Hey there, my name is Glenn Cooper. I'm a Boston based leathercrafter. I produce all of my goods 100% by hand, even down to handsewing every stitch on my bags and wallets. Rivets are handset, everything is cut and finished by hand. My pieces are made standard with solid brass buckles, solid copper rivets and top of the line waxed linen thread. I specialize in bags, having chosen not to go the route of making japanese style wallets like many of our forum leathercrafters. I can make just about any style of bag in any finish, using either hand-dyed vegetable tan or oil tanned leather. Most bags will be made to order. I may do sample sales at some point. Please keep in mind when purchasing something custom made that other orders are coming in from other forums and sources. Allow up to a month to receive your piece, depending on complexity. My pricing on here is BELOW RETAIL. In fact, I'm selling you guys my pieces at wholesale price, in store these go for a good margin more money. Prices will be determined based on additional features on custom bags, but I'll provide a few examples of bags that are ready-priced and ready to be made and shipped. ALL PRICES ARE SHIPPED WITHIN USA Mail Bag
Mailbags are available in any size, the first one being 12x13x6, the second 16x12x6. Prices for mailbags start at $230 shipped
(10x10x5, one compartment)]. Price varies/increases based on size and options. The first bag would be $280 shipped, the second $500 (It has two internal pockets) Mailbags feature reversed seams, strap reinforced bag opening and a classic, timeless design. You can add pockets inside. but be aware that stitching will be visible on outside. Also, you can add a small matching coin pouch or accessory pouch for $45
. $45 is for a 4x4x1 pouch, price will vary based on size. Pouch is $50 if purchased separately Satchels
Satchels start at $200shipped. (10x10x3, one compartment)
Prices will increase based on size and options. Satchels can feature added pockets inside, added compartments, multiple straps on front, or outside pockets. For example:
Price depends mostly on features added. Custom Bags
Really, just about anything is possible. Show me a design and I'll see if I can make it work! Belts
I also make belts, using 10-12oz saddle skirting leather. Belts feature solid brass buckles and a standard width of 1.5 inches. Wider or thinner belts are available on request, in addition to other styles of belt buckles. Standard belts as pictured are $55 shipped in any color Wallets
I make simple billfolds with six card slots and a bill slot. Available with cowhide or horsehide for an upcharge. $75 for cow, $85 for horse inquire for custom wallets Wristbands are also available. Single wraps are 20 shipped, doubles are 25. Leather Options: Vegetable Tanned
I use high quality vegetable tanned leather, handselected for beautiful grain. I choose to handselect pieces with interesting grain and some aesthetic range marks, because I love the beauty of natural looking, interesting leather grains. I can purchase leather without any visible marks by request. Vegetable tanned leather can be dyed to almost any color, depending on what I can acquire for dyes. In addition, I can do washed leather bags to soften and somewhat break the leather in if you prefer a more rugged look.
(Washed and dyed vegetable tanned leather) Bag are produced using mid-weight 4-5oz leather. Higher weights are available on request. All straps are made with 10-12oz leather. Oil Tanned Leather
(The same exact stuff Saddleback uses actually) is also available. Pricing for oil tan is the same as vegetable tanned leather. It ages differently, gaining a more distinct patina but not changing color as much as vegetable tan. This cannot be dyed, it's available to me in usually four different colors. dark tan, dark brown, burgundy and black. Horween
: I can special order horween leather, but it will come at a significant upcharge. The best way for me (and you) to do a horween bag, is to arrange a group buy. That way, once I get at least 300 sq ft, the price per square foot drops and I dont need to upcharge as much. Please be aware that buying horween adds a lead time, they dont keep stock and the leather needs to be made to order Shipping and Discounts
Shipping will always be included in the price for USA customers. If outside of USA, please inquire. Multiple piece orders will receive shipping discounts. Referrals that lead to sales will also incur a discount of %10 of what your referral orders. I'll keep track of any referrals for you, make sure your name is mentioned when purchasing. PM me or ask on this thread if you have any questions or inquiries on making yourself a top quality leather bag. Inquire for my paypal address! Please do not send payment without first inquiring on your piece and getting a hard quote from me. Thank you!