TAGSMITH

Personalized Leather Gifts for Him or Her

LA, California
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Announcement    Welcome to Tagsmith! I began selling on Etsy in 2010, designing and handcrafting leather goods for men and women. I specialize in making leather wallets, billfolds, business card holders, money clip card holders and key chains in my workshop in Los Angeles, CA. All of my designs are made out of premium American or European leather. Tagsmith items can be customized with initials, name, or quote, making them great personalized gifts for yourself or loved ones.

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Steve

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Tagsmith Originals Leather Bifold Wallet
http://bestleather.org/tagsmith-originals-leather-bifold-wallet-54/

"Tagsmith Geldklammer-Kartenetui" by Heldth
http://www.heldth.com/tagsmith-geldklammer-kartenetui/

"Tagsmith Leather Moleskine Covers" by Cool Material
http://coolmaterial.com/home/tagsmith-leather-moleskine-covers/

"The Essentials: The Card Case" by Primer Magazine
http://www.primermagazine.com/2011/spend/the-essentials-the-card-case

"Good Giving: 40 Under $40, pt. 2" by Well Spent
http://well-spent.com/2011/11/28/good-giving-40-under-40-pt-2/

"Rough" by Map Magazine
http://issuu.com/mapmag/docs/mm134/25

"Tagsmith Rough Out Billfold" by Cool Material
http://coolmaterial.com/gear/tagsmith-rough-out-billfold/

"Business Travel Accessories For Any Budget" by More.com
http://www.more.com/business-travel-accessories

"Tagsmith Rough Out Billfold" by Well Spent.
http://well-spent.com/2011/08/04/tagsmith-rough-out-billfold/

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Last updated on Jun 5, 2022

Welcome to Tagsmith! I began selling on Etsy in 2010, designing and handcrafting leather goods for men and women. I specialize in making leather wallets, billfolds, business card holders, money clip card holders and key chains in my workshop in Los Angeles, CA. All of my designs are made out of premium American or European leather. Tagsmith items can be customized with initials, name, or quote, making them great personalized gifts for yourself or loved ones.

Thanks for stopping by!
Steve

***Sign up for my VIP email list to receive new item updates, and special offers. Copy and paste this link into your browser: https://tinyurl.com/Tagsmith
**********************************************************************************************************************************
*TAGSMITH PRESS*

Tagsmith Originals Leather Bifold Wallet
http://bestleather.org/tagsmith-originals-leather-bifold-wallet-54/

"Tagsmith Geldklammer-Kartenetui" by Heldth
http://www.heldth.com/tagsmith-geldklammer-kartenetui/

"Tagsmith Leather Moleskine Covers" by Cool Material
http://coolmaterial.com/home/tagsmith-leather-moleskine-covers/

"The Essentials: The Card Case" by Primer Magazine
http://www.primermagazine.com/2011/spend/the-essentials-the-card-case

"Good Giving: 40 Under $40, pt. 2" by Well Spent
http://well-spent.com/2011/11/28/good-giving-40-under-40-pt-2/

"Rough" by Map Magazine
http://issuu.com/mapmag/docs/mm134/25

"Tagsmith Rough Out Billfold" by Cool Material
http://coolmaterial.com/gear/tagsmith-rough-out-billfold/

"Business Travel Accessories For Any Budget" by More.com
http://www.more.com/business-travel-accessories

"Tagsmith Rough Out Billfold" by Well Spent.
http://well-spent.com/2011/08/04/tagsmith-rough-out-billfold/

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About TAGSMITH

Sales 8,259
On Etsy since 2010

I handcraft quality leather goods and gifts for men: Business Card Holders, Leather Keychains, Mens Wallets and more.

At my shop in Los Angeles, I design and create classic leather goods and custom personalized accessories with a modern edge. Every Tagsmith item is handmade using the highest quality leathers and hardware, all sourced by yours truly and made to last. Whether you’re looking for unique groomsmen gifts, a gift for husband, or a gift for coworker, there is something for everyone in my shop. Most items are available with personalization, laser engraving or hot foil stamping, so if you’re looking for something sentimental, I’ve got you covered. I personally craft everything that comes out of my shop, and as I approach my 11 year anniversary on Etsy, I’m proud to continue to make cool and classic leather goods for you.

