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  • PQ Style: What is the Difference Between a Rucksack and a Backpack?

    Well... the answer to that is a bit complicated. When we researched the difference between a rucksack and a backpack, we got a huge list of dissenting opinions. We got to the bottom of it and aim to uncomplicate this age-old debate.

    Do you remember learning in school how all squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares? That's pretty much what happened with rucksacks and backpacks. Essentially, a rucksack is a kind of backpack.

    Rusty on your geometry skills? No worries, let's break it down. We'll define what makes a rucksack a rucksack, and it's similarities to a backpack, and what splits the difference.

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  • PQ Style: What's the Difference Between an Attaché Case and a Briefcase?

    In most instances, a briefcase and an attache case are interchangeable. However, when directly compared, they each have unique histories and distinct features. Use your knowledge of their histories, uses, and features, to show off your fashion cred and ensure you end up with a bag you love.

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  • Mother's Day Gift Guide 2019 by Pad & Quill

    This year, be sure to honor your mom with a Mother's Day gift that she will treasure for years to come. But, what do you get the woman who gave you everything? It's tough to nail down the perfect gift, but not impossible. Our handcrafted leather goods are a great way to add a personal touch to this Mother's Day.

    Our range of traditional bags and purses handcrafted by skilled artisans are the perfect Mother's Day gift. In our family-run leather business, our firsthand knowledge, dexterity, and dedication have been honed for the finest results. Each bag is a symbol of endless love and devotion.

    By buying with us at Pad & Quill, you can give mom a beautiful gift and feel good about supporting local artisans. Every item of ours is handmade, unique, and backed by an incredible warranty.  We dedicate this gift guide to all the incredible, chic, amazing women that enrich our lives every day.

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  • The Heritage Duffle Review

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    As you start to travel more often, that old beat-up cloth duffle bag from freshman year isn't going to cut it anymore. Sure it's been your go-to for years now, but it's definitely past its prime. The time has come to let it go and invest in a good quality leather duffle. But which one? How do you know if it'll work out for you?

    Well... We may be a little biased, but we have designed the ultimate men's leather duffle bag. Here at Pad & Quill, nothing but the best will do. We took our sturdiest hardware and leather, and shaped them into a bag that is a delight to hold. It also upholds one of our key design principles: versatility. You can bring it on a plane headed to Hawaii, a business trip, or even a weekend road trip. This bag is chockfull of lovely features, backed by an incredible warranty and team, and extremely rugged. Let's take an in-depth look at it!

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  • How to Find the Perfect Laptop Bag

     

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    Do you have the right bag? How do you know? You may not ever leave your house without your work bag, and you need to have the right one. This bag will hold all your essentials like your notebook full of ideas, pens to sign contracts, a laptop with your afternoon presentation, and maybe even a book for the journey into work. In short, not just any bag will do. When you're working at your peak, it's vital to have a bag that can keep up. If we seem a little geeky about bags, it's because we are. A small part of your job is 100% ours.

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  • PQ Style: How to Pack A Capsule Wardrobe for Your Next Conference

    Going on a quick work trip? After reading how-to-guide on how to travel with just a carry-on, now you need to pack. On top of planning flights, hotels, rental cars; it can be hard to know what to bring, or even how to pack. It's important to pack a collection of trustworthy staples that balance that fine line between smart and casual, and work well together so you can easily power through your conference meetings. The goal here is to choose a handful of items that constitute your entire wardrobe for the weekend. Here's how to nail your look at your next work conference!
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  • Meet the Luxury Briefcase: The Ultimate Office Companion

    Your bag makes a statement, what do you want to say with it? If you're wanting to tell the world you cherish kindness over coldness, quality over quantity, and hard work above all else;  we made this bag for you. It's you we had in mind when we set out to design the Luxury Briefcase, a classic silhouette that will keep pace with modern needs. Durable, artisan-made, and chock full of storage, our resulting design will carry over from work to play with grace.

    This bag is the essence of understated quality. It's meant to travel from the boardroom to the dock without any fuss. In fact, Luxury Briefcase is built stronger and better than any other bag out there. With our comprehensive 25-year warranty, it's here to grow along with you and will become an integral icon to your career. Nothing is quite like it, and here are just a few reasons why the Luxury Briefcase is unparalleled...

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  • Leather 101- How to Care for Your Leather in Winter

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    John Muir said it best when he said, "Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt." We had this sagacity in mind when designing our bags, cases, and accessories. They excel in any condition. From mountaineering to jet-setting, full-grain leather will take care of you while you explore. Winter is a great time to nourish and care for your leather, here's how to maintain your prized full-grain leather.

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  • How to Travel with a Carry-on Only

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    Traveling carry-on only is both liberating and enlightening. No waiting for your luggage praying to the turnstile that your bag isn't lost, no lugging around unwieldy heavy objects through city streets, and lots of jealous looks as you breeze right out the door and straight into your next adventure. Sure, you might think you'll need tons of luggage for a trip... but you don't. How many times have you stuffed your entire wardrobe into your suitcase only to wear your handful of favorite items? Hectic travel mornings are a lot easier when you don't have to sift through dozens of shirts intermingled with socks, tangled with tech, and travel detritus. Embrace simplicity and find out how to streamline your packing into one carryon bag!

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  • Leather 101- Leather Grading & The Different Qualities Of Leather

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    Leather is a cherished material, renown for its flexibile and durable nature. However, there are different grades of leather that dictate the look, feel, and the lifetime of each unique piece. The industry has different techniques for each grade. We'll break down the four different grades of leather, from the best grade of leather to the worst.

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