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Billykirk!

“The Proof Is in the Patina” Leather Products as Distinctive as the Company Name Chris Bray runs the Jersey City leathercrafts company with his younger brother Kirk, whose full name is William Kirkland Bray. Dubbed Billykirk by the brothers' father, Kirk knew way back in high school that he and his brother would someday start a business. By Gene Fowler Brothers Chris and Kirk Bray—owners of the Jersey City-based quality
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Heirloom Quality Meets Neo-Minimalism

Signature leatherwork puts Craft & Lore on the map in Northern Idaho By Lynn Ascrizzi The Folkland Weekender Duffel and Rolltop Backpack on holiday at Mt Rainer National Park, Washington state. In the mountainous region of northwestern Idaho, nestled near a 25-mile-long lake, is the small city of Coeur d’Alene. That’s French for “heart of an awl,” a term used by 19th-century fur trappers to describe the business savvy of
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Freddie Matara Leather: A Church of Our Own

By Gene Fowler  When leathercraft artist Freddie Matara and his wife Rebecca wanted to relocate from Brooklyn a couple years ago, they looked high and low for something a little off the beaten path. They found the perfect home in Patterson, New York. Built in 1875, the structure served as a place of worship until 1960. Today, it serves as the couple's own piece of Henry-David-Thoreau-heaven-on-earth. Leathercraft artist Freddie Matara, best
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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