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horween leather


Tap & Dye is an American leather goods brand rooted in an affinity for exceptional craftsmanship and build quality. The company was founded on the simple principle of quality above all else and its mission is to create heritage items that will last for generations.

Each good is made to order to uphold the highest quality standards so quality control begins and ends with me. And as no two straps are alike, they will age beautifully and uniquely for each owner.  It is currently small operation based out of my studio space in Brooklyn, NY where I design and craft every good. Lead times will change relative to the work load but you will always be updated on the progress before it is ready to ship. I treat each good you purchase as a piece of art and will ensure it arrives safely no matter what. 

Our products are handcrafted from extremely durable, vegetable dyed full grain cowhide sourced from family run U.S. tanneries like Wickett & Craig and Horween, Chicago's oldest tannery that has existed since 1905. All hardware components are sourced from vendors and manufacturers within the U.S which means that when you support this brand, you are in turn supporting an ecosystem of American manufacturers and vendors as well. And that's a good thing. 

Thank you for your interest in this brand.  Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions. I will do my best to respond to your inquiries within a timely manner.

Justin Waldinger
Founder & Chief Craftsman of Tap & Dye