WELCOME TO STICKMAN LEATHER

I'm Shawn Bettinger, owner of Stickman Leather. I began handcrafting leather items in 1986 during my college years in Syracuse, NY. Each bag is designed, patterned, cut & sewn in my studio in Renton, WA. Stickman Leather bags are handcrafted from the finest #1 grade domestic leathers. As rugged as the Pacific Northwest, each piece is a commitment to fine craftsmanship and durability.The workmanship is guaranteed because our product is of the highest quality. Thank you for exploring the website, looking at the photos and videos of the bags and if you want to see them in person,come on down and see us at Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle!
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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

This Old Wallet

People ask me why I don't do custom wallets; so, I'll tell you why. Pull your wallet out. I'll wait. Seriously. Pull it out. Your favorite wallet is soft and supple and fits perfectly to your body. It has stories. It's been everywhere with you.

A new wallet doesn't have any of those things.

I used to re-create wallets for people who were about to lose their favorite wallet. And every single time I handed them their new wallet that was faithfully crafted to be a clone of the original wallet the customer wasn't satisfied.

The new wallet didn't have the same magic. I had to face facts: I'm a craftsman, not a magician. So if you want a new wallet, buy one of mine -or someone else's- and make some new history but please, understand, I won't custom make you a wallet to match the one you've loved for years. It just won't be the same. Trust me.
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