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post #1396 of 1928
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Originally Posted by Concordia View Post

Government salaries and DC rents don't leave much for good clothes-- unless you don't need the job in the first place.

Yes. There was a day, back in the '70s, when working in the government didn't pay well. cheers.gif Here's to the future - where it is that way again.
post #1397 of 1928

Fugly. Not nice for a president.

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Originally Posted by sinfjotli View Post

Barack Obama's Frank Clegg briefcase (via http://offthecuffdc.com/frank-clegg-white-house)
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post #1398 of 1928
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Originally Posted by SHS View Post

Never mind the briefcase, I want his chair.

The chair can be ordered from the Gunlock Chair Company in New York.
post #1399 of 1928
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I like the desk.

The desk, the Resolute Desk, was a gift to the U.S. by Queen Victoria in 1890. Replicas of it are readily availabe if you google Resolute Desk Replica, including the White House Gift Shop web page.
post #1400 of 1928
post #1401 of 1928
I agree- I would love to have that chair. As for the briefcase, I prefer a more glossy black leather one.
post #1402 of 1928
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Originally Posted by Burton View Post

I don't understand this reply. When you work in government are you prohibited from owning a full length mirror?

I agree that most government guys could look better, but most people just don't care about clothes. By that same token, why isn't everyone on SF worried about being in perfect physical shape? Because working out (even though it makes you look better, much like clothes) is a niche interest, also like clothes.

post #1403 of 1928
Not quite a briefcase, but here's a black french calf hold-all I made for my girlfriend recently. I've actually 'borrowed' it a lot the past few weeks, since it's a unisex design. I'll be doing an ostrich & calf version for myself with shorter handles very soon.

The leather is a glossy, full-grain french calf (same tannery Hermes uses for some of their calf), and the lining is a thick red french lamb suede. Zippers are Lampo, and the entire bag is saddle-stitched by hand.





post #1404 of 1928
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

It looks so shiny. What kind of polish was used on this? I'd be afraid it would get on my clothes and such. Looks great though.
post #1405 of 1928
You don't really need to polish bridle. I rub it with a cloth and I think it moves the natural oils about.

There's a consensus that Sedgwick bridle leather polish is cheap, and good, especially since they manufacture good quality bridle.

http://www.je-sedgwick.co.uk/products/leather-preparation-care/original-leathercare/
post #1406 of 1928

There is a full explanation of how Sedgwicks make their Bridle leathers, at

 

http://www.je-sedgwick.co.uk/manufacturing/behind-the-scenes/

 

and the relevant part reads,

 

The final processing of the leather is the application of grease. A secret blend of fats, oils and waxes enables the leather to be ‘fed’. This application also gives Sedgwick’s leather the unique mirror finish, which is second to none.

 

and all the processes can be watched in a short video, http://www.je-sedgwick.co.uk/

 

 

Here you can see a Sedgwicks Light Havana Bridle Butt, on top of a Sedgwicks Light Havana Lacing Hide, I had just received these, lightly brushed them to remove excess greases and wax, in order to examine them for any defects or scratches. I still say that this is the finest leather that I have worked with, and have not yet had any adverse comments back, with regards to the leather soiling customers clothes. The technique dates back to 1272 AD, see

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worshipful_Company_of_Curriers

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Currier

 

and helps me to produce these,

 

 

 

post #1407 of 1928
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

You don't really need to polish bridle. I rub it with a cloth and I think it moves the natural oils about.

There's a consensus that Sedgwick bridle leather polish is cheap, and good, especially since they manufacture good quality bridle.

http://www.je-sedgwick.co.uk/products/leather-preparation-care/original-leathercare/

Thoroughly agree with this - in fact its quite difficult to polish it in the same way you would with shoes. Sedgwicks own Leatherfeed does a really good job of nourishing the leather and sealing the colour and is a neutral colour itself so much less colour transfer worries than with a coloured shoe cream.

Charlie
post #1408 of 1928
I was just going to use Lexol on mine.
post #1409 of 1928
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I was just going to use Lexol on mine.

Which bag did you buy? Did you buy it from RFClarkSaddlery who also takes bespoke orders? Or NY-based Marcellino?

RFClarkSaddlery seems to make pretty good bags for a decent price (300 GBP for a two compartment briefcase in dark london tan) without any fuss -- http://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/127367872/the-milton-leather-briefcase-in-dark?ref=shop_home_active

RFClarkSaddlery made for Swaine Adeney Brigg.

"I have been making items out of leather for over 30 years. I originally a trained as a Saddler at a small country Saddlery in Wiltshire and attended Saddlery College in Salisbury. I then went on to train in the making of fine leathergoods at one of Englands most prestigeous leathergoods companies, Swaine Adeney and Brigg. My association with this Company lasted over 20 years and led me to make products for Royalty, Celebrities and the Rich and Famous."

I still refer to myself as a Saddler and produce a small amount of items of saddlery each year, but my speciality is the making of Traditional English Briefcases and luggage."

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Edited by bboysdontcryy - 5/20/13 at 12:54pm
post #1410 of 1928
And do get the Sedgwick leatherfeed for cleaning/polishing --

It's available here -- http://www.equusleather.co.uk/index.php/Leathercare/Sedgwick-Leather-Feed/flypage.tpl.html
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