No. 83 Leather Book Bag – American Buffalo

Rated 4.89 out of 5 based on 9 customer ratings
(9 customer reviews)


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Our traditional laptop/brief bag goes way back in time when crafted in American Buffalo. This rugged leather gives the military-inspired business bag even more vintage appeal as if a military officer actually carried it in WWII.

Made in the Col. Littleton Workshop of American Buffalo leather. Adjusting strap at the inside top enables you to adjust side panels in or out. Working buckle front closure can also be snapped for convenience. Solid brass hardware. Copper tube spine on top equally distributes the weight of the bag while accommodating the adjustable, removable shoulder strap and carrying handle.

Inside divider separates laptop from other contents. Special pocket for iPad®. Inside dimensions are 12″H x 17.5″W x 4″D. Solid brass serial-numbered I.D. plate under front flap. May be personalized on brass oval plate. Shoulder Strap Length: 34.5″-42.5″Bag Weight: 4.65lbs.

(U.S. Patent D646054)

iPad® is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc.

 American Buffalo – “Expect a leather that is unapologetically rugged with more character, nicks, scrapes and variations in color.” ~ Colonel (Read more about American Buffalo Leather here)


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9 reviews for No. 83 Leather Book Bag – American Buffalo

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    I recently purchased the No. 83 Book Bag in American Buffalo, post graduation, prior to entering the workforce. I went into the store and asked them to hold one that I particularly liked until I got paid at the end of the month. Needless to say, they honored their word and worked with me until I was ready to purchase the bag – this leads me to commend their incredibly polite, helpful and hospitable customer service. Further, I compared the regular no.83 book bag side-by-side to the American buffalo and there was no question in my mind that the American buffalo bag was worth the extra $50. The buffalo leather grain is much more pronounced and impressive than the regular cow leather; the fibers are much thicker and more widely spaced. To conclude this, rather wordy, review, the craftsmanship on this bag is impeccable. It is undeniable that meticulous care and effort goes into each and every major and minor detail of the bag. The end result is a beautiful bag, with premium brass and copper accents. The two big pockets can easily fit a laptop 15″ or smaller and three small pockets can fit a phone, pencils, calculator or whatever you need for a day at the office. The spacious main compartment can fit many books, a rain jacket, small umbrella or anything you can think of, within reason. Not to mention the many compliments I receive on the bag anywhere I go. 10/10, Colonel Littleton, I would highly recommend to any friend or bystander.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    The quality and strength of this bag is second to none. I looked at a lot of different bags from various manufacturers but the No. 83 stood out. There is ample space inside and the dividers are just right for keeping items separate and in place. I expected to get a quality bag but I was still amazed when I opened the box. The smell of leather, the texture and feel, the hardware, and the stitching are, well, perfect! I purchased the No. 83 in American Buffalo because I wanted a bag no one else had. When I took it to work the first time, two people commented about how great the bag looked, and this was during the walk from my car to the office. This isn’t one of those sissy New York bags, this is a man’s bag.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    What do you buy for the man who has everything ? Thank you Col. Littleton my husband is in love with this bag. The gift was a big hit. The quality is exceptional. It has a rich and vintage style that stands out compared to the other bags I was looking at. Your making the right choice if your considering this bag.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    This is the Col. Littleton product that I rely on, use and love the most. The size is great and it really has become my mobile office.I have all the files, computer, books, etc. right at hand, everywhere I go. I picked mine out at the store in Lynnville and went with the Buffalo hide because…why not? Though I know several others have the same bag from the Colonel, it feels and truly is, “one-of-a-kind.” I’ll have it for as long I’m alive. The strap, on one end, has stretched a little more than the other due to the weight I’ve placed in the bag but it functions perfectly. No complaints from me. Great product and especially if you have a small office/no office; you can definitely justify the value to invest in this bag. DJ

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I’ve been looking at this bag for almost a year. I finally decided to go for it and order. It arrived today and I am more than pleased. I immediately put all my stuff in it (laptop, iPad, cords, binder) and it fits perfectly. The leather looks and feels great. Great addition to my collection of the iPad cover and portfolio. Customer service is above and beyond. They know what they are doing and it is well worth the money spent for something that will last a lifetime.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Simply an outstanding bag. It has enough space to handle a full days worth of items, yet still manages to avoid being a “bulky” bag for carry. The build quality is second to none. I get complements on the unique design and appearance of the bag all of the time.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I have wanted one of these bags for a long time, and finally purchased one recently. I love the bag; plenty big enough for my 15″ laptop several file folders and all of the extras that you need to take along with your laptop (external disk drive, power supply, etc.) I catch people staring at the bag all the time in the airport. So far, now questions about it, but that will come; I’m certain of it. I’ll be glad to tell them where they can get one too.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Well it took almost a lifetime but I now own my dream bag for sure!! Because of my situation, I saved for a long while to be able to get this bag. I am sitting here watching gunsmoke holding my bag and dreaming that I live in Dodge City . I am happy as I can be for sure!!!

  9. Rated 4 out of 5

    This is a great everyday back for anyone who uses a laptop on a day to day basis. Upon reviewing the bag, you can tell that they put great thought into the design of the back and the quality of materials that they used in designing and building the bag. The straps and buckles are in the ideal spots and the flap covers the opening completely. The bag’s leather is durable and will be a bag that I will use for years to come. My only thought suggestion would be to add a few more sizable pockets for power adapters and other computer accessories.

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