Wallet for the Flyboys

If you have notice, every fortnightly we will introduce a part of WX2 series. This week is no different, the day to showcase another Military WX2 for the Air Force.

It is with heartfelt emotion while I recall the making of this wallet. Not only did it create a milestone for Obbi Good Label in 2010, most importantly, this wallet forged a friendship until now.

The design of this wallet is inspired by Mr. -Five-‘s original design which we were commissioned to produce in 2010. The full story coverage can be found recorded in his blog entry, showing his sketch design to the details of material used on his wallet.

WX2 AF1

3 years later, we reproduce this design and place it in a prestige category in Obbi Good Label’s design altar. One of the 3 pieces for WX2 Military, this is the AF1 Wallet.

Apart from tweaking the design a little, the materials use are different from the original. The reason is simple, there is no way we can source the same materials anymore… Mr. -Five-‘s AF1 wallet is the one and only piece.

However, we maintain the original aesthetics by following the external design cut. Original buttons of the overalls from Republic of Singapore Navy are replace by Obbi Good Label’s brass snap button.

WX2 AF2

Internally, we build a card slots on 2 faces, increasing the card storage. The internal leather is Lambskin in natural colour to ensure beautiful petina. Although soft and buttery on feel, the leather is extremely tough to withstand constant usage of ‘filling’ up on cards and bills.

WX2 AF2

WX2 AF2

Leather externally is Grainy Brown Lambskin. As compared to its predecessor which used brown cowhide, they are much grainier. A little rough touch on the surface for the start, it will smoothen after use and blend into the skin create an amazing aging effect.

The double stitching lines across the wallet are machine-sew with walking foot trails in between the lines, imprinting onto the lambskin contrasting the grain pattern.

WX2 AF2

The size of this wallet maintain at 6″ tall, 4″ width and slightly thinner due to the omitting of coin pouch, at around 0.5″ thick.

WX2 AF2

If even you want to own a wallet, one of its kind design, check out Tuckshop & Sundry Supplies for purchase. We will only make ‘enough’ of the WX2 Military set.

These, I hope are going to be legend some day….

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