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No. 16 Document Bag with Strap – Vintage Brown

Carry your files & documents in this American Steerhide leather satchel in Vintage Brown.



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    • Full-grain, soft dry-milled American steerhide
    • Solid brass and copper hardware with personalizable plate for 3 initials
    • Bag dimensions: 12”H x 16.75”W x 1.5”D
    • Polished steerhide, adjustable shoulder strap with comfort pad: 34.5” – 42.5”
    • Accommodates standard and legal files
    • Made in America
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    Orders received by 2:00pm CST will ship same Business Day. This includes orders requesting personalized engraving or embossing. (“Business days” means Monday – Friday, excluding holidays.)

    We will email your tracking number when your package leaves our facility. Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns regarding your order at customerservice@colonellittleton.com

No. 16 Document Bag with Strap – Vintage Brown

Upgrade your professional carry with this sure to impress business classic. For those of you who prefer to carry your documents in a bag with a strap and handle rather than portfolio style, this is the bag for you. Generous sizing 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.

Functionality and Design 

Made of our soft, supple dry-milled leather, this elegantly understated bag features polished leather straps and a solid brass double-snap closure. It has an adjustable, removable shoulder strap, a carrying handle and a distinctive copper tube across the back that evenly supports the weight of the bag.

“I designed this customer favorite to get you where you need to go in style and good taste. Adds a professional note to your business attire.”

– Colonel Littleton

Made in the Col. Littleton Workshop, Lynnville, TN USA. May be personalized with three initials on the brass oval plate. Product packaging includes protective cotton canvas bag with the Col. Littleton Cameo logo.

  • 12”H x 16.75”W x 1.5”D
  • Shoulder Strap Length: 34.5″-42.5″
  • Bag Weight: 3.1 lbs.

U.S. Patent D650990

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  1. I bought this for a Christmas gift for my husband. I wish I had taken a picture of his face – he was just like a little kid who had gotten the best gift ever! This bag is sleek and the perfect size for a laptop, several files, and papers. My husband is always getting compliments on how attractive and functional it is. I would definitely recommend this gift again.

    kagentile5 (verified owner)

  2. This is the best bag I’ve ever owned bar none, and I get compliments on it everywhere I go. I’ve had the bag for about a year now and it just gets better looking with age. Stellar product.


  3. Purchased this bag, used, from a friend. Got to admit, even used this bag looks better than many of the new bags that I see around. The bar at the top keeps this bag looking nice and uniform with most anything you carry in it. GREAT bag and GREAT folks to deal with.


  4. My wife got me the #16 document bag with handle and strap for Christmas and it is most excellent. I am very delighted with it and highly recommend it to anyone who likes leather products.

    John (verified owner)

  5. I have used some of the best computer bags and briefcases… this still remains my favorite. I get comments everywhere I carry this.


  6. I’ve got several Col. Littleton products but the document bag with strap/handle is absolutely my favorite. I use it primarily as my everyday carry between home and the office for my laptop, papers, etc. It’s just about perfect. The only thing that would make it better is if there was a small pocket on the inside for small odds and ends like pens, keys, etc.

    logella (verified owner)

  7. I was so happy to find the perfect bag for my husband to carry his laptop – that canvas give-away had to go!!! I add one Col. Littleton to his collection every year, and I was to proud to present him with this. He loved it and I get to admire it as it comes in and out the door. The monogramming made it extra special. I’m sure it will be fought over by future generations.


  8. I use this bag interchangeably with the No. 1 “Saddlebag, and love them both. The metal rod is such a distinctive addition, the dark color is gorgeous, and I have received many compliments on both bags.


  9. This is the bag I use to haul the work laptop and its wires, charging cables, wifi hot spot, etc to and from work. Classic and perfect for its assigned task. I bought this in the discontinued saddle tan. Light weight and of simple yet elegant construction and design. Another instant Littleton classic and one that I am happy to own, proud to carry and to unreservedly recommend.


