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The Official Leather Artisans Appreciation Thread

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

  1. whatever123

    whatever123 Senior member

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    the design of the bag is based off the saddleback briefecase

    dimensions: about 16"x11.5"x7.5"
    materials: cowhide w/ horsehide accents

    the accent piece w/ the wing tip design kinda came about later in the development of the bag...i initially didn't plan on having that but after the straps and buckles were put on i decided it needed something else

    i came up w/ the shape and idea and asked if he would be able to do the perforations w/ a hole punch and if there would be enough room in the middle for a design...he drew a design, i modified it, and then he finished it off

    the bag is amazing

    i was very patient waiting for it...it was scheduled to arrive 12/23 but got lost somewhere in transit and i just picked it up at the post office on 1/6

    if anyone wants to see more pics just let me know what in particular you want to see and i can snap some photos



    that is so cool i might steel your design (or a similar design). i love that bag!

    mail sucks sometimes but im glad you got it.
     


  2. SwimCap

    SwimCap New Member

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    Great Bag! Would love to see more photo's as the leather ages. Congrats and enjoy!
     


  3. mikecch

    mikecch Senior member

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    "The Joe Hill" arriving soon!
    Here's a prototype teaser pic from Unlucky:

    [​IMG]

    More pictures and details of the belt and project will land in a couple of weeks [​IMG]
     


  4. lemmywinks

    lemmywinks Senior member

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    Which belt finish... that is the question
     


  5. whatever123

    whatever123 Senior member

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  6. mikecch

    mikecch Senior member

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    Which belt finish... that is the question

    Belt finish? As in, the shape of the tip?
    It's a free choice of a few different designs (I've sent out the choices in a recent update)!
     


  7. SwimCap

    SwimCap New Member

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    Crump,
    I am wondering if you would kindly post some more photo's of your bag by Unlucky. I am interested to see the hardware between the shoulder straps and the bag, the shoulder strap itself, and the back of the bag (is there a "paper-pouch"?).

    Thanks
    SC
     


  8. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    It was pointed out to me that some of the other leather goods makers (e.g. our own Zissou, Hollows, etc..) would like to be appreciated as well and that this is not an affiliate thread, so I opened up this thread and changed the name, so that they could be included here. Enjoy.

    Fok.
     


  9. saxamaphone

    saxamaphone Active Member

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    Which belt finish... that is the question

    Therein lies the rub indeed...

    Leaning towards short rounded, but much like our titular hero, I'm gripped by indecision.
     


  10. entrero

    entrero Senior member

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    The perfect tip shape is indeed a difficult choice. This is what works for me, the tip shape should complement the buckle. English point (#5 in pic) nearly always works while square shape (#2) never works imo. I hope this helps image of zissou [​IMG]
     


  11. Glueeater

    Glueeater Active Member

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    In memory of the original thread name… My belt from Unlucky, just added LP. Got mid-August 2010. now: [​IMG] then: [​IMG]
     


  12. enigma77

    enigma77 Senior member

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    ^ very nice -- which leather is that?
     


  13. Glueeater

    Glueeater Active Member

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    ^ very nice -- which leather is that?

    I think its horsehide? Scott can chime in if I'm wrong.

    Here's a reference for what it looked like originally.

    [​IMG]
     


  14. iroh

    iroh Senior member

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    what is the price range of a typical messenger bag?
     


  15. mikecch

    mikecch Senior member

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    The perfect tip shape is indeed a difficult choice. This is what works for me, the tip shape should complement the buckle. English point (#5 in pic) nearly always works while square shape (#2) never works imo. I hope this helps

    image of zissou
    [​IMG]


    I've done a set of designs for the tip finish for this project which should complement clip buckles nicely.
     


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