5 no summary
Purchased this bag in dark chocolate and LOVE it. High quality leather, construction is bullet proof, bag is reinforced in all the right places, high quality hardware. Truly a handsome and very functional briefcase. Will be in my collection for many years to come.
5 no summary
This is an awesome briefcase. I have had many over the years, and considered a Mont Blanc recently, but I am so glad I didn't. The quality, the finish, the feel, the leather is just so good. I carry a laptop, business papers, chargers, business cards, PDA, etc etc and it just fits the bill in all aspects. I would not hesitate to recommend it to any of my associates and colleagues. It's really well put together and is of very high quality and is great value for money over the Mont Blanc.
5 no summary
Decided on this briefcase by chance as the original order was for another case but was out of stock. I took advice from William and decided that the Tomacelli 3 in night black would be best suited for me. It arrived in a few days packaged well and yes... I can say this is a top-quality briefcase, with loads of space; smells great and looks fantastic... Excellent customer service and delivery. It's true what the majority of reviews and customers feedback say about the shopping experience at MS.
5 no summary
Astonishing service and quality. I ordered this bag on Monday morning and it arrived in Auckland from the UK on Thursday morning (both NZ time). Local internet retailers struggle to deliver that quickly. The bag itself is alI I hoped for and more. It's beautifully made and very robust. I'll be back to buy a conference folder!
5 no summary
I received the bag a week ago and absolutely love it. I have carried various briefcases for the past 17 years and none compare to the quality of the Tomacelli. I know it will be used for years to come.
5 no summary
A couple points not addressed elsewhere for which I had concerns before I received it: Size: This was the first nice bag I've come across that comfortably fit my over-sized Alienware laptop (16" x 1.75" x 12") AND STILL had plenty of room leftover for books and other things. At the same time, though, it didn't look very big when I pulled it out of the box due to its almost accordion-like structure. The Leather: The black bag was a very nice, shiny black leather on the outside. Some other bags I had come across from some high-end designers had a very rough, dull, black exterior that would make you think they pulled it from a dumpster. So it was nice that Maxwell Scott's leather WAS nice AND LOOKED nice too. In sum, it's a great bag!
5 no summary
Remarkable briefcase, inside and out. Ideal for an executive or business professional who wants to present a quality image and stand apart from others carrying the standard issue $40 nylon laptop case or backpack. Very roomy without being too heavy, unlike the Saddleback Leather case I purchased which, while of great quality too, just is too heavy and rustic when visiting clients. From online order to delivery, a total of 3 days, so must say also Maxwell Scott gets superlative customer service.
5 Brilliant all round - from order to receipt.
I had been looking for a new briefcase for a while and couldn't find what I wanted in a number of well known stores. I came across MS by chance and their cases looked great and I thought were very good value provided they were really as good as they looked. I ordered the biggest case they had because I carry a lot if stuff every day. They were extremely helpful on the phone and the delivery service was really good. The case is fabulous - will start using it next week. Beautiful leather, dark brown and the smell is better than Mont Blanc Legend ! If you need a new briefcase MS is the place to get it.
5 Beautiful bag with some very minor flaws
I bought this bag for my husband as he was in need of a good leather bag that would accommodate his 17 inch laptop. Much as he expected it not to fit, it was a perfect fit. However, there is zero padding on the bottom of the bag and he was very concerned about setting his bag down and worrying about destroying his laptop. We fixed that with some packing material in the bottom - but it's not ideal. Another issue is the front buckle - this looks beautiful and it was something I liked about the bag... but it would be nice if you didn't have to belt it each time to open and close. Maybe a slide enclosure with a magnetic attachment that only looks like a belted opening? When you are traveling and need to access pockets quick - this becomes an issue. The last wish would be for an adjustable strap that can be made longer than the current one. As it stands now, this can only be worn over one shoulder and not across the body. Overall though, the bag and the leather are stunning and I would still buy it in a heartbeat.
5 Excellent service and excellent product!
