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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...
STYLE
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...
DESIGN
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...
TRAVEL
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...
STYLE
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...
DESIGN
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...
DESIGN
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...
TRAVEL
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...
STYLE
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...
STYLE
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...
TRAVEL
The Military Duffel by Whipping Post
Building on the success of their previous vintage-inspired leather messenger bag, leather goods producer Whipping Post's latest offering is a rough-and-tumble duffel. Originally from Georgia and now NYC-based, founder Ryan Barr (who started making...
DESIGN
Danner Factory Tour
Like many heritage brands, the Portland, Oregon-based boot manufacturer Danner Boots has enjoyed a recent surge in popularity. Danner was founded in 1932 as a manufacturer of top-of-the-line work and logging boots, but when Japanese footwear retailer...
STYLE
Worn & Wound NYC Nato Horween Watch Strap
Just a few months ago NYC-based Worn & Wound introduced their Model 1 Horween watch band, and the crowd went wild. The campaign was so successful, it allowed the young brand to strengthen their relationship with the Chicago-based tannery, resulting...
TRAVEL
Octovo Leather Goods
From custom-made vegetable re-tanned Italian leather, OCTOVO has created a refined line of travel accessories—encompassing wallets, cases and bags. While each item is composed of lasting, quality materials, Octovo also embraces the idea that as you...
STYLE
Rib & Hull Heirloom Carryall
The Rib & Hull Heirloom Tote strikes a perfect balance of richly handsome leather with a timeless and functional silhouette, but just when we thought that was the only bag we'd ever want or need, its Warsaw-based designers, Alexandra Wrega and Rafal...
STYLE
Interview: Great State Strap Co.
No stranger to carrying a camera in the field, Northwest native Gary Tyler McLeod has spent a good deal of his life in the outdoors. More specifically, he's spent the past decade shooting photographs and producing video content for some of the industry...
STYLE
Part-time Picnic by Welcome Companions
by Vivianne Lapointe Fascinated by how unexpected shapes can be transformed into functional accessories, Laurel Consuelo Broughton launched Welcome Companions in 2011. Her debut Mr. Knife, Miss Fork collection was well received by fashion hounds...
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Lotuff Bridle Duffle
Made by hand in New England, each bag in Lotuff's new bridle leather collection exudes a sense of timeless elegance. Unlike most leathers bridle leather is treated (tanned and waxed) on both the flesh and grain sides for an end product with superior...
STYLE
D'emploi Accessories
When we last caught up with Kyle Mosholder, the designer behind the one-man brand D'emploi, he had just rolled out the heavy duty Pilot Duffle. Now, D'emploi introduces a short line of accessibly priced accessories including a leather dog collar...
STYLE
Luxe from Defy Bags
For a company that started with truck tarps and military-grade clasps, Chicago-based Defy Bags has taken an unexpected route toward making luxury goods. Founder Chris Tag's emphasis has always been on apocalypse-ready gear for urban commuters, but...
TRAVEL
Worn & Wound Watch Roll
Ideal for the jet-setting watch collector, NYC-based Worn & Wound's understated watch roll will surely keep your timepieces securely in one place. Measuring just 11" x 11" when laid flat and just under 6" x 3" rolled, the sturdy duck canvas and...
CULTURE
Red Clouds Collective
Offering a wide array of simple soft goods in leather and canvas, Portland, Oregon-based Red Clouds Collective is the brainchild of Jason Brown, Owen Johnson, Seth Neefus and Dan Weaver. "There's a bunch of us that come from the skateboard and hip...
TRAVEL
D'emploi Pilot Duffle
Though many contemporary soft goods companies offer handmade products, few take their process as far as Kyle Mosholder. The one-man-team designer and maker behind Brooklyn's d'emploi works from his home studio armed with just a single Depression...
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