One of the very best experiences since starting my brand has been the amazing amount of positive feedback that I have received from customers and store owners. It is always a great pleasure whenever I am complimented. The greatest compliment of all is showing up in magazines. Here are a couple of my favorite Japanese magazines, Clutch and Stuff, which have supported HBL with lovely mentions!
Himel Brothers Leather would be nowhere without the support of friends and our customers. This month with the generous time of Matt Barnes Photography http://mattbarnesphoto.tumblr.com/ , my friend James Thompson, and the excellent team at Clutch Magazine in Japan we are very proud to have this story featured. Clutch is a cutting edge magazine featuring the best of the best of craftsmanship globally. Hopefully there will be an english version coming soon!
I have been developing some really hot women’s jackets of late. Because I am starting to get busy, and because blogging on all of the sites is time consuming, I have not been able to share the stages that got me to this final product. That being said, there has been quite a barrage of emails in my in box asking me when I am coming out with a women’s jacket. Well this is the finished product. Two versions have been tested so far, one longer model and one shorter one. This shorty that I made here is done in Canadian Buffalo leather with the camo lining and in goatskin with the black lining. The buffalo is a grainy soft slightly stretchy hand, and by contrast the goatskin is very very tough to the touch and has much less give. Each effect acts differently on the pattern but I am very very happy with the result!