Will Leather Goods.

You’ve probably never thought much about the need for a briefcase before. But, you’ve been carrying your workload in things all of your life. Growing up you had a book bag. In college, maybe you upgraded to some sort of messenger bag.

Now? Entering into the office landscape means it’s time to upgrade once again. The decision of what medium to stow your laptop and daily necessities in is usually a passive and subconscious one for many guys. But don’t fall into the trap. You’re ready to work hard, ready to impress bosses and clients, ready to hit the ground running on a career you’ve waited your whole life to start. You’ve tailored your sharp new suit and dry-cleaned your first work-week’s worth of dress shirts. You’re an entry-level grunt with management written all over you – except for that ratty, old Timbuk2.

It’s even more important for those of us still on the job search. You know what sullies an immaculate resume? Pulling it out of a beat up book bag.

To support the graduates, new and old alike, the fine folks at Mind the Chap have graciously donated a beautiful briefcase from Will Leather Goods. If you haven’t come across them before, Mind the Chap is a highly curated collection of men’s goods, from shirts and pants to bicycles to camping goods. A gentleman’s shop for whatever you need. A modern take on the classic outfitter.

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Will Leather Goods is a family leather goods business based out of Eugene Oregon. Their rugged, timeless designs look smart with a suit or shorts, something not easily achieved with a leather briefcase. Three large pockets divide the Jacques Portfolio, one of which has a full-length zipper to secure your proprietary corporate cargo.

This isn’t some cheap “where did it come from” leather bag. Lots of guys have had the misfortune of buying a leather briefcase online only to find that it smells strongly like a camel for weeks, if not forever.

Not this beauty. This is the kind of leather-good you hold up to your nose and just breeeeeathe. The Jacques Portfolio retails at $495, but for one lucky Primer it’s their’s, free.

And it can be yours! Enter to win below.

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Andrew is the founder and editor of Primer. He's a graduate of American University and currently lives in Los Angeles. Read more about Primer on our About page.

  • Goose

    A black pleather Samsonite bag

  • Nathan

    I just started my summer internship before I graduate in August. I have an Osprey backpack that looks more at home in the mountains than the office, but it does hold what I need it to. Having this briefcase would not only benefit me in the short-term this summer, but would look professional and functional for many years to come.

  • JWetz

    I have everything in some lame laptop bag that I got from bestbuy years ago. Time for an upgrade.

  • phsiao

    Dopp kitt, workout clothes, extra cards

  • Ronnie

    Messenger bag

  • Adam

    My laptop bag, old laptop bag

  • Ky Ngo

    my backpack and my pocket

  • William

    A busted, old backpack.

  • Rob

    I carry all my files, folders and laptop in the backpack I used back in college.

  • flipandtwist

    I am carrying my work gear in a horrible ugly kenneth cole reaction bag. I hate it.

  • Alysha

    ipad and my cigars.

  • Sean

    The cheapest bag I could find at Target! #budgeting?

  • jphineas

    I’ve still be using the same bag I went to college with…

  • Dalton

    Sadly a bookbag, looking to upgrade for my sophomore year in college

  • Ryan Bolte

    A raggedy almost 8 year old back pack

  • Joe Ruiz

    A basic messenger bag.

  • Samantha Szymanski

    currently, a FreshCo. 99cent bag :(

  • alex perez

    My old black jansport from high school

  • TJ

    Mostly just my notebook/portfolio for work and pens.

  • andy


  • Sean

    An old climber’s backpack – not as cool as it sounds!

  • Neo

    standard issue black nylon bag with company logo.

  • Jeff

    Old black canvas flight bag that desperately needs a replacement

  • Gustavo Aguilar Ayub

    My laptop, ipad and some documents.

  • Jack

    I’ve got a Booq backpack I’ve been carrying everything around in (and it’s great), but seeing as I’m starting my hospital work in a few weeks, a briefcase would be great…

  • Kenneth Liu

    A laptop bag, but it’s not stylish

  • Ken

    I use the Dell bag that came with my laptop