Monthly Archives: September 2009

Too Much Information: Goodyear Welted Footwear

From the July/August 2009 SATRA Bulletin, by Lynne Brent.

The densest read of the day.

The densest read of the day - click to download the .pdf


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Upgrade: Wallets from Makr

From time to time we’ll put together an order of small leather goods.  For this latest round, we sent a a handful of leathers down to Jason at Makr.  I’ve been carrying the “flap wallet” for a while now, and I really like it – although it did take some getting used to.  It’s slim and secure and different, so let the Costanza wallet go.  We have a select few available for purchase, details can be found at the end of this post.

Shades of Makr

Counter-clockwise from the top left: Natural Essex, Brandy Shell, Dark Brown Shell, Color #4 Shell, Green Shell, Navy Shell, Black Shell, and Tan Chromexcel.

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The Beltman

I recently received a belt from Jim, “The Beltman.”  I have to say, it’s really stiff, but really well made.  This particular model is made from our natural horsehide strips – a fully vegetable tanned product.  The leather is hand-stained and stitched in the US in Apex, North Carolina, and after just one full day of wear I can already tell it’s going to break-in and soften beautifully.

Tan Horsehide Belt with a Round Powder-Coated Black Buckle

Tan Horsehide Belt with a Round Powder-Coated Black Buckle

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