The Official Leather Artisans Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by KitAkira, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. Oski

    Oski Senior member

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    Scott is so quick to make his items!
    Had mine ready in the matter of days.
    It's already shipped and should be here by the end of the week! [​IMG]
    Really great guy with incredible talent and craftsmanship.
     
  2. TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES

    TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES Senior member

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    Does he have his own photobucket page?
     
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    TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES Senior member

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    He has a wordpress blog as well as a webstore coming soon.

    Blog is http://dontmournorganize.wordpress.com/


    Hey where did you get this belt at?

    [​IMG]
     
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    whatever123 Senior member

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    your name cracks me up taco. sorry, carry on...
     
  6. mikecch

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    Hey where did you get this belt at? [​IMG]
    This belt is a custom group order I worked out with Terry Dear of Celtic Leathercrafts a couple of months ago. The leather is a completely custom, one-off run done by J & FJ Baker & Co. A 12 months pure oak-bark tannage (as opposed to the 2 months mixed veg. tan that most other brands use), with special attention paid to emphasis and maximise the natural texture of the grain (unlike most high end Americana style belts which tend to use heavily settled leather [bridle, saddle, etc], giving good weight but very little grain signature). A similar leather is found on Tender Co.'s Type 200 belt and Joe McCoy's now discontinued oak-bark belts...all from the same tannery. I'm not sure whether he has any hide left, but you can contact him from his website (just google Terry Dear). P.S. More info and pictures, as well as more of Unlucky's stuff can be found here: http://indigoshrimp.wordpress.com/category/leather/
     
  7. whatever123

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    hey mikey, does scott have a list of the types of leather he uses or do i need to e-mail him? and what about buckles, does he normally stock quite a few different styles? i ask you because you seem to have several of his belts and are likely to know before i email him an order. i am looking specifically for a black belt/pewter buckle combo. thanks.

    edit: something similar to the black belt you have in the previous page but with a different buckle...?
     
  8. mikecch

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    hey mikey, does scott have a list of the types of leather he uses or do i need to e-mail him? and what about buckles, does he normally stock quite a few different styles? i ask you because you seem to have several of his belts and are likely to know before i email him an order. i am looking specifically for a black belt/pewter buckle combo. thanks. edit: something similar to the black belt you have in the previous page but with a different buckle...?
    You need to e-mail him as what he has on hand is constantly changing. Scott does offer a variety of buckles to choose from - you will send you a picture of them when you are ordering (I don't have it at the moment unfortunately). On that note, I am thinking about doing another group-order, this time with Scott using American leather. Most likely to happen early next year. Something that will rival and perhaps exceed the US leathers used by the Japanese brands, hopefully with hardware to match - it's most likely going to be a black leather is Scott OKs this project. Anyone who is interested in participating please send me a PM [​IMG]
     
  9. KitAkira

    KitAkira Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!

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    hey mikey, does scott have a list of the types of leather he uses or do i need to e-mail him? and what about buckles, does he normally stock quite a few different styles? i ask you because you seem to have several of his belts and are likely to know before i email him an order. i am looking specifically for a black belt/pewter buckle combo. thanks. edit: something similar to the black belt you have in the previous page but with a different buckle...?
    "I've got cow, goat, kangaroo, or shell (black only) for wallets and cow or horse for belts." From a recent conversation, I think bags are limited to cow bodies due to size of the hide
     
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    You need to e-mail him as what he has on hand is constantly changing.
    Scott does offer a variety of buckles to choose from - you will send you a picture of them when you are ordering (I don't have it at the moment unfortunately).

    On that note, I am thinking about doing another group-order, this time with Scott using American leather. Most likely to happen early next year.

    Something that will rival and perhaps exceed the US leathers used by the Japanese brands, hopefully with hardware to match - it's most likely going to be a black leather is Scott OKs this project.

    Anyone who is interested in participating please send me a PM [​IMG]


    right on. yeah, i would love to participate if he will do something.
     
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    "I've got cow, goat, kangaroo, or shell (black only) for wallets and cow or horse for belts."
    From a recent conversation, I think bags are limited to cow bodies due to size of the hide


    ok, thanks.
     
  12. mikecch

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    Hi all!

    Scott (unlucky) has given the group order project the go ahead =)

    I know most of us will be fairly broke from Christmas shopping, so the group buy will likely happen around Feb next year.

    Scott will be getting us some custom-made leather from Wickett and Craig...with the colour/weight/grade, etc made to specifications.

    I'm hoping for at least 10 people on the expression of interest list before I start discussing the details with Scott...be quick though, as each hide will likely cut only up to 14-16 belts.

    Here is a chance to get yourself a top quality, completely custom-hand-made belt (which would likely retail >$200 if sold by a Japanese brand) for a very reasonable price!

    Please do PM me here or on SuFu (with your e-mail address) if you are potentially interested, I will then add you to the list, provide updates as they come, and potentially we can have a discussion on the details of the leather and belt.
     
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  14. TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES

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    I'm sure you'll get your 10-- but if you need an extra I'm in.

    I must admit I'm a newb when it comes to belts, but your enthusiasm entices me.
     
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    Welcome aboard whatever123, I'll send you a PM shortly.

    Taco flavoured kisses, I have 10 already (the response has been quite good) - but feel free to join, the more the merrier!!!

    Don't worry if you're not too familiar with belts and leathers, that's what I'm here for - to make sure everybody on the list gets the best belt possible.

    Send me a PM if and when you want to join =)
     

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