I had been looking for a new briefcase for a while and chanced across Maxwell Scott on a Google search. After using their easy to navigate and great looking website, I chose the 3 section briefcase in chestnut tan over the 2, as I figured for the difference in price, the additional capacity would be better all round. I placed my order and just prayed that it would be as good in the flesh as it looked on screen. The briefcase arrived next day well packaged, in its own drawstring bag and the beautiful smell of the leather when I opened it, was amazing. I was not disappointed! The product was far better than I expected, the briefcase is stylish, of high quality and the attention to detail with features like the little brass feet on the bottom seams to prevent it tearing when placed on the ground (something which has happened to my last 2 briefcases), the embossed logo and plenty of space for all those things I've usually had to split over a case and laptop bag in the past, make you realise the effort that has gone in to its design. The product looks great and I've already had several positive comments at work about it and was also asked on the train where I got it from. I would not hesitate to recommend or use Maxwell Scott again for other products, as I very much doubt I'll need another briefcase. Their communications from order placed, dispatch etc was excellent. Overall money well spent for a great looking, quality item.
5 Outstanding
Ordered my briefcase (dark brown) on Monday and it arrived Thursday. It was expertly packed. The bag is gorgeous. The leather is supple and has character. The color is a rich. The smell of the leather is fantastic. It is spacious--easily accommodates my MacAir 11 inch, several books, and files. This bag will impress.
5 Excellent quality
I am an airport consultant, usually taking my little office with me wherever I travel (about 60%). Based on a little research, I decided to go for Tomacelli 3 due to its expanded space and decent reviews and I was very positively surprised when it arrived. It's quality is superb, it looks absolutely fantastic and it accommodates all the important stuff required for my job. Definitely recommend!
5 Superb quality bag, and superb service.
Have owned this bag for the last 6 months. The quality is spectacular. The three section version is extremely practical and would likely be able to hold any reasonable amount of paperwork for an office worker (plus laptop). The quality of the leather is superb. This is a bag that gets noticed. Also, the delivery, packaging and service from Maxwell Scott was excellent. The only things to be aware of: The bag is reasonably heavy, even empty. If the bag was fully loaded every day, the handle and fastenings may end up failing. It is not clear from the website what the loaded weight capacity of the bag is. That said, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this bag. It is a pleasure every single time I use it.
5 functional, roomy, elegant, and high quality
From the moment I opened the exquisitely packed/wrapped box, going through the pleasant leather smell, to the moment you start putting your laptop, documents, keys, cell phone, pens, stethoscope, etc in the briefcase; the bag delivered a sense of "this is the one, I can definitely enjoy the briefcase that I use to go to work every day without any compromise". Needless to say I have already received compliments from my wife and other co-workers for their professional looks and craftsmanship. -Profession: physician (also do home visits, so in the field all the time) -contents: 13" laptop, a binder with educational pamphlets, 4 folders with papers, stethoscope, business card holder, 3 sets of keys, wallet, 2 cell phones, MiFi, laptop charger, and 2 extra surgical masks (just in case I need more for COVID-19 prevention), badge, and 2 small speciality reference books. -considered: Montblanc sartorial briefcase, Carl Friederick Pallisy double, and Tumi (cannot recall the name). The fact that my new briefcase makes me feel like a million dollars while I enjoy my job...priceless, easy to recommend.
5 Quality shines through
Such a great product, obvious quality and very utilitarian at the same time.
5 no_summary
My purchase was for my husband for Christmas and I am delighted with it. The quality is excellent and far better than a lot of other similar items I looked at.
5 no summary
This is for my husband for Christmas and I am sure he will love it. This is the first time I have bought from MS and was happy to find that the quality of the product is excellent and the customer service was very good too!
5 no summary
I found your goods at a show in London and was very impressed with the quality. I bought myself a bag and then later went onto the web to buy my husband a briefcase. It arrived so promptly and is beautiful. Thank you.
5 no summary
Fantastic bag, love the quality and the color is just right. Bought some additional products and very pleased with those as well. Thank you.
5 no_summary
The website was excellent. In fact the video of the product I bought was the clincher particularly for a product of its type. Pre Christmas was obviously a difficult period but I was delighted that my purchase arrived on Christmas Eve. Many thanks.
5 no summary
I just wanted to send a quick email to say a big thank you for all your efforts to get my Christmas gift out to me. I have to say that it arrived on Christmas Eve and I was so pleased with the service I had received. I appreciated your email updates to let me know what was happening and feel that the item I bought has a story about its journey before it even arrived. Please thank all of your team on our behalf on a job well done.
5 no_summary
The briefcase looks wonderful but as it is for a present we have not completely unwrapped it yet. I am sure our son is going to be delighted with the quality. I would also like to thank you personally for the first class customer service you gave us and also the professional way you handled a situation which was out of your control. It has been a pleasure dealing with such a professional company.
