Your search for rugged, one-of-a-kind, well crafted, sturdy, durable handmade leather bags designed to last a lifetime (and more) ends here. All of our items are hand cut from carefully selected, beefy hides and created the old fashioned way, one at a time, with painstaking attention to detail on our workbenches in our Charlotte, North Carolina studio in the eclectic Plaza Midwood neighborhood. We call an old tractor factory home, and under our work lights, with an American flag proudly displayed overhead to the sound of the train cars passing under our workshop window, we spend our days designing and building the kind of bags that will last for generations to come. In fact we joke that we make bags your grandchildren will fight over one day.
We over-engineer each bag we make…we go overboard in using hardware and buckles that are much stronger than bags of these sizes will ever need, the leather is thicker and much studier than the industry standard leather bags and our stitching involves the heaviest thread we can find. We select some of our leather from the best tanneries right here in the U.S. like Horween Leather and Wickett & Craig. From the copper rivets to the steel buckles and fasteners, we splurge on the very best we can find to make your use of bag over and over again possible. We have no interest in assembly line, cookie-cutter, low quality flash-in-the-pan accessories…we are making heirlooms here at ColsenKeane Leather.