Leather-Covered Bike Chain

Measuring just under three meters long, Map of Days and Shinola’s leather-wrapped chain bike lock is stylish and protective. The Horween Essex leather shields the heavy-duty chain within, and protects a bike’s paint job in the process. Further, the hefty, almost industrial-sized padlock is an upgrade for both safety and aesthetic purposes.

Zana Bayne’s SoHo Pop-Up Shop

The leather design brand makes their NYC storefront debut with the Highway Girl collection

The work of designer Zana Bayne and her co-creative director Todd Pendu has piqued our interest since back in 2010, when she was selling her aggressive, sexy leather accessories by way of Etsy. Much has happened to the brand since—from capturing the attention of Beyonce and Madonna to a groundbreaking S/S 2015 showcase of geometric pieces. This week Zana Bayne accomplished another milestone, setting up …

Clarks Horween Chromexcel

The classic desert boot gets an upgrade with leather from Chicago's famed tannery

A quintessential piece of every man’s wardrobe—or, perhaps should be—Clarks desert boots’ history is as storied as the design is simple. While the classic suede offers the most timeless option, the recent introduction of Horween leather makes a strong case for a more durable boot. For the best results in both style and performance, Clarks tapped the famous Chicago tannery’s Chromexcel leather supply. The glossy …