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I see.

I think I wouldn't judge an entire tannery based on one company using they're leather. One of the reasons I was hesitant to get a Himel leather jacket was because from a couple examples I saw it seemed the leather aged very quickly. On the other hand, I had no problem buying a flat head jacket that also uses shinki because of others experience with flat head shinki. Haven't been let down yet!

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Not exactly mine, but it's a leather a piece I made for my better half that gets daily use. 

 

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Whats the best leather for wallet? Briddle or veg tanned and how many oz?

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Some UK bridle leather at 3.5 - 4 mm would be nice for a casual wallet.

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Whats the best leather for wallet? Briddle or veg tanned and how many oz?

For purchase or for making? 

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Some UK bridle leather at 3.5 - 4 mm would be nice for a casual wallet.

 

Here's a J&E Sedgwick bridle in Conker, made by unlucky (Don't Mourn, Organize!):

 

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Similar colour to the Conker, but this is Horween whiskey shell cordovan, also made by unlucky:

 

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You guys might know all of this already, but for newbies check out my interview with unlucky.

We talk all things leather from a denim/workwear perspective.

 

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Interesting interview Mike! I remember reading your blog from when you were still active before and it's great that you're still being active. Also cool because I've also been following unlucky and his work for a while now. I'm still using the belt i bought from him about two years ago and it's still going strong.

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I had my first belt from scott way back 2007 hh cxl i think super happy with it gave one to my buddy

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Made this about a year ago for my dad.

 

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Clayton bridle horsehide, 5 years (2 years effective use).

The vintage Dot buttons were original pitch black. Interesting how the Dots wear - the colour fades but the surface is super smooth.

 

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Vegetable tanned leather care guide for newbies on my blog.

Warning, it's a pretty long read.

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imma show you my leather pouch baby. but dont go saying its tanned

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^ More interested in the engineer boot. How's the sample???

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imma show you my leather pouch baby. but dont go saying its tanned

i would expect a highly polished cordovan ......

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^ Nah mate, shrunken grain hair-on-hide.

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Bwahahahahahah

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leather experts, I am hoping you can please assist.

 

I am in process of buying a new leather jacket. I intend to wear this jacket during winter.

 

I am stuck between choice of Clayton chrome tanned horsehide (2.5-3oz) and Horween FQCT 'Warhawk' horsehide (3.5-4oz). The Horween will cost £75/$100 more.

 

What would you guys say is the better leather choice?

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I'm under the impression that it's the lining that will make the real difference; for London winter perhaps tweed wool or alpaca lining would work best.

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Both good working leathers, Clayton has more grain. Appearance is really different. Both wear well.

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thanks. I'm gonna go with the Horween in that case.

 

I would like alpaca for lining but they don't have that option so i'm going with tartan wool. I will most likely be wearing over heavyweight flannel shirt and/or hoody so should be warm enough (i hope)

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Knocked another tote after being asked to make a crossbody style bag. Excited to see how it looks in a few years. 

 

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Made this wallet today. 

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