Custom Bags 2009 – 2014

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There’s at least 30 to 40 other bags that I have made that did not been archive in my photo…. but more to come updating here!

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New Concept 9981

It’s been awhile since we last update our La Vie on our workshop… yes, we are pretty busy, we just finished our new 2nd half 2014 products and tour Europe again visiting our friends, partner, buddy, reseller and distributor which is now we call as our “families” 🙂

During the trip, I was casually invited by one of our family member, to do a Obbi Good Label trunk show. He mentioned that since we are always making 1 piece customization of bags, tote, duffle and available only locally, his side of clients do queries on our works and suggest to me to do something about it. Coincidentally, I have a long shelved idea, which may come into use for the show.

Every other quarter during my buying for leather, I will chance upon wonderful pieces of leather hides, which normally are too small for a collections or repeative productions. These beautiful hides can only make 2 to 3 medium size bag. We normally dedicate these hides for custom bespoke customer, who really appreciate good leather. However most of the time, to set the customer expectations, some of the hides are not fully utilize in making a better product, but only to a product that is base on 1 side of its requirements (never the side we want….)

So taking this opportunity, Obbi Good Label will be planning to held its 1st Trunk Show in East Asia, we will make 1 each of the bags we made before, and make them available in the trunk show, what you see is what you’ll get. We will bring extra swatches, which you can select mix and match to custom the bag base on the model shown, you can request a little this and that, so that we can fulfill what has been missing in that region.

Date of the trunk show is set on 19th to 21st September, which left me with less than 45 days to make all the bags…. so wish me good luck, I will update here with the pics.

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.

Converting an pair of 21oz Iron Heart Beatle Buster

Got a request to hem a pair of buster to a summer shorts, and balance for a lappy sleeves.

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Balance of about 16inch, open it up and cut out the selvage for detailing later

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The jeans is slim tapered, therefore the orientation of the bag is curve to a side, try my best to trimmed it for possible beat alignment.

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Has been converting denim balance, so not a difficult task at all, selvage made tp the top flap, a clean but tough case

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Enhanced the flap with another heavy ounce canvas, for a more robust look, with also another part of the selvage as opening

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I always reject to custom work for technology related products, because our product are build to last and age, and techie gadget change pace too fast, however i have thought of a possible design for this bag, that can fit from a 11.5 to a 15 inch from an enhanced technique to convert the case flap covering in a way to hold different sizes.

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