Briefcases description represents several types of briefcases.
The first type is called portfolio. It has no handles and is usually carried under the arm in hand. The origin of this name is Italian. "Portare" in Italian means "to carry"; "foglio" is a "sheet".
Folio case is another briefcase variety. It is a kind of portfolio with a retractable hand.
Attache is a kind of a briefcase that is carried by a diplomatic officer who is attached to the embassy or consulate. The officer serves in a particular capacity: a military attaché, a cultural attaché. As a rule the briefcase has box style. It is made of leather that is stretched over the frame opening into two hinged compartments.
Portmanteau (from Old French "porter" that means "to carry") is a suitcase with a split hide that is stuck to a stiff foundation made of millboard. The attaché is the reduced size version.
Briefcases description also tells about some trends in briefcases fashion. Though briefcase usage stays indispensable for a long time, the shape of briefcases changes. For example, traditional briefcases of the past were hard triangular cases. Now they have been replaced by soft leather cases accompanied with shoulder straps. One of the most important advantages of soft leather cases is that they are more conductive for expanding and packaging. Moreover, they look friendlier. One of the most important factors is the development of a case for laptop used for traveling.
In the past it was rather prestigious to possess attaches and briefcases. So now there is still a tradition to appreciate this item of accessories. A high-quality attaché or briefcase which is made of grain leather can be a perfect gift for your friend, a gift of recognition for an employee and of course a present for yourself. Being rather deep, leather briefcases offer extended construction of edges with the purpose of sturdy usage. Dove tailed frame is constructed in order to provide the briefcase with the maximum strength. Briefcases usually have a number of facilities, such as a file organizer of three pockets placed on the top opening, a file front containing numerous pockets and piano hinges covered with leather. It is necessary to pay attention to the attractive hardware of the briefcase as well. It can be a nickel hardware on the brass and black hardware on the brown.