We love well made leather goods here at Coolector HQ and we’re lucky enough to have come across some excellent makers in our time but few are better than that of Craft & Lore, who boast one of the finest line up of leather goods and accessories that you’re likely to encounter anywhere out there. Their magnificently crafted and aesthetically superior range of wallets, bags and accessories really is second to none and if you’re after some new EDC for autumn, look no further.
Craft & Lore is an independent design and build workshop which focus on leather goods that are simple in both form and function. They use traditional crafting methods to craft robust, durable goods that are built to last a lifetime. Founded on January 1st, 2014 by Chad Von Lind, Craft & Lore’s maker’s mark is the Swedish carving ax. It is said that a man in the woods with nothing but a knife will live well, but a man with an ax will live like a king so its a fitting symbol for their high quality wares.
Take a look at some of our top picks of the leather goods from Craft & Lore below:
The Port Wallet – $50
Great looking, versatile and robust, the Port Wallet from Craft & Lore is one of their most popular pieces and it’s easy to see why. It is a unisex leather wallet which is ideally suited to those men who want to decrease the bulk in their pocket and it is crafted from some of the finest leather available on the market. The design uses a single piece of leather which is then wrapped around itself, with only the needed stitching, to deliver a stunning minimalistic design. Pack your main cards in an outside pocket, your cash in the short pocket, and the lesser used cards inside the center port.
EDC Valet Tray – $35
Got plenty of pieces of everyday carry? Us too. We both need one of these super cool looking EDC Valet Trays from Craft & Lore to place our keys, phones, wallets and other accessories to keep them ordered and ready to go when we leave in the morning. This ace accessory comes in a thick and sturdy chrome tanned boot leather, that has a real tangible sense of quality to the touch. Perfect for those who leave the home in a hurry and want all their EDC together in one place.
Dopp Kit – $100
Travel a lot and need to keep your grooming goods in check? This fantastic Dopp Kit from Craft & Lore is sure to tick all the right boxes. This superb piece of craftsmanship is a large leather toiletry and wet shave bag built to the impeccable standards of Craft and Lore. Available in a number of different sizes, each one is machine stitched with a heavy thread, and installed with a beefy solid brass YKK zipper for long lasting use and the essential robustness of a travel accessory.
Rustic Leather Pipe Roll – $110
Though we’re not pipe smokers here at Coolector HQ, it’s hard not to be won over by the expert craftsmanship of this superb Rustic Leather Pipe Roll. It will accommodate your two best pipes and all the usual effects you need to light up. Each one is hand cut and machine stitched using high grade oil tanned leather. This will significantly ramp up the style of smoking your pipe and ensure you always keep all your bits and pieces together.
Enfold Notebook – $130
For those of you that keep a journal or jot down your notes on the commute to work, this Enfold Notebook from Craft & Lore is going to be a godsend. It is a uniquely designed leather journal that delivers a strong standing against the test of time. The closure flap enfold is a joy to use, and gets even better as the leather ages and a patina develops. Available in a number of different colours, the Enfold Notebook fits in standard sized rear pockets for easy every day carry. The Enfold Notebook is hand built and saddle stitched by hand to guarantee the longest lasting notebook wallet possible.
Inlander Briefcase – $770
After a classy carry with plenty of storage and a classy aesthetic, you’ll get exactly what you’re looking for with this Inlander Briefcase from Craft & Lore. It is a high quality leather briefcase built to last a lifetime. Built from American harness leather, and thick solid brass hardware, this will be an elegant carry for any occasion. The Inlander Briefcase has an interior that is 16″ wide x 11″ Tall and 2 compacting compartments each 4″ deep for a total of 8″ depth. Each briefcase is machine sewn and fortified with solid brass rivets hammered by hand for a top quality finish and aesthetic.