Most of the time when you see a leather bag, it’s stitched and maybe glued together. But builder Jimmy Diresta is used to working with more substantial hardware than that, so he set about handcrafting a rugged, squared-off bag using metal rivets to hold it together.
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This upscale lap desk upgrades your WFH space even if it’s on the couch. It’s inspired by fancy executive desks, with premium leather work surfaces with gold accents, and adjustable height legs. It can also be upgraded with modules like Bluetooth speakers, a USB reading light, and a power bank. There’s also a matching storage bay.
Shinola’s elegant travel chess set makes for a very special Father’s Day gift. It features a combination carry case and game board handmade from Navy and Bourbon leather, along with a debossed checkerboard surface and cutout slots for holding its resin game tokens, which flip over for a quick game of checkers.
Most minimal wallets put an emphasis on modern looks, but Dango Products‘ take on the slimline trend combines the classic appeal of leather with the structure of aerospace-grade aluminum. It holds up to 12 cards, and blocks RFID scanners. It’s also available in a slim bifold style.
Aurochs‘ handsome and clean-lined wallet folds up slim but can carry quite a bit. It’s made from 100% full-grain leather, and has room for up to 8 cards or 20 folded bills, along with a spot for a micro-SIM card and ejector pin. It’s available in five colors, and in both regular and RFID-blocking versions.
Oklahoma leather goods maker Backerton handcrafts these substantial covers for your Moleskine, Field Notes, and other 3.5″ x 5.5″ journals. Each one features a bold image that’s been permanently fused into the surface of the leather. There are lots of cool designs to choose from, but Godzilla is our favorite.
Whether you need to open a package, slice up an apple, or tighten a screw, you’ll always be prepared with Higher Objects’ wristband, which packs a knife with a flat head screwdriver tip. It’s made from stainless steel and leather, and comes in black/black or stainless/brown color combos. Save 25% in The Awesomer Shop.
Upgrade your home office with one of Grovemade’s premium desk pads. They’re made from vegetable-tanned leather, cushioned with natural cork. They come in keyboard/mousepad, full computer, and dual monitor sizes in both brown and black. They also make less expensive versions in merino wool and linoleum.
Twelve South presents an elegant wallet style case for your iPhone. The slimline case is made with premium leather that protects both the back and front of the phone, and supports automatic wake/sleep for iPhone X/XS/11 Pro. It’s got two card slots inside, doubles as a display stand, and is compatible with Qi chargers.
Made from premium Latigo leather, Allegory Goods‘ tool roll is the perfect place to organize tools, pens, knives, or other small items. Its thoughtful design allows you to adjust the spacing of items by looping its cord through its slots, like a shoelace. Available in charcoal, coffee, or saddle. A limited time deal from Drop.
This slimline wallet from Australia’s Rival Collective offers a surprising amount of versatility for its size, with multiple card slots, an internal elastic band for cards, a cash pocket, a SIM card slot, a zipper pouch for coins, and a pull-tab for accessing your most-used card. Made from carbon-embossed leather.
UK leathersmith Victory Leathercraft is working on collectible pens made from oak timber from the famed ship HMS Victory. The wood was gathered during renovations of the British warship, which fought in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Available in ink or rollerball versions, and with an optional leather case.
Keep your pens, pencils, and other skinny pocket tools neat and organized with Ewittco’s nicely-structured full-grain leather cases. They come in a variety of colors, and can be personalized with an engraved name or logo graphic. Measures 7.7″ x 3.7″ closed, 7.7″ x 7.7″ open.
Each of Pingree Detroit’s products is a celebration of America. The leather they use comes from reclaimed material from US automakers, and their items are designed and made by US Veterans. The Slim 3 wallet holds three cards each in its two exterior pockets, while its center is good for cash, cards, or other small items.
The Real Leather Company’s handsome messenger bag is perfect for carrying all of your everyday work gear, with room enough for a 15.6″ laptop. It’s got multiple pockets for accessories, and is made from premium top-grain cowhide. Available in classic or dark brown.
This sling style leather and canvas bag is perfect for carrying small items when traveling or hiking. It’s smaller than a backpack or traditional messenger bag, but big enough to carry a 9.7″ tablet, and has pockets for tissues, eyeglasses, mints, and other accessories.
Today’s computers and gadgets are built from molded plastics and precision-cut metals, while vintage objects had so much character because of their use materials that can be imperfect. DIY Perks decided to build himself a unique PC that looks amazing because of its use of more traditional materials.
No more ugly tassels and metal spikes. The embossed-leather Croco golf sneaker goes from the clubhouse to the club. Designed in England and handmade in Italy, Royal Albartross’ golf shoes feature modern style, impeccable stitching, gold details, and a kicky orange sole with rubber cleats for grip on the greens and comfort on the street.
Built in the USA by the great bootmakers at Danner, this leather tool belt is a good looker and a good worker. It’s made to last, constructed from thick suede and natural leather. Features two large and three small pockets, a full-grain leather hammer loop and tape holder, and an adjustable web belt for waists 29”-46.”
Dress up your Apple Watch with one of these handsome bands from Strap King UK. Each one has the look of a classy British tweed suit with leather arm patches. They’re handmade from genuine cotton tweed and leather, with stainless steel fittings in silver or black.
Does your car have ratty old cloth seats? Katzkin can give your ride a serious upgrade, with luxurious leather for seats, door panels, and consoles. Unlike seat covers, each one is precision cut to fit, and profesionally-installed. They come in a variety of colors and finishes, and look as good or better than factory-original leather.
The classic Chuck Taylor high top already looks great in leather, but serious Converse brand fans will want to grab these sneakers, which can be laser engraved with one of two classic logos. Since they’re part of the Custom Chuck line, you can choose your own colors for virtually every part of the shoe.
WJMake’s handmade leather organizer is designed to hold three everyday essentials – a pocket multitool, a compact flashlight, and a pen, all ready for quick access on your belt. Be sure to check the Etsy listing to ensure your tools will fit. Available with side loops, or rear clips or loops.
Do you use Apple’s AirPods? IntelliArmor’s handsome shells offer a nice finishing touch for your earphone case, wrapping them in natural tan, brown, or black leather. The included brass clip provides an easy way to hang the case from a bag or belt loop. Save 37% in The Awesomer Shop.
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