Hello! I'm Ryan writing from Santa Monica! Long time reader, finally decided to make an account. Cheers!
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I'm a Texan currently working in DC, where style goes to die. I've been a fan of SF for a couple of years and use it almost as a reference for specific product reviews at this point. I figured it was time I joined and started participating instead of being a wallflower. I'm all about basic heirloom-quality pieces that build a wardrobe that will be as good or better in 10 years than it is now. I'm right at 6'0" and 175lbs and athletically build (meaning I don't have chicken legs and stay away from skinny jeans). I usually seek out advice on the quality of clothes because my current obsession is with how long an item will last. Any advice up these alleys would be greatly appreciated.
I'm all about learning from like-minded people and think I'll fit in well with the crowd here.
Allow myself to introduce... myself. My name is Andy and I am the owner/craftsman/brains behind my little startup business called Blackthorn Leather. I create handmade laptop briefcases and leather accessories out of my home workshop based just outside of Los Angeles. My style is very rustic and influenced by my love of all things medieval and Celtic in nature. As a kid, I was greatly influenced of my Irish heritage by my grandfather. My wife and I traveled to Ireland for our honeymoon and I was able to visit a centuries old grave-site containing my ancestors. Needless to say it had quite an impact on me personally and greatly influences my work and area of interest.
Have a look at my Etsy store: