Category Archives: Truman Hand Crafted

Daily Necessities: What I’m Carrying

  • Layerxlayer Zip Pouch: I never thought this would be something I’d keep on my daily, but I really helps me keep my things together. Waxed canvas that continually looks better, and tons of room for pens, pencils, your phone, journal holder, basically whatever you may need.
  • Truman Journal Cover:  Writing with a pencil is so much more enjoyable than relying on your phone for everything. Your pencil has no auto-correct. I’ve always got a Field Notes tucked away in this to jot down small ideas. Hand stitched, copper rivets, and heavyweight natural vegetable tanned leather.
  • Mans Face Stuff Gin & Tonic Stache Wax: Best moustache/beard wax I’ve used. You can pronounce every ingredient that’s in it as well. If you’re keeping it grizzly, keep it together.
  • Badget Lip Balm: Chapped lips are the worst; this stuff rules.
  • Tanner Goods Workman Wallet: I’ve already said it all here.
  • Bicycle Playing Cards: These are super-old, I found them at a garage sale for a quarter. Beer & Blackjack.
  • Tanner Goods Tether: Keeps the keys safe, and it has aged beautifully (started off as natural)
  • Hollows Leather Wraps: Single leather wrap bracelets. They’re both natural tanned leather, one is brand new, and the other is six months old.
  • Hill-Side Bandana: Never without one in my back pocket. So many uses I can’t even begin to list ’em.




Filed under Daily Necessities, Layerxlayer, Made in USA, Tanner Goods, The Hill-Side, Truman Hand Crafted

Truman Hand Crafted Journal Cover

Awhile back I stumbled on Truman Hand Crafted, the idea behind one of my favorite bloggers – Teppei Teranishi of Newgrass. He delved into leatherworking as a hobby, and has just recently started selling his wares. I have been storing my notebook in my back pocket for far too long and saw that he had a beautifully designed journal cover that was exactly what I had been looking for.

The cover is made from an 6 oz vegetable tanned leather with the majority of it being cut from a single piece of leather. The tab closure has a pen/pencil holder stitched onto it to ensure you’re never without one. Handset copper rivets secure the journal cover to protect your valuable (or invaluable) notes. Hand stitched throughout, with waxed and burnished edges – you know that no corners were cut in making these.

These are available over at the Truman shop, along with some other fine pieces. These are made to order, but the turn around time is fairly quick.


Filed under Leather Goods, Leatherworking, Truman Hand Crafted