I recently got some Horween Derby in, and I REALLY like it. It has a substantial feeling when on the wrist, while remaining supple because it is tumbled. I made these straps 4mm thick and they are actually more comfortable than the thinner straps I have made. I am looking forward to working some more with these leathers.
I think the Derby is my favorite of the Horween non-shell leathers. Like you said, has nice weight but very supple. I have a small wallet made with Derby and love the feel of it. Has a nice pull-up quality too.
Clean and Sharp. Very nice stuff.
Can you give a starting leather hobbyist some pointers?
To get the keeper integrated into the short strap do you first finish the edges and then insert the keeper (and then glue/stitch up the keeper) and THEN stitch it all up? Seems really tight (to sew).
Other than straps, what else do you make?
Thank you very much! Yes, I integrate the keeper as you have outlined. It is very difficult and the worst part about making watch straps in my opinion. Its very tedious. Besides straps, I make wallets mostly. I'll post a few recent ones.
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