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BESPOKE LEATHER COMMISSION

One of the unique aspects of HANSON OF LONDON is that we design and make all our leather goods in-house at our studio-workshop in Shoreditch.

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This allows us to explore and develop design ideas whilst upholding our impeccable quality standards. It also presents the opportunity to apply our expertise to private bespoke commissions.

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We were recently approached with a brief to design and craft a number of bespoke leather flask cases for an exacting client. The project entailed eight weeks of design, illustration, sampling, and exquisite craftsmanship. Here is a glimpse into the process we undertook.

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Our client provided inspiration images as well as a sample of the appropriate thermos flask. Our brief was to create a refined yet robust holder, suitable for an outdoor environment and where the flask could be easily carried over one’s shoulder.

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After creating mood boards of reference images and leather samples, we provided detailed initial sketches. Designs were discussed with our client in face-to-face meetings and tweaked to satisfy additional requests such as personalised embossing.
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We then began pattern-drafting based on the approved design. Our sample was created entirely by hand in English bridle leather, lined with our signature racing green goat suede and finished with solid brass fittings. This allowed our client to perfectly visualise the final outcome.
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We also played with the desired snugness of the flask in its holder and once our client was fully satisfied, we put our craftsmanship to work, meticulously hand-stitching each flask holder individually.
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For further information about bespoke commissions please contact studio@hansonoflondon.com