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post #2476 of 2750
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More Ostrich!

For any of you who dont follow our Instagram feed, this is a custom travel case commisioned by a good customer for travel documents etc. It has a goatskin lining and interior and full Brandy Ostrich exterior. Here are a few work in progress and completed photos









Charlie
post #2477 of 2750
Nice! But when can we get ostrich and gator belts? biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Mr. Six View Post

Nice! But when can we get ostrich and gator belts? biggrin.gif

It distresses me that alligators and ostriches are inconsiderate enough not to grow big enough we can make belts without splices! Its on the list even in the absence of unusually long animals, there are never enough hours in the day to get all the design work we want done as quickly as I'd like (Timascus Stratfields!!). As ever watch this space..

Charlie
post #2479 of 2750
LOL. Such rude animals!
post #2480 of 2750
Based on your experience how does goatskin age compared to other leathers? I've read different opinions on this.
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Based on your experience how does goatskin age compared to other leathers? I've read different opinions on this.

Very well indeed, but its 100% dependant on the quality and processing of the leather. Cheap third world pigmented chrome tanned goat will age dreadfully, great aniline veg tanned (or chrome to be fair to it) will age amazingly. Even with the leathers from the greatest tanneries there will be variations because there are variations in the skins. Its impossible to give a less general answer without knowing the specifics of the skin, just like cow, calf or any other leathers theres a huge amount of rubbish out there, but weight for weight its one of the strongest leathers, which is why its used for things that need thinness and strength like linings and wallet inners. You can thin goat to a degree that renders calf useless without a problem. Its rather like pigskin, but has a nicer grain and less cultural baggage.

Charlie
post #2482 of 2750
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Hi All,

Few photos of the last couple of days work. Storm Grey Croc, Equus Green Goatskin and Pine Lin Cable. The wallet itself is a customised version of our Lloyd Billfold with additional card slots and note divider

http://www.equusleather.co.uk/accessories/equus-handstitched-wallets/the-lloyd-billfold.html







Charlie
post #2483 of 2750
Wow! Beautiful combo
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May be the most beautiful wallet I have ever seen. 

post #2485 of 2750
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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post

Wow! Beautiful combo

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Originally Posted by MSchapiro View Post

May be the most beautiful wallet I have ever seen. 

Thanks so much guys - much appreciated :-)

Charlie
post #2486 of 2750

I'm looking for a solid black dress belt for work, and probably a burgundy one as well while I'm at it.

 

Currently tossing up between Herring's Kensington Belt and Equus' West End Leather Belt.

 

http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?colset=1&styleid=2020&shoeid=7585&brandid=6&catid=147&oldcolid=4046&stype=0&colourid=4045

http://www.equusleather.co.uk/west-end-bridle-leather-belt.html

 

Does anyone have experience with these and can give me some advice?

 

Thanks :)

post #2487 of 2750
I own the west end belt in like 5 colors. One of my favorites. Highly recommend it
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Originally Posted by acinod View Post

I'm looking for a solid black dress belt for work, and probably a burgundy one as well while I'm at it.

Currently tossing up between Herring's Kensington Belt and Equus' West End Leather Belt.

http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?colset=1&styleid=2020&shoeid=7585&brandid=6&catid=147&oldcolid=4046&stype=0&colourid=4045
http://www.equusleather.co.uk/west-end-bridle-leather-belt.html

Does anyone have experience with these and can give me some advice?

Thanks smile.gif

With Equus, you can choose everything, from shade/type of leather, color of thread, exact size, # of holes (and their spacing), etc. If you like this type of customization, Equus is the best choice. You'll have to wait a bit but seeing how the two you listed are priced similarly, the Equus is a no brainer IMO. I'll likely never buy another makers belt, especially not one that's off the shelf and about the same price as Charlie's handcrafted work.
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^ +1.
post #2490 of 2750
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Originally Posted by acinod View Post

I'm looking for a solid black dress belt for work, and probably a burgundy one as well while I'm at it.

Currently tossing up between Herring's Kensington Belt and Equus' West End Leather Belt.

http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?colset=1&styleid=2020&shoeid=7585&brandid=6&catid=147&oldcolid=4046&stype=0&colourid=4045
http://www.equusleather.co.uk/west-end-bridle-leather-belt.html

Does anyone have experience with these and can give me some advice?

Thanks smile.gif

Thanks guys, that has hopefully helped answer the question. @acinod - if I can be any help just drop me a line :-)

Charlie
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