Moving along…a lil sling guy (fanny pack? 😳). I use my proto as a cross body bag and it has been a daily user. Zipper closure + leather flap, mil-spec webbing/mil-spec ladder lock for super quick adjustment, small pocket in front, large zippered pocket in back, padded back that’s quilted for mobility so it conforms and contours with your back, storm flap over zip that double as an expandable gusset. Maybe the most practical bag I’ve made. Would be great for cyclists. Stoked!
You might remember this one - It was a one-off we did a few months back. It’s pretty much the same exact pattern but with an added side zip access and a floating cordura liner. Floating, meaning the seams (except at the zip and hem) are independent of each other for added water resistance. Will hit the website soon.
I was planning on unveiling some new pieces here over the last couple days but that obviously didn’t happen. Better late than never, right? Here’s the final draft of the cloth Day Tripper. Waxed canvas outer, fully cordura lined, cordura true double bottom, mil-spec webbing supports up the side to help disperse the weight on the body, adjustable handles, adjustable roll keepers, interior and exterior pockets. Unlike the leather version, this can be expanded as needed all the way up to being a giant tote. Phew! That was a lot of info…be up on the site and available soon!
Sorta last minute but I’ll be hanging out at the upcoming @libertyfairs show in NYC. Shows weren’t really ever on the agenda but the opportunity came up so here we are. If you happen to be attending, stop on by and say hello! I’ll have a few new goodies with me that I’m pretty stoked about ✌️
Pins are up on the site. Get at ‘em!
Heyo. Who’s this dummy that showed up on my dashboard?
A Passion turned Full-Time Vocation: Teppei Teranishi, Vashon Island
What’s particularly inspiring about Teppei Teranishi is how the natural influences of his varied, interdisciplinary past have given him a unique design sensibility, evident in his unique leather creations.
Peek inside his small studio space on Vashon Island – a 37-square-foot island 16 miles west of Seattle – on Freunde von Freunden.
This is the first in a series of Making Of videos we’ll be doing that will breeze through the production process of particular pieces. This first one condenses the many hours it takes to make a Day Tripper into 5 mins. Woot!
A little side project with good friend and professional board wizard @7im7im that’s been promising to come to fruition for a long time now has finally seen the light. Follow us @trumanusa and check the site www.trumanusa.com for more info! Here’s a little clip by the super talented @rickithedude of yours truly working on some @trumanusa in the Teranishi studio. Woo!
Explorations Nº011 - Waxed Denim Day Tripper
Exploration No. 010 - a set of indigo dyed circle coasters that were set aside for their particularly interesting texture. I like to think they look like the moon 🌑
Exploration No. 009 - Sashiko stitched indigo gradient wallet. Went all out! 1 of 1.
A week into April. These guys will be 25% off through the month!
Exploration No. 008/Day 3 of the new-indigo-exploration-every-day-of-this-week - Roughout Gradient. I’m particularly curious about how this will age. Should be sweet!
As promised, a new indigo Exploration every day this week!