No. 16 Document Bag


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No. 16 Document Bag

When it’s right, you know it instantly. You’ll be impressed with the feel and quality of this soft, supple, elegantly understated document bag at first glance. Made of soft, dry-milled leather, the bag features polished leather straps and a solid brass double-snap closure. Generous sizing (16.75″W x 12″H x 1.5″D) accommodates standard and legal files as well as super-sized documents. Perfect for use as a light-weight business bag and for making first-class presentations.

May be personalized with three initials. Made in our Col. Littleton Workshop.

Bag Weight: 2.9lbs.

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  1. The perfect compliment to the No.83 Book Bag. My valise from 1989 was tired and needed to be retired along with my attaché case. I have always utilized both at the office depending upon the load to be carried on a particular day. Its is a fine example of craftmanship, function and style. As a long time customer of the Col. Littleton its satisfaction was guaranteed. Although I have only carried it a few times thus far, it feels like an old friend. Good to buy Tennessean, too.

    maxmiles (verified owner)

  2. I just received the #16 Document Bag I ordered for a gift for a client. I can feel proud that I am giving him this bag, because I know he will appreciate it and be able to enjoy it in his line of work. Thanks for the craftsmanship.

    jwarealty (verified owner)

  3. I’ve had many “briefcases” over the years. the #16 document bag is clearly the best! I’ve given both my sons one as a graduation present from college. Between the quality of leather goods and customer service, there’s no where to shop!


  4. Recently I purchased the No. 16 Document Bag, and below, my thoughts on this bag.
    My first impression of course was the exceptional fine quality and craftsmanship I found upon receipt, every stich in a fine straight line, the evenness of, and perfect dimension of the bag itself.
    And, like a good book, it even passed the smell test!
    Also something I like very much is the exclusion of any lining inside the bag, just soft supple leather.
    This also gives me the excuse to purchase the Pencil Case at some point, which can be used inside or out of the bag. All that I need!
    And the even trade of a review for the unexpected leather coaster I find a good deal, for I use the coaster to set my smart phone on. Keeping the phone just off the surface of the table not only protects the phone, and side table from scratches, it makes the slim style phone much easier to pick up quickly.
    So overall, this No. 16 Document Bag is a keeper!
    Thanks Col.
    Steve S.


  5. Excellent craftsmanship. Looks great. I will be adding other pieces from Colonel Littleton to my collection. I love Colonel Littleton can’t wait to get another piece.


  6. My Filson bags may get handed down sooner than expected.
    I have lusted after quality leather bags for some time. I own several made in the USA quality Filson canvas and bridle leather bags. Love them. Then, about two years ago, I stumbled across the Colonel’s site. and it was pretty much over at that point.

    An opportunity to try out the Colonel”s Fine Leather Goods presented itself with a need to replace a 30+ year-old “leather” document bag, or “underarm brief” as they called it at the luggage stores. Behold the No. 16 Document Bag. Beautiful. Functional. Classic. Unique. Everything the Colonel promised and more. The Colonel’s packaging, information, moon pie and little info booklets inside the box make the entire purchasing experience an event.

    So what to do with my beloved Filson bags? Because right now I “NEED” a No. 37 Satchel and a No. 1 Grip. Oh my!



  7. Beautiful Piece
    I am a real estate agent and have to carry a large amount of files with me everywhere I go. I have had my document bag for about 6 years now and it has stood the test of time. The bag holds a large amount of files, all I need it to hold, and makes a statement while getting the job done. This bag just gets more beautiful the older it gets. Superior quality. Thanks Colonel!

    Will Baldwin

  8. Large Capacity
    I often travel several days per week requiring me to bring along client files, and support materials for the week. This bag has many purposes but I use it most often for support and organization for materials. I would certialy recommend it.

    The quality is great and it looks great in any situation.


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We are committed to producing quality, handcrafted products that showcase our time-honored standards of excellence and deep respect for the Americana tradition. Col. Littleton products go through rigorous testing and numerous quality inspections before being shipped to our customers. Should you receive a Col. Littleton product that is defective in materials or workmanship, you can count on us to make it right. Our guarantee is limited to the cost of the product itself. It also does not cover normal wear and tear. We feel if you just plain “wore it out,” you got your money’s worth. Also, we cannot be responsible for an item which has suffered through alteration, damage due to improper cleaning, improper use, mishandling or accident. If we made a mistake in personalizing your product or if the product is defective in materials or workmanship, of course we’ll replace it. Otherwise, personalized products are not returnable.

Leather is a passion for me. There are more kinds of leather and leather processing out there than you can shake a stick at. You can mold leather into just about any shape or form. You can make every hide look just alike. You can dye it green, blue or even pink. You can apply a finish, coat it, spray it or make it look slick and shiny. That’s not what we’re about at Col. Littleton. To me the beauty is in the naturalness of the leather. People always comment to me about the special “feel” of our leather and how it becomes even more beautiful after it has some wear on it. It’s all about our leather process. When you buy Col. Littleton leather goods, you’re buying, for the most part, full-grain American vegetable-tanned steer hide that has received a minimum of alteration. We don’t apply a finish to hide character markings. The way I see it, every marking tells a story and covering them robs the piece of its life and character.

I see a real resurgence in the country today for products made in America. Our focus is to design and create products that speak to the time-honored traditions that have made this country great such as handmade craftsmanship, authentic rich leathers and quality workmanship. There’s a nostalgic feel about the products we make . . . most of them could have been made 100 years ago and many are made using turn-of-the-20th-century methodology and machinery. Our products are true Americana; forged as our forefathers intended by people who care and take pride in making a beautiful product.