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Piero Tucci Toscanella Leather Messenger Bag – $462

Florence, Italy is a romantic city where you can behold Michelangelo’s David, visit the famous Il Duomo, or stroll through the Piazza del Signoria with its many sculptures and works of art.  Florence also is home to Piero Tucci, an Italian workshop that specializes in high quality leather bags, handbags, jackets, and other small leather goods. Piero Tucci was established in 1972 and currently resides on the outskirts of Florence, which is in the heart of the Tuscany region of Italy. ...

And The Winner Of The Saddleback Leather Side Pocket Duffel Is Nick S. in Columbus, OH!

Congratulations to Nick S. for winning this beautiful Saddleback Leather bag out of 13,000 entries. He told me he would be using the bag for traveling and overnight trips. Nick, the bag is shipping today! Enjoy! We are grateful for the 13,000+ entries and to Saddleback Leather for providing this excellent giveaway! Our next giveaway will be for several sets of Bickmore's Leather Conditioners.

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Two Days Left To Enter The Saddleback Leather Duffel Giveaway

The Saddleback Leather Side Pocket Duffle is a redesigned weekender bag from Saddleback Leather. The very first thing I noticed when opened up the box was the rich, beautiful color. I own several SBL pieces in chestnut, but when I saw this one, my jaw dropped. It is positively gorgeous. I thought my other pieces were great looking, but it shocked me to see an exemplar of this idyllic hue in the real world. My other chestnut pieces are beautiful, but the color on ...

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Coronado Leather Swiss Military Saddlebag – $599

The Coronado Leather Company was formed in 1981 in San Diego, California.  Born of a small assortment of craftsman committed to producing high quality leather bags, the company has grown to offer a wide assortment of quality goods, but they have kept their focus on leather bags for both men and women.  In particular, Coronado has created a niche for itself in the concealed carry leather goods industry (as in: a really cool, high quality leather item to conceal your ...

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Avund Goods – Changer Review – $22

Once in a while you come across a product that is handier than it initially seems.  One such product is the Changer, by Avund Goods.  Meant to hold some spare change, the Changer can actually be used for many other things, as will be pointed out.  Avund Goods designs and produces fine leather products.  Avund was created by Mika Bektor and Tom Hays, who both graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design.  They pooled their collective passion for ...

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Colsen Keane No 213 Tech Case – $145.00

There are four leather smiths at Colsen Keane Custom Leather Goods. They make leather products to order. They take pride in paying attention to detail and taking the time to get it right. On their website, they have written, "Time leaves its mark on us... We believe that your personal time-mark is art." When I first saw the No 213 Tech Case by Colsen Keane, I thought it looked pretty handy. It is designed to handle all or most of your ...

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Boot Wax from OtterWax – $15.95

Otter Wax is an all-natural leather care product based and designed in Portland, Oregon. Portland is a fitting place for such a product to come to light -- all-natural leather care products? I would be surprised if you thought of any place other than Portland after reading those words. boot wax Boot wax by Otter Wax is an all-natural heavy duty leather sealant. As with most leather care products, the company keeps the formula very secret. Otter Wax does, at least, reveal ...

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Gfeller Casemakers IPhone 5 Holster Review – $55

Gfeller Casemakers is a custom maker of high quality leather goods.  They began crafting leather tool bags and holsters in the 1940s, as a response to a burgeoning need for the geoscience community.  In more recent years, they have broadened their product line to notebook covers, general use bags, phone cases, and they also do custom leather work for various high-end companies.  For more information on Gfeller Casemakers as a company, you can read our visit to their shop article ...

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Moore & Giles Brennan Rucksack Review – $515

Moore & Giles is a leather manufacturer based in Forest, Virginia.  They produce fine leather for the high-end hospitality industry, high-end furniture industry, and the commercial and residential interior design market.  They have been producing leather since 1933 and have established relationships with many retailers across the United States and select international countries. (We recently posted a video produced by Moore & Giles showing how their leather is made.  It is a fantastic video and is worth re-posting here.) With its prime ...

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A Review of the Forest Heights Piedmont Boot from Danner – $285

Portland, Oregon is a hub for all that is cool. As Fred Armisen would say, “The dream of the 90s is alive in Portland.” People wear flannel shirts, tights jeans, big glasses, gauges, the lot. It is a timeless casually classy look. Leather is everywhere you look -- Leather wallets, leather pants, leather jackets, leather iPhone cases, leather bags, leather, leather, leather, leather, and, finally, more leather. The most prominent of all of these trades are boots -- Portland is ...

