Inspiration Part 2 and 3: L.A. and Vintage
Himel Brothers Leather . I went to LA in the depths of winter and emerged pleasantly happy. I meet the legends and owners of Langlitz leather in Seattle. Dave told me some great stories about a vintage Langlitz piece on displ in my booth.
I hung out with my good friend Robert Medellin. Rob has a new boot project on the go Ace Boots...look em up on Facebook. Here is a picture of Zip Stevenson of Hollywood Trading Co. checking out Roberts boot and giving some good criticism. My good buddy Eric from JunkYardJeans whom I shared my booth with made me an awesome Himel Brothers Patch with his vintage custom chain-stitch machine. Unfortunately a guy stole it at the show (I have his picture but I have chosen to let him live with the karma). Check out the cutie girl mezmorized by the sewing machine. There were designers of every ilk there.