Upon moving to NYC at the beginning of the year, I started using my backpack everyday. After years of faithful service however, my LL Bean backpack was dated, and made me look like a high school student. So in the search for the perfect "grown-up" backpack I found this one by Pad and Quill.
After owning it for a few weeks, the leather has begun to break and become soft to the touch. I use this as my everyday bag, and have been able to fit: an extra pair of loafers(size 12), camera, laptop+charger, DSLR camera w/ 2 lenses, speedlite, and a extra pants.
When it comes to build quality, it really doesn't get much better than this. The leather is full-grain, tumbled American Bridle leather and after being broken in feels soft to the touch. The hardware is beautifully constructed and is made out of solid nickel, and the hand pounded copper rivets are a very nice touch. The bags are all hand crafted, and signed by the artist who made it. While the straps are not padded, I found it fairly comfortable to wear for several hours at a time.
All in all this is a really great bag. It's simple design is aesthetically pleasing and I receive complements on it frequently. For a price of $319 I think you are getting more than your moneys worth. The bag has a 25 year warranty, so you can rest assured that you will be taken care of for the life of the bag. I have been very pleased with this product and would highly recommend it to others.