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Three Years Later: Corter Utility Belt

It’s been somewhere around three years that I’ve been wearing this belt everyday. One of the first American made pieces I picked up that really made me realize that you truly get what you pay for. Starting out as natural vegetable tanned leather, it has darkened and developed some really nice patina. I snapped these just to share with Eric, but figured I’d share ‘em here. Looking back at where he was when I purchased this belt from him, it’s really amazing to see how he’s expanded Corter Leather. It definitely shows that guys (and gals) are more interested in quality over quantity.  Keep up the good work Eric!

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Keep it simple.

These are my everyday essentials. Nothing more, nothing less.

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Oh, hello Fall.

The air finally has a chill in it. I’ve waited all year for this. Thanks Dylan Barnes for helping me out with these photos, and thanks to Michael Andersen for always holding me down with the best American made goods from the Woodlands.

What I’m wearing:

Hood: Reigning Champ Heavyweight (the best investment you will ever make, it’s worth the money folks)

Bag: Parrot Canvas x The Woodlands

Jeans: Tellason

Shoes: Clarks Beeswax DB’s

Leather Goods: Corter & Tanner Goods

Bandanna: The Hill-Side

What Dylan is wearing:

Jacket: Vintage Flannel Lined Rain-Slicker

Shirt: HUF Chambray

Jeans: Uniqlo Selvedge

Shoes: Sperry Top-Sider

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Daily Necessities: The Hill-Side Bandanna & Corter Brewster Wallet

I’m not sure why I like to carry so much stuff around in my pockets, and I’m not really sure why it’s necessary to have a selvedge bandanna… but that’s besides the point.

I carry around a lot of stuff with me on a daily basis, and I used to lose a lot of stuff on a daily basis. Wether it be from falling out of my pocket, or just being left somewhere. Well, that’s all changed, thanks to this Corter Brewster Wallet. It’s the perfect size to keep most of my every day items in. It’s currently storing a security card for work, Burt’s Bees lip balm, Compact Flash cards, a thumb drive, and an Indian Head penny that my great Grandmother gave to me. Honestly, it helps me not forget these things when I’m out and about, and it stays in my back pocket so it’s never left at home.

I keep my outfits pretty plain for the most part, so I rely on accessories and my beard to keep things interesting. I’m really happy I picked up a The Hill-Side Chambray bandanna. First off, I love everything selvedge, and it’s come in handy multiple times as a number of things: a napkin, defense mechanism for Florida’s summers, a towel for my iPhone, and even a make-shift bottle opener. This will be riding in my back pocket for the long run.

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Tellason Denim

I’ve been pretty big into dry (or raw) denim for about two years now. I started off with shitty overpriced street wear branded selvedge denim, and then moved on up onto a pair of Levi’s selvedge denim. I was just never satisfied. It’s been a continuous battle with finding a quality pair of denim, with a good fit, and all of those neat little details that we’ve come to love and want in our denim. I’m excited to say that I think I’ve finally found it.

I recently placed an order with Mike of Tanner Goods & The Woodlands on a pair of Tellason denim. I really had no idea what to expect out of these, other than what I had read over at Denim Debate, and a sizing chart I had seen online. When it comes to ordering denim, I’m used to going by measurements, and a few user opinions from sufu, styleforum, and denim debate. Living in Florida has it ups & downs (more downs than ups) but one thing it definitely does not have is a good ol’ denim shop. With a little faith and some kind words on the quality & fit from Mike, I placed my order. A few days later, with hesitation I opened up the package and examined the details really closely.

Thankfully, they’re button-fly which I know is pretty standard, but my Levi’s were zipper – so I was very stoked on this. Doughnut buttons that are set perfect, and should last awhile. Really heavy canvas pocket bags, that should fix the issues I’ve had with these ripping over time, rendering a pair of jeans pretty much useless. The back pockets are also reinforced with a canvas patch (inside the pocket) that will help keep those together longer and keep your wallet safe. The coin pocket is selvedge lined as well as deeper than normal, which is a plus for me due to carrying a pocket knife and other miscellaneous items in it. Black selvedge stitching makes these a little more unique and subtle, as most companies are using red stitching. Last but definitely not least, a super thick Tanner Goods leather patch that has should take on a nice patina as it gets older.

After a thorough examination, I threw these on. Instantly I was surprised by the quality and feel of the denim. They just feel like a pair of denim that will last you a lifetime, which is no surprise considering they’re sourced from one of the oldest, and one of the only factories still in the US, Cone Denim White Oak of North Carolina. This is just one of the reasons I went with Tellason. I love the fact they’re 100% made in the USA. With the denim sourced from NC, leather patch from Tanner Goods of Portland, and the production being done right in San Francisco.

All in all, the combination of a brand with a passion for denim, and a passion for the quality of that denim definitely shows in the finished product. Tellason’s won’t only last you for years, they’ll continuously look better with age. So get them dirty, get them wet, just wear them and go wherever life takes you.

I’m just starting to put some wear into these, so it’s no use to provide fit pictures this early on. The fit on these is a high-rise, straight leg with a slight taper. Definitely a more traditional fit, and not as slim as most of the dry denim crowd is wanting. Once I find someone to snap some pictures for me, I’ll definitely put some up.

To purchase Tellason denim, visit the Tellason site or Woodlands Shop.

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