Billykirk on Design: You’re with me, Leather.

southern on the inside, billykirk, chris bray, kirk bray, fairhaven for sebago, garden and gun auction

The Brothers Bray. Photo: Rose Callahan via Scout Mag

One–well, two–of my favorite designers, the brothers behind Billykirk, have produced a special edition set of his and hers traveler bags for the latest Garden & Gun Club auction, up for grabs until Wednesday. If you’re not familiar with Billykirk, the NYC-based leather goods outfit founded by Chris Bray and Kirk Bray in 1999, you should definitely check out the web site. The brothers were born in Memphis and consider their southern roots one of their main influences. They prize craftsmanship and quality like it’s their religion, and most of their collection is made by a group of Amish leather workers in Pennsylvania. In addition to what they produce for retail at stores like Barneys, Oak and Unis, Billykirk does custom work and collaborates with other brands. Their Fairhaven collection for Sebago, featuring updated oxfords and down-on-the-docks boots, hits stores in June.

southern on the inside, billykirk, chris bray, kirk bray, fairhaven for sebago, garden and gun auction

Photo courtesy of selectism.com

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One response to “Billykirk on Design: You’re with me, Leather.

  1. Daniel

    This post needs a “Chris Berman” tag.

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