I guess I am still not over the beautifully rugged leather articles by Palmer and Sons. Here is an update on the goods and what I love from their new offering.
I have seen these fasteners (clasps?) before, but on a much smaller scale, and on necklaces. Recognize them?
At first I am reminded of bracelets from Maison Martin Margiela that increase the scale of small everyday objects, but these cuffs possess none of the (unfortunately) latent pretentiousness of conceptual pieces.
These appear anything but artificial. As if these clasps couldn't have been made for anything else but leather cuffs. They look industrial but at the same time archaic and traditional.
Or simply: pierced tongues!
Apparently, the "clasps" have their own story:
We tend to see nice “things” before we then realise them into designs. With the No 12c Cuff we first saw the small chromed pin; it then took us about 3 months to work out what to do with it. This cuff is simple, and light, works well loose or tight fitting. The lettering is stamped letter by letter with a set of 1950’s metal stamps.
10 oz bridle leather; hand polished Chromed pin; handmade throughout; adjustable, wear two ways with pin under or over
Now this leather sleeve for the 15-inch MacBook Pro, I admit, came as a surprise.
I know I already found a red portfolio and haven't stopped writing about laptop portfolios (one by Kenton Sorenson and several such as those used by the men in Pitti and Milan, but there is still one important thing that they lack.
You guessed it: a strong and sturdy shoulder strap.
Just look at that. How can anyone not wax poetic about such beautiful tan leather.
With hardware usually only seen on mountain climbers.
The veins on the skin and the stitching.
But, and I think this is the first time I'm suggesting this, I think the sleeve/shoulder bag can be improved by adding an option. Why not include a fabric shoulder strap with it, one in a darker shade of brown, just to add a little sophistication. Of course it must, by some feat of engineering, still exert the least possible strain on users' shoulder muscles while still confidently carrying the weight of the laptop. Just a thought.
10 oz London tan bridle leather, hand-stitched, steelworkers safety clip
I know you spotted that flash of tan on the model's denim, and so did I.
No point really in restricting the use of fantastic hides. This belt is also a standout.
Perfect for raw denim.
Not to mention to add something rustic to your outfit.
10 oz bridle leather, 1.5” wide, solid brass buckle, handmade throughout, solid brass rivets
But if you prefer something other than London tan, Palmer and Sons offers customization with the use of dark brown, jet black, oxblood, Italian cognac, and Havana brown colored leather.
Just think of the possibilities.