2014 Year End Limited Edition SuperBrave confirm color

Ok, the decision is final, we have 10 color way total for our Shinki Shell Cordovan. I have hand pick 5 color to launch for end of this year, making them available to purchase both online and our Retail at Tuckshop & Sundry Supplies.

1st launch color way. Tan color palette for this festive season. Red, Burgundy, Cherry, Brown Tan and whiskey.

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It will only be available on our Signature Brave series.

As for the other 5 color which is Blue, Olive, Natural, Mustard and Black… will be for 2015, however both Blue and Olives are running low, in fact the Green is totally out.

The maximum quantity I estimated that I can make for the 1st launch is about 4 – 6 per color, with out affiliated partner in Peking booking almost 50% of the stock, I believe stocks is pretty low before we even launch. So apologize in advance. Tentative date of launch will be last week of November.

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Brave Shiniki Shell Whiskey Money Clip

Year end Shell Shiniki Preview. 1st a money clip for partner. Radiance Blue Beijing

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Selected a whiskey color, which will be the main focus for Radiance Blue

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Cut them up

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3 major emboss, Brave Official Logo, Radiance Blue Logo and last Made In Singapore, Obbi Good Label Original Works.

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Cement it up

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Look easy and sound easy…. but 1 heck of behind the scene work!

Collaboration work

Got a request in April from Taavi (Nordic Denim Founder) to custom this full leather duffle bag from an old vintage eastern europe made 80s bag.

I got a couple hundreds feet of horween natural Essex leather that seems suitable for the make.

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The label created by Taavi is Jaeger

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Source out YKK JACKET zip.

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Full solid brass hardware

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Design a one of it’s kind side loop to the bottom creating the duffle tote look.

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Because the bag is heavyweight, i increase the handle grip to balance out the design.

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2014 Release

It’s been awhile since we have new collections.

Some preview of the staple lot…

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Our Jane Money Clip, basic 3 color way.

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Mayan trifold wallet, this model was release in 2013, it’s my personal favorite, keeping it staple for now.

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Mid condor, we introduce CXL as the out shell.

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Our Brave Series, new Horween range, CXL khaki, rio latigo and rio peninsula (horsehide)

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Also releasing with the zip key pouch.

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Brave bi outerfold, all brave series are our own very unique cuts and design.

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Horween natural Essex oil leather, thia could be a limited run, because a client will be reserving the balance 500 sqft of the leather.

The next post, will be our 2014 highlights.

5inch Custom Brave Wallet

Received a request from our long time customer or can refer as friend, Beautiful Freak aka Tilman.

Request is to replicate his silversword wallet we made 2years ago, but his timw round, using horween chromexal burgundy color.

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Leather ia skive to 1mm, to maintain thin profile.

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Side burnished 45degree on the card slot.

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Incorporated the new design on the change coin compartment, when zip out, the compartment can expand 1inch for easy access.

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And finish with he side hand burnished.

Used BRAVE Mid wallet

After almost one year of usage, these BRAVE Mid wallet served us very well. And on top of what we always wanted, they aged really well with minimum maintenance of the leather.

As you might know, all our BRAVE series products are made of HORWEEN chromexcel leather.

We have briefed before that we often design base of the inherent properties of the leathers we use. (see our Facebook note for details)

Here, we show you the differences between the aged and new, Brave Mid Wallet.

Brave Mid Wallet black

Facing left is aged, right is new.

In comparison, you will see an obvious surface texture difference – Aged, shows more grain where as during new, the grains are not as apparent. This is the result of the inevitable light abrasion occurs during handling of the leather.

When we talked about the ‘clam’ effect technique that is employed on this design, it is understandably obvious when compared to the new ones. Take a look at the edges of both wallets – the aged wallet has got its edge bending inwards, similar to a close clam.

Brave Mid Wallet burgundy

 

The above picture shows BRAVE Mid wallet of Burgundy HORWEEN CXL leather.

For colours other then Black, indigo staining on CXL pull-up leather is faster when you tend to wear dry denim often. This is due to the high absorbent properties of pull-up leathers. Illustrated in the picture, a denim lover like me enjoyed every indigo stain on my Burgundy wallet.

Looking at the aged wallet again, you can easily spot some line impressions on its surface. They are caused by the denim fabric on my jeans backpocket. Such is an example pull-up leather being soft and stretchy.

 

If you are like me, who enjoys the process of aging products, these high quality wallets are readily available here in our webstore

http://www.obbigoodlabel.com/store/wallets-mid/ogl-brave-mid-wallet-horween-cxl/

And the good thing is, we have them in Blue Cavalier

http://www.obbigoodlabel.com/store/wallets-mid/ogl-brave-mid-wallet-horween-cxl-blue-cavalier/