Local natives, Makr Carry Goods are one of the few companies in Florida that are doing something awesome. Creating well-designed bags, accessories, and even furniture – all crafted in their Winter Park studio. My friend Darryl has been using one of their Farm Rucksacks for about two years now. Made up of a heavy duck canvas, with Horween leather accents & shoulder straps. A really simplistic approach on the classic rucksack, that works extremely well.
Man, being without my laptop sure is a pain! I’ve got a grip of photos to share but no way to share them! New battery is en route, so I should be back at it shortly. In the interim, I figured I’d share some product that I’ve been lusting after lately. So here’s a head-to-toe run down of some items I’m wishing I had this Christmas.
Inverallan Knit Cap for Inventory Magazine – $85
The Hill-Side Cross Print Scarf – $80
Gitman Vintage for Penfield USA – $140
3sixteen x Woodlands Supply Co. Pendelton Wool Overshirt – $175
Makr Carry Goods Farm Ruck Sack in Natural – $160.00
Tanner Goods Heritage Belt – $90
Engineered Garments Workaday Cords in Olive – $160
Two-Feet Ahead Crew Socks in Moss – $8.00
Quoddy Mocassin Road Chukka w/ Brick Vibram Sole – $280
My good friends over at Makr Carry Goods just redesigned their web site and made a lot of new product available for purchase. It was so hard to keep my mouth closed about Makr’s expansion into canvas carry goods, so I’m glad they’re finally public. I must say, the craftsmanship and durability of these bags is unreal, and it’s definitely the most manly tote I’ve seen. I witnessed Jason designing the exact measurements of this bag, and I must tell you that he went for nothing short of absolute perfection. Who knows how many samples later, they’re finally available! The price points are amazing for the quality and time Jason has put into crafting these bags.
Take a look at the new Makr site and swoon over how rad the new product is, and take a gander at that Baxter Straight-Edge Razor is. If I shaved, I’d be all over that one.
After taking the day off work, I embarked on my two hour drive over to the quaint town of Winter Park, FL. Winter Park is right outside of Orlando, and is definitely the neatest area I’ve seen in this state. It just has a very different vibe, and that’s probably due to it housing a lot of cool independently owned shops and restaurants. I wandered around for a few minutes looking for Suite 102. I got lucky that Mike Wilkie spotted me due to the Oak Street Bootmaker Trail Oxfords on my feet, or else I would of continued wondering in the complete wrong direction. He called me over and then invited me into the Makr Carry Goods studio. I walked in the door to hear the general hustle & bustle of a workshop. Three gentleman were sitting at work-benches working on wallets, card holders, and even some leather risers the Makr skate decks.
The first thing I noticed was the overwhelming (in a good way) smell of the Horween leather from the shop, and the fact that they were listening to Explosions in the Sky. I felt at home right away. I walked around the studio and shot a few photos of some of the bags that Jason has designed, some of this stuff is not out yet, and some of it is is already available at the Makr shop. The attention to detail in these bags surpasses anything I’ve seen before, and after sitting with Jason and viewing the design process – I have a whole new level respect for the products he’s creating. These bags are fine tuned, sample after sample, to be absolutely perfect. In the end product, it definitely shows.
I started chatting with Jason while he was working on designing something from his new line of products, and all I can tell you right now is that you should save your money. It’s really, really good stuff that is super efficient, and super simple. We were chatting about the time that goes in to running something like Makr, and as expected it’s a whole lot of late nights, and even more weekends spent in the studio. Which in this case, is not that bad of a place to be.
Thanks again to Jason and everyone else for having me out and taking the time out of their busy schedules to let me take photos, and chat with them. I’ll definitely be back soon.