leather goods

A Natural Progression From Boots

Helm Handmade Belts

We first learned about Helm after spotting their excellent Ray Ray boots last summer. Now the craftsmanship-focused shop has added a line of great looking belts ($85) designed to match their footwear. All of the belt styles share names with their boot counterparts and use the same materials. Models such as the Ernest, Emi (shown...

Strapped For Class

Draught Dry Goods Oliver Camera Strap

You spent hours researching it and threw down stacks of cash to get that perfect camera setup. When the gear arrived, you attached the included strap to your rig, stuck your neck through, and immediately realized you’d transformed into Clark Griswold. Now that wouldn’t be so bad if a young Beverly D’Angelo appeared too, but...

Keep It Together Men

Pack & Smooch Leicester and Soay iPhone Wallets

Men today normally have two things on them at all times: their wallet and phone. Since there’s no need to tote your full George Costanza everywhere you go, the German artisan brand Pack & Smooch has devised a series of great looking iPhones cases to free up some much needed pocket space. The Leicester ($51),...

A Striking Balance of Size, Design, and Craftsmanship

Güs Horizontal Wallet

Standing somewhere between a typical billfold and more pocket friendly money clips, the Güs Horizontal Wallet ($165) is designed for guys to carry everything they need without the infamous Costanza bulge. Distinguished from the thousands of other wallets thanks to its ultra clean looks, the standard horizontal wallet measures just 1/4″ inches thick, while still...

Be Prepared In Style

Brooks Motorcycle Tool Roll

Appearing originally back in 1914 within the company’s Brooks Book for Motor Cyclists, Brooks recently decided to bring back this classic and classy motorcycle accoutrement with a modern twist. Made of stout leather that is vegetable tanned in Europe, bikers can choose from three color options shown above including: brown, black, and honey. The kit...

Simple Done Superbly

Corter Leather Basic Snap Wallet

Eric Heins takes his quality seriously. It just so happens that we appreciate that immensely. In fact, the about page at Corter Leather is a list of everything you could want put into your leather goods. Punched, sewn, carved, dyed, oiled, sealed, and riveted – all by the hand of Eric (and all in Beantown,...

For These Leather Heads, It All Started with a Watch Strap

Billykirk and the Fascinating Story Behind The Brand

Here at Gear Patrol, we usually bring you one carefully selected and reviewed product at a time. Today I’m changing it up and bringing a whole company to your attention. Billykirk is a unique company owned and run by two design minded brothers, Chris and Kirk Bray. All of their products are manufactured here in...

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