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I am able to source leathers from the same places that she does, but I don't.

I source my goatskin (as seen above) from France, as it seems to be consistently of higher quality than anything else I can find. Part of the reason that I don't source the same leathers she does is because she only sources calfskin. I personally vastly prefer goatskin (for interiors and lining especially) -- it has one of the highest ratios of weight to tensile strength, which seems to make it pretty resistant to over-stretching on areas such as card pockets when it's tanned well. The specific type of goatskin you see above is most popularly known as Hermes' "Mysore." I really like it. It doesn't patina nearly as much as a lot of the other stuff I use, but it's seemingly impervious to light use, scratches, etc. 

The leathers I prefer (outside of exotics) include: Italian Vegetable Tanned Shoulders (Buttero), German Shrunken Calfskin (Hermes Fjord), the goatskin mentioned above, Chèvre de Coromandel (another Hermes goatskin), and Italian Box Calf. 

 Less regular suspects include Novo Nappa, French Baby Calfskin, Softer Italian Calfskins, and Kangaroo Hide - all of which I love to work with, but are somewhat more difficult to stock reliably  (I'm a really small fish to most of these tanneries).

Exotics are another thing entirely, and are handled on a skin by skin basis depending on the size/color needed. Generally, I am able to get my hands on exotics without any issue.

do you offer beavertail leathers?
post #32 of 163
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Yes sir, absolutely!
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Yes sir, absolutely!

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post #34 of 163
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New fully lined bifold. Fully lined. Love the way that this Veg tan looks when the sun hits it. 

 

 

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Some Detail shots:

 

 

 

post #36 of 163
Around how long would a simple cardholder take to ship out?

Also, do you have any cardholders on hand that you can sell? (To avoid a wait time)
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Around how long would a simple cardholder take to ship out?

Also, do you have any cardholders on hand that you can sell? (To avoid a wait time)


Currently, a week in most colors. Current exceptions are Dijon, Verde & Burgundy.

 

I usually have a couple ready to go in a shade of brown, but my last one shipped on Monday. 


Edited by PierpontLeather - 7/22/16 at 10:19pm
post #38 of 163
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My bad, still have Verde and Dijon. No burgundy.

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Small Chèvre Cardholder

 

 

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Recent Briefcase Teaser Shots

 

 

 

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Briefcase shots:

 

 

 

 

 

post #42 of 163
Can you do traditional attache cases?
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Can you do traditional attache cases?

 

Not really my strongpoint. I'd point you in the direction of many of the talented makers in the briefcase porn thread. Many of them have a long wait, but I believe it's worth it. 

 

Don't get me wrong, I love trying new things - but I'm predominately a bag/small leather goods maker. 

 

Reinforcements and steel frames are a bit out of my comfort zone. Maybe one day.

post #44 of 163
lovely.
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lovely.

+1 It really is. The color of the leather is near the perfect shade. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Peter have you done any two gusset designs? I'd be interested in seeing some shots of other briefcases you have done.
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