WHAT IS TEACORE?

What is a Teacore Leather?

January 23, 2020

Technically, all of our Shinki horsehide leathers except for the Black Oil Tan are teacore leathers. Our pigment finishes are specifically designed to expose the undercolour with wear, while our Oil/Wax finishes tend to soak deeper into the raw hides. Eventually, even the Oil/Wax finishes will lighten with wear, but for the classic vegetable tanned look the Pigment finishes are ideal.

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Natural Dyed Watch Caps: Process Pics

Natural Dyed Watch Caps: Process Pics

January 16, 2020

Our new natural dyed SAFETY YELLOW watch caps are here, and with them come images of the dying process. Unlike chemical dying processes, our turmeric-based natural dye is beautiful and good-smelling from start to finish. 

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The Chinook in Harris Tweed

The Chinook in Harris Tweed

January 16, 2020

For Himel Bros. customers who prefer a more upscale look, and especially those who need a cool weather jacket for daily wear, David Himel has created the Chinook in Harris Tweed®. Available in two Harris Tweed® colorways, and in waxed British Millerain Oilskin® (for those in rainy climates).

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Himel Bros. Exclusives at CLUTCH CAFÉ Isetan Pop-Up

Himel Bros. Exclusives at CLUTCH CAFÉ Isetan Pop-Up

November 22, 2019

Limited Edition Himel jackets available for a short time only at the Isetan store in Niigata, Japan.

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Himel Bros. at CCSHOW 2019

Himel Bros. at CCSHOW 2019

October 02, 2019 2 Comments

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Dave Himel Writes: Why We Made the Ammunition Boot

Dave Himel Writes: Why We Made the Ammunition Boot

June 12, 2019

This boot is special from the lasting, stitching right down to the sole. We used a RidgeWay sole from England. It’s Essentially a hybrid of a Dainite and Commando, rugged yet refined...

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Himel x Viberg

Himel x Viberg "Ammunition Boot" Launches Friday

May 14, 2019

Just a brief announcement today: the long-awaited second "Viberg for Himel Bros." boot is launching at the end of this week.

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The Raider British Racer

The Raider British Racer

March 08, 2019

I’ve been looking for an opportunity to bring back the Raider ever since then, and with the release of the new bespoke order system, I’ve finally got a chance. We’re letting the Raider out, in bad, basic black.

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The New Bespoke Order System

The New Bespoke Order System

March 08, 2019

Now it's easy to make bespoke orders from Himel Bros. Leather.

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David Himel Writes: Why Did I Make the Intrepid?

David Himel Writes: Why Did I Make the Intrepid?

December 07, 2018

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David Himel Writes: The King Mob Monkey Boots

David Himel Writes: The King Mob Monkey Boots

December 04, 2018 2 Comments

They’re super comfortable to walk in, and the Biltrite sole gives great traction. I don’t coat or polish my boots, because I like how they look beat to hell, so I got to see the teacore break through immediately, and wow

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Why Are Himel Jackets So Expensive?

Why Are Himel Jackets So Expensive?

October 10, 2018

David Himel doesn't see the Himel Bros. brand as a business. For him, it's a mission. He doesn't consider price when he's designing a jacket—he considers material, fit, technique, style, and ethics.

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