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/

Denim inlay on Veg Tan Leather – OGL Original

I was caught by surprise when I came across this picture the other day.

A long wallet made years ago when I was in France. For a friend, the wallet is a denim inlay style.

Using raw denim fabric, vegetable-tanned natural leathers, hand-stitched from my garage workshop.

Thank you very much for using, Eric.

OGL original denim inlay

OGL JANE MONEY CLIP

Continuing the releasing of some ‘nice and friendly’ OGL Series items.

I know some folks are used to carrying their cards and cash in super slim storage. Honestly, money clip are really the way to go to solve this.

In the OGL ‘tri-colour’ selection,

http://obbigoodlabel.com/product/ogl-jane-money-clip-wallet-black/

ogl jane money clip

 

http://obbigoodlabel.com/product/ogl-jane-money-clip-wallet-london-tan/

ogl jane money clip

 

http://obbigoodlabel.com/product/ogl-jane-money-clip-wallet-natural/

ogl jane money clip

ogl jane money clip

9981 Messenger and Biker Bag

Before Christmas, we want to release the cream white version of these 9981 series bags.

Messenger Style: http://obbigoodlabel.com/product/ogl-9981-messenger-bag/

9981 off-white messenger

9981 off-white messenger

9981 off-white messenger

9981 off-white messenger

9981 off-white messenger

9981 off-white messenger

 

 

Biker Style: http://obbigoodlabel.com/product/ogl-9981-biker-bag/

9981 biker bag

9981 biker bag

9981 biker bag

9981 biker bag

9981 biker bag

9981 biker bag

9981 biker bag

9981 Series – DUCK (CANVAS) BAG

It has been a long time ago since we acquired these heavy-weight duck fabric. If I remember correctly, we got it from one of our leather supplies when we were having a chat about duck fabric. Leading us to the upper storage of shelves, he enthusiastically dug deep and pulled out few rolls of dusty duck canvas. As the warehouse needed space for more leather hides coming in, he actually wanted to throw these rolls of duck canvas away to make way.

Coincidentally, when we mentioned we would like to try out on canvas, he thought we should have these. True enough, we imagined we might be able to run some designs on them. So, we loaded them on the trunk and brought at least 5 to 6 rolls back to the workshop.

However, ever since we stocked these heavy-weight canvas, we have not put them into good use either… Until recently, while arranging them in the new workshop, we decided to make some bags out of them.

We did a few prototype runs and finalized on 2 designs at the moment – A messenger style and a bag suitable for bikers.

Quality check and all carried out on the messenger bag for 6 months. Got into rain, spices, dirt and then washed twice and sun. Oiled twice after washing and it turns out this way.

9981 Messenger bag

9981 Messenger bag

9981 Messenger bag

9981 Messenger bag

9981 Messenger bag

9981 Messenger bag

9981 Messenger bag

9981 Messenger bag

9981 Full Leather

One post away, you should have saw the title ‘9981’ on a custom-made denim bag.

To further tickle you curiosity, here is another post of the mysterious ‘9981’ in full leather this time. And yes, it is still a custom work.

So, for Ms Agnes, here are the pictures of the completed work.

9981 Full Leather

9981 Full Leather

9981 Full Leather

9981 Full Leather

9981 Full Leather

9981 Full Leather

Leathercraft Sharing Session in Local Institute

We did a sharing session at ITE AMK last 2 weeks.

It was a warm and casual session with motivated students eagerly participating.

ITE AMK Obbi Good Label

Aim of this sharing session is to help young students to understand more about leathercraftings. We hope to inspire younger generation to take up leathercrafting.

As we have already taken first step by creating a good environment for the hobbyist to craft in our workshop, this session enable us to get closer to the young ones.  The results are fruitful, and we feel good about it.

ITE AMK Obbi Good Label

ITE AMK Obbi Good Label

During the session, we allocate a time for crafting demonstration. We begin everything from cutting the desire pieces, all measurements done in-situ. No pre-cutting so that we can show everything we know and pass all our knowledge.

ITE AMK Obbi Good Label

 

ITE AMK Obbi Good Label

 

During the Q&A, students came forward with questions about Obbi Good Label’s leather goods, crafting techniques, and also get advises and feedback about their work.

Dream Leather Workshop Part 3

As much as we want your visit to our new workshop, our leather workshop is ‘almost’ complete with a little more of touching up.

We will be complete once we have YOU in the workshop practicing leathercraft or discussing with us your custom details.

However, as we need more time to arrange the workshop, we will not be operating at the moment. There are still issues we have to perfect, as mentioned on Tuckshop & Sundry Supplies journal

Leathers, machines and tools are in and unpacked. As messy as usual, this is a real work place. In Obbi Good Label, we do not believe in a posh space when we can entertain you while talking leathers with you. We believe in letting you see how we work, feel the working atmosphere and savour the strong leather scent.

25 bali lane

The ‘master’s’ workbench. Here you will discuss with us on customizing or leather project. We can’t wait!

25 bali lane

Machines are in. Positioned behind the half length window, you will get to see the artisans working upon coming up to 2nd floor. It is like a ‘sushi master’ concept. Every leather products will be produced here with pride and high craftsmanship.

25 bali lane

This is the leather classroom, Atelier Lodge. Student now have a space of their own, tools are easily accessible. It is an even more conducive leather classroom for those who are interested in leathercrafting.

25 bali laneView from 2nd floor Tuckshop & Sundry Supplies. On this level, we want to re-create the denim, leather and workwear concept.

 

The next day, our leather artisans came and ‘mark’ their territory… Helped on the unpacking and re-arranging the workshop.  the only complain I received was, “can we do it faster as I am f**king eager to work on my leathers in the awesome workshop’….

25 Bali Lane

We added shelfings on the wall for hardware accessibility.

25 Bali Lane Our passion in denim continues flapping jeans on the railing of the mezzanine.