As a designer who has been used to work the whole day behind a screen, Jan den Hartogh realized he was missing something important in his life and that was the opportunity to make stuff with his hands.
As a fan of the amazing atmosphere of heritage goods and brands he loves the fact that many of these companies have the wisdom to know the difference between progress and improvement, which is why a pair of Red Wings from 1905, or a Filson jacket from 1914 are largely the same as the way they make them today. They hit on a good thing, and were smart enough to stick with it. Inspired by real craftsmen, he decided to learn the skills himself and just by ‘learning by doing’ he managed to teach himself the making of quality leather goods.
The handmade leather products from Duke & Sons Leather are inspired by heritage brands with authentic characteristics, which have been making the same quality products for decades without making any sacrifices to quality and material. Often these products are still made by hand or on the same machinery that has been used since the early twenties.
Duke & Sons Leather makes quality products which will last a lifetime.