Hand-graining leather is a traditional process in which we ‘grain’ vegetable tanned leather hides by folding them multiple directions, multiple times. During our video call, we’ll show you examples of leather we have hand-colored so you can see how they differ from tannery colored hides, and explain why hand-grained effects differ within each hide and from one hide to another. We custom mix transparent, water based dyes to colors you specify. Curing times require a multi-day effort to make our hand-grained, hand-colored leather for you. Our colorfast, pigment-free hues enhance the hide’s natural characteristics further assuring the one-of-a-kind look of your bag.
We mix solvent-free, colorfast pigments to hand paint your linen and leather bag the colors that you specify during our video call. We have developed techniques to stiffen the linen and make it water repellent and stain resistant. We cut a single layer of linen and make it impermeable enough to allow us to paint the inside the of the panel a color that you specify. Then we paint the outside of the panel a different color you may specify. We make of the single-ply linen panel your one-of-a-kind, lightweight, freestanding, made to-measure, custom colored linen and leather bag.
Prior to cutting vegetable tanned leathers from our tannery, we hand-finish each hide with our proprietary mix of solvent-free waxes and oils of the same quality as those used by cosmetic manufacturers. When the finish cures, we hand-burnish each hide to enrich the color of its full grain and add patina to the surface of the leather.
We make Travelers’ Face Masks to-measure for you. Join us via a Zoom® video call, have a tape measure at-hand, and we’ll help you take the measurements required to custom make your mask.
Each mask is shipped with two complementary, disposable, replaceable, melt-blown, charged, electret filters tested by Nelson Labs to have 98% bacterial filter efficiency. We make your mask of a combination of linen and organic hemp fabrics. Linen and hemp are sustainable, bacterial resistant, breathable, and washable materials. The masks, unusually durable, soften significantly after their first washing. Our Face Masks are designed and made for all-day, everyday protection and comfort, but they are not medical devices, and not intended for medical purposes.
For someone I loved, I would buy a piece of luggage from Glaser Designs in San Francisco.
Myron's bags are my absolute favorites. I have two, a Litigation Bag and a Duffel, as well as insiders organizers and other accessories. You cannot go wrong here. When people ask about my bags, I tell them, what a good reason to go out to San Francisco. Or, you can just call Myron.
I've been a client for close to a decade... a former finance exec turned entrepreneur and I've purchased several cases from Myron and Kari and Co. Simply stated, they don't make them like this anymore and this craftsmanship is a dying art form. Sad to say but true. Working with Glaser is a true treat; a real consultative approach to design and execution. Consider me a lifetime client.
Myron Glaser makes the best leather products you will ever find, and that includes things in Italy and Spain. I have several pieces that are now over 20 years old, and they are still in wonderful condition. These are things you buy for life!
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By special order, we’ll hand-color your hand-grained, all-leather bags, and your leather and linen bags. If you would like to learn more about how we make our bags and hand-color materials, please ask for a tour of our workshop following your Zoom® video chat with us.