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Originally Posted by MiniW View Post
most of the belt makers here have only a limited supply of buckles, like 6-10 styles which are pretty standard. I don't believe that finding unique buckles is a good use of their time. They can all however make the belts with snaps or chicago screws so that you can change the buckle out for anything you find on your own provided it's the right size for the belt. GL.

Yeah thought so, was just checking. I'll probably be going with something like the one you got, looks really solid. Going for a thinner one though
post #362 of 524
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Originally Posted by MiniW View Post
most of the belt makers here have only a limited supply of buckles, like 6-10 styles which are pretty standard. I don't believe that finding unique buckles is a good use of their time. They can all however make the belts with snaps or chicago screws so that you can change the buckle out for anything you find on your own provided it's the right size for the belt. GL.
exactly what i did on my last Unlucky order:

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Hi, Scott! i'm revising my belt order as follows:

(1) natural Wicket&Craig Harness belt__ veg tanned :: brass garisson buckle :: size= 36" [from tip of prong to 3rd hole] :: tip= Long B

(1) espresso Horween Double Horsehide belt :: black thread edge stitching :: nickel garisson buckle :: size= 36" [from tip of prong to 3rd hole used] :: tip= Short B


***if possible, screwed on fastners/snaps, so i can switch buckles.


tnx&rgds,

Carl
post #363 of 524
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Originally Posted by MiniW View Post
most of the belt makers here have only a limited supply of buckles, like 6-10 styles which are pretty standard. I don't believe that finding unique buckles is a good use of their time. They can all however make the belts with snaps or chicago screws so that you can change the buckle out for anything you find on your own provided it's the right size for the belt. GL.
It is surprisingly difficult to find quality buckles. One has to wade through millions of shitty buckles to find the good ones.

IMO, snaps are too bulky, and screws are much better. Or, One could send the buckle to the person making the belt if stitching was preferred.
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Unlucky (Scott Willis) made me this briefcase. He was fantastic to work with. I think we exchanged about 25 emails back and forth on the design. The bag is Wicket and Craig veg-tanned cowhide (5/6 oz). The interior pockets are front quarter horse. The straps are veg-tanned horse-butt. The lining on the flap is veg-tanned pigskin. He oiled, conditioned and waxed the bag down before he sent it to me. I put the bag in the sun for a couple of hours and you can see how it turned the color (photo with front flap open) of the bag from the photos. Hopefully, you can see some of the character/grain/patina in the leather. It fills the room with that leather aroma, and looks amazing. Scott was great to deal with through the whole matter. It took some time (January first email inquiry - to April delivery), but for a bag that hopefully lasts a long time, that's OK with me, as I enjoyed the process of learning about leather...and knowing what I was getting from Scott each step of the way. Plus I knew he had a belt order of 70 belts (the Joe Hill - check styleforums to see that belt) that he was working to complete during this time frame. He was such a great guy about the time frame that he insisted on throwing in the two belts that I had also ordered, for free! (and two tins of his own conditioner) The belts are incredible too! I am very pleased with Scott and his work and have already inquired about a wallet next. If you're thinking about getting something from Scott, I would highly recommend going for it. He was patient and polite with all of my "rookie-questions" about leather, with getting me information on the leather, what he could and could not do, the potential designs, etc.
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wow. how heavy are those?
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so im thinking of asking unlucky to reproduce one of this. he can dye them in navy or brown. any comments?

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the navy is pretty nice
post #368 of 524
A tote bag for the gf by Scott (unlucky), pic is Scott's own: Scotch grain Chromexcel from Horween, plus a little bit of hair sheep from Clayton.
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very nice. now thinking of using the Scotch grain Chromexcel on my messenger bag i posted above..
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excuse me, where i can get unlucky wallet, anybody have a official web for unlucky ? thx
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Originally Posted by kartiboys View Post
excuse me, where i can get unlucky wallet, anybody have a official web for unlucky ? thx
http://dontmournorganize.com/
post #372 of 524
@SwimCap
Sent you a pm.
post #373 of 524
I'm mesmerized by the construction of these Il Bussetto coin pouches. It looks like the lid snaps down over the pouch, and there is no stitching. How is this even possible??
post #374 of 524
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Originally Posted by raven37457 View Post
Here are some pics I took of the belts Scott (unlucky) made for me. These are very thick. Thanks again!



Very thick cowhide tan/brown


Very thick cowhide blue dye


Not as thick as the others. Cowhide waxy black harness. The leather feels wet. More on the leather here:
http://indigoshrimp.wordpress.com/20...s-belt-update/

I have a waxy harness bet from scott and there is a problem in my opinion with this material. it gets deformed in the edges with the pressure of the buckle, and it can get very noticeable, I would not recommend this material
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Hi, I am sorry , I think the buckle has to do with this, I been checking your photos and you did not seen to have that problem in your belt, mine has a garrison buckle and that pression with sharper buckle edges has deformed very ogly that whole part part of the belt and the closer area
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