Small Leather Portfolio
This Small Leather Portfolio is simple, but hours and hours were poured into the design to keep it simple. It’s built with just one solid piece of leather to reduce seams because seams are where, if there’s going to be a problem, it’s on a seam. And we sew at only 5 stitches per inch so there’s more leather between the needle holes and fewer holes to start a tear.
This leather product is over-engineered with no breakable parts like zippers, snaps, buttons, etc. and is reinforced at all stress points with rivets and hidden polyester strapping. It’s built with the largest pieces of leather possible so there are fewer seams, and we sew at only 5 stitches per inch so there’s more leather between the needle holes and fewer holes to start a tear.
Our leather is the strongest we can find (full-grain boot leather, but thicker) and the pigskin lining is stronger than the cow leather. The thread is unbelievably strong industrial marine grade UV resistant polyester thread and our custom hardware is the amazing 316 Stainless Steel (please please google it). It’s the metal of choice when your life depends on it.
This mid-1800’s English style Gladstone Bag closure is just plain cool. It opens wide and stays open until you say otherwise. Pilots love this feature to put next to their seat. For closure, I chose a single leather strap with holes punched all the way out to the very tip, just in case your bag is way overstuffed or you want to stick your umbrella or blueprints under the strap horizontally or leave the laptop bag open to stick your stuff out vertically. The front pockets are built and then sewn on, so there are hidden pockets behind the pockets. This is a more expensive way to design because it requires more leather, but it's also way more useful.
6 1/4" W x 8 3/4" H