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

In the closing week of 2013…

We have soon completed a successful year yet again. All thanks to our friends and supporters from all around the world.

2013 is a good year for Obbi Good Label. We moved to our ‘OGL Dream Workshop‘, improve our webstore, and most importantly, we up level for our leathercraft skill set.

In this closing weeks of 2013, I am putting up all consolidated pictures of people using our leather goods in the OGL Worldwide 2013 album.

If you are interested to know how good leather will aged and the amazing petina they formed, do check them out. Easily a collection of photos posted by users not less than 50 pictures, not counting 2012, 2011, 2010 collections.

Here are some for your preview,

OGL Worldwide 2013

OGL Worldwide 2013

OGL Worldwide 2013

OGL Worldwide 2013

OGL Worldwide 2013

OGL Worldwide 2013

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