I've been a (rather quiet) member of the forum for over 6 years now, and I'm excited to now be an affiliate here as well!
I chose to become an affiliate for a few reasons. I absolutely love quality, and while fabrics, tailoring, and shoes have a huge presence on the forum, I feel like high quality leather goods are very much lacking and under-represented.
What I hope to bring to this area of the forum is my experience. Having started from scratch, I've learned hard lessons about craftsmanship, service, and the needs of the customer. I made regular deliveries to a few retailers in the past, as well as making belts for a popular retailer's 'house brand', I understand all the different levels of 'handmade craftsmanship', what is and what isn't, how to spot poor workmanship, and a number of other relevant topics. I also hope to bring a unique approach where quality is never weighed against a bottom line. Ultimately, in an industry rife with buzzwords and marketing, I want quality to not only speak for itself, but I also want to be able to help consumers decipher its language.
While most of my work is bespoke or custom, I do have a small standard range of belts, cardholders, and wallets, available in a wide range of leathers from classics to exotics. Options like thread colour and edge colour are customizable at no additional charge, and if it's not in stock, I will find a way to get it!
Additionally, I’m happy to be launching a range of jackets. The first offering is a suede A-1, and any future additions to the line-up are going to follow suggestions and requests from the community. The team I'm working with on these jackets has been in the industry for over 40 years and still personally oversee the production of each piece, so I'm confident the quality is up to the same standard I hold my own work.
These jackets are going to have standardized sizing (XS to XL), but with the addition of customizability in terms of sleeve length, body length, and more if needed.
All items include free shipping.