Custom Hand-Sewn Bag from Simon Baker and Full Review

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  1. Patek

    Patek Senior member

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    I have been considering a "good" bag for a while and I really like the SAB full wrap type bag. However, they are not that rare and I kind of wanted something a little more unique.

    I saw some pictures of Simon Baker's bags on this forum I started talking with him and I like what I heard. Simon hand sews all of his bags himself and his personal standards are above SAB both in craftmanship, attention to detail and leathers. A few weeks ago, I sent him a down payment for a three compartment wrap-around case in British Tan similiar to the one shown below:

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    Backside will be different as I will have a newspaper pocket.

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    Interior pockets and pen loops in the front like so:

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    Adding a passport and valuable holder which will attach to the a D-ring:

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    Patek Senior member

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    Actual pictures of the process:

    Leather arrival and inspection:

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  3. Patek

    Patek Senior member

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    Embossing machine:

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    Embossing sample:

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    Decided to go this route:

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    Patek Senior member

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    Partition board and gusset:

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    That's it for now. More to come.
     


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    teddieriley Senior member

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    Amazing. Is he based in the UK?
     


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    But of course

    (read in a snooty British accent)
     


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    I am about to commission something like this. Can't find the perfect bag, so make your own makes total sense.
     


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    Some more progress on the interior pockets and pen loops:

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    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Looking great. That's not my personal favorite style, but I'd rock it.
     


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    Patek Senior member

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    I'm glad its not as it is my style and the less people that have it the better. :)
     


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    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Changed my mind. Please provide the contact info so I can commission the exact same bag. ;)
     
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    Patek Senior member

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    Damn it! Now Texas will be full of them!
     


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    As it should be. :nodding:
     


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    Patek Senior member

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    Gussets being stitched and glued:

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