It's no secret that I hate sales. Especially "sale holidays", and not because I'm a greedy bastard that's unwilling to mark down my products, but because I try to reject the notion that shopping should be a way to celebrate. That kind of thing grants far too much power to money. If you really need to exercise the power of your earnings, spend it on an experience.
On the flip side, Thanksgiving is perhaps the most appropriate sale event for Hollows Leather, because I am incredibly thankful for all of the support shown to me by my customers and clients. You literally put food in my fridge and pay my rent, and a sale is the best way I have of communicating that gratitude.
So the two things I really have to say about the curious phenomenon known as "Black Friday" are; Thank you, and shop wisely. Don't buy things you don't want or need just because they're on sale (even if I made them). Don't expect a purchase to actually improve your life. If you find yourself trying to shop your way to a better self, it's time to power down the glowing rectangles and step out of the stores, there are no answers there.
And with my annual rant out of the way, here's the scoop on this year's deals: coupon code THISISYOURGOD will get you 15% off your purchase. Any purchase over $200 (after discount and before shipping) will get a free Leeward Keychain and Coaster (random colors). Keep them, use them, gift them, whatever you like. The sale will run until Midnight central on Monday.
There are bunch of new and restocked items on the site as well. I didn't have a ton of time to prep for the sale this year, but I used most of my time making a small batch of Southbound card cases in Shell Cordovan. Came away with a nice looking rainbow...
Belt stock is good in all configurations aside from Black Bridle, there are only a few of those. I've got a new, limited run of Rail belts in an English Bridle finish I'm calling Baked Bean, because color names should be both accurate and delicious.
I also have a small amount of the Rail buckles in a nice matte nickel finish, in both single or double prong. These will be an option on all Rail styles until supply runs out.
I've got some flat strap bracelets made up finally. I used to make a lot of these many years ago, I figured they were due for a comeback. Only Natural Chromexcel for now, but I'll do some more colors soon.
I was lucky enough to pick up some new brass hardware on my recent trip to Japan. These hooks are the first, but not the last of the treasures I'll be posting from the trip.
I've made up a batch of simple leather key fobs featuring a Penrose triangle stamp and nice brass hardware. These are mostly made from small shell cordovan pieces, but I had to do some in Natural Chromexcel as well.
And lastly, I've expanded the flare collection with the return of Penrose pins and patches, plus a new design. I'll write more about that later on, but let it speak for itself for the time being. All made in the USA!
I think that just about covers it. I may have overlooked a few things, so click around the store and see for yourself, and thank you all again for the support.