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How Tough is Saddleback Leather’s Macbook Air Sleeve – $97 ?

Leather is generally considered to be a fairly tough material, and full grain leather, the type we love to see and feel at BestLeather, is the toughest kind of leather.  Full grain leather (the outermost layer of leather that is not sanded, smoothed, or corrected in any way) is the type of leather used by companies like Basadar and Saddleback Leather Company.  I recently had the unfortunate experience of realizing how tough Saddleback's leather is. SPRING BREAK My wife and I, along ...

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A Review of TrunkClub.com – Part 1

BestLeather.org has partnered with TrunkClub.com to provide a full review of the Trunk Club experience, service level, and products. As always, we will share the results with you to help you better decide if they are appropriate for yourself. What is TrunkClub.com? Imagine receiving a custom tailored box of clothes from a high end retailer each time you want new clothes --that's TrunkClub.com. You suggest what would be appropriate for you through their online sizing, styling, and ordering process, and then they ...

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Bickmore Leather Conditioner Review – $9.99

The Bickmore Leather Company was started over 100 years ago by Dr. A. Parker Bickmore, who saw a need to treat draft horses who were plagued with sores caused by harness use.  With his pharmaceutical knowledge and his business acumen, Bickmore created a salve that would effectively treat the horses.  That simple salve was the beginning product of a company dedicated to producing the highest quality products for the leather industry (for a more in-depth look at their story, go here).  Bickmore ...

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RSVP – Helm Boots is Having a Party Friday Night, 28 March

Come see the folks at the HELM store - 900 East 6th Street in Austin, Texas - this Friday. Try on new styles, see some old styles on sale and have a cocktail from Juiceland. It's a great way to start the weekend.  RSVP on Facebook - follow them while you're over there! They are announcing the new styles for Spring '14: The Dash in Gray & Chestnut, The Phillips in Copper and the Lotzer in Teak.  Shop online or in their East Austin store or ...

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Avund Goods Men’s Marine Shackle Review – $25

Avund Goods is a purveyor of high quality leather goods with a tradition in British and Scandinavian design and art.  The quality of their goods is a manifestation of this background and tradition.  Avund goes through a rigorous process of testing and reviewing their products before they go into production.  This process ensures a product that is not only useful, but beautiful. I received the Men’s Marine Shackle from Mika Becktor of Avund Goods, as a bonus to a review we were ...

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Tanner Goods Announces Los Angeles Store Grand Opening – Saturday March 29th 11AM-6PM

The Portland, OR, based Tanner Goods has demonstrated an impressive ability to grow organically and offer conventional and unique goods like their go-to classic belt, artistic quilted blankets and Nokori folding chair. The variety of their offerings is as diverse as it is deep. Now you can find Tanner Goods in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 29th, (that's one week from today) from 11AM to 6PM in their new store at 860 S Broadway. This will be a great chance to meet and greet ...

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Saddleback Leather Thin Briefcase Review – $474

If a bag is something you use every day, then sooner or later you'll come to realize that it's worth the money to invest in something of better quality. One year ago I was in this predicament and I finally decided to bite the bullet and spend a little more on a leather briefcase. I wanted something durable that would last, as well as something functional and easy on the eyes. When the mail arrived with my Saddleback Leather Thin ...

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Colsen Keane Limited Edition Sale Today through Sunday

This weekend, Colsen Keane Custom Leather Goods is having a sale on limited edition leathers! 15% OFF with the Coupon Code "CKlimitededition". Although there still is a good selection of distressed satchels, when you get to the site, you will see most the limited edition items are sold out. Coupon code expires on 23 March 2014. Colsen Keane has a great reputation for quality leather goods - and you can save 15% this weekend. Click the coupon to go to the site and view ...

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An Introduction To Origins Leather Company

At BestLeather.org, we search out companies that are committed to the values we hold dear: commitment to high quality leather craftsmanship, original design, and the best leather and materials available.  We love to share their stories when we find these companies.  One such young company has recently come to our attention -- Origins Leather Company. kickstarter I found Origins as a result of perusing Kickstarter.  Impressed with what I saw, I inquired and made the connection.  The Origins Leather Company will be sending ...

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Danner Forest Heights Piedmont Boot – First Impressions

A full review on the boots will be finished soon, after I wear them for a few weeks, but I couldn't help giving you guys a little taste of what the Forest Heights Piedmont boot from Danner are about.   Danner is based out of Portland, Oregon. (If you would like to read more about their company and their philosophy regarding quality, please check out my article which goes into much more detail regarding the company.) out of the box My first words were, "Damn, ...