If you're the kind of baseball fan that likes to wear your support on your sleeve — in a rather literal fashion — then the Rawlings Baseball Glove Leather Briefcase ($425) is for you. Made from genuine Rawlings baseball glove leather, this handsome tan case offers multiple pockets, including an expandable document pocket, removable computer cradle, and organizer pockets, as well as nylon lining and a glove-laced handle. [Thanks, James]
You don't need to have a briefcase full of money to be a philanthropist -- in fact, you can contribute just by buying one. Limited to 200 units, the Filson + Apolis Philanthropist Briefcase ($400) is made from Ugandan canvas, sourced through the nonprofit organization Invisible Children. Features include two full length inside pockets, interior pockets for calculator, cards, and pens, a brass clip for attaching keys, four outside pockets, a two-way brass zipper, and leather pulls, handles, and shoulder strap.
The rugged Penfield Colrain ($65) is the backpack you've been looking for. Made in the USA like all Penfield products, the bag features a laptop compartment, a slew of pockets, and air-flow back padding. Summer showers are thwarted with an included stowaway storm cover. American flag embroidery also a bonus.
Whether you're carrying a few magazines, a design portfolio, various legal papers relating to your buddy's criminal case, or just a simple laptop, there's a lot to like in the Jack Spade Waxwear Flat Utility Bag ($425). Made from paraffin-soaked woven cotton, this waterproofed bag offers interior organizing pockets, an exterior zippered pocket, riveted chocolate bridle leather handles and trim, and striped suit lining.
Updated for 2009 with a new grey, orange, and black colorway, the Gravis Digi Bag ($79) offers legendary protection for your gear. It features a cross-body design, padded laptop compartment, bottom rear zip sleeve for attaching to luggage handles, two padded main compartments with separate zipper access and multiple organization pockets, and more.