QRM wrote:Theres a bloke in Hereen mall that custom makes wallets belts etc , made a really nice ipad/man bag for me.
Really? More info please! I'd like a custom case for my non-apple tablet.
Its a small shop down the rabbit warren section of Herren, most of the shops around him have closed but he is still hanging in there, I think its one floor below the food outlet level
here it is http://www.310woodlandleathercraft.blogspot.com/
one word of warning make sure you write down exactly what you want or you will end up with something that has has been tweak by what they would call artistic licence.
As to labels I was in Prada the other day and over heard two Chinese guys saying they prefer LV because the logos are bigger, the shop assistance showed them a bag which he guaranteed to contain at least 5 large Prada labels!
I don't mind designer wear if its well made, timeless AND there's is no way of telling the brand.
Wife used always buy Prada before it became "globalized" some of her vintage Prada still going strong after 20 years, the new "prada stuff is crap falls apart and I suspect is all china rubbish that have had a few details stitched in France so it can have the made in France/Italy tag. Same with Tumi used to buy the stuff years ago, the older stuff still going after decades of use but their new stuff fell apart after one trip, what mug uses brittle plastic on suitcases?