Winter 2016 Photo Contest Winners

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We’re excited to announce our Winter 2016 Photo Contest Winners. It’s about time! Congratulations to our winners and thanks for all who submitted. Best Photo, 1st Place – “Keeping it ‘Simple’ Sailing the Greek Isles,” Jay Akins, wowed our leather off with his beautiful Simple Backpack. Never before, have we seen Saddleback so nautical! Jay… Read more »

Summer 2016 Photo Contest Winners

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Please join us in congratulating our Summer 2016 Photo Contest winners. Best Overall: Aviran Benjamin “prickled” our attention with this shot of his Classic Briefcase in Tobacco taken in Tel Aviv, Israel. He’s our Overall Winner and gets a $500 Gift Certificate. Best Pet: Bronson K Silva’s pal Miki almost steals the spotlight from the… Read more »

An Interview with Master Penman Jake Weidmann

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Dave recently interviewed Master Penman Jake Weidmann to get some insight into what makes this amazing artist tick. And if you have never seen any of Jake’s work stop reading, go to his site, and then come back to read the interview. Enjoy!   What is a “Master Penman”? “A Master Penman is a vintage… Read more »

The Daring Leather Rescue

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It must have been like watching a car crash about to happen. From the other side of the falls, there was nothing Thomas could do but watch in terror as his precious Bag slid off the icy cliff into the frigid, rushing waters below.   I went to Iceland in October (beautiful country!), and of… Read more »

Dave’s Public Speaking Suit

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  Dave’s Public Speaking suit is built completely of tough Full Grain leather from top to bottom except for one “special” area. Here are a few of the features: -Weighs in at 15.3 pounds (7 kg) -Special” area lined with wipeable pigskin -Thick Old Bull leather buttons sewn on with boot cord -Buttons on fly… Read more »

Spend Lots of Money

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Spend Lots of Money

Financial Advice from a Tightwad

Being cheap is expensive when it comes to buying everyday use items. Folks throw 1000’s of dollars down the drain in the name of frugality (being a tightwad). I’m guilty of this myself, but am learning. The list of some of those items below may help clarify.