Well ok, I don't even know how to start this one. Lately my buddy and I have been getting around to making a few leather bags in our spare time. Not just any bags, but remakes of the old Postal Mail Bags used by the USPS back in the 1960's.
We obtained a 1966 original bag which was badly beat up and took it apart and got down correct measurements as well as thicknesses and types of hardware. They came out looking pretty good.
A company known as J. Crew did the same bags, only offering them at nearly $800. My name is not J. Crew but we are happy getting what we wanted for them. Over the last month we have gotten many questions from people all over the world about them. Many saying that our bag was way better than that of the J. Crew. (made me smile) Many have seen the J. Crew in person, as well as a fashion critic in New York who said that our bag was " More inviting".
These bags were suppose to be just a couple of fun projects.
Well today I received an order for one. My website logs all customer information. I received one today that made one eyebrow go up. I read it and thought..."Nah....couldn't be..." After making a phone call to verify authorization (really to find out if it is who I think it is) it was confirmed..
I have an order for one of my bags to go to Bill Gates of Microsoft.
This is the biggest thing to hit me ever!!
My pics are not even professional yet...
I was planning on having this photographer shoot some photos in NY with some models and would hope that they would be ready for my new website design in a month or two.
And by the way, its been about a 2 month process but I've been playing around with a limited themed bag version.... you guessed it. A ESB Fett themed bag... I'll show some sneak peeks soon.
Don't mean to brag about this, but this is huge for me.