Sourcing shoe leather is not a sexy business, but it teaches you what the world’s tanneries can achieve.
Virginia-based Moore & Giles, which began as a sourcing company for shoemakers in 1933, indulged its own inspiration in 2007 and began creating a custom line of bags and accessories.
These images showing the new offerings were partly inspired by company president R. Sackett Wood’s background as a sailor, and how he wants to look and feel walking up the dock to the boat.
Taylor Duffel, Ragland Varsity Duffel and Bi-fold Wallet
Has supple Italian leather on the outside and woven Jacquard lining on the inside. $895.
Pockets inside and out for smaller items, shown in nubuck bison tan. $670.
Shown in tan alligator. $560. Can be ordered in chocolate alligator and with monogramming in either leather. Matching options shown in descending order include a compact wallet, money-clip wallet and dual-magnet money clip.
Pretty Bottle Tote, Camera Strap, Eyeglass Case and Half-Zip Wallet
Crafted in waxed canvas and leather to protect your favorite two bottles of wine, with removable Velcro padding on the interior to give the glass some extra cushioning. Can be personalized with a monogram of as many as three initials. $295.
5. CAMERA STRAP
Shown in titan milled brown, a comfortably elegant version of the standard nylon offerings. Straps are adjustable, and the shoulder section is padded. $145. A matching camera bag is also available, designed in partnership with travel and resort photographer Rick Lew.
The outside is titan milled leather, and the interior suede comes in navy (shown), red, olive or brown. $135.
Has a soft leather strap on the inside keeps cash and credit cards separate. Shown in navy and natural, available in all-natural or olive and natural. $160.