Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Patek, Oct 17, 2012.
Final picture of a busy day:
Amazing craftsmanship, thanks for sharing this.
Update from yesterday. Starting to look almost like a bag:
And what does such a beautiful object cost?
If I were to venture a guess, probably in the region of a Brigg bag --
Or very possibly more if you buy a Brigg bag during their annual sales and have it shipped out of Europe (thus saving on the VAT in addition to their discounts).
Some more progress
Decided after much deliberation not to go with the newspaper pocket.
This is not my bag, but I guess I jest like the cleanliness of the rear without the pocket. Also afraid the pocket will stretch and droop over time.
I've been wanting to commission a bag for a while. I have really specific ideas of what I want, and have been unable to find a bag that fits the bill. I'm closely following this thread ....
That is the beauty of custom--you get exactly what you want and it this case the Hazlitt and workmanship are through the roof as the bag itself is quite ordinary. Maybe next time I will go with purple suede .
I'd like to add my words of support for Simon. The first bag shown in the initial post is mine, a replacement for a SAB (which I sold on eBay). The SAB was beautiful, but this is a level above. Simon did great work, used the best materials, and produced exactly to my wishes. I've had the bag for more than a year and it's been fantastic.
I sent my deposit to Simon a few weeks ago, can't wait to get my bag. I had been waiting over a year for an SAB, but canceled my order once I talked to Simon.
Awesome. I'm all about supporting artisans.
Great thread, looks like an amazing bag!
So, to the quality and perfection of Simon's work: The city started construction work outside of his shop and the noise caused him to lose concentration and he made a mistake when creasing the line around the flap. Instead of trying to "fix" the crease, he ordered a whole new piece of bridle leather and is in the process of remaking the flap.
I could not speak higher of that amount of integrity and workmanship.
Very nice! I used the same lock on my bag (in my avatar) and I couldn't find the proper rivets (shallow enough) to fasten it. How did they do it?
I still have the silver version of this lock and hasp but haven't made another bag to use it because I can't find the rivets. Any help you could provide would be well appreciated.
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