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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. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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


  2. Patek

    Patek Senior member

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


  3. Patek

    Patek Senior 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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  4. hugeevilrobot

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    Goddamn. That's spectacular.
     


  5. Kai

    Kai Senior member

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    That is really beautiful.
     


  6. Patek

    Patek Senior 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:
     


  7. jth1982

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


  8. Kai

    Kai Senior member

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    Does your wife have an Adams apple?
     


  9. Kai

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    When it shows up, take some white-balanced pictures for us, so we can see the true color.
     


  10. jth1982

    jth1982 Member

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    Of course he does.
     


  11. VRaivio

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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.
     


  12. Aidan K

    Aidan K Senior member

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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).
     


  15. Patek

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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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