Aftermarket Panerai Review
Vintager Straps by Micah Straps Review #2
Vintager Straps by Micah Panerai Straps
Materials: New and Vintage Leathers
Buckles & Tubes: None Included
Price Range: $135US+
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Date of Review: July 11th, 2011
Its about time I updated my Vintager Straps review with one of Micah's new creations, don't you agree? After going through the offerings on Micah's site, I noticed a new addition - French Canvas Ammo Straps. After viewing some of the photos, I decided that this was definately the one for me!
Shown above is the French Canvas strap in its new packaging from Micah, posing with a CRK Pacific knife.
As you can see, the back and main construction of the strap is actually leather, but with vintage French Canvas overlayed on top of the leather portion. I love the maker's stamp too, it just completes the package. The wrapper says "Pull Here and Enjoy", and that's what I did! I love how Micah used a matching stitch for the front, and then matched the stitch on the back with the leather as well. A very nice touch, since I asked for matching stitching.
Length was custom specified, and came out perfectly. The rough edge finish goes fantastic with the Canvas strap, and blends seamlessly with the leather - giving it a very professional finish. I will admit that before I ordered it, I was a bit worried with how well the canvas would hold up especially when it was used in conjuntion with the leather. Not sure if it was glued or something so I did have some concerns with that, but after wearing the strap for a couple of months, it has held up incredibly well, with no abnormalities to report.
I got the buckle sewn-in, as I didn't think that a screw-in buckle would suite this strap quite as well. A vintage strap deserves a vintage style buckle. I just can't get over how much I love this strap! The Canvas is a real treat and with so many leather straps, it is a refreshing, yet authentic way to give my Panerai some vintage look. The flexibility is great, as it bends just as nicely as a medium softness leather strap, and the soft leather backing sits comfortably against the wrist.
There she is mounted on my PAM312, and lookin' pretty. After wearing leather straps over and over again, its a really nice change to strap on a Canvas strap. I've received a few comments on the strap already, and everyone seems to love it. The Olive Drab color looks awesome with any sort of Tactical gear too, if you're into that. Overall just an awesome strap, with a unique material with excellent execution. Its by Micah, so I wouldn't have expected anything less!