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. I stand behind my workmanship 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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CARE

Caring for a Stickman Leather bag is easy.

CLEANING

If you spill something on a bag, that isn't oil- or grease-based the best way to clean it is with soap (not detergent) and water, letting it air dry.
Note: if you get ink, oil, heavy grease on a bag, especially lighter colored bags, it may be impossible to get the stain out -call me if you've got an issue like this and I might be able to suggest something.


WATER- or STAIN-PROOFING

I don't use anything on the bags I sell or the bags I carry for personal use, but, if you want to waterproof or stain proof your bag, I suggest using a spray-on, silicone-based water stain protector.  (I recommend silicone-based because it is less likely to darken light leathers.)

CONDITIONING

For conditioning your bag, to keep it supple and fresh-looking, I suggest Lexol leather balm.

BE KIND TO YOUR BAG


To get the longest life out of your bag, treat it with kindness. Yes, Stickman Leather bags are rugged and Shawn's workmanship is guaranteed, but if you're regularly filling your bag over about 3/4 capacity then you might need a bigger bag! Overfilling your bag can cause hardware to fail and there is a fee to replace hardware. Zippers break and clasps can break if you regularly overstuff your bag or carry things that are too heavy in a bag that isn't designed for lots of weight. For example, only our heavier weight bags are designed to carry some sizes of laptop computers. A lighterweight bag such as a Big Butter bag won't hold up to carrying a laptop computer. The kinder you are to your bag, the better it will serve you!


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