Three generations in the making.

A leather legacy, an ancient craft, passed down from father to son, from one generation to the next.

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Timeless leather goods, handmade one at a time.

We focus our attention on the individual details. No short cuts and no lasers, just good old fashioned elbow grease.

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Handcrafted Since 1959

Make Smith leather goods are proudly manufactured in Santa Barbara, CA. We strive to make high-qulaity goods that will last a life-time utilizing envionmentally friendly materials that are sustainably produced. We source our leather from a family run tannery in Napa, CA.



Exclusive retailer of Make Smith

Exclusive retailer of Make Smith

The Shopkeepers located at 137 Anacapa St A, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. (805) 883-3122


  • On our workbench :: Large Leather Billfolds

        What's currently on our leather making workbench? We are currently making a ton of large billfold wallets from full-grain saddle leather. We use a super tough nylon thread to bond each layer of leather together. Take a closer look on the product page to see the inside details. Each wallet is made by hand in our Santa barbara county workshop out of top quality cattle hide from Napa hide house in Napa California. We pride ourselves in make a US domestic product from beginning to end. All of our wallets make for a very special gift, but this one in particular is the most functional because of its large capacity pocket space and classic Americana style. 

    "Each wallet is made by hand."

    Large Billfold leather wallet
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