One Star Leather Goods are one of those brands that you just can’t believe are made in Los Angeles. Not that leather goods and leather making cannot be done in Los Angeles but the craft seems so rugged and burly and conjures up images in my mind of places like small towns off of the Appalachians or various corridors of Brooklyn. When done well, leather goods appear to be the product of years and years of craft study by an old, graying man, who has been a leatherman for decades. One Star has that feel to them.
The brand makes anything you could want in leather, from wallets to book covers, belts to phone sleeves. They even make dog collars, too! Everything is created by a guy named Keegan who makes it known that he is “just one dude with an obsession for detail and beautiful design.” This hard work by hand is very apparent as every product has a remarkable amount of care placed into them. We have not seen them in person but they certainly appear to be competitive with cool leather producers like the guys at Makr. We’re sure a lot of local stores are going to be knocking on his door to sell his wares.
There are a lot of products to peruse at One Star’s online store, a lot of which will make very practical (and affordable) holiday gifts. Perhaps a nice leather case to go with that iPad Mini you are buying someone? That’d be nice! You can check out more from the brand on their Facebook and see lots and lots of great working and product photos from their Flickr.