I just received the Superior Labor engineer tote that I ordered from J.Crew last week. It’s fairly large, and the materials and construction seem solid. The brass hardware and Waldes zipper are also nice touches that you can’t really find on most other bags.
Is it worth $350? I’m pretty happy with it, and it does fill a particularly small niche of the market for the people that like this sort of thing, but I probably would not have ordered it had it not been for the temporary lowered price over the 4th of July weekend. However, I think if I had known more about the bag up front and what to expect, the full price tag wouldn’t have seemed so bad.
Read on if you want to see more pictures.