Simple, High Quality Leather Goods

Washington, D.C. | 687 Sales


Simple, High Quality Leather Goods

Washington, D.C. 687 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Evan Samuels

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Big update on Indy belts - they’re now 1.5” wide with new buckle. Full Indy leather accessory kits are also now available that includes gun belt, holster, whip holder, and bag strap.
Solo belt now comes with more accurate slightly smaller holes.
Indiana Jones belts are live!
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Simple, Quality

I started District Goods as an outlet to combine my love of design, esthetics, and hand-crafted workmanship in a medium everyone can enjoy. Each product is designed and refined with simplicity and function of form as the primary goal. I hope that the result is a minimalist and beautiful product of the highest quality.

Belts are available in three widths and each width has several buckle options that run from formal to casual.

1" - makes a good women's belt or men's summer belt.
1-1/4" - the most versatile width works for dress or casual attire.
1-1/2" - a nice wide belt mostly for casual wear.

Leather Types:

Leather is produced or "tanned" in many ways. I primarily work with vegetable-tanned leather which uses tannins derived from natural sources like tree bark to preserve the animal skin. Vegetable tanning is the traditional method for manufacturing leather, uses only natural materials in the tanning process, and is relatively environmentally friendly. Veg-tan leather also has many of the traits desirable in leather goods. It is durable and has a long lifespan, has rich natural colors and textures, develops more character with age and use, and smells great.

Veg-tan leather comes in many different varieties. Bridle, Latigo, and Harness are all leathers that are dyed and finished at the tannery. Each has is own tannery-specific mix of oils, fats, and waxes infused in the leather to give it specific properties and feel. Unfinished natural veg-tan is more versatile as it can be custom carved, stamped, dyed, and finished to exact specifications.

Leather Care:

With exposure to water and the elements leather can dry out. Dried leather leads to cracking and eventually deterioration. In order to keep your leather goods in top shape I recommend oiling occasionally or if the leather seems dry or overly stiff. Though there are many commercially available leather oils/conditioners, I prefer to use pure neatsfoot oil for basic maintenance. For a more thorough conditioning I like Obenauf's Leather Oil and for heavy duty waterproofing Obenauf's LP. Note that these products may darken leather and be careful not to over oil.

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Frequently asked questions
Do You Accept Returns or Exchanges?

Since most of the work I do is made-to-order and custom sized I, unfortunately, cannot take returns or exchanges. Please take the time to find your correct size when ordering and don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions regarding sizing or other details about a product or order and I'll do my best to make sure you know exactly what your'e getting. Thanks for understanding.

How long until my order ships?

Most items are custom made to order. That means production times can vary based on backorders, stock, and how much time I have in the workshop. I try to ship belts within 2 weeks of order and smaller items quicker. If something is delayed longer than expected I'll likely get in touch to give an update but feel free to contact me if you are concerned about your item not arriving. I can often offer expedited production and shipping if need be. Please inform me early after purchase if you have arrival deadlines so I can adjust accordingly. Once you item ships you'll receive a notification and shipping info through Etsy.

Can I cancel an order?

If you want to cancel an order please get in touch as soon as possible. If I haven't started working on it I'm happy to process a cancellation or change.

How do I care for my new leather item

Generally, you won't need to do anything. I make sure my products are sufficiently conditioned and finished to survive in the wild. Just wipe with a soft cloth if it gets dirty, let it dry out if it gets wet, and buff to restore a polish.

Can You Combine Shipping?

Yes! I'll ship all your items together and then refund you any shipping overages.