I was born in rural Missouri, and moved to Southern California when I was 11 years old. I’m a hybrid of the sticks and the beach – I’m town and country, baby! For years, I played in roots rock bands and developed an eye for style and street fashion. I also enjoyed wrenching on classic cars and being part of the Kalifornia Kar Kulture. My aesthetic was influenced by the West Coast punk/alternative country scene, along with traditional western gear, Americana, and Old California style. When I was 19, I wanted a leather strap for my electric bass and couldn’t find one I liked. So I made my own, and had the strap that I wanted. At that time, I was too into playing in bands to keep the leather work going. Then, years later, I wanted a leather cuff watch and again, couldn’t find one I thought was cool, so I figured out how to make the one I wanted. But this time, I was mature enough to appreciate what I had done, and became hooked on the process of creating what I viewed was a piece of art. I started making gifts and taking custom orders from friends, fellow musicians, and other Hollywood creative types. This inspired me to study leatherworking with a master leather artisan for two years. He taught me how to create quality leather goods using my own original aesthetic. As I hone my skills as a leather artisan, I’m inspired by my own personal history, and have also gained a deep appreciation for the leather craftsmen who were historically the heart of many of the European luxury brands. I also try to incorporate their eye for subtlety into my creations. I’m sure you’ll like Tagsmith leather goods as much as I like making them.

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  • Steve

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Leather goods handcrafted in Los Angeles CA.

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Last updated on May 11, 2022
Frequently asked questions
What is vegetable tanned leather?

Vegetable tanned leather or veg-tan, refers to the organic materials, such as tree bark, that are used to tan the cow hides. It is the oldest form of tanning, dating back thousands of years, also revered for its environmental friendliness.

Where do you source your leather?

All the leather I use is premium cow or bull leather sourced from two legendary American tanneries as well as an one award winning European tannery.

Wickett & Craig of America is located in Curwensville, PA. Founded in 1867, Wickett & Craig is a world renowned vegetable tannery.

The Horween Leather Company was founded in 1905, and located in Chicago,IL. They were made famous by their cult-favorite Chromexcel® and Essex leathers, as well as other tannages.

Do you do corporate branded gifts?

Yes, I work with businesses of all sizes, from local mom and pops to internationally recognized corporations, to create handcrafted gifts that celebrate their brand. Please contact me for more information.

Will you engrave/emboss anything I want on my item?

Almost. But there are some exceptions: no hate speech, nothing political, and nothing protected by copyright. I reserve the right to refuse any request.

Do you offer discounts for multiples?

Yes, I do offer discounts on most items. I also fill many orders for bridal party gifts, bridesmaid gifts, groomsmen gifts, and wedding favors. Please contact me for details.

How do I clean and condition my Tagsmith leather item?

Tagsmith items can be cleaned using a lightly damp cloth. For a more thorough treatment, you can use liquid saddle soap. Spray it on the cloth, then gently wipe down the leather. Once it dries, you can apply Fiebing’s Aussie Leather Conditioner. Let that dry overnight, then wipe dry with a soft, clean, dry cloth. I use this method to condition my own personal leather items about once a year.

How long will it take to receive my order?

Each item has a different production time, so please refer to each individual listing. Contact me if you have a specific time frame in which you need to receive an item and I will try to accommodate you.

What’s the difference between USPS First Class Mail and USPS Priority Mail?

First Class Mail takes 2 - 5 days to be delivered. Priority Mail takes 1 - 3 days to be delivered. I offer both options. Note: Upgrading from First Class Mail to Priority Mail does not change the production time for the item. Please send me an Etsy Convo about any rush orders before placing your order, and I’ll try my best to make it happen.

What is Horween Chromexcel?

Horween Chromexcel is the original “pull up” leather. Horween is an internationally respected leather tannery, founded in Chicago in 1905. The formula for this combination tanned leather has been around for over 100 years and has developed a cult following, and it’s easy to understand why. The weight is substantial, but without compromising its rich, buttery texture. In order to achieve the unique look and feel, the tannery puts these hides through at least 89 processes, which takes 28 days to complete. A lot of work goes into creating this gorgeous leather, and I’m proud to be able to create with it.

What is full grain leather?

Full grain leather is the highest quality, most durable type of leather, taken from the top of the hide. It is not sanded or corrected, so it has imperfections that contribute to its beauty and natural character.