The Louis Walton document holder. It is leather lined and made completely by hand like all other leather goods I do. This piece adds original artwork by Mr. William Parr of www.blackandgoldsf.com. The painting is acrylic on canvas and is a perfect fit. In total, 30 hours of work by hand, six square feet of leather, and almost nine feet of saddle stitching to make a piece that will last a lifetime.
Sorry for the late post today. Them’s the breaks when one leaves their computer at home these days. On the bright side, I got more compliments on my tie today than normal. It’s not hard to see why—it’s a beautiful Louis Walton handsewn three-fold in a large scale repp stripe, courtesy of the man himself.
At the last San Francisco menswear meetup I had the opportunity to catch up with Gregory Walton, the man behind the brand Louis Walton. Greg currently makes custom ties, pocket squares, scarves, and leather goods in the vault level of Wingtip. Anyway, during our conversation he keenly noted that I was still using the nylon factory strap on my new camera, which, needless to say, is a big faux pas in the blogging scene. Not only was Greg polite enough to overlook my folly, but he later messaged me and told me to come swing by the shop and pick up a custom strap, free of charge. Apparently, Greg has the same camera as I do, and used my sartorial misstep as motivation to finish a project he had started. It was a lovely gift from a thoughtful person - anyone who has met Greg knows exactly what I’m talking about.
The wrist strap is made entirely by hand from lovely chestnut bridle leather. Even the interior lining is leather, which is an area where most people would skimp. Greg’s small business began with ties, but it should come as no surprise that his small leather goods are becoming popular with some of Wingtip’s clients. If you are in the San Francisco area I suggest that you stop in and take a look around next time you’re in the neighborhood.
Oh, and for those that are wondering - the camera above is the Canon EOS-M with the 22mm f/2 lens. You’d better believe I scooped up one of these little guys when the price tanked to under $300 a few months ago.