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  • Florence, Italy is Still Empty

    November 5, 2020
    Last week our friends in Italy were finally able to return to their businesses and get out for a breath of fresh air.  Here in the US many states have also loosened the grip of economic freeze.   Here and there everyone is taking first steps cautiously.  In Italy particularly, the ongoing chill of Covid-19 is starkly evident. Streets that are normally vibrant are still empty.
  • Comfort Food Part II:  Minestrone

    October 4, 2020
    We’re into week four of quarantine. Yesterday was a beautiful spring day, and our spirits were lifted. Today is cold and grey again. This makes it the perfect time for the next installment of comfort food.
  • The 2020 Leather Show in Milan

    July 4, 2020
    When I visited the Milan leather show in late February, Coronavirus was just rearing its head outside of China. The show was busy and optimistic. Here we are walking into the rather spectacular convention center.
  • Modern Men's Wallets

    July 2, 2020
    The man of today knows that style and function should be effortlessly rolled into one wallet. The days of wallets only meeting the need of carrying bills has been replaced with a more personalized approach. When it comes to modern men's wallets, many of the most popular options on the market today take a streamlined approach to keep up with the needs of the modern man. The man of today wants an option to carry all the necessities without adding too much bulk. Let's take a closer look at the details behind this trend, as well as a few suggestions for modern men's wallets.
  • Best Leather for Wallets

    July 2, 2020
    When it comes to choosing the right wallet, the material is a key factor worth considering. Leather is an ideal material for its beauty, durability, and overall longevity. There are several types of leather available so it may be overwhelming at first. We have compiled the best leather for wallets to help narrow down the choices
  • New Style Men's Wallets

    July 2, 2020
    The days of men's wallets coming in just one type are over for good. The man of today wants plenty of options to help narrow it down to the perfect wallet for his lifestyle and mood. With so many options available, you may need help narrowing down the right new style men's wallets for your collection. Here are the most common new style men's wallets on the market for the man of today.
  • A Wallet For Every Style

    June 18, 2020
    Father’s Day is this weekend. This got me thinking about our traditional bifold wallets. A bifold is the most common wallet. There are a lot of new wallet designs out there, but these traditional wallets are popular for a reason- they really do the job. The traditional wallet opens right-to-left something like a book. From the outside different styles may look indistinguishable but remember the saying: “don’t judge a book by it's cover.”
  • Italo Pre-Sale Production Update

    May 29, 2020
    Many thanks to all of you who participated in the Italo Card Cases Pre-Sale. The initialproduction has begun.About two weeks ago the tannery began re-opening their facility. Their business is suffering from the global shut-down so they are very happy to have some work to come back to. The Italo pre-sale has been a big help. The Italo leather is our trademark Italian vegetable tanned leather. It is supple but firm. Natural characteristics, including some healed scars areemphasized by our finishing process. The rich, organic coloring showcases the real look and feel of the leather.
  • Lifespan Of Leather Bags

    May 18, 2020
    The lifespan of leather is truly fascinating. When properly cared for, genuine leather can last for years. Many premium leather crafters even guarantee their work to last for decades, even up to 100 years. This is because genuine leather is simply built to last thanks to natural durability. If you've had fabric bags wear down in the past, choose leather for your next. We guarantee that our leather bags won't wear out, but instead "wear in". This is to say that our leather will become better looking and feeling as time goes on. This is precisely why leather goods, like duffle bags and backpacks, make for worthwhile gifts that last a lifetime. Factors like leather type and commitment to care will determine just how long you'll be able to use your leather bags. If you choose Bosca leather, we assure you'll get more use out of our leather bags than you ever anticipated.
  • Cleaning Leather Gloves

    May 16, 2020
    As you'd expect, leather gloves can become dirty with frequent use. Since leather is skin, it absorbs the oils from your hands as well as other liquids and particles. Over time, dirt and dust can accumulate onto your gloves. If yours appear lackluster with visible dirt and scuff marks, it's time to give them a good cleaning. This doesn't mean to simply toss them into the washing machine or letting them soak in a tub of water. Instead, leather gloves require the utmost care to preserve the integrity and color of the leather. Here are our step-by-step guides for the exterior and interior cleaning of your leather gloves.