We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again (over and over again, in fact): we love American leather. We love it even more when it’s made right at home in America. So yes, it was only fitting that when we stumbled across Bexar Goods on one of our favorite gear shops, we spent an hour perusing everything they had to offer.
Hailing from Texas Hill Country, Bexar Goods makes their fine leather wallets, bags and watch straps by hand, generally using USA-sourced leather. Trim and details such as hand-stitching, poly cord threading and premium brass hardware add some vintage panache and quality throughout. All those glossy photo essays and high-res photos showing off their gear in some pretty exotic and exciting locales certainly add to the appeal, too.
So, in appreciation of these Texas guys’ classic style and adventurous spirit, we’ll share three fine pieces of Bexar Goods gear we’d like to add to our collection.
A classic rendition of the trusty bifold wallet, the Classic 4 is crafted from vegetable tanned harness leather, sourced right here in the USA by Wickett & Craig. The saddle tan color is timeless, and the limited-edition red trim (celebrating Bexar Goods’ 7-year anniversary) adds some eye-catching color. Tough poly cord in a saddle stitch method keeps things tough and durable.
Got $820 to drop on a leather satchel briefcase? Look no further than the Porter Satchel and its 9-ounce harness leather construction. With enough room for your laptop or tablet, ample notebooks and pens, and all your essential gear, it’s the perfect everyday bag. And with solid brass hardware, hand-done saddle stitching, and a classic design that just screams Indiana Jones, it’s a trusty sidearm thirsting for adventure and ready to tackle even the hazards of a “rugged limestone cavern,” as their founder intended it.
As the name might imply, there really isn’t much too this watch strap; it’s a NATO strap of genuine bridle leather, with a polished thumbnail buckle and three widths available – 18mm, 20mm, and 22mm. Whether you rock a classic aviator’s watch or something more modern, we think this watch strap will make a handy accessory.