We featured Jackson Wayne Leather Goods once before in a post on briefcases which you can read about here, but I wanted to shine a brighter spotlight on them. The reason is that their message of long-lasting, durable products resonated with me and reminded me why we started this blog.
Jackson Wayne uses full grain leather to make products intended to last a lifetime and even be handed down to the next generation. The hides come from the Wicket and Craig tannery in Pennsylvania, one of the oldest in the US. The minimalist designs give a nod to products from the 1920’s to 40’s, so it will still look sharp in the 2020s. Finally, by cutting out the the typical layers of distribution, you get what you pay for without excessive mark-up. Simply put, these are damn nice leather products that are reasonably priced, hand crafted and made in America!
The Messenger Bag and Laptop Satchel features plenty of storage for all your electronic gizmos.
The Briefcase features a shoulder strap and antique brass hardware.
Personally, I’m torn between messenger bags and briefcases, both meet my day to day business and travel needs and both look great. What’s a fella to do?
The Duffle and Weekend Carryall has two inner storage pockets and meets carry on requirements.
A few words about the Jackson Wayne duffle, when I see this bag I picture coming home early on a Friday, throwing some essentials into it and strapping it to my bike for a weekend getaway.The Billfold, plenty of room for your cards and cash.The Front Pocket Wallet and Card Holder, nice and basic.
The company features two different wallets: a standard billfold and a basic front pocket wallet. My personal preference is the latter, that’s just because it fits with my goal of getting rid of clutter. The more pockets I have, the more likely I am to fill them.
Jackson Wayne alo sells a conditioner for leather. It’s a small investment that will ensure that the leather is soft and supple for years to come.