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post #1036 of 1879
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Originally Posted by Patek View Post


Pictures of casemaker's bag that I am considering:



Order placed today for a customized bag very similar to this (adding some interior details and a newspaper pocket in the back) as well as a 3-ring notebook (notebook will not be all hand stitched due to cost.)
post #1037 of 1879
nice, enjoy.
post #1038 of 1879

That is so hot.

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Originally Posted by Patek View Post

Has anyone on here heard of Simon Barker (SF handle casemaker) or purchased any of his bags? I have been looking for a SAB type bag but have been loath to spend $2k+ for the bag I want. I saw pictures of this guy’s bags here on SF and started talking with him. Here are some excerpts from his emails:
“…I have been a casemaker full time for over 25 years, don't employ staff, so everything is made by me. The case we are looking at, takes over 25 hour to make, as I said, is double hand stitched entirely, apart from the partition boards top binding. The front and back panel is made from Bridle butt ( a much better cut than the more usual bridle shoulder, and at double the price, if SAB don't say butt, which they don't, then you have to assume shoulder )
I do not line the front and back panels, because the leather is well finished, and will age well, and attain it's own patina, and applied linings are likely to stain and wear poorly. The partition boards are lined with a glazed pigskin lining, that is made as a shoe lining leather, that I have found to be extremely well wearing.
The case body straps are bridle butt, hand stitched, not riveted, the same with the detachable shoulder strap. all fittings are polished brass. I have not yet had a hand stitched case returned to me for repair, in more than 25 years, so I guess that says something!...”
“…£920 + £65 for the extra corners + freight at cost, and you may have import duties.

The SAB case you have asked about, would be, I stock, but don't like them because they put the handle off center, when in the 'wrong' hole…”think less than £920, because there are no straps and strap chapes to deal with, however, the pocket details would add to the work? I do not currently have any 'padding' suitable for the center partition, but in my view, it should be almost impossible for a laptop to be damaged in the center pocket? Also I see that SAB have used a thin leather wrapped around board for the F and Back panels, I would use 3.5 - 4mm Sedgewicks Bridle Butt, MUCH more durable, and a better quality of leather. The back and front panels would not be lined.

It would be entirely hand stitched, except for the partition top binding. You would be able to specify pocket dimensions and other details…”
Any comments on his take on SAB quality?
Any other suggestions for a bag?
Pictures of casemaker's bag that I am considering:


post #1039 of 1879
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Originally Posted by Patek View Post

Order placed today for a customized bag very similar to this (adding some interior details and a newspaper pocket in the back) as well as a 3-ring notebook (notebook will not be all hand stitched due to cost.)

What's the lead time? Be sure to post a review when the goods get in. Thanks in advance.
post #1040 of 1879
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What's the lead time? Be sure to post a review when the goods get in. Thanks in advance.

I will make sure to post detailed photos of everything when it gets here in about 6 weeks (but perhaps less).

Right not we are working out some interior pocket details. Going to be something like this:



In addition, I wanted a zip pocket for my passport and other valuables. The maker was loathe to mount a zipper (which will eventually fail) in his beautiful bag and suggested a removable pocket attached with a d-ring like so:



post #1041 of 1879
Alfred dunhill quoted me $15,000+ to make a new one of these!!! That is out of this world!


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Vintage Alfred Dunhill Large Organizer.  Custom made at England Dunhill Store and is one of a kind.  Has document case and attache case.  Vegetable tanned bridle leather from the Tradition Leather collection.  Has a red Maroquin lining.  Absolutely stunning in person.  The quality and craftsmanship is out of this world!





































post #1042 of 1879

Hi folks, have been a long time lurker/fan. I'm looking for a nice tote/holdall style briefcase for work (large enough to hold a 13/15" laptop and files etc) and was hoping to get your thoughts on the Herring Draycott:

 

http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&brandid=6&shoeid=5377

 

The style/form + price is just what I'm looking for but do you think it's too large for a professional environment/every day use? Dimensions are: H350 x W500 X D250mm. 

 

If you've got any suggestions, would love to hear. The Phillip Lim 31 hour weekender (http://bit.ly/R8TTVY) is great but is more than I can afford! 

post #1043 of 1879
Dadaa, your find is a gem among briefcase sets. Congratulations!
post #1044 of 1879
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

Dadaa, your find is a gem among briefcase sets. Congratulations!

+1. Beautiful.
post #1045 of 1879
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

Dadaa, your find is a gem among briefcase sets. Congratulations!

 Thank you...really want to keep it and hand it down to my children, as it is a very cool piece, but the idea to flip it and make some cash keeps running through my head.

post #1046 of 1879
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+1. Beautiful.

 Thank you!

post #1047 of 1879

Beautiful!

post #1048 of 1879
DELVAUX

post #1049 of 1879
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DELVAUX


beautiful........though I wouldn't dare stick a roll of newspaper through it....
post #1050 of 1879
What's the anticipated weight for the custom piece? Simon Barker (SF handle casemaker)
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