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The Retro

The Retro

Regular price £270.00
Regular price Sale price £270.00
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"A great bag, with many pockets, including a protected pocket for a laptop or iPad. Beautiful craftsmanship too." - Linda, The Retro customer


Shipping & Returns

Free shipping is currently available to the US, Canada, and the UK.

Current average delivery times:

  • United States: 3-5 business days
  • Canada: 3-6 business days
  • United Kingdom: 3-6 business days

Orders are generally processed and shipped within 1-2 business days.

We offer a 30 day trial period. Try out this item for 30 days. If it's not right, you can return it for a refund or exchange.

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That Retro Charm


Some things never go out of style, and The Retro from The Real Leather Company is one of them. Back in the day, quality was king and convenience was his queen. But today, us men are hard-pressed to find a full grain leather bag that suits our needs in today’s world.

That all changes with The Retro. This full grain leather briefcase is like the savvy personal assistant dreams are made of. He’s made from the right stuff, will stick with you through thick and think, and will never complain – no matter how much you ask him to carry around.

Each Retro full grain leather messenger bag is painstakingly made at the hands of artisans and true gentlemen like you. We know what men need in a laptop bag – and when we couldn’t find it, we made it.

The definition of a real bag for a real man.


  • Made from full grain leather
  • Available in 16 and 18 inch widths
  • High-quality hardware and concealed locks safely secure the bag
  • Durable adjustable leather carrying strap can be disconnected
  • Multiple outer pockets, one zipper pocket at the back, plus two extra large compartments inside for computer accessories and more
  • 2 padded laptop sleeves fits up to 17-inch screen display laptops (diagonal measurement)


  • Dimensions:
    • 16 Inch Width: 16" L x 12" H x 4.5" W (fits up to 15" laptop)
    • 18 Inch Width: 18" L x 13" H x 5" W  (fits up to 17" laptop)
  • Weight: 2.5lbs

It’s Flexible

Whether you’re grinding at the office or jet-setting across Europe, The Retro is the companion you can’t move without.He’s got more than enough room to carry all of your daily essentials, like notebooks, pens, your laptop, iPad, and more.

And when the time comes to flip the switch from business to leisure, The Retro will be up for the challenge – giving you plenty of room to organize your passports, travel docs, and spare socks.

It Cares

Like any worthy sidekick, The Retro truly gives a sack. With a protected pocket for your laptop or iPad, the things that go bump in the night (or on an airplane) won’t leave you with costly dents to repair.

This leather briefcase for men is professional enough for black tie business, but casual enough to rock it when the tie loosens up at happy hour.

It’s A Symbol of Craftsmanship

There’s no shortage of leather messenger bags on the market - but there’s only one Retro.

Travel back to a time when superior craftsmanship was a given, and quality was a promise. The Retro is the quintessential leather messenger bag made from the finest quality leather on our side of the world.

In fact, we’re talking about full grain buffalo leather lovingly prepared by artisans who’ve been doing this for decades.

It’s Comfortable

Manly rugged looks are all good and well, but no one wants a companion that makes them feel…awkward. The Retro is quite the opposite.

With a removal shoulder strap (which you probably won’t want to remove) this leather briefcase for men makes sure you’re comfy and feeling good whenever you’re in his presence.

In fact, he’ll be so comfortable on your body, you’ll likely forget he’s there – until you need those spare socks we spoke about earlier.

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The Real Leather Guarantee

We think you’ll love your new leather bag. But just in case it’s not quite right - all customers are protected by The Real Leather Guarantee.

With the option to return your order within 30 days, you can make your decision with full peace of mind.

Customer Reviews

Based on 19 reviews
Worth it

After about 6 months of wear and tear this bag feels better than when it first arrived. I've been pretty rough on it and it's held up well. The color, stitching, buckles, and zippers continue to hold and it fits a lot of stuff. My laptop, books, pens, and notepads all fit. It's been wet, left in the heat, and left in the cold and it still looks and feels good. From my perspective and experience - it's worth the price.

Thanks Credence, that's terrific to hear!

great bag

I bought this as a gift for my dad, he loves it! Would highly recommend this bag and real leather company - they were great in answering all my questions.

Thanks Harris, that's great to hear!

Karen A.
Grad Gift

My son absolutely loves this bag. I got it for him for college graduation

Thanks Karen!

Paul k.

The Retro

Thanks Paul!

Sherry G.
Great Briefcase

Great briefcase! Luxurious, fine leather.

Brilliant, thanks Sherry!!

Tonatiuh C.

The Retro

Thanks Tonatuih, we appreciate you taking the time to leave a review!

raymond s.
Leather bag

Great product, superb quality.

Thanks Raymond, we're delighted to hear that!

Robert M.

Great satchel! Durable, professional, and solid!

Thanks Robert!

Annette F.
Beautiful briefcases

I ordered 3 different briefcases for different purposes.
They are all lovely: beautiful quality leather, excellent workmanship, packed very well, and quick shipping.
Each case has its distinct characteristics, but all well made and functional.
All 3 will stay here at home with me. They will be used as needed for different purposes: work (my husband and I are both working as teachers right now.) and for carrying personal documents and devices.
We highly recommend the briefcases from the Real Leather Company.
A. Fernández
Austin, Texas

That's great to hear Annette, we are delighted to read your positive review of your three bags.

Joshua B.

I love the uniqueness of it, the fact it’s handmade. Simply Quality.

Thanks Josh! We appreciate you taking the time.