Leather Mouse Pads & Coasters

Leather mouse pads and drink coasters are done and in the online shop. Made in Santa Cruz, from Hermann Oak natural leather. We know that a lot of people don’t use a computer mouse, but some of us still do. The leather pad is super smooth and will darken to a nice patina. Even if you have a fancy Apple mouse you should use a mouse pad.


Bike Camping: Big Basin

Just got back from an overnighter bike camping trip up to Big Basin. We left Tuesday morning from Santa Cruz and rode up near Pescadero, up Butano Fire Trial and into Big Basin. Then road out some other dirt road and down Chalk Mountain back to Highway 1 and home. I was able to go with my friends Brian Vernor, Todd, and Robin. Brian was shooting photos for Blackburn. It was super fun and really exhausting with all the climbing we did, but well worth it for the experience. Here are a few gems, more on my Flickr.


Merino Wool Socks

We love good socks and these Merino wool-blend socks will keep your feet dry and comfy. Made for us by Defeet in North Carolina, they feature 70% Merino wool and some other synthetic stuff to keep them from stretching out or falling down. A great 3-season sock with a full cushion. Not too thick and not too thin. Wear them with boots, slippers or sneakers. They’re the “Woolie Boolie” model from Defeet if you know your socks.

Two colors:



Small- (Mens 5-7), (Womens 6-8)
Medium- (Mens 7-9), (Womens 8.5-10.5)
Large- (Mens 9.5-11.5), (Womens 11-13)



Ebbet's Wool Caps!

We’re very excited to release these vintage reproduction baseball caps made for us by Ebbet’s in Seattle, while the leather straps were made here in house from natural veg-tanned leather.

Wool broadcloth fabric (navy) and wool flannel (gray), satin lined visor on the Navy cap, felt “S” (Strawfoot font), and a leather adjustable strap with a debossed logo. We left the strap a bit long so if you wear a 7 1/4″ or shorter, let us know so we can trim a bit off.



Camping soon…

Every year the dudes in my family all go for a weekend trip. Last year it was Bridgeport on the Eastern side of the Sierra Nevada’s. This year we’re headed up to Mineral King. Two weeks and counting…Here are a few shots from last year, mainly to get me pumped up.


Made Collective

I’m happy to be part of the Made Collective “Explore America” drop that’s been curated by Chris Brown from Refueled Magazine. I have redesigned the basic haversack into more of a messenger bag with modern amenities, including two internal pockets, double-bottom layer, top leather handle, and adjustable strap with a round top flap. The standard price is $218, but it’s discounted until October 6th with limited quantities. Give it a look. Thanks.


Hip Pouch

I recently finished a custom project for a friend of ours. She wanted something small and simple to carry her phone and wallet while on long walks with their Bluetick Coonhound, Hudson. Typically, I steer clear of the “fanny pack”, but since she’s been referring to it as a “lumbar bag” or “hip pouch” I feel comfortable with it. Made from waxed cotton twill, all seams bound with cotton twill tape, veg-tan Hermann Oak leather and solid brass hardware. Ending up about 8″ wide x 5″ tall. A fun Saturday project for sure.


Out & About

Lots of non-bag related things happening around here. Lots of bike riding, trip to Portland, baseball games, farmers’ market work, and some other stuff…


Backpack Detail

Here are a couple backpacks that got knocked out early last week. The straps are stiff at first, but get soft fairly quickly. My backpack is comfortable and the straps are super soft and you can see the patina is getting nice and dark. For now, all backpacks need to be ordered via email. Shoot me an email if your interested and I’ll send over the color choices. The backpacks take a while with all the leather bits and sewing the straps, but are coming in at $288. Thanks for the support.