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Your New Leather Hookup

UD - Corter LeatherToday we’d like to talk about your pants.

And in particular, what you’ll put in them.

Preferably something that’s been caressed. Cared for. Labored over intensively.

You know, like a handmade wallet from some guy in Massachusetts.

Introducing Corter Leather, a line of leather goods made by a man working out of his apartment bedroom, available online now.

Your new wallet guy is Eric Heins, a Bay Stater who has dedicated his life to assembling scraps of vegetable-tanned leather. His lineup: small and detailed wallets, card holders, belts and laptop cases. (You can ask, but we don’t think he’ll make you that leather wetsuit.)

To get the money-carrying ball rolling, you’ll place your order online. Then, by candlelight (we’re assuming), Eric will punch, sew, oil and dye your leather until it’s a perfectly pristine tan or black. Once your wallet arrives, look it over—notice the inlay made from a pre-washed feed bag from the ’30s. The snap made from a handmade coin concho. And the inside, with enough space to hold a dozen credit cards...

Just don’t go full Costanza on us.

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