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 years ago). The designs were classic 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.
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Interior Utility, Card & Zipper Pockets
Dimensions: 16" x 11 3/4" x 2 1/2"
Handle Drop: 5"
PIONEER LIMITED EDITION | Made In USA
Hardware: Solid Brass With Antique Finish
Zipper: Ykk USA #10
Lining: Cotton Bull Denim (Tan)
- The Pioneer Shop is our retail direct “customer-funded” product platform created to bring new designs, limited-edition products & customer inspired items directly to you faster and at lower pre-sale prices.
- Our Pioneer Shop will offer products that are unique in design, leather or function for men and women. This is where we will introduce interesting colors, new designs and unique leathers outside of our core materials.
- Each campaign will be offered in either a “Limited Edition” with a set quantity made OR as a “Pre-Sale” campaign with limited-time to order. The campaign offering will run for 10-13 days and the SHIP DATE will be clearly stated on the product page. It's that simple! The best part is you are getting manufacturer-direct pricing and some great products that you won’t find anywhere else.