Himel Bros. x The Black Acre Key Loop

  • When we can’t find the perfect accessory, at Himel Bros., we have the luxury of designing one ourselves. Another luxury is our Rolodex of artisans at the forefront of their respective crafts. A well-worn card in that Rolodex is Ray Lansburg’s, whose work speaks for itself. 

    Here's a little story about these completely handmade key loops: Ray likes the design of the solid brass clips, but he doesn't like the springs. They're "dinky." So, when he makes these key loops for us, Ray treks down to a local machine shop, and buys up some tough little American-made springs. He cuts each spring to size in his shop, by hand, and re-springs each clip. It's absurdly time-consuming... and they're damn good little clips.  

    Currently preselling until November 1st, 2019. We expect shipping to take place in November.

  • We guard our stocks of Shinki Horsebutt jealously. We expended the majority of this extremely rare, Cordovan-tanned leather last year, making our King Mob Monkey Boot. A few details:

    Leather is pit tanned using a fully vegetable-based process at Shinki Tannery in Himeji, Japan. Due to high connective tissue content, the leather is nonporous, extremely durable, and uniquely resistant to creasing. It contains the hard “shell,” underlayer, making these wallets nearly impossible to destroy.

    The wallets are lined with pliable, vegetable-tanned goatskin, and their interior features are constructed from the famous English Bridle leather tanned by Wickett-Craig.

    Our hardware is solid brass and made in Japan, and the wallets are handstitched with overdyed Japanese dark green thread.

    1. Completely handmade by Ray Lansburg in his California workshop.
    2. Leather is cut and skived by hand.
    3. Stitched with Japanese Green OD thread.
    4. Edges are hand burnished.
  • We ship internationally using DHL from Toronto, Canada. Please contact us for any special shipping requests. We ship in Canada using Canada Post. 
    Customers are responsible for any and all fees and duties incurred in international delivery. 
    Return Policy: We accept returns on new, premade items, not including made-to-order, or overstock, within seven (7) days. Items must be in new condition. 
    We do not accept returns on any bespoke or made-to-order products, limited releases, sample sale, or presale items. 
    Presale orders may be canceled for a full refund until the end of the specified presale period, after which no returns will be accepted. Exchanges in the event of an incorrect size can be arranged at Himel Bros. Leather's discretion. 


Leather

Shinki Horsebutt Brown

Cordovan-tanned horse rump leather from Shinki Tannery in Himeji, Japan. 7oz weight. Gorgeous surface texture with a bigass grain pattern. Fully vegetable tanned.

Shinki Horsebutt Black

Cordovan-tanned horse rump leather from Shinki Tannery in Himeji, Japan. 7oz weight. Gorgeous surface texture with a bigass grain pattern. Fully vegetable tanned.


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