While we are adorned with the latest and greatest in trendy, designer messenger bags, J.Crew has recreated and rereleased the original. Modeled after the U.S. Postal Service's standard bag from 1868 until the 1970s (before they ditched timeless style and durability for blue nylon), "the original" leather postal messenger features fine leather reminiscent of the favorite baseball glove we never had, along with a secure buckle strap to keep your valuables safe. At 15" wide, we think it will fit many 'a laptop. But for $795, a less-historical-more-practical inner lining would be nice. [jcrew via gizmodude]
$800? No thanks. I'm very certain that I can find very good quality leather bags for much less than this in more discrete (while still legit) setups. That said, I'm a messenger bag fan myself. I use a Swiss Army bag for traveling, and it's been a good durable stuff holder for a while now. I'd love to get a leather bag, but I've grown fond of the padded laptop pocket and expandability for those times I'm carrying just a bit more clothing on long trips.
As for Veganism, it's a terrible, evil religion that makes you hate the things you love to eat, makes you give up an important part of the human diet, and reduces you to hypocritical meat-flavored vegetable matter and leather-like upholstery so that you can be a guiltless poser. Nay I say suckas. Nay!