I'm a thrifting guy, but sometimes you have to go to other sources to find exactly what you are looking for; in this case I wanted a great beat-up,vintage leather book bag, that would hold my MacBook, with one or two generous outside pockets and a strap (pen loops would be a bonus). I found almost exactly what I wanted in Austria (not Australia), on Etsy! Meet my new book bag...
It perfectly houses my lap top and a notebook in the two main pockets, the power adaptor in one of the outside pockets, pens and other small stuff in the other outside pocket.
Another thing I wanted was that the bag not be too thick and bulky. Yes, just right!
Look at the patina, the general air of age (I can almost smell the years of sweat, cigarettes, moldering book pages, spilled ink and history). This thing will last another 50 years and shrug it off with a casual "but of course, sir".
I'm thinking of naming it "Emile".