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Korchmar Leather Goods: Made in USA for 100 Years

Today, we’d like to celebrate an American family firm that has passed an important milestone: 100 years in business!

Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the links in this post: Please do!We’ve mentioned Korchmar before in a discussion on Made in USA dopp kits. This time, we decided to look a little further into this fourth-generation family business that started a century ago in Cincinnati.From the stylish Dunbar valet tray above to the Garfield Bomber Bag shown at the top of the post, the range of leather goods offered by the company is impressive and the prices are relatively affordable compared to other high-end leather goods.

I pride myself on traveling light and I would love to see just how many days worth of gear I could pack into the  beautifully-styled Lux Twain Weekender. The Twain is lined with a 6.4 oz. twill pattern fabric and features brass hardware.If a full leather bag is not your thing, you can always opt for the  waxed canvas/leather combo offered on the Sawyer Briefcase.

Please shop carefully as not all Korchmar items are made in America. The link at the beginning of the post will bring you to  items that are.

To see an inspiring video produced to celebrate Korchmar’s 100th anniversary, go here.



New Men’s Product Line Inspired by G.I. Joe

gijoe0The folks at Huckberry have just introduced a collection of gear inspired by G.I. Joe – and it includes some very cool American-made items.gijoe12

The G.I. Joe Quarter Century Jacket was designed by RPM. It gets its lines from a vintage deck jacket and gets its lining design from G.I. Joe comic elements. Its quality is guaranteed for a full 25 years – hence the “quarter Century” name. The jacket is made from US-made 12oz duck canvas, which is more tightly woven and stronger than other canvas fabrics..gijoe7Years ago, every young boy’s favorite underwear had G.I. Joe on them. Now, underwear-maker extraordinaire Flint and Tinder has brought back an adult-size replica brief.gijoe13…and a boxer if that’s your preference.gijoe3

This limited-edition G.I. Joe duffel bag is made in the USA by Hudson Sutler, a company known for its heavy duty construction.

So is the G.I. Joe Dopp Kitt.

gijoe10This G.I. Joe Logo Tee comes from a Philadelphia-based brand  called The Decades. gijoeThe Slub Pocket Tee comes was made by a Flint and Tinder.

gijoe9The Cobra Commander Jacket was also made by The Decades.

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Various other tees and caps round out the American-made portion of the collection.

Unfortunately, Huckberry fumbled the ball with the G.I. Joe boots. In my opinion, seeing an imported boot from Eastland, a company that also makes similar boots in Maine, was a disappointment

Meet the Lifetime Leather Company: Made in USA

I have come to the realization that, as soon as I think I have a handle on the number of companies making leather goods in the USA, another one comes to my attention. So check out some of these beautiful items from Lifetime Leather Company, located in Arizona. Whether it is a mason jar cozy, dopp kit, duffel or woman’s cross body purse, there’s a wide selection of handmade leather goods in full grain, vegetable-tanned leather with hand-stitching.91A5V1gJW8L._SY500_The Overnight Weekender Duffel.LifetimeLeather_doppkitA gorgeous toiletries bag, also called a Dopp kit.LifetimeLeather_bagCombination leather and fabric woman’s cross body purse.LifetimeLeather_briefcaseMen’s leather briefcase.81h0pjvoGZL._SY500_This Leather cozy makes a mason jar something special.

There are also a few waxed canvas items thrown in for good measure and even items made from wild boar. What is cool about the boar hides is TyBowmanThe owner of the business, Ty Bowman, had a serious accident as a teenager that required him to spent 8 months in bed. That’s when he grew to love making things with his hands.



15 Dopp Kits; Shaving Bags: Made in the USA

Last updated: August 30, 2016

The ‘Dopp Kit’ got its name because it was first made by the Charles Doppelt Company. The name gained in popularity when millions of Dopp Kits were issued by the army to new recruits during WWII. They are typically used to carry  toiletries and other everyday-use items for men.  Today they might be called dopp kits, shaving bags, toiletry bags, travel kits and more.KorchmarLuxRyder_DoppKitThe Korchmar Lux Ryder Dopp Kit has an elegant shape.
Orvis_Dopp_kitOrvis offers this great-looking dopp kit made with heavy canvas and leather.madimaydoppMadi May unisex dopp kits come in a variety of bright colors.Made in USA Dopp KitThis sturdy dopp kit, handmade in California, is created out of retired firehoses.aedoppsAllen Edmonds has several styles of dopp kits.Orvis_DoppKitOrvis’ Leather Travel Kit is extra-sharp looking.
MadeinUSA_DoppKitHarvey’s makes it very appealing dopp kits out of seat belt material.AmericanMadeDoppKit3Alchemy Goods’ Dopp Kits are made out of recycled tire tubes.
doppa  This travel kit is from Filson, one of the most recognized names in American-made bags. Made from 22-oz. 100% cotton oil-finished twill with 100% bridle leather.
ShinolaDoppKitThis Shinola travel kit is perfect for a weekend getaway. It’s available in several colors.


Jack + Mulligan’s Dylan Dopp Kit is an elegant choice.haugerThese dopp kits are by Stacy Hauger at Uncommon Goods.swordploughThis Sword and Plough Dopp Kit is made from repurposed U.S. Army tents and custom-treated, waterproof American leather.BallBuckBall and Buck offers several styles of dopp kits, made in Maine.


The Filson Unisex Navy Blue Travel Kit works as a man’s dopp kit or a woman’s makeup bagGreen Guru Travel Dopp Kits are made from repurposed mountain bike inner tubes or recycled nylon in Colorado.MadeinUSADoppKitThis wool bag is handmade in Brooklyn by designer Stacy Hauger using surplus military blankets.topodopp_navyA combined effort between two American manufacturers, this triangular Dopp Kit by Topo and Woolrich is made with  woolen fabrics and finished with a leather base.klklkLola Falk travel bags/dopp kits come in a variety of offbeat colors, something not typically seen in other dopp kits.