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There aren't many companies left in North America who do things the way Aquarian Leather does. They produce their items by hand. They design with timelessness in mind. They mostly ignore fashion trends. They are obsessive about quality.

The Department has close ties to Aquarian Leather. We built their website, and produced the video at the top of this page. Their values are right in line with what we at The Department think is important.

One final note. The music for this film was made by our good friend Mark at Obsolete Components. He uses sophisticated synthesizers and other instruments from the 1980s to create a wide array of music. Find out more at


The Department of Style is a field guide to the timeless, the adventurous, and the enthusiastic. We celebrate craft. We explore tradition. We find the creative imaginations that take classic forms and make them their own.

It is about understanding that in life, doing something right takes time, and skill, and effort. But therein lies the joy. Finding people who still do those things that way and telling their stories is the original Departmental mandate.

Semper Intrepidus

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