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No. 1 Saddlebag Briefcase – American Alligator – American Steerhide

This luxurious, handmade business bag will turn heads wherever you go.


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Brand: Colonel Littleton

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  • Images show the actual product you will receive.
  • One-Of-A-Kind, Serial No. 002
  • Authentic American Alligator leather flap
  • Full-grain, polished American Steerhide trim and body
  • Solid brass hardware
  • Adjustable, removable shoulder strap with comfort pad
  • Serial-numbered brass pommel shield* on back
  • Inside dimensions are 12” H x 15” W x 4” D
  • Interior and Outside pockets
  • May be personalized
  • Made In America

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*Orders received by 1:00pm CST will ship the same Business Day. This includes orders requesting personalized engraving or embossing. (“Business days” means Monday – Friday, excluding holidays.)

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No. 1 Saddlebag Briefcase in American Steerhide with American Alligator Flap – Serial No. 002

This Bag is One-Of-A-Kind

American Alligator bags have always been considered luxury items and this business bag made in contrasting leathers of American Alligator and American Steerhide is proof that the addition of alligator elevates the look and luxury of a bag. The design is reminiscent of the saddlebags carried by the U. S. Cavalry from the 1850’s, is contemporary enough for today’s busy executive who likes something different. Front straps with workable buckles also have snap closures behind the buckles for quick access. Inside front and back leather dividers with pockets for pen, business cards, cell phone, calculator, etc. Outside back pocket. Adjustable shoulder strap with pad. Brass D-ring provides a good place for attaching one of our brass luggage tags.

“I personally chose the hide that was used for this beautiful business bag. There is an art to planning the placement of the scales, and mistakes can be costly. But the end result is well worth it.”

– Colonel Littleton

Handcrafted in the Col. Littleton Workshop, this No. 1 Saddlebag Briefcase features luxurious American Alligator on the front flap, the body and trim are full-grain American Steerhide. The contrast of the two leathers is beautifully striking.

Has a serial-numbered brass pommel shield* (Serial No. 002) on the back and may be personalized with three initials on the brass oval plate under the front flap. 16” overall height, including handle. Inside dimensions are 12” H x 15” W x 4” D.

Sized to fit many laptops as well as your iPad® in its protective case. (Please measure your laptop and compare dimensions to ensure a proper fit.)

Learn more about our American Alligator.

The hides we use are from alligators raised and trapped in the wild. Each hide is intentionally chosen to show the natural character markings such as scars and scratches that are common to alligators raised in the wild. The straps on this bag are made from sections of American Alligator.

*Pommel Shield is seen in images #2 & #3. Historically, the pommel shield was used on U.S. Cavalry saddles to identify the seat size and, many times, the arsenal that supplied them.

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Our Story

Colonel sitting on steps, holding Tobacco Brown American Buffalo No. 3 Grip Bag, looking directly at viewer

Our Warranty

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 steerhide 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.

Three kinds of full-grain leather hides overlapping. In order left to right: Vintage Brown American Steerhide, Brown American Alligator, and Tobacco Brown American Buffalo
Man working with hand leather tools on an antique wood stump work station

Our Craftsmanship

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.