  10. My wife bought me a #16 document bag with strap in Aspen. I love it. It is the finest briefcase I have ever carried. I get more compliments on my document bag than you could imagine.
    ***** (5) star or more. Pure laid-back class ” Texas Style”.
    I know your in Tennessee, but I am in Texas. I hope you don’t mind.
    Texas Whiskey Company.


  11. Best birthday present ever! Just received last month to go with my No 18 and No 36, now I am starting to look like a Littleton stalker. Perfect for movement to meetings and regional office, as well for anything needing to take back and forth from home. Just the right size for the day to day movement, would not recommend for a travel case when flying, but a must have, the quality appears to improve with each product purchased.


  12. Love it. Great piece. The craftsmanship is wonderful.


  13. I received this bag as a gift…. Nailed it!
    It is perfect for the daily commute to the office.
    And, I’ve received a compliment EVERY week since receiving it.


  14. Best bag EVER!
    I received the document bag as a gift and I LOVE it! Don’t let the size deceive you. It is thin and very light, but it holds everything I need each day. It is obvious that it is well constructed. The fact that it is the best looking bag I have ever had is a bonus. I get a lot of comments from people about how nice the bag looks. This is my first Col. Littleton product, but I think there will be more. Thanks, Colonel.


  15. Unique and excellent
    Bought mine a year ago and must have been an early adopter. The metal rod spine lacked caps at that time and would move laterally enough to cause a problem. Send it back and the cap fix came into being. Zero problems since then. It gets, hands down, more spontaneous compliments than any piece of luggage or clothing I’ve ever owned. It actually holds more than the nominal dimensions indicate. If it could magically be a half inch wider I’d happily take it but that’s not a negative; just a wish. One thing to note is that it’s super floppy – has no internal structure at all. What I do when I just have papers is put them in a lightweight Japanese rectangular plastic case that I found at a hardware company – it’s a precise fit for the bag and keeps it upright when leaning against a wall.

    As others have noted, being able to use the shoulder strap or the handle or just hold it like a document pouch is great.

    And as someone else noted, it seems to have risen in price a bit. Glad I got it at the starting rate!


  16. The handle makes the difference
    All of the Colonel’s bags are terrific (and I have several), but this one is getting the most use. I frequently need room for my Macbook Air and a small notepad and nothing else. This bag is the perfect size. The handle version of this bag makes all the difference. For the around-town bag this is it. Get ready for compliments.


  17. Fantastic
    I was skeptical how this bag would look with a handle and strap, but then I saw it and had to have one. I have carried it under arm, by the handle, and on the shoulder. It looks great any way you carry it. In fact, i believe the handle, rod, and strap give it added appeal when clutched under arm. It is just a fantastic piece to add to your collection. It will soften over time and surprise you with how much it holds. A Five-star purchase.

    Satisfied Customer

  18. Excellent Customer Service
    I have used this bag daily for a couple years now and received numerous compliments on it. Unfortunately one day while walking to work, the sholder strap broke at its connection to the bag. I shipped the bag back to Col. Littleton and they had it back to me within the week, fixed, and at no charge! This type of service and commitment to the customers is rarely found today. Thanks again!!


  19. Highly recommend/It was cheaper when I bought it!
    I have had this bag for a year now, use it to take Macbook Air, Colonel Portfolio, and I pad to meetings, I get compliments on this bag every time! Nice and lite, well made, great bag.

    John M

  20. Excellent, Rugged Everyday Document Bag
    I have used this bag everyday for the past year to carry my laptop and papers to and from work. Every stich, buckle, and strap looks and functions as well as the day I took it out of the box.The leather does have some small marks and blemishes from the occasional bump but it really adds to the character of the leather and reinforces its durability. I have received multiple compliments on the bag and referred each of those to this site. This is a great product and I recommend it.


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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.

Our Leather

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.

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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.