Pierpont Leather - Official Affiliate Thread - Page 4
I totally agree! There's a certain shade of brown that really looks nice with the white stitching - this may be close to it.
I haven't made a double gusseted briefcase recently besides this messenger-style bag I made a month or so ago.
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.
Thank you very much. I appreciate your honesty and integrity.
Let's talk about some different types of leather:
For the most part I use cowhide, calf hide, and goatskin. Many people don't know why or how to choose a leather for a specific project, and I've been told it may be beneficial to talk about some of the leathers I use, and when one might use them. So, today, I'm going to start with Buttero leather: a stiff, Italian, vegetable-tanned leather.
This leather is used by many of the top craftsman around the world for everything from bags and briefcases to wallets and small trinkets. Perhaps one of the reasons that it's so well-regarded is that it works wonderfully in so many situations. It cuts well, it thins down well, and it finishes very well. Especially well regarded by a few Japanese craftsmen.
Things made with Buttero are usually look somewhat 'crisp' when they're new. It's a very firm leather, as a result of it's full vegetable tannage. But it has a very pleasant, smooth touch to it. When you look at the surface of the leather, it has a very slight marbling as a result of the oils, fats, and dyes used in the finishing process. It's is a perfect placeholder for someone who may want a more casual leather to be used in fine casework/accessories. Perhaps in an instance when box calf is a bit too formal. Wallets made with Buttero tend to age absolutely beautifully, and burnish to a nice shine in a relatively short amount of time. With extended use, Buttero will eventually become much softer, and wear in according to the way you use your item.
Perhaps a more stereotypically masculine choice of leather within the realm of fine leatherwork. Not soft. No delicate grain. Shows scratches, but they can usually be buffed out. Very pretty, matte-type finish when new. Available in many colors.
Also, this stuff smells wonderful.
Just wanted to give a shout out to Parker @PierpontLeather
I recently had small billfold (6 slots) made up by him
Black lizard with black chevre with some red accented chevre in the hidden compt and cash pocket.
Overall waiting time was 10 days or maybe even less
very reasonable pricing
Good communication and has access to most leathers you would want to work with (calf, gator, chevre, bull calf, from the ones I inquired)
Overall the quality of the materials and the stitching is very good (speaking as a layman, I am not a leather expert) and certainly an excellent value for his current pricing.
he has better pictures on his IG, but here are some quick phone pics.
The scales on the lizard appear much more pronounced in the photo, they much more subtle IRL
I am not sure what species lizard he uses.
I suppose it does look more similar to Teju than other ring lizards skins do (baby lizard.)
The easiest way to tell that something is a Teju skin is the definitive, regular, reoccurring zig-zag pattern that differentiates the middle scales from the flank scales - it almost looks like every row of scales tapers into a triangle shape as it moves away from the center of the skin. Teju also tends to have a prominent 'ridged' look to the scales that look somewhat like a washboard (easier to feel than see.)
Here's an example of the zig-zag I mentioned. Just grabbed the picture off of google images.