The perfect briefcase. A much underestimated weapon in the business meeting, and one that any self-respecting executive should invest in. But the rules here are clear: spend now, save later – because a quality case will last a lifetime and only get better with age. Which brings us to Brogue’s current favourite, the Single Minister Briefcase from Swedish brand Böle. Respecting traditional methods, Böle still tans its leather using spruce bark and water. No chemicals. What’s more, to tan a single hide can take up to 12 months, but there is no other way to get that distinctive colour. However, the Single is not just about the leather. Consider the birch wood bottom rail, single interior compartment, double front pockets and Italian brass locks. Did we mention the lining is Nordic reindeer skin? No? Well, now we have. Each Single Minister uses 20 square feet of leather in its construction, comes with a 15-year guarantee, includes a free annual service and exudes class.

€4,500 boletannery.com