Prototype 2014

Recently, I spend a lot of time researching 20s to 50s circa wallet design. Understand that during that era, change, cheque and cash are the only essential items in the wallet, sometime keys….

I conclude OGL prototype version 1
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The ergonomics shape in the front plays the most iimportant details.

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Detachable key hook with a build in rein.

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Basic change compartment, notes and also a larger slot for cheques.

Things are simpler during the early days, the makers then, only focus on 3 thing that we OGL always do….. durability, functional, simple….

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Family Affairs Part 4

Following up Family Affairs Part 1 which we made a little something for little Caius 🙂

During the picked up, we could not resist but to take several pictures of Caius carrying his first bag. Too cute!

OGL Handmade leather bag

OGL Handmade leather bag

OGL Handmade leather bag

9981 Duck Canvas Bag: New vs Old

I can understand that many still do not understand the properties of vegetable-tanned leathers. They are often surprised by the darkening from pure creamy white, natural state.

Here is another good one for you – A used 9981 Olive Messenger Bag as compare to the new one.

OGL 9981 MESSENGER BAG

OGL 9981 MESSENGER BAG

Yes, the darkening of the natural leather is ‘severe’. I applied Huberd’s oil twice in my 4 months of usage. I hope I have captured the softness of the leather correctly. You can click on the pics and enlarge them.

OGL 9981 MESSENGER BAG

OGL 9981 MESSENGER BAG

The back is stain by the raw denim I wear most of the time. The ‘flesh’ of the leather has smoothen out without the hairy initial feel. Leather strap is soften to flexible and real easy on shoulder.

Using it daily to work, commuting in motorcycle, the bag went through some heavy downpour, tropical humid sunlight with heavy storage of files, EDC, sunglasses, MP3 …etc. The duck canvas faded faster than I expected. with horizontal fading vividly showing up.

OGL 9981 MESSENGER BAG

 

With the tested and some improvements, this bag is ready to go.

To find out more specs, go to our webstore http://obbigoodlabel.com/product-category/9981/

Family Affairs Part 2

Part of the single order, pressed ostrich ladies satchel bag
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Not a selection of everyone favourite, therefore is a challenge to make it clean, exposing more of the grain.
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Sides with lamb skin, for soft bending to fit the boxy satchel design.
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I’m feeling generous, line them up with a softer type of press ostrich. Inbuild a zip compartment.
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Shapes up, measure 8 by 12 inch.
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And done, match with a thin straps for classy purpose
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Solid brass Conway buckle
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Family Affairs Part 1

Every year, I have to dedicate beginning of month, to complete back orders of close friends request on bags, wallet and such for their new year.

And it begins with my 1st little customer, Caius…. aki’s little prince.

A draft drawing of how it’s gonna look
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Measuring 6 by 8inch most.

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And complete, sorry no process picture, too many load.
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It’s the cutest back pack i ever seen.