Basil Racuk been quietly producing a line of impeccable hand-made to order leather goods out of his Emeryville, CA studio. Something we covered previously. His newest collection is no exception, free of distractions and full of quality. Our favorite: the Soft Brief — in oil tanned, waxed cow or buffalo — which features a 2-way zipper, interior pockets for your gadgets and a waxed cotton lining sourced from the USA. If you’re interested in learning more about Basil Racuk, consider listening to his interview on Monocle, episode 43.
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