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post #31 of 41
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Yup, I was right.

I like the design you just posted, but would go for lighter shade of brown. Not navy.

Do you mean you don't like the idea of a navy folio in general, or just for that design?

The others I'm thinking about are the zip-around folio posted earlier and a folio version of this

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FWIW, this is the navy swatch. I kind of wish there was a midnight navy option, but I don't think they have anything darker.



I do like tan better, but I already have a casual tan folio and was thinking about getting something in a non-brown color.
post #32 of 41
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

Giving this "card case design in a folio size" idea one more go.

Would this look bad? Mine would be in navy and not have the metal bits.



I like this one better for a folio size as opposed to the Hermes and Givency ones. The latter, in my mind at least, just dont look great for a 13 inch portofolio. This one would work better.
Again i am personally biased more towards the zipper type portofolios, but this envelope one you showed would also work if you like this design type.

Are you looking into a navy like the shrunken calf (dark navy) or navy like the waprolux (more blue navy).
post #33 of 41
I did recently receive a belt from Bellanie in golden barenia leather.
Overall nice quality and stiching.
From the look and feel of the belt I feel her style is a touch more casual than dressy, however this is in large to the fact that I requested a 37mm or so buckle. I am sure it would be more dressy in a 32mm size. Anyways some pics.





post #34 of 41
Also this nice small wallet in Annonay rusticalf. Very supple leather. Nice handywork. Would consider this leather for small portofolio. No sure how it would hold structure however.







post #35 of 41
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

Do you mean you don't like the idea of a navy folio in general, or just for that design?

The others I'm thinking about are the zip-around folio posted earlier and a folio version of this


FWIW, this is the navy swatch. I kind of wish there was a midnight navy option, but I don't think they have anything darker.


I do like tan better, but I already have a casual tan folio and was thinking about getting something in a non-brown color.

I just find shades of brown more interesting overall. They tend to patina better over time and there is a large variety of interesting shades to choose from. Having said all that, I might have missed the fact that you already have a tan folio and were specifically looking to go for something other then brown. In that case, Navy is a fine choice. It would pair better with browns and still be able to look somewhat formal. Maybe look into a shade of green too.
post #36 of 41

Just placed an order for the #56 card case

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except in green French Chevre with Au Chinois linen thread and clear foil logo

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post #37 of 41
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Originally Posted by coldinboston View Post

I did recently receive a belt from Bellanie in golden barenia leather.
Overall nice quality and stiching.
From the look and feel of the belt I feel her style is a touch more casual than dressy, however this is in large to the fact that I requested a 37mm or so buckle. I am sure it would be more dressy in a 32mm size. Anyways some pics.
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Originally Posted by coldinboston View Post

Also this nice small wallet in Annonay rusticalf. Very supple leather. Nice handywork. Would consider this leather for small portofolio. No sure how it would hold structure however.

Those look great. Have you found the belt patinas heavily? I have a Barenia leather card case that I really like, but wonder how it would age as a belt. I like the idea of a handstitched belt I can wear with sport coats, maybe in that 32mm size you mentioned.
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Originally Posted by Jr Mouse View Post

I just find shades of brown more interesting overall. They tend to patina better over time and there is a large variety of interesting shades to choose from. Having said all that, I might have missed the fact that you already have a tan folio and were specifically looking to go for something other then brown. In that case, Navy is a fine choice. It would pair better with browns and still be able to look somewhat formal. Maybe look into a shade of green too.

Yea, I would have picked brown if it weren't for the fact that I already have a tan folio. Thinking about going for the navy, but still haven't settled on a design. Kind of thinking about doing that zip-around design @coldinboston mentioned earlier (but with some kind of outside pocket) or a copy of this Margiela folio I own. The flap secures with a hidden snap button.


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Just placed an order for the #56 card case
except in green French Chevre with Au Chinois linen thread and clear foil logo

Awesome. Post pics when you get it!
post #38 of 41
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post


Those look great. Have you found the belt patinas heavily? I have a Barenia leather card case that I really like, but wonder how it would age as a belt. I like the idea of a handstitched belt I can wear with sport coats, maybe in that 32mm size you mentioned.

@dieworkwear
In my experience Haas Barenia does patina and does so fairly quickly in a very nice way. Bellanie does also have 32mm nickel buckles in stock so you can certainly get one for that size if you want. I wanted a more casual belt for jeans so I ordered mine in a 38mm.
Here is picture of the belt maybe 20 days after i received and it has already started to patina. Underneath is a barenia sample from someone else which is older and has developed a nice patina.


Here is also a folio i commisioned from parker pierpont (@PierpontLeather here on SF that is on the way and i will post a few more when it gets here in an a couple of days on his thread. It is smaller than what you wanted and is 12x9 and i wanted it less than an inch. Basically a murse. Also barenia.lined in orange mysore with one internal pocket for wallet/phone/etc..
Pics below are his.




Also have something similar from bellanie in dark brown rusticalf (lined with orange rusticalf). Yes i know i have a problem but these little "murses" are my go tos.
Both zip on top and running down one side.
post #39 of 41
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Originally Posted by coldinboston View Post

@dieworkwear
In my experience Haas Barenia does patina and does so fairly quickly in a very nice way. Bellanie does also have 32mm nickel buckles in stock so you can certainly get one for that size if you want. I wanted a more casual belt for jeans so I ordered mine in a 38mm.
Here is picture of the belt maybe 20 days after i received and it has already started to patina. Underneath is a barenia sample from someone else which is older and has developed a nice patina. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Here is also a folio i commisioned from parker pierpont (@PierpontLeather here on SF that is on the way and i will post a few more when it gets here in an a couple of days on his thread. It is smaller than what you wanted and is 12x9 and i wanted it less than an inch. Basically a murse. Also barenia.lined in orange mysore with one internal pocket for wallet/phone/etc..
Pics below are his.




Also have something similar from bellanie in dark brown rusticalf (lined with orange rusticalf). Yes i know i have a problem but these little "murses" are my go tos.
Both zip on top and running down one side.

Funny enough, I was actually thinking about getting a CM version of this Valextra folio.



The price on the Valextra is crazy. $1800 for a machine stitched item, which seems ridiculous (even though I like some of their other cases). Thought maybe I could get a hand stitched version for half the price.

That belt looks nice. I might send them an email to see if they can do a dark brown version of a thinner, 32mm dress belt. Maybe something nicer than the Brooks Brothers belt I mostly use at the moment.
post #40 of 41
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

Funny enough, I was actually thinking about getting a CM version of this Valextra folio.



The price on the Valextra is crazy. $1800 for a machine stitched item, which seems ridiculous (even though I like some of their other cases). Thought maybe I could get a hand stitched version for half the price.

That belt looks nice. I might send them an email to see if they can do a dark brown version of a thinner, 32mm dress belt. Maybe something nicer than the Brooks Brothers belt I mostly use at the moment.

@dieworkwear
That dark brown Annonay Rusticalf Bellanie has would probably make a nice dress belt in a 32mm size. Not sure which dark brown you had in mind.

That 1800USD is very steep for a machine made folio. That size folio from CM would be less than half that price depending on any specific extras you ask for
post #41 of 41
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Originally Posted by coldinboston View Post

@dieworkwear
That dark brown Annonay Rusticalf Bellanie has would probably make a nice dress belt in a 32mm size. Not sure which dark brown you had in mind.

That 1800USD is very steep for a machine made folio. That size folio from CM would be less than half that price depending on any specific extras you ask for

Brown rusticalf sounds good. I'll see what she thinks of the idea.
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