5 no summary
The bags were just as described and pictured! Wonderful quality leather and the delivery blew me away! I ordered on Sunday night, and it arrived Wednesday afternoon...and I'm in the US! Amazing... Thank you!
5 no summary
Beautiful bag that looks even better than expected. Already had several positive comments. Meets expectations of how much it can hold and the small front pockets are ideal for notebooks etc.
5 no summary
My husband loves his briefcase despite the wait for it and we would use your website again.
5 no summary
Many Thanks. Our order arrived as advised and my partner John is absolutely delighted with it. Kind regards.
5 Wow. the size is perfect
I received this bag as a gift for graduation and being admitted to the practice of law, and all I can say is that pictures do not do it justice. Every detail was well considered and perfectly executed. The size is perfect for legal briefs (not too big and not too small) and the compartments are capable of holding anything else I could ever imagine needing. Beautiful piece.
5 no summary
Great service, fine product!
5 no summary
Very good quality, very happy with the purchase.
5 no summary
Thank you for all your efforts to deliver the briefcase, it arrived yesterday and I am so pleased with my purchase! Many Thanks.
5 no summary
Just to say that the above case has arrived safely and that I thank you for your patience with me. I do love it and feel confident my husband will enjoy using it and hopefully it will bring much success his way. Have a wonderful Christmas yourself and hope some nice surprises come your way.
5 no summary
The Tomacelli briefcase, belt, toiletry bag and travel wallet for my husband arrived last Thursday. I was so happy with the immaculate products and my husband who is rather a perfectionist was also thrilled with them. I appreciate how well they were being wrapped and also the way you kept us posted about the status of the shipment - it also became a topic of light conversation in my social circle about the poor Italian craft men who fell ill and contributed to a bit of the delay! I have an eye for a beautiful luggage on your website and hope to add that to my husband's leather collection sometime.Thanks again.
5 no_summary
Just to let you know I have received the Tomacelli briefcase. It is beautiful and has a wonderful finish. I am always a bit sceptic about online purchases, yet I will definitely be buying more products from you in the near future.
5 no summary
Beautifully made leather briefcase bought to be a cherished doctors bag (more versatile than my traditional one). Plenty of space for everything and could fit a laptop in if required as well as everyday equipment. I have high hopes that this will last the rest of my career. Thank you.
5 Ästhetik pur.
Die Aktentasche, die ich bestellt habe übertrifft meine Erwartungen! Die Qualität und Verarbeitung sind erstklassig, Ästhetik pur. Nach der Bestellung dauerte es nur drei Tage, bis die Tasche bei mir eintraf. Dieser Verkäufer ist vorbehaltlos zu empfehlen!
5 absolutely satisfied!
Perfect experience from shopping to ordering to shipping/delivery and most importantly to the product quality, absolutely satisfied!
5 no summary
Quality products at sensible prices. As an old customer, I am still able to buy the same type of luggage and add to my set without any noticeable differences and age only helps them look even better.
5 Gorgeous Leather Crafting!
This leather briefcase is absolutely beautiful. I carry a lot of papers and files from the office. This bag has plenty of room to handle my needs. I would consider this bag large. There is one model larger, called the Tomacelli-3. Unless you need an extra-large amount of space, the Tomacelli-2 bag (the one I bought) should suit your needs. It is impeccably crafted and styled. I recommend it!
5 Practicality.
Excellent craftsmanship. Very convenient for office use. Fit perfectly for all I need in a day's work.
5 Great Briefcase
Overall, I've been very pleased with the bag. It's extremely well made and of the highest quality materials. I'm constantly getting compliments on it and find it goes well with pretty much anything I wear.
5 Very pleased indeed!
Excellent quality. Excellent service. Delighted with this bag that is for everyday work use. Plenty of room for everything that I cart around and much more stylish and professional than any laptop bag.
5 Five Stars
Great craftsmanship and more importantly, met expectations.
5 High quality briefcase
Great quality briefcase, very finely handcrafted to the smallest details. Would highly recommend to family and friends.
5 quality at a price
this is a very very high-quality briefcase. the leather is exquisite... I own several, from saddleback and Jack George, on the high end to hammer and anvil and KomalC on the other end and Texbo in the middle; vagabond / polar on the high end and awaiting Cenzo to compare... So I have a few to compare... The leather is high quality and very well tanned and finished... There is high attention to detail and the bottom of the bag has nice protective feet cinched in brass to the leather... It is a very attractive briefcase... The drawbacks for daily use are NO padding for a laptop. every other bag that I HAVE purchased in this class has that protective padding for a laptop... It could be 1 inch wider for day to day files and instead of a belt clasp, a quick-release clasp.. this is a high-end high-quality briefcase that comes with a high-end price.

