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Buffalo Jackson

and the Return of the Rugged Gentleman By Gene Fowler “Honor your wild.” It almost seems a travesty to deem such a noble, stirring phrase a mere motto, but in the case of Buffalo Jackson Trading Company, the leather goods and clothing outfit that lays claim to the spirited maxim, the three simple yet profound words are well deserved. This year, the e-commerce establishment, with a lone brick and mortar
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Loyal Stricklin

Youthful leather-goods enterprise embodies the Millennial Generation’s spunk and spirit By Lynn Ascrizzi Loyal Bespoke is an upscale, luxury line of handcrafted leather goods. These pieces are 100% handmade with the highest quality materials you can find. Nashville. It’s Tennessee’s burgeoning capital; a place that conjures up images of an explosive country music scene, twangy honky-tonks and the legendary Grand Ole Opry. But only a few short minutes from the
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Coyote Couture

By Johnny D. Boggs Designer Gail Orrick, wearing a custom deerskin buffalo nickel Coyote Couture vest, paired with long coyote fur collar, custom hat from Burns Custom Hats, and turquoise earrings from KB Hansel Jewelry. Gail Orrick didn’t know what to expect. Here she was, debuting a new line of furs at the Cody High Style fashion show in Cody, Wyoming, in 2010. She was such a newcomer she had
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Lifetime Leather

Lifetime Leather tote bags are enhanced with copper and brass rivets, magnetic clasps and antique-colored brass zippers. Larger products include crossbody purses, fanny packs, ladies rucksacks and messenger and duffle bags. Arizona Company was founded on True Grit and Talent By Lynn Ascrizzi  When times are tough, sheer inspiration, like an angel of grace, can come unbidden at the most unexpected moments — even though it might first appear in the guise of a discarded
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Blackrock Leather ‘N’ Rich

Applying Blackrock Leather 'N' Rich to a boot will not only clean and condition it but will add a waterproof layer and beautiful sheen. Preserving Leather for Generations By Danna Burns-Shaw  Family Business Family businesses are the backbone of the American economy. Did you know that the greatest part of America’s wealth lies with family-owned businesses, and, that small family businesses employ just over half of US workers?  Family businesses have a deep-seated culture, founded with core values. They
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Ezra Arthur

Revival of an Era By Liisa Andreassen Planned obsolescence. That’s something that Sebastian Sandersius, founder of Ezra Arthur, a brand and manufacturer of high fashion casual lifestyle accessories for men, has trouble with and so he decided to do something about it. The idea for Ezra Arthur was first conceived while sitting in a jazz bar in Brussels. It was 2010 and Sebastian found himself inspired by the city’s fashion
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Clint Wilkinson

A Top-End Texas Leathercraft Hand By Gene Fowler When Clint Wilkinson was born in Denton, Texas, his grandfather Weldon Burgoon bartered a custom-made saddle to pay the doctor bill. Now, 36 years later, Clint carries on the family tradition of leathercraft arts: producing handmade bags, briefcases, wallets and other finely wrought creations in the same location where Weldon’s Saddle Shop served North Texas cowgirls and cowboys for more than half
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Duluth Pack

The Great-Great-Grandpa of Backpacks By Gene Fowler Camille Poirier arrived in Duluth, Minnesota, in the winter of 1870 with “my little stock of leather and tools.” The 32-year-old had learned the shoemaking trade in his native Canada. Like “almost every boy in lower Canada,” he wrote in his autobiography, Camille “had visions of the U.S. as a land of wealth.” At the time Poirier arrived, Duluth, a port on Lake
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Traditional Leathercraft Meets High Tech

Arrow & Board creates a new generation of custom leather goods By Lynn Ascrizzi It comes as no surprise that the new moderns — that is, the 20-and-30-somethings — are crazy about high-tech products that fit their digitized lifestyles. But the real jaw-dropper is that this tech-savvy generation also values fine products that are traditionally handcrafted. This trend is evident in the growing success of the three-year-old, artisan leathercraft business,