We aspire to maintain the tradition of making exceptional leather goods and clothing using heritage European methods, our own hand built tools and machines, and modern technology. We hope you'll find our simple, functional designs and the quality of our materials and craftsmanship speak for themselves, hence our motto: Finest materials | Finest goods.
Every piece is designed in our Lake Street workshop, located in the Fulton Market area of Chicago, and made by hand in-house or with the assistance of local sewing contractors.
We only use the highest quality leathers from the few remaining American tanneries, including Chicago’s own Horween Tannery. Being hand made from natural materials, every leather good is unique and slightly different before it even reaches your hand; it will only become more unique as it wears and becomes yours.
Bandanas and scarves are individually screen printed in-house in the traditional European manner using a padded table and environmentally friendly inks and pigments.
Fabrics and some hardware are sourced worldwide, with a preference for American-made products.
Our brass belt buckles are sand cast by hand in limited quantities by a small brass foundry in England with a royal warrant to produce dressage saddlery hardware for the Queen.
Thanks for your interest. Holla.
Jason Shanfield, founder and designer