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EARLY + Highsnobiety Leather Pouches
Continuing their series of 10th anniversary collaborations (which already include projects with Carhartt WIP, STAMPD and Puma), style and culture experts Highsnobiety have teamed up with Frankfurt-based accessories brand EARLY for a set of minimal...
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Conrad Men's Leather Goods
Conrad Men's founder and designer Alex McAfee is a man of many lives—and even more stories. For 10 years, McAfee lived out of his car, traveling across the US to climb mountains and any other obstacles that were in his path. He would go on to live...
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Dom Vetro + Cardinal Motors' DV R100/7 Collection
Drawing upon their shared appreciation for meticulously designed and crafted goods, luxury eyewear company Dom Vetro and Chad Hodge—the founder of Brooklyn-based custom motorcycle shop Cardinal Motors—teamed up to rebuild a 1978 BMW R100/7 motorcycle...
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Will Leather Goods' Detroit Retail Concept Store
Long before he founded Will Leather Goods in his residence in Eugene, Oregon, Will Adler called Detroit his home. There, his family had been retailers for over 100 years—his father was a buyer for Detroit's Hughes & Hatcher clothing store and his mother...
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Leather Slipmat
As an alternative to standard felt slipmats, Tanner Goods offers a handmade leather version worthy of your thoughtful turntable setup and favorite records. The material collects less dust (and therefore less static build-up) and is uncommonly beautiful...
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Transcendent Plant
From new leather goods line Faike comes a snake plant that will stand the test of time, no matter how many business trips you take. Made from black leather and encased wire, the eight individual leaves bend to however you please becoming an adaptive...
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Home Bank
Tokyo-based Ryo Kashiwazaki's label Hender Scheme has become known for its thoughtfully designed shoes—many of which are crafted from natural, un-dyed leather. Kashiwazaki gives the same attention to this Home Bank made from raw cow leather. It's a...
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Tailfeather Leather Goods
Drawing inspiration from Australia's storied landscape, Tailfeather was founded in 2010 by a husband and wife team with the simple goal of creating timeless, well-crafted leather goods. With their recent workshop move from Tallarook to the Bellarine...
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Whipping Post's Leather Roll-Top Backpack
Specially designed technical backpacks have their place in everyone's collection. Though not all designs are universal in function—high alpine trekking calls for a bag with particular features that aren't entirely necessary for day hikes or the daily...
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Mercy Supply + MadCap Coffee Kit
No strangers to hitting the trail, Grand Rapids, Michigan-based bag and leather goods makers Mercy Supply knows no morning is complete without a proper cup of Joe, even when out of the workshop. Linking up with local coffee-roasting experts MadCap...
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Cool Hunting Video: S. B. Foot Tanning Company
Last year, our friends at Red Wing Shoes invited us out to explore their factory in Minnesota. And, right next door to Red Wing is S.B. Foot Tanning Company. Established in 1872 by the Foot family, the business was eventually purchased by Red Wing...
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Rutherfords of England Leather Bags
While Rutherfords of England has only been around a few years, the company is built on decades of experience. Fortunate enough to inherit the tools and talent when saddlery firm Shuttleworths of Chester shut down operations in 2010, Rutherfords...
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Makers Mondays: Jason Schott of Schott NYC
The word iconic gets thrown around a lot. From art to music to fashion, few true icons and iconic pieces actually exist. Holding its own among Warhol's soup cans and Michael Jackson is the Perfecto leather jacket from Schott NYC. Whether the...
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Rugged Accessories and Bags by Mercy Supply
The old adage "They don't make them like they used to" insinuates that modern products don't stand up to the test of time like those of yesteryear. While this might be true for many manufactured items of the day, Michigan's Mercy Supply is the opposite...
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Interview: Etienne Aigner's Creative Director Daniela Bardazzi
In 1959, Etienne Aigner opened his first showroom in NYC. From Munich, Germany to Paris' fashion elite, he had already established a name as one of the finest in accessory design—a hobby he initially embarked upon while making a living as a bookbinder...
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Georgie Cummings Kangaroo Leather Goods
Melbourne, Australia-based Georgie Cummings makes leather goods—from tote bags to tiny coin purses—that are entirely handcrafted from kangaroo hide. While all the products are made from carefully selected, sustainably sourced kangaroo leather, there...
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Edgy Leather Travel Bags from The Transience
For the most part, leather travel bags are pretty predictable; sticking to the tried-and-true formula of vegetable-tanned shades of brown in vintage-inspired shapes. If you're looking for something less ho-hum and more in tune with a modern aesthetic...
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Luxe Leather Goods from M&U Co.
Taking a break from his day-to-day design and production work with General Manufacturing, Hunter Craighill recently signed on with Brooklyn's Maxx & Unicorn to breathe new life into the brand best known for their folded leather wallets. The outcome...
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Maximum Henry Guitar Straps
As of today, Brooklyn-based leather house Maximum Henry now offers beautifully crafted, custom guitar straps. Made by hand in the Williamsburg studio of brand founder Max Cohen, each strap is composed of heavy duty leather that Cohen has cut, dyed...
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This is Ground
LA-based This is Ground makes leather goods for all your tech-related headaches and near-catastrophes; as they put it "creative solutions to everyday problems." From leather cord "tacos" (designed to keep cords bunched together, but not tangled...
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Bon Vivant
The Good Life is a concept best left to individual dreamers to interpret. While some may see it as a life spent lamping in the sun or lapping the local ski hill, others feel it's defined as time dedicated to a passion project. The latter rings...
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Interview: Will Adler of WILL Leather Goods
“People like the unexpected,” says Will Adler, founder of WILL Leather Goods, a brand he single-handedly built from the ground up at his residence in Eugene, Oregon. While predominantly known for their selection of accessories for men and women...
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The Roamographer by HoldFast
Camera bags often call to mind cheap nylon, regrettable color choices and logos that look like something from a forgotten Windows '98 software suite. Luckily over the past few years camera accessories have gone the way of craftsmanship, with quality...
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Parabellum and The Fashion Fund
Tucked behind a lush residential street in West Hollywood are the offices of leather goods maker Parabellum. "It has been a busy year," Head Designer Jason Jones tells CH, as he welcomes us with his very old but faithful dog Charlie in tow. He has...
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Oliberté
After spending several years working in the international aid community around Sub-Saharan Africa, frustration set in for Canadian Tal Dehtiar. Money intended to stimulate struggling economies seemed to dissipate with little to show for it in terms...
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