5 Waxwear Briefcases That Will Stand the Test of Time

Whether you're stuffing it with too much stuff or tossing it onto your sofa (and missing) after a hard day, nothing takes a beating quite like your bag does. That's why you should consider waxwear: A tough-as-nails fabric that, like a fine wine, only gets better with age.

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Timberland Nantasket Waxed Canvas Briefcase

Much like the brand's beloved boots, Timberland serves up stylish durability with this waxed cotton canvas briefcase. The charcoal-colored bag features a cotton twill lining, reflective quilted thread details, a detachable shoulder strap, and dual-functioning external pockets for added storage. ($140; timberland.com)

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Jack Spade Waxwear Slim Brief

If you're burdened by the weighty bulkiness of most travel cases, then this super-slim Jack Spade number is the one for you. Offered in a rich chocolate colorway, the bag is cut from water-resistant waxed cotton sourced from Scotland's Halley Stevensons Mill that only looks better with age. Additional details include a detachable shoulder strap, multiple exterior and interior pockets, and a secure neoprene sleeve suitable for up to a 15-inch laptop. ($398; katespade.com)

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Olive green canvas briefcase with brown waxed leather detailing photo

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L.L.Bean Heritage Waxed-Canvas Briefcase

Your favorite middle school bag just got all grown up. Accessory titan L.L.Bean provides a rugged take on the classic brief with this olive-colored number complete with two large exterior pockets and a back folder compartment with magnetic snap closures. ($149; llbean.com)

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Brooks Brothers Waxed Canvas & Leather Messenger Bag

Canvas bags are generally considered more causal than your traditional briefcase silhouette, but not when they're designed by heritage suiting brand Brooks Brothers. This retro-inspired piece is crafted from sturdy waxed cotton canvas and buffed leather and features a logo-etched snap closure, an adjustable cotton-webbing strap, and roomy interior. ($148; brooksbrothers.com)

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Filson Leather-Trimmed Waxed Cotton-Canvas Briefcase

Outdoor accessory specialist Filson merges practical fabric sensibilities and contemporary design with this stylish leather-trimmed brief. Sporting a sophisticated waxed navy colorway, the bag's multiple pockets and durable craftsmanship make it ideal for both daily commutes and long-haul travel. ($395; mrporter.com)

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