@jae, you are amazing! In the past few weeks I have been pretty productive and getting some projects I have been thinking about for a long time. But I still have a block in regards to leather. You have inspired me so much with these projects and I’d like to do something. Maybe I just haven’t found the right one. I could use a laptop bag though. Someday.
Right? I’ve been debating about a Postman or the Bicycle Bag for the last bit of this double shoulder. I’ve got about 20 inches by 25-ish inches of material to work with and I want that wrap-around body design (as opposed to a long center gusset like the Motoko bags.)
Every time I look at it though, while I like the simplicity of the body of those bags, I really don’t like fiddling with Sam Browne button studs for closures, and once I get into redesigning straps and closures I start to prod myself about just designing the whole bag from scratch… and then I’m back to Decisions are HARD!
Man, I need coworkers like yours! Okay, mine keep people from hitting me, so I have no room to complain…but yeah, that would make a great Explorer backpack!
I surreptitiously took a photo of this leather bag in one of the airports on my way up here, which is probably what got me obsessing over them. It just looked so classy next to all the synthetic luggage everyone else was toting around!
I know. It’s like those people using X-Acto knives. I mean what’s up with razor sharp blades? Anyone can cut with those. It’s not like they’re using authentic tools like real leather workers use. You know, Flint napped blades and their teeth Should just acknowledge it’s factory made once you’re using unnatural tools since a factory made those super sharp stainless steel knives.
Flint knapped tools!? No, that’s a short cut. Remember Carl Sagan: If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe. Clearly, we need to get back to our workshops to start on our universe creation