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Essex Utility Pouch No.194 (LE)

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Our best selling stone-washed product now offered in genuine Horween Essex vegetable-tanned leather. A limited-edition leather for Fall 2023

Another one of our Favorite Horween leathers, Essex is a true "Natural" color that will develop a rich "patina" with slight darkening with use. Unlike our Americana and Stone-Washed leather that is more structured with firm waxes, Essex is supple with a wax-free finish. 

Designed, cut & sewn in our San Diego, California leather shop from US tanned leather and a solid-brass (Ykk - USA) zipper. 

LIMITED EDITION: Horween Essex Natural

Horween Vegetable Tanned Leather (4-5oz.) USA | Solid-Brass Ykk Zipper (USA) | Designed & Sewn In USA | SKU: VA194

Dimensions: 9" x 7" x 1-1/2"


The Story

One of my earliest memories of what I wanted to create in leathergoods, was inspired from the original COACH bags made in the 1960-70’s. Back then, they were actually made in their New York City factory (which was closed in the 1990's).  The designs were classic & timeless with minimal panels, rich, smooth “glove-tanned” leather and American craftsmanship. The Essex Collection is built on those standards but with some modern contrast and flare. We started with a leather that I wanted to use for years.  A natural, vegetable-tanned leather from the world-renowned HORWEEN tannery in Chicago. Essex leather is what most people would consider “glove-tanned" leather. It is smooth, supple and “glove-soft”. The beauty of the leather really is not fully recognized until it “patina’s” or breaks-in, especially with a natural color like this,  It will darken and age like a good baseball mitt.
click here to read more about the Natural Essex Collection