Family Affairs Part 4

Following up Family Affairs Part 1¬†which we made a little something for little Caius ūüôā

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.



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.



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.



With the tested and some improvements, this bag is ready to go.

To find out more specs, go to our webstore

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


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,

ogl jane money clip

ogl jane money clip

ogl jane money clip

ogl jane money clip

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

Dream Leather Workshop

Some of you who has been following Tuckshop & Sundry Supplies networks should have gotten news that Obbi Good Label (being in the loft workshop) will be moving with Tuckshop as well.

As a professional leather company, we have been around for around 5 years, a good duration and we enjoyed every single moment. With 5 years of establishments, we ought to celebrate. And the celebration got to be a full year event. This move is one big part of it.

The inauguration of the first leather school in Singapore, Atelier Lodge, teaching handmade leathercraft in the form of a school, providing all necessary tools and leather with true leather artisans imparting knowledge for people interested in leather craft.

The launch of WX2 series in May, we built leather products significantly based on military services.

The revamp of Obbi Good Label’s webstore¬†during June is the beginning of Obbi Good Label, Handmade Leather’s era in the internet.

Now, here comes the big part – Moving to a dream workshop.

Let me update our new address upfront in case you gets too bored on our history.

From 2 Sept 2013 onwards, we will operate here: 25 Bali Lane, 189861, Singapore

Our quest of searching for a perfect workshop ended when we set sight on this 2-storey (mezzanine) building along Bali Lane. We know this is more than ideal.

When we started out in 39 Arab Street in 2010, we were comfortable. Hid in the 2nd level of a busy street with Persian carpet shops, we had full concentration working with leather without distractions. Friends and customers came and we started enjoying every chit-chatting sessions with them. Because we enjoyed their company so much, these sessions grew longer, we made more and more friends and the community grew bigger.

If you are from the ‘OGL at Arab Street era’, you should understand the space constraint in the small workshop. Thus, the once ‘hidden heaven’ no longer able to accommodate. ¬†We moved.

OGL Arab Street

Familar old front door. All the ‘gossips’ we shared remained in this corner still….


2011, we partnered with Tuckshop & Sundry Supplies and moved to 39A Kandahar Street. ¬†A cool and cosy loft is where we produce leather since then. ¬†Being denim and vintage influenced, we are so happy to be able to bring in brands that we love and most importantly, able to share them with everyone. ¬†A real ‘men’s cave’!

Our good times continued and friends tripled. The traditional ‘Fridays at Tuckshop’ thrive on with more regulars coming in and stupid talks carry on before we go home to be ‘the stern fathers’ again…. ¬†‘Headdress night’, ‘Engineerboots nights’ are some crazy themes we carried out on Fridays. These are ¬†good memories that will last.

OGL Kandahar Street

Seemingly perfect, we are not satisfied. We know we can do better by creating a better environment for all our friends and regulars.

And so, on this 5th year of Obbi Good Label, we found our perfect space – 25 BALI LANE.

25 Bali Lane

An old, old pre-war conservation house, it is a 2-storey building with a mezzanine.

Obbi Good Label will continue to have a staircase… on the 2nd level.

25 Bali Lane

Partitions are built up to create exclusivity of the leather workshop. Craftsmen will be seen working on this room through a glass window.

Atelier Lodge will continue its leather classes in their ‘classroom’.

25 Bali Lane

We leave the renovation to the professionals. We will use 1 week to prepare the workshop and classroom ourselves and will be operative on the 2nd Sept 2013.

Work stoppages are expected from 23rd Aug 2013.

We sincerely hope you can understand and would appreciate if you will come and visit us in the new workshop when we start.

It is the new era of Obbi Good Label, Handmade Leather Company of Singapore.