The Tomacelli3

Large Leather Briefcase for Men

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Send Your Loved One An Unforgettable Gift
For an extra £5, add our signature gift wrapping to your purchase.
Luxurious Gift Packaging
We’ll elevate your gifting experience by hand-wrapping your item in premium quality Maxwell-Scott branded tissue paper.
Lovingly Presented
Larger items come in a luxury keepsake box with grosgrain ribbon, while our smaller leather goods come wrapped in elegant silver paper and ribbon.
Personalised Gift Card
Mark the occasion with a personalised message on a hand-written gift card. Simply enter your message below.
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Can I send my gift directly to the recipient’s address?

Yes - there are no receipts to remove as we are now paperless, ensuring your gifting experience remains special. If you’ve chosen our gift-wrapping service, we can also personalise the notecard for you. Please enter your personal message in the box on the product page when selecting gift wrap as an option and we will hand write your message with care.

N.B. Please note that if payment is made with an American Express Card, the delivery can only be made to the billing address for the card. This is required of us by American Express.

Can my loved one exchange their gift for another colour or style?

We’re sure they’ll love it, however just to offer you that peace of mind, we gladly accept exchanges and returns within 60 days of receipt of goods. This excludes personalised items that cannot be returned.

How soon can my order be delivered?

For UK orders, Next Working Day Delivery is free or Timed Next Working Day Delivery is available at a small cost. For US orders, Standard Delivery free or Express Delivery is available at a small cost. For AUS orders, there is only the option of Express Delivery, which is free. Kindly note that personalised gifts will take 24-48 hours longer to process and be delivered, even if the Next Working Day or Express Delivery is selected. Personalised orders will be sent on the selected delivery service once the personalisation has been applied to the product.

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How will my gift be presented?

We ensure that all of our products are carefully wrapped and attentively presented as standard, with our Maxwell-Scott monogrammed tissue paper and logo sticker. To add an extra special touch, we offer a gift wrapping service to professionally wrap your gifts. This additional service can be applied to your order for £5.00. Smaller goods will be showcased in a luxury presentation box wrapped in elegant silver paper, ribbon and a gift card. Larger goods will be showcased in a luxury presentation box, finished with ribbon and a gift card.

