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    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2008
    how would one waterproof a bag?
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2008
    this works well for tents and jackets:
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2008
    how would one waterproof a bag?

    Encase it in cement?
  1.  (3627.44)
    I was thinking of using some cheap canvass waterproofer. I'd have to buy some; all I have around on the house is a half-empty thing of leather waterproofer. I know they had spray at k-mart....
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2008
    would you just do the inside?
  2.  (3627.46)
    Alastair- you'd spray the OUTSIDE, to repell rain and whatnot so it beads off the bag and away from your valuables.
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2008
    of course.... i feel stoopid!
  3.  (3627.48)
    @Alastair Its okay! Everyone has their stoopid moments (Trust me. I have them quite often).
    • CommentAuthorMDickey
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2008
    Hopefully they don't change the make/style of the bag in the second run. (Hopefully there is a second run...)
  4.  (3627.50)
    My listing of bag abuse to come includes: Removing dye selectively from the WHITE in white chapel, and possibly along other areas, and along the shoulder pad. Toying with the idea of applique or embroidered accents; than waterproofing.
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2008
    That bag is gorgeous and I am filled with envy. To someone who knows, Warren referred to this in the Bag thread as an "initial test run" - does this mean there may be others later? I need a new man-bag, and would rather it an Avatar than some crappy high street brand.
  5.  (3627.52)
    There we go. Found the cord for the phone; one image from the coffeeshop, one image from when I first got it last night before I dashed to work:
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2008
    I take back the comment about the strap... wore it to work today laden down with various books and other sundry items and it sits at a very comfortable height, admittedly with the strap stretched out as long as it can be. Another thing I really love about it is that the shoulder pad bit on the strap doesn't move like it does on my other bag, so it remains comfortable to wear no matter how much I shift it.

    Will have to test a maximum load in in it later, I just threw what I needed for the day in it today. Front pocket is the perfect size for my sketch book and materials too, which makes me happy. :-)
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2008

    I was informed that there will be no general public sale, but perhaps we can persuade The Powers That Be to give us Whitechapelers a second shot? Eh? Eh?

    Seriously. Please. Pretty please, even.
  6.  (3627.55)
    I'm going to go out on a limb here and assume that the Whitechapel bags were a test-run of a product, to see if there was enough of a market for them, to see how well and quickly and to what quality the mass-produced items could be made, as well as to see how much of a want there was for suck a product; and how well the bags held up. I'm guessing that, if all's well with the bags, there might not be more Whitechapel bags, but instead ones of other designs (Dr.Sleepless, FA, etc) as the bags are marketed more towards the general public and not to merely a board-hopping fanbase (meaning no slight but... while we are a large group there are fans out there who aren't hooked in to the internet and whatnot).

    I'd guess that sales of such bags would probably be around major hollidays, to hook gift-givers, or possibly around the start of the school year, to catch college students and whatnot looking for new bags to haul their crud around in that would also display some sense of individualism. I also wouldn't be surprised if they were all smaller run deals, as there is more of a limit to the amount of bags people would buy, versus t-shirts or sweaters, which would be easier to sell multiples of.
  7.  (3627.56)
    Wow. I need a new man-purse, too.

    Do want. Will buy. (hopefully, one day.)
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2008
    i had a postcard sitting when i got home to go collect parcel from post office.
    do that tomorrow about 7am on way to work. its either this or my amazon order, and i don't think its been dispatched yet.
  8.  (3627.58)
    mine arrived today!!!
    Most likely to find a longer strap though, hopefully in the same color and material, going to visit the army/navy surplus store to find it, most likely to add more shit to it as well.

    Overall, its a great bag.
  9.  (3627.59)
    help! help!

    I missed out as well... thought I could wait until my next paycheck. that's what "fiscal responsibility" will get you, apparently.

    which of my supremely benevolent whitechapel mates is willing to donate (relinquish) their bag to me to compensate for my lack of initiative?

    speaking of "supremely benevolent"...? warren? more bags, please? I said, we'd like some more, sir.

    (however, the poor, naive American failed to realize that Internet Jesus is capable of perceiving just how wretched his oliver twist accent is, even via text on the web, as his request is dismissed on grounds of unsuccessful cultural imitation.)


    that's alright... I've got a complete torrent of all the classic doctor who episodes... I don't really need a whitechapel bag.

    <-- not fooling anyone, am I?
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2008
    Now I'm jealous. I have to get one!
    But that means... I have to get a REAL job :(