Under the Leather

By The Editors
May 24, 2013 9:00 am

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:

Camp stool

This beautiful chestnut brown camp stool, made from English bridle leather.

Camera strap

A leather, brass and copper camera neck strap

watch 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.”

Today, Pierce can improve just about anything with leather — he’ll cut, stamp and burnish everything from a kitchen trivet to a heavy-duty grey canvas bag.

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.

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