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

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 2

Update from our new Handmade Leather Workshop, more developments and completing soon.

25 bali lane

Air-conditioners up! We are a bunch of craftsmen who are afraid of the heat. Cooling air in the workshop makes us think better 🙂

 

25 bali lane

The reno team worked on. Partitions up and touching up.

25 bali laneHalf length window for viewing of artisans at work from outside.

 

 

Handmade Gunfighter Stitch Belt

In terms of leather belt making, we generally choose the best available leather in thickness, adding a solid and cool buckle. That usually will be sufficient. (I presume).

After years of making leather belts out of thick leather, plain looking, we call for a change.

This coming quarter of 2013, we added a new design of leather belt. Inspired by the old wild west, we present to you our ‘Western Holster’ belt.

OGL Western Holster Belt

OGL Western Holster Belt

Made of Japanese Aniline leather, natural tanned with thickness around 9 to 10oz.
Top surface is smooth and underside processed. Leather is soft but extremely durable.

One good characteristic of this leather is that it conforms to shape easily. My belt of 3 months usage has a curve contour when lying down flat.

OGL Western Holster Belt

Apart from the leather properties, design features made up most selling point.
As said, it is an old western inspired belt, we cut it taper towards the tip both ends. This feature of belt is common with any gun carrying cowboy in the past where they were required to draw their gun fast for the kill.
Thicker width on the belt loops area ensure snug fit of belt so that guns can be drawn out straight from holsters without dangling of extra moving space of belt and loops.

Well, if you understand leather crafting, you will surely notice that the taper cut also indicates that this can only be hand-cut.

OGL Western Holster Belt

OGL Western Holster Belt

With thoughts far into the wild, wild west, belt stitching is a definite feature for any western belt.
We researched some nice patterns and settle for this design – The Gunfighter stitch. Of course, the name is already a plus point!

OGL Western Holster Belt

Even though this belt is one of our pride product, we still respect your choice of plain looking, thick belts. But adding a ‘Gunfighter’ stitch belt for a variety in your wardrobe is certainly a good alternative.