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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Custom Full Leather Apron

Again, a hectic month since last post. So Not Much words but pics that i have took.

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An apron made out of full grain veg tan Japanese leather, custom base on a requirement by a nice lady who owns a repair shop for musical instruments.
I edge role the top and side area to achieve more curves to fit the upper body and also prevention of the top part warping. Extra lengthen from normal apron, and increase the width on the lower bottom for her when she have to cross her legs to create an impromptu station. Did also a old school front pockets that allow both side access.

I’m myself uses a canvas apron…. and I’m also very satisfy how the apron fits.

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!

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.