Brothers Chris and Kirk Bray founded Billykirk (the name is a shortened version of William Kirkland, Kirk’s full name) in 1999 after stumbling upon an old leather watchstrap in a Los Angeles thrift store. It was love at first sight. The designers apprenticed with a third-generation craftsman to learn the techniques they now use to produce their exquisite leather and canvas belts, wallets, bags, briefcases, rucksacks, and, of course, watchstraps. East Coast-based since 2005, Billykirk now employs Amish artisans in rural Pennsylvania who use traditional leatherworking methods to turn high-quality domestic and Italian hides into functional yet fashionable bags and belts.
Whether you’re looking for leather belts, wallets, messenger bags or cuffs, this sale has what you need. All of these items are handmade in the United States, and many come from a group of Amish artisans in Pennsylvania. And if you’re looking for a break from all the leather, have at these handy canvas tote bags.
Get fully kitted out with this eclectic sale, featuring tried-and-true leather wallets, totes and belts from the Bray Brothers of BILLYKIRK. They’re a perfect complement to Vanishing Elephant’s Amberton chambray shirt or Ottawa wool coat. And don’t forget a pair of shoes from Zuriick, masters of combining comfort and style. r
Whether your tastes run to old-school or cutting-edge, the shoes and sportswear in this sale are fantastic finds. PF Flyers give sneakers instant retro appeal, while Creative Recreation’s sleek high-tops are the modern guy’s dress shoe. For fancier footwear, check out Schmoove’s oxford-sneaker hybrids. You’ll also find jeans and tees by Chip and Pepper and swim trunks and linen shirts by Vilebrequin.
Think there’s only one way to wear that suit? Think again. Gilt MAN’s own Nick Wooster shows you how to get the most out of your closet with the season’s most versatile pieces. From suits and anoraks to boots and chinos—it’s time to take a different approach to the fall essentials.