Guest Spot: “Well Worn”

From Ryan Plett

Well Worn: Arnold Horween Sr.’s Briefcase


Every time I enter the Horween Leather Company here in Chicago, I’m always excited to stumble upon some sort of nostalgic leather item and an accompanying story. The place reeks of classic woodwork, Americana, and obvious superior quality leathers.

These two briefcases are no exception. The darker/larger briefcase was made for Arnold Horween Sr. by Hartman back in Racine Wisconsin while the second lighter/smaller brief was later made for Arnold Horween Jr. The picture that tells the story best is the very first one; with the ORD flight tag still on the briefcase, it easily shows the length of time this amazing case has been around.
Thanks for sharing these photo’s Nick, The larger dark briefcase is Nick’s Great Grandfathers.

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One response to “Guest Spot: “Well Worn”

  1. Sri

    Those are awesome briefcases. Well maintained, good quality leather goods with patina developed from regular use is a pleasure to use (and see, as in your photos). Thanks for posting.

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