“The Proof Is in the Patina” Leather Products as Distinctive as the Company Name By Gene Fowler Brothers Chris and Kirk Bray—owners of the Jersey City-based quality leather gear company Billykirk—know a thing or two about savvy branding.  Really, has there ever been a cooler company handle than the peppy Billykirk? It almost yodels with […]


Triple T Holsters

By Gene Fowler “I’m the good-lookin’ one,” jokes Robert Thompson III of Triple T Holsters in Kemah, Texas,when asked if the caller was speaking with Robert Thompson III or Robert Thompson IV. The father and son are business partners in the thriving outfit that serves the Lone Star State’s vast demographic of legal concealed handgun […]


Flowing and Growing

Silver Creek Leather Co. is leading leathercraft supplier in the domestic craft store market By Lynn Ascrizzi You never know when a real opportunity will come knocking. It might even appear in the guise of a company closeout. In 2002, Caldwell/Moser Tannery of New Albany, Indiana, in business since 1878, shut its doors. Among its […]