Apologies for the radio silence, I’ve kept quite busy as my household has been turned into a little sweat shop for the past few days. The whole project started when I got frustrated for not finding the perfect, minimalistic leather tote to suit my needs and decided to make one by myself. I’m still thinking if I should box the corners to give the bag more depth, but at the same time hesitating because it might change the look of the bag to an unwanted direction. We’ll see.

The five-bar gate tally marks were purely a practical solution at first, as I had four stitches holding handle straps in place. Since four bars would have looked a bit silly on their own, I decided to add the fifth element to complete the design. They shall work as my trademark from now on.

Shirt: Boris Bidjan Saberi
Jeans: Cheap Monday
Leather tote bag: Made by me
Rings: Kalevala Koru and custom made

P.S. I know that the pictures are loading very slowly at the moment, I think something is up with Imageshack. Hopefully the problem is just temporary. Hang in there folks!