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Zissou's Handmade Leather Card & Eyeglass Cases

Discussion in '2011-2017 Streetwear' started by zissou, Aug 1, 2011.

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  1. zissou

    zissou Senior member

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    FYI- I am now only going to accept orders through my Etsy shop.

    This is primarily because it is much easier to keep track of orders and ship through there, where I accept paypal and credit cards. If you have any questions about items, please send me a PM here if you wish. Thanks!

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    For feedback and photos, my archived thread can be read here.

    All card cases are made from 4-5oz veg tanned leather, and are available in the same colors as the belts. If you have any ideas for customizing to make any of this work better for you, just let me know. PM me if you have any questions. Thanks!

    1. natural
    2. oxblood
    3. British tan
    4. chocolate
    5. black
    Plus olive green below:
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    NEW! Eyeglass case 01- $48 Modeled after card case 01, it's available in two sizes- the smaller size works well for standard wire-rim eyeglasses and sunglasses, and the larger size works well for larger aviators, and some plastic-framed sunglasses. All cases are lined with red microsuede fabric.
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    Card case 01 - $38 This simple card case can hold up to 6 credit cards easily, but will fit more with a little stretching. The flap closure is very secure, but easy to open for quick access.
    I am currently making this card case with straight stitching. I think it looks and works much better than the cross stitch.

    In natural:
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    and oxblood:
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    Here's a card case 01 that I sized up for someone to hold a French ID, shown next a my standard size card case 01. Anything can be adjusted for a custom use!
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    Card case 02 - Discontinued

    Card case 03 - $32 This is the slimmest card case that I can make. It will hold five cards easily, but can stretch to hold a few more.
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    Card case 04 - $38
    This is a new design that I recently started using for my own card case. It holds the usual 5-6 cards, and this one shows the optional cash pocket on the back. I use a 5/8" pea coat button on it.
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    I can also make it with a snap if you don't want a button.
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    Card case 05 - $38 I've had several requests for card case 04, but with a different closure. So, I got 02 and 04 together one day, and this is what happened.
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    Card case 06 - $38 It's card case 01, but in a vertical orientation.
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    Add $6 to any card case if you'd like a cash pocket on the back.
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    Very limited numbers of card cases available in tan chromexcel. PM me if interested.
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  2. zissou

    zissou Senior member

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    I'll be out of town for work and on vacation much of the next few weeks, so I won't be available to make anything during that time. I'll post in here when I'm back. Current orders will be sent in the next few days. Thanks, everyone!
     
  3. WiseMenOfGotham

    WiseMenOfGotham Well-Known Member

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    Here are some pictures of the one I just got: Olive Green leather, Brown Stitching...

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    OK, I am back in town and can take orders again. Please keep in mind that there are several people waiting to place orders, so turn around time could be up to a couple weeks for a belt and a week of everything else.
     
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    Added card case 05, a new model.
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    JChance Senior member

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    Have you thought about using shell cordovan to make card case? (or is this Alden-exclusive?)
     
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    zissou Senior member

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    I've definitely thought of using shell cordovan, but I just haven't bought any yet. I tend to stay busy with current stuff, so I'm less likely to branch out. Maybe sometime soon...
     
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    I just updated the thread with a few more photos, especially a nice photo of the olive green.
     
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    I've made some slight adjustments to how I make the pocket on the backs of the card cases.

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    Also, I came up with a nice design for an eyeglasses case. It's available in two sizes- the smaller size works well for standard wire-rim eyeglasses and sunglasses, and the larger size works well for larger aviators, and some plastic-framed sunglasses. All cases are lined with red microsuede fabric.
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    ever contemplate making a bifold? that would excite me
     
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    zissou Senior member

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    Yeah, I have a design for a simple bifold in my head, but haven't had the time to try it out yet. Between all the places I sell stuff, I am literally never caught up.
     
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    Just stumbled across your thread here. Do you or have you made a simple card case that can hold three cards on one side and a general all-purpose slot on the other side with a cash slot in the middle?? Sorry, don't know how else to reall describe it.

    If that is something you do, I would love that green with brown stitching. :slayer:
     
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    Hey... I don't currently make a card case with three compartments- sorry. I have a couple new designs in my head, and should have some time to work on them next month.
     
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    Hi Zissou, I've had your cardcase 01 for about two years now and I really like it. Though now, I would prefer something slimmer, I was looking at your cardcase 03 and I was wondering if there would be any chance you would offer it in shell cordovan one day.
     
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    Glad you like your 01 :) I'd love to offer shell, but I don't have any shell. It's somewhat hard to order in small quantities, and generally involves a good amount of cash. I'm a small timer, but I will see what I can do...
     
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    would love to see a bifold

    EDIT: Does anyone know if I had a wallet made in natural, would it develop a patina just from being in my pocket? Similar question about the belt - do the belt loops prevent the leather under then from aging, or the underside of the belt for that matter?
     
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    I have a bifold and trifold in the works. I might get them done before the holidays, depending on how busy I am...

    In the meantime, I just added card case 06, which is 01, but vertical! Here's the one I made for myself.
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    I've ordered a Shortie Keychain from this seller: great product and fast communication! Recommended seller.

    Thanks Zissou.
     
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    Natural wallet darkens pretty quickly from handling (with your hands). If you never take it out of your pocket ...

    Natural belts darken more gradually ... mainly from being handled ... the parts that you hold as you put it on and take it off will darken more quickly. No chance of getting a "belt loop tan" on your natural belt.

    It's contact with oils/dirt that darkens the leather, not exposure to sunshine or air.
     
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