La Cravate Brogue
La Cravate Brogue
Like the Brogue SL the La Cravate Brogue is especially designed for the Leica SL.
In fact, they are so alike big Brogue calls her affectionally "Mini Me."
Cute, isn't it.
And that's all there is to it… The rest is really just a cut and paste job… It was nice before, it is nice now...
… Although such a nuts 'n bolts affair already makes for a safe connection, to make it totally fail-safe I suggest to dab some non-permanent, blue Loctite onto the threads. This will ruin any chance for the screws to loosen accidentally.
(Some hairspray, nail polish or regular glue will work just as well. Do not use crazy glue. Unless a permanent solution is desired and you are sure you don’t want to open those screws ever again.)
Last but not least, a word about the brogue pattern.
Since this looks like an insane amount of work the logical conclusion would be that there’s some nifty tool to make short work out of this. Right?
Sadly, logic had nothing to do with it!
It would be easier for me to say “the devil made me do it” than to plausibly explain how on Earth I could come up with the crazy idea to punch out with painstaking precision so many holes one by one by one...
And to finish, I would like to remind you that La Cravate Brogue is handcrafted to perfection from the finest Water-Buffalo leather. It comes in two versions: Black and Duotone (black connector with a brown strap), and three sizes, Small, Medium and Large.
Newsflash! In my never-ending quest to make something good even better, I went beyond sanity. Or in other words, I took cold, hard stainless steel and made it soft and sexy.
From now on all chicago screws will be covered elegantly in leather. This means for you, the choice between black or red leather covered screws. And for me, a lot more work….
FYI: After the use of non-permanent Loctite the easiest way to open the screws again is with a screwdriver. To hold the screw in place simply press the tip of your thumb on the opposite side against the non slotted screw cap.
In case you don't have enough friction to hold it in place simply take a candle and rub some wax onto the screw cap. This should do the trick and a sharp twist with a screwdriver is all you need to open the screw again.