FAIRE Leather Co. is an SF affiliate whose official thread can be found here.
Joe and Ryan (the founders) have a pretty interesting origin story, so I recommend checking out the above. Short story is that Ryan was a tech professional who couldn’t really find a bag that fit his needs and still...
Years ago, we had a good thread going on how to identify exotic hides. Picture links have died, members have moved on, etc. but the need for info remains! Feel free to add and let's post our goodies. Here are a few to get us started:
Croc Niloticus (head and belly):
Pierpont Leather is an SF affiliate whose official thread can be found here.
Known for custom projects and individual clients, Pierpont is expanding with some ready-made bags; I had a chance to give the "Graham," a soft leather briefcase, a test drive before they are sent into full production...
Trying to weed through my library.
I no longer need my complete edition of the PEPYS diary, paperback edition published by Ucali press. Volumes I-IX are the diary itself, Vol. X is a commentary, and Vol XI is a complete index.
CONDITION: In good shape, no markings in the text or missing...
I have three CORNELIANI jackets up for sale. All are the same size; they are my own jackets (I'm a standard 38R/slim fit and these fit great).
1) Corneliani "ID" new With tags men's cotton blend unstructured/lightweight jacket.
SIZE: 48IT, or close to a 38R slim fit jacket.
PIcked this up last fall but never wore it; it's got all the tags still attached. Thought I'd see if anybody might want it. It's a great jacket... I've just got a padded Belstaff that I know I'll use more. $160 shipped in the USA. Retail on the tags is $460. Size is a Baracuta 46, but runs...
BRAND: Hart Schaffner Marx
STYLE: "NEW YORK" Fit; two button, single breast, dual vent.
FABRIC: Charcoal 100% worsted wool.
SIZE: 38R (the "New York" model is HSM's modern fit: higher armholes, slimmer sleeves, slightly shorter jacket, and a narrower shoulder).
Original Retail: $795.
Lambertson Truex Reporter/messenger Bag:
Brand: LAMBERTSON TRUEX
Material/Material: Black canvas exterior with black leather trim and strap. Tan canvas interior. Silver hardware and RIRI zippers.
Condition: Good; shows some basic wear to edges and surface. Interior clean but a few...
Brand: TRUSSARDI 1911 by Milan Vukmirovic
Season: A/W 2010
Bag: Camouflage Shopper Tote in coated canvas/suede with canvas lining
Selling my Trussardi men's camo shopper tote. The "classic" tote from the Vukmirovic tenure that was featured in...
Brand: Neil Barrett
Season: Fall 2012 or Spring 2013.
Color/Material: Royal Blue grained calfskin with black fabric lining. Made in Italy
Condition: New without tags; I got it during seasonal sales and just never got around to using it. The color is...
Two bags for sale; I bought these to use myself but they've just been sitting in the closet.
Brand: Italo Zucchelli for Calvin Klein Collection (Made in Italy)
Style: Large format triple gusset laptop briefcase.
PRICE: SOLD; thanks!
**NOTE: I also have a matching black CK...
Brand YUKINO x UNITED ARROWS
United Arrows is sort of like the Japanese Barney's; it's an upscale department store featuring many world brands, as well as a nice line of self-branded goods. This particular briefcase was a collaboration with the Japanese leather maker YUKINO. I paid ~$425 for...
Azzuraa is a new SF Affiliate who provides custom leather goods and shoes at affordable prices. They offered me a test drive and I'm happy to report my findings. I admit it's a fairly lengthy/involved read, but I think it's important for anybody considering bespoke (whether with this brand or...
Brand: Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) Rive Gauche by Stefano Pilati
Style: Portadocumenti in Bufalo (Document Holder in Buffalo)
Material: Dark Espresso Brown buffalo leather. Interior lined in brown canvas.
Model/Serial Number: 157882-204990
Season: Autumn/Winter 2006
Hardware: LAMPO zippers with...