The first leather shoe made with a shoelace and holes was invented in 1790.
Even though leather footwear had been produced for thousands of years, the first shoelace was produced in 1790. Want another fun fact? The first shoes assigned to left and right feet were invented in 1818.
Okay everybody, ready for this?
NEW from Awl Made Here…
FISH SKIN (yes folks, FISH skin) lighter cases!!
Now available at Haag and Sons Seafood, Oak Island, NC ($22)
LEATHER HAS BEEN POPULAR SINCE 3000BC
“Popular leather products actually date all the way back to 3000 BC when the Romans used leather sails on their boats. (!) Leather was also used for furniture, tents and weapons. It began to be used more for fashion purposes around 1000 years later when it started to be worn by Egyptian women.”
I’ve got thirty-six expressions–
Sweet as pie to tough as leather
NOTEBOOK COVERS! This is a style that lifts up to open. Inside is a small yellow notepad, a pen holder, and an extra pocket at the top.
$50, free s&h.
DID YOU KNOW?
“White leather is the most difficult to produce.
White dye can only be used with the best top quality hides. When it is used on poor quality hides, the leather becomes very hard and at risk of cracking making white leather very difficult to produce.”
Anchors! Leather Napkin Rings and Catchalls.
Napkin rings are a set of 4 ($15)
Catchalls are 5″ X 5″ ($24)
Free S&H in the US
Handcrafted, made to order 🙂
Check out these antique leather tools. What a great pic!