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Custom Hand-Sewn Bag from Simon Baker and Full Review

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Patek, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. NORE

    NORE Well-Known Member

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    That bag looks amazing!
     
  2. VRaivio

    VRaivio Well-Known Member

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    Truly a bag of wonders!
     
  3. Patek

    Patek Well-Known Member

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    I can almost smell it in the mail...

    I wish I had a bag to compare it to such as a SAB or even a Fison Leather.
     
  4. bboysdontcryy

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    You can always tote it into Sterling and Burke and wait for them to ask you where you got yours from. :D
     
  5. Patek

    Patek Well-Known Member

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    That would work if we had a store in the US.
     
  6. Mr. Moo

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    Looks great - congrats. Is the color London Tan, or something a bit more yellow-ish?
     
  7. Patek

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    It is London tan but does appear more yellowish in some pictures.
     
  8. Patek

    Patek Well-Known Member

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    Simon sent me some outdoor pictures of the completed bag today which is now in the hands of DHL:

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  9. hugeevilrobot

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    Goddamn. That's spectacular.
     
  10. Kai

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    That is really beautiful.
     
  11. Patek

    Patek Well-Known Member

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    It is a nice feeling when your vision turns out exactly the way you envisioned it--or better. I hope I have not ruined myself to OTR products. :embar:
     
  12. jth1982

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    That's a beautiful purse. My wife would love it.
     
  13. Kai

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    Does your wife have an Adams apple?
     
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    When it shows up, take some white-balanced pictures for us, so we can see the true color.
     
  15. jth1982

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    Of course he does.
     
  16. VRaivio

    VRaivio Well-Known Member

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    This must be the bag to end all discussions on strap bags. At this price I'm sure there cannot be a better deal anywhere.
     
  17. Aidan K

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    Very pretty bag, looking forward to the in-person review and pics!
     
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    Off the back of Patek's amazing looking case - I've placed an order with Simon.

    I'm fortunate enough to own a SAB Westminster case in London Tan with full wraparound straps, so will have a pretty solid benchmark to compare it against.

    To provide something a little different to the SAB, I've ordered a short strapped briefcase in Sedgwick Dark Havana bridle leather. 3 compartments (with the centre compartment a little larger than the others to accomodate bulky items). Full size rear pocket. Chrome plated brass hardware. Shoulder strap,

    Here's a sample of the Dark Havana leather. I was expecting something near black based on Sedgwick's website, but the sample is just the shade of brown I was after:

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    And a selection of chrome locks to choose from:

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    Hopefully will be completed by the end of January - will keep this thread updated with pics (that Simon is kind enough to send you as your order progresses).
     
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  20. Patek

    Patek Well-Known Member

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    Looks like it will be an amazing bag. I debated between tan and Havana so interested in seeing the outcome.

    My bag was stuck in customs over the holiday but I should be receiving or today. Too bad my camera broke over the holiday.
     

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