Quality Canvas

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Quality Canvas

Post by Rackness » Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:51 pm

With Art’s books closed. Who are the recommend purveyors of all the sexy canvas straps I keep drooling over? My searching has been turning up haveston and the like but they don’t have the same look. The closest in appearance I have found were some vintage French leather backed canvas just south of 200 bones. I would prefer full canvas for water use. Any suggestions are appreciated!

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Post by Panerai7 » Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:07 pm

The only other canvas I can wholeheartedly recommend is Drew Canvas.

The rest are either overpriced or sloppy stitched or hard as a board and smell like chemicals.
I would definitely stay away from Alibaba specials which are sold on Amazon via Barton, Richie, Archie and a couple of other resellers.

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Post by HapaHapa » Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:33 pm

Look up RedRockStraps on Etsy (in late September because it looks like he has put orders on hold while he relocates). Wait for RedRock, or do a search on Etsy and see if anything else catches your eye. RedRock straps I think are $70-90 range.

Barton canvas straps are more akin to a two-piece canvas nato strap than an Art or Drew strap. It’s a mass produced item but if you want a canvas nato sort of thing (little thicker than a nato strap) it will serve the purpose. Lots of colors to choose from.

Strapcode has a selection but they also look a bit mass produced. Gruppo Gammo also has options.

Vintager by Micah has nice straps, but top dollar.
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Re: Quality Canvas

Post by Rackness » Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:36 pm

The French leather backed canvas I found was from Micha. If his American full rolled canvas has the same texture and look as the French canvas I would be sold. I will check out your suggestions, thanks gents!

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Post by CGSshorty » Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:30 pm

I never liked the leather backed canvas from Micah. They fray like crazy and look sloppy before too long.
Some guys like that extremely vintage look, but it’s not for me.
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Post by JDC222 » Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:13 pm

Art and/or Drew...well worth the wait!!
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Post by Rackness » Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:25 am

Yeah the durability of the vintage canvas is concerning to me. I wear my watches in and around water often and I feel it would be trashed pretty easy.

Art and Drew’s straps seem plenty durable in that department from what people report.

I found Drew on IG and will shoot him a PM this weekend. I may sent Art a message as well just to see if he is entertaining an new requests.

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Post by djh1201 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:54 am

Art and Drew of course, but I'm very happy with the canvas strap that Jose made for me (CBStraps, Etsy). Perfect stitching and no fraying in the 4 months I've had it.

RedRock straps look great as well.
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Re: Quality Canvas

Post by Honeybadger » Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:32 am

Love the strap I got from Diaboliq. Just make sure he’s able to ship to the U.S. before you order.


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Post by jimyritz » Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:44 am

I like Micah's straps and if you have issues he takes care of you.

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Re: Quality Canvas

Post by jtbenson » Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:06 am

red rock canvas is very stiff, but durable.
all straps i have from drew and art are soft as a baby's bottom and constructed perfectly.
if you can wait for it, do.
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Post by mattcantwin » Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:42 am

jimyritz wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:44 am
I like Micah's straps and if you have issues he takes care of you.
Absolutely true. :cheers:


Ideally, the best option is owning both Micah's and Art's straps.


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Re: Quality Canvas

Post by raf42 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:25 am

Art's straps are indeed as good as they get from any perceptive (quality, construction, softness, durability, etc). I've been waiting well over 2 1/2 years to get two more of them, so unless I'm "special", there must be quite the wait list.

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Re: Quality Canvas

Post by JDC222 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:56 am

Honeybadger wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:32 am
Love the strap I got from Diaboliq. Just make sure he’s able to ship to the U.S. before you order.


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Yes, I forgot about Joe (sorry Joe)! I have a few Diaboliq straps and they are excellent as well!! :fro:
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Re: Quality Canvas

Post by unsub073 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:45 am

I like RedRock for smaller watches since his canvas seems to be thinner, and Micah for larger watches. Diaboliq does nice work as well.

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Re: Quality Canvas

Post by toxicavenger » Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:40 pm

the cheaper ones from the regular off the shelf guys use twill I believe. that shit is not real canvas.

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Re: Quality Canvas

Post by Rackness » Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:55 am

Thanks for all the suggestions fellas!

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