From time to time, I like to shout out my favorite people, things, places, etc. Below is a short list of my current Likes. If you've followed me for a while, you know I don't at all mind shouting out my liking of fellow leatherworkers who also are in the business. So don't be surprised by my choices here, I would love to see everyone WIN at success....by now, you should know that.
Heyltje Rose, leatherwork: I first met Heyltje at the Horse Backstreet Choppers Smokeout in 2010 in Rockingham, NC. She has that very thing you want out of a leatherworker....style. Something that lacks within 99% of all leatherworkers in our market genre. Big plus is she specializes in lady's jewelry too! Just some of the sickest and most original designs you can think up. You can find her here: https://www.heyltjerose.com/ ---- Instagram @heyltjerose
My friend overseas: I have a friend who has helped me for some time now, he use to live in LA doing animated graphics for major Hollywood productions as well as Disney movies. A few years back he moved to the Tropics of Asia and is living life to the fullest. He has put together a large collection of handmade leather items suitable for the motorcycle industry and you are SURE to find something you like at: biker-wallets.com.
FOOD: Druff's Gormet Grilled Cheese -- http://www.yumdruffs.com/
Falstaff Local Bar & Grill (yes, named after the famous beer) -- https://www.falstaffslocal.com/
Civil Kitchen (good locally acquired ingredients) - https://www.facebook.com/civilsgf/
I'll be adding to this list from time to time, thanks for reading.
The Mini Long Wallet started out as a way to appease some of our customers that liked the long wallet but just wanted something a little shorter. Obviously we do try to listen to our customers' feedback because that's just good business. The original design wasn't even available as a stock item. But folks saw us make a few as requested by some of our customers on social media and before long it had a achieved a somewhat cult status in as much as a style of leather wallet can have a following. Eventually we had enough interest in them to make a version that was available on the website, and they've sold fairly well over the years. That being said, there's always room for improvement. We're constantly looking at ways we can better the styles and designs of our products.