Thursday, October 23, 2014

Shout out to everyone reading my blog:

I am still loving and rocking my leather boots, bags, belts blah blah blah. Just that I have lesser time for blogging and pictures taking. That explains why recently my updates had been slower and slower. My apologies for that! As soon as I can get my schedule back, I will be back with more exciting pictures and update for all leather enthusiasts!

Stay tuned and peace to all!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Glenroyal Key Case: Update



Its been 2 years since I had this keycase. It's loaded with my keys, lots of them, and stuffed in my jeans most of the time, tolerating my sweat and humid temperature. 

Despite the "thrashing", it turned out even more amazing!

This is why I love leather goods. The more you use it, the more you thrash it, the more it will amaze you. 

The qualilty is really well built. The zipper and the stitchings. Not a single them it has shown signs that it will give way or give you problems. 

To the folks at Glenroyal, Great work guys and Thank You!

My Goody Cardholder

Its been years since I made (I'm proud of myself!) and used this amazing cardholder. 

The pride of taking it out when I need to give my business cards to my clients or paying a bill with a credit card inside is unimaginable. 

Here it is:



Just look at the patina. 


W
O
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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Waterproofing Suede leather!

WOW! The water really beads up and not get absorbed! But on closer look, the suede really looks different from the original. Guess its a tradeoff between original looking leather and waterproofed leather.



Buddy Corgi: Water Shield

Started to wear the shoe out and realise a potential problem, water stain. I believe this is a common problem with suede leather since they are unlike other leather which comes treated, they are like a dry piece of cloth that absorbs water readily.

And luckily I still have a bottle of the Obenauf's WaterShield product that I bought years back. I only used them on my canvas, fabric products since the LP and Leather Oil already waterproofs the leather shoes that I have. So finally this comes in handy for a leather product.

Let's try.


Before:







After:


The leather appeared to have darken quite a bit from the treatment. I'm fine with that actually. Just makes me curious what would had happen if the leather is beige/white. Hmmmm.



Saturday, February 15, 2014

Buddy Corgi shoes

Happen to chance upon this amazing shoe on a sale on Reebonz.com



Reebonz: 
Refining the perfect blend between dressy and casual, this pair of Buddy Corgi Low-cut Shoes offers endless styling possibilities for the urban men.
Features
Details: Suede leather shoes, lace up closure with signature designer shoe patch, heel loop, eco-friendly pig skin lining, canvas and rubber insole, rubber sole with designer leather label.

Hypebeast: 
Made in Japan, the Corgi reflects a classic silhouette which is suitable all-year around. Complimented with a buttery soft suede upper, the Corgi comes with a white rubber outsole with white exposed stitching. Conveniently packed in a vacuum bag to ensure minimal space consumption, the shoes all come with a handwritten leather tag to ensure each individual pair is unique and special.


Was looking for a pair of "lazy" shoes for a lazy weekend. Something that I can just slip on, walk out and return without hassle.

I went to Google more about this brand (and price) of it. Was shocked to see that its still Made in Japan (lots of stuff are Made in China nowadays, but not this) and the price. It was selling at around USD$154, from the first google search result. But the sale I saw, its around USD$48 (SGD$60)!!! 

At that price range, what could possibly go wrong with a pair of suede leather that's Made in Japan.

Bought it without second thought. And thank God that my size was still available since its a clearance sale.

2 days later, the parcel came.

Like mentioned, no shoe box. Just shrink wrap.



My first suede leather shoe! 

Leather tags


Even on the sole!

On first sight, it looks pretty straight forward, no frills shoe. But on closer look, a lot of work went into the making of it and the Japanese are doing a great job at making it both comfy and good looking. First, the suede leather: its really soft and absolutely 0 break-in is required. The suede leather by itself is actually quite thin, as you can see from the loop tag, but they compliment nicely with the pigskin lining and makes it extremely comfortable to wear. Next, the rubber sole: again, simple and no frills. Encountered no slips so far (keeping my fingers crossed).

Now I am resisting the BBB* poison to get a second pair in a different color. Reebonz is still having sale on it! 

*Buy Buy Buy!



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