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Make It Uniquely Yours
Customise your item to make it a one-of-a-kind gift or a reflection of your personal style. Our leather experts will add these details by hand, within 24-48 hours of your purchase.
Heat-Pressed Embossing by Hand
Your item may be personalised with up to 6 characters for a fee of £15. For a longer personalisation, please contact our customer care team for a quote.
Please Note:
Due to their unique nature, bespoke items cannot be returned. We are, however, happy for you to purchase an item and return it to us to be embossed at a later date.
STEP 1: Choose your embossing colour
STEP 2: Enter your initials

The placement of the lettering is unique to each product, our professional in-house embossing team uses their skill and experience to determine the very best placement according to the product. You’ll be able to find an example of the lettering positioning within the imagery on each product page.

Additionally, if you have any further questions regarding the positioning of the letters or how many letters will fit on a specific product please contact us via the Contact Us page.


The price for embossing is a £15 flat fee for up to 6 characters. If you require specialised personalisation with more than 6 characters or complex positioning, we can arrange this as a bespoke option with additional costs incurred. Please contact us for a bespoke quote via email at [email protected] or call us on 0870 242 4684.

Please note that our Croco leather cannot be embossed due to the textured finish of the leather.

Ordering & Delivering

Due to the bespoke nature of our premium in-house embossing process, please allow an additional 48h for personalised items, particularly during busy periods. Where possible, we will endeavour to send out your items within the first 24 hours. Please note that unfortunately, we cannot accept returns on items that have been personalised as they have been uniquely crafted to meet your specifications. If you’re unsure, we’re more than happy for you to purchase an item and return it to us to be embossed, once you are pleased with your purchase. If you have any other inquiries or require further information, please call our Customer Care team on 0870 242 4684.

Corporate Inquiries

Whether you’re looking for branded rewards, incentives or a refined gift for an important client, a bespoke corporate leather gift is a generous choice. Liaising with our Italian factory, we provide a 1-to-1 service to ensure that you can create the ideal gift that’s tailored to meet the unique needs and preferences of your business. We have the skills and expertise to provide unique corporate gifts, embossed with your company logo to create the right impression for your event. Further information is available by contacting our Corporate Sales Manager, Charlotte, with your proposition here: [email protected].

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Made In Italy.
Delivery & Returns FAQ
  • We offer a 60-day returns policy
  • Free UK next working day delivery if you order before 2.30 pm
  • Click link/s for delivery, tax and duties information to Europe, North America, Oceania and Asia
  • Personalised items will take 24-48 hours to be processed prior to dispatch
Why Is Our Leather Unique?
About Maxwell-Scott

Becoming the most loved bag brand in the world.

The story of our family-run business began in 2002 with a love for quality, long-lasting products. Our founder, William Forshaw, built Maxwell-Scott on the core pillars of superior durability and impeccable craftsmanship. Since that very day, we’ve made it our mission to bridge the gap between refined leather accessories and lifetime wear.

Inspired by the timeless charm of Italian leather and the classic elegance of British design, we use only the finest full-grain, vegetable-tanned Vachetta leather to craft our products. Our method is simple: honour generations of leather craft and obsess over every last detail.

Our industry-leading 25-year warranty combined with excellent customer service has earned Maxwell-Scott a worldwide reputation for superior durability and authentic quality. With our commitment to excellence extending beyond our product, every leather keepsake is quality-checked, hand-wrapped and delivered with care. You’ll find our dedicated customer care team is on hand to help with any assistance you may need, no matter how big or small.

Attainable luxury, maintaining and exceeding the quality of materials and construction at a reasonable price.

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25-Year Warranty
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All Leather Briefcases for Men
Our 25 Year Warranty
We measure our warranty in decades, not years. Our bags are crafted to the highest standards using the finest Italian materials.
Exclusively Sourced Leathers
Less than 1.5% of Italian tanneries are certified by the Genuine Italian Vegetable-Tanned Leather Consortium, that’s why only we can offer a 25-year warranty.
Bespoke In-House Restoration
We also offer an expert repair service at our atelier for any accidental damage, as we are truly committed to the longevity of our bags.
Tailored Support For You
You’ll always speak to a real person, not a chatbot or AI. Our experienced customer care team will pick up the phone and offer a personal service, for the lifetime of your bag.
An Investment for Life
We build heirlooms to last. After all, classic, sustainable fashion and timeless craftsmanship never goes out of style.

