Custom Works: The Carrington

December 10, 2014 2 Comments

Some time has passed since my last custom piece and I didn't realize just how much I needed it! Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love making the collection pieces, but every once in awhile, it's creatively healthy for me as a maker to be able to step back out of the box and experiment. 


Named after it's now owner, John Carrington (Lead Filmmaker at NewSpring Church), this mens leather messenger bag instantly became a bar-raiser for me. John was looking for a heavy duty bag to carry his work and travel essentials but that also fit his ruggedly dapper aesthetic. 

After a trip to Horween, we agreed that the vintage brown Latigo would be the perfect leather for his bag. But in realizing that this would have to endure constant travel and heavier-than-usual contents, I ordered new tools and expanded my leather working skills; completely raising the bar for CHC products to follow. 

The first cuts of this beautiful leather weren't easy (nerve-wrecking to be exact) but the excitement of seeing it come together left me in a final moment of some really happy tears. 


There are even some talks of this becoming a first for a CHC men's line..... ;-)

Either way, The Carrington was certainly a piece I am grateful to have had the opportunity to construct (Thanks, John!) and I could not be more pleased with the final result!

2 Responses

Kristen Mrdjanov
Kristen Mrdjanov

December 15, 2014

OH MY GOSH. That is perfection.


December 10, 2014

Congrats on the accomplishment! This bag is remarkable, and I would love to see a CHC men’s line.

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