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Old 26-09-2007, 01:18 PM   #151
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Hmmm so Porter International is actually legit? I'm not really sure about this but I've heard alot of accusations that P.Int is fake.
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Old 26-09-2007, 02:00 PM   #152
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Hmmm so Porter International is actually legit? I'm not really sure about this but I've heard alot of accusations that P.Int is fake.
I'm not sure whether or not Porter International products are considered 'legit' in the eyes of bag fashionistas and fashionmistas alike, but one thing I know for certain is in Taiwan back in 2001, when Porter International Company Limited (the Taiwan distributor) setup their company, no-one actually registered the trademark behind the name "Porter" (domestic or international issue, I'm not sure), so they saw the chance, setup a partnership with Yoshidakaban in the sense that they bring in materials made in japan, but with their own factory setup in Taiwan they made their own bags there domestically prolly to save up costs, and then slap the "Porter International" trademark onto their own label. That's why if u had went to the Porter International website earlier on, u can see tat their label is just written "Porter International", nothing to do with Yoshida & Co.

This is how hardcore Porter fans differentiate btw them, and also why it caused some fanboyism uproar last time when true Porter fans found out abt Porter International. (inferior modified designs, Made in Taiwan vs Made in Japan are among some of the factors involved etc)
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Old 26-09-2007, 02:41 PM   #153
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Nope, 2 diff bags. The 3-way bag that mosmos have is known as a Briefcase/Laptop bag (with multi-functional 3 ways of carrying it), under the Tanker series. The one stated on the Kurachika site from the book scan, what Takuya-san has showed on tat page is a Helmet bag but I would prefer to call it under the Tote bag, also under the Tanker series.
"mystery" solved.

Thats what i wanted to ask lor. Coz i was blur how come 2 bags look so different yet u call them the same name...


What i am interested is the black one on the right:
http://www.kurachika.jp/message/takuya.html

or this:
http://www.rakuten.co.jp/porter/1192...81004/1299734/


Btw, i notice their material is like quite soft like that. A very silly qns. Is it durable or not???
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Old 26-09-2007, 02:45 PM   #154
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Now i understanding that there are 3 porter labels. Do fans or collectors rank them in terms of prestigious and fame?
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Old 26-09-2007, 02:58 PM   #155
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tanker material is quite soft and slippery, sometimes if yr nails are sharp, you might hooked a thread out, dunno how to explain more.

material itself is quite durable for my tanker wallet after using for 1-2yrs.
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Old 26-09-2007, 03:45 PM   #156
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went to the surrender shop yesterday, they selling head-porter brief bag at 470sgd..
kind of ex right..
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Old 26-09-2007, 04:44 PM   #157
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went to the surrender shop yesterday, they selling head-porter brief bag at 470sgd..
kind of ex right..
Ur talking about the big one issit? Because Porter's prices are like this, same goes for HP/Porter.Intl. The tote bag I wanan get already close 270
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Old 26-09-2007, 11:03 PM   #158
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Got this one at the Kurachika Yoshida shop in Tokyo last month. Cost 24,150yen

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Old 26-09-2007, 11:17 PM   #159
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That's a nice bag Sauron congratz
the price is ... very good also ermm
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Old 26-09-2007, 11:23 PM   #160
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went to the surrender shop yesterday, they selling head-porter brief bag at 470sgd..
kind of ex right..
Hmmm... That is pretty ex...
Which brief-bag are you looking at?
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Old 27-09-2007, 04:20 PM   #161
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i refer to this.



i think the bag inside is all black color not like the one i post is orange color.
as for exterior then is the same.
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Old 27-09-2007, 07:44 PM   #162
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That's a nice bag Sauron congratz
the price is ... very good also ermm
thank you, yes the price is REALLY good ...

but my question is ... how cums i didn't see any headporter shops in tokyo?
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Old 27-09-2007, 10:52 PM   #163
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i refer to this.



i think the bag inside is all black color not like the one i post is orange color.
as for exterior then is the same.
Hmmm... Is this the 2-way Tanker Series Bag?
It does look like one...
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Old 30-09-2007, 03:21 PM   #164
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anyone know how much this shoulder bag cost???
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Old 01-10-2007, 01:30 AM   #165
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thank you, yes the price is REALLY good ...

but my question is ... how cums i didn't see any headporter shops in tokyo?
Headporter official outlets in Japan, only has one, that's in Harajuku of Tokyo. The other one is in New York of US.
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