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60 – DAY
You’ll never fully appreciate the quality of a Maxwell-Scott product until you’ve held one in your hands.

We offer a full 60 day return period, so you can immerse yourself in the rich, Chestnut aroma of your unique, full-grain leather bag before deciding to keep it.

Our Return Process Is Simple
Fill out the form and send back your item, and we’ll process the return right away.

Please Note:
Due to their unique nature, personalised items cannot be returned.

Need Help?
Our experienced customer care team are happy to answer any questions or help with your return.

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Two decades have passed, and we are still committed to using our unique, unparalleled Vachetta leather that only one tannery possesses the precise formula to produce. Our prestigious leather is certified by the Genuine Italian Vegetable-Tanned Leather Consortium, a certificate of quality awarded to less than 1.5% of Italian tanneries. By showcasing their trademark and quality assurance, we honour the heritage of skilled artisans.
Finest Full-Grain Vachetta Leather
Often imitated but never matched, our high-quality full-grain Vachetta leather is unrivalled due to three essential components:
1. HIDES - we source only European hides reared in perfect conditions, ensuring tough and durable leather with a quality finish.
2. TANNING PROCESS - we use a natural centuries-old technique of vegetable-tanning which is both organic and sustainable.
3. TANNERY - Our tannery is based in the heart of Tuscany, arguably the best region in the world. It has been awarded countless awards and delivers some of the 1.5% best leather in Italy. These factors combine to yield a premium, durable leather with exceptional visual appeal.
A Unique Patina
As time passes, a captivating patina will develop, subtly transforming its colour and aesthetic as it gracefully weathers the elements, a highly desirable characteristic of pure untreated leather, leaving a legacy of its journey. Unwanted marks and surface scratches can be effortlessly removed due to our slow process of drum-dying the leather all the way through, unlike faster methods of hand and surface dyeing. Our deep, earthy tanned leather is of unparalleled quality, allowing it to retain its natural strength, character, and properties without any alterations or corrections. In contrast, coated full-grain leather loses its appeal as it ages in as little as 12 months.
Sustainably Tanned With Chestnut Trees
We're committed to using a centuries-old technique that has remained unchanged for thousands of years. The process of vegetable tanning requires considerable time and patience, as our hides immerse themselves in drums for 60 days. We’ve always believed that the reward of sustainable, premium leather is worth the wait. With only 10-12% of the world's leather being vegetable-tanned due to quicker and cheaper methods of tanning becoming more prevalent, we are proud to honour the traditions and legacy of authentic leather craft passing the exceptional benefits onto our customers.
Guardians of a Rich Legacy
We honour an authentic approach to tanning leather, using Chestnut extracts to embrace a sustainable and organic method of dyeing, preserving a traditional practice that dates back thousands of years. The deep colour and natural scent of our signature leather are a testament to this ancient technique, enabling wearers to fully immerse themselves in the beauty of nature.
Crafted To Last a Lifetime
The combination of these factors forms a dependable yet timeless work of art, which will accompany you for a lifetime. To demonstrate our confidence, we offer an industry-leading 25-year warranty.

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The Tomacelli3
Large Leather Briefcase - 3 Section

The Tomacelli is a luxury Italian leather 3-sectioned large briefcase for men that combines a refined look and functionality. Structured in shape, the classic flap opens to reveal three spacious leather-lined sections, including a middle zipped compartment. This means that there is plenty of space for your belongings, including a 16" laptop and A4 documents. With additional internal utility slots for a phone, business cards and pens, plus two external front pockets and a zipped compartment at the rear, the Tomacelli allows you to remain organised whilst maintaining a smart aesthetic. Complete with a unique buckle fastening and an adjustable, detachable shoulder strap, this men's fine quality leather large 3-sectioned briefcase can be carried over the shoulder or with the sturdy handle. As each is handmade in Italy by skilled artisans, it really is a smart investment.

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Why Is Our Leather Unique?
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