Recently I tagged along with RyanTheAnvil as he did some shopping from Springfield Leather Company. Let me be the first to tell you that store is jam packed with cool stuff. Its one of the places we source our product leather from. As a resource, its an invaluable to have so close to home. Additionally they sell all sorts of nifty things that are made in house and by other Leather Craftsman. But frankly, the sheer volume and variety of leather hides they have are just absurd. It's difficult not to become a kid in a candy shop when you walk through the store. Hundreds of little nooks with awesome stuff are scattered about the place. So if you're a budding leather craft hobbyist, an experienced leather craftsman, or just touring Springfield and need a cool place to check out, we can't recommend SLC enough.
If you do your research you will find hundreds of websites that sell mass produced thin leather wallets from Asia that really don't have that "special" quality about them. Plus they're basically designed to fall apart in a year or two, so that's right out. No no, you want something that is unique, nicely crafted and built to last don't you? That's the type of gift that really makes a statement.
Knowing your tools and materials, making stuff with your hands, and doing it to make something that will last a long, long time are all fundamental facets of the leatherwork we do. Our wallets, belts, and various other products are crafted with care so that while you might spend more on one made by us, you're not going to have to buy a new one in a year or two because it wore out... but you might want to just because of how awesome they are.
As a continuation of our "Way Too Early" Gift guide for 2019 we'll be covering a few more ideas that we think will make a great gift for your loved ones. In this section we'll be covering some of the more luxurious leather offerings we have available for the person in your life who really deserves the top shelf gift.