A few rules for leather:
It always looks better polished. It’s best worn in moderation.
Jackets: yes. Wallets: of course.
Riding chaps, hats or Menudo pants: no sir, not ever.
And if it’s sturdy leather accents you seek — handcrafted, expertly done — look no further than Wood & Faulk, taking orders now.
Based out of a workshop in Portland, OR, W&F is the stretched and tanned brainchild of Matt Pierce. Among his goods:
This beautiful chestnut brown camp stool, made from English bridle leather.
A leather, brass and copper camera neck strap ...
… and leather watch straps in a whiskey shade.
“I was showing people online how to make belts,” says Pierce. “Demand was so high, I kept making them. Which led to other leather goods.”
Ever the teacher, Pierce also provides how-to guides on his site.
So if you’ve ever wanted to leather-wrap your Land Cruiser, well, here you go.