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12 Gifts for Him – $100 or Less

Remember Father's Day is June 17th, but you have plenty of time to buy a special gift for your Dad.  I’ve put together a Gift Guide to help yo[Read more]

Gifts That Go Beyond the Father’s Day Necktie

For a long time, I have felt a little sorry for all of the dads out there when it came to the receiving of gifts...especially when Father's Day rolled[Read more]

12 Groomsmen Gifts They’ll Actually Want

Groomsmen gifts have gotten a bad rap over the years. Who hasn't been given an engraved glass mug or flask...both of which are probably still in the [Read more]

Our Customers’ Top 10 Picks for Graduation Gifts

Graduation is a beginning....a defining moment in time that one never forgets. It's a time when anything is possible and the sky is the limit! A grad[Read more]

Derby Day Ready…

I can just hear the bugle as the jockeys ride their horses into the gate. Excitement reaches a crescendo as the gates open and the fastest two minute[Read more]

Colonel’s Foolproof Mother’s Day Plan

Shop Leather Gifts for Mom Enter “Mothers Day” in the order Checkout “Notes,” and I will throw in a little something extra for Mom. (Orders $5[Read more]
12 Gifts for Him – $100 or Less

12 Gifts for Him – $100 or Less

Remember Father’s Day is June 17th, but you have plenty of time to buy a special gift for your Dad.  I’ve put together a Gift Guide to help you buy gifts that will be utilized and cherished. Almost every gift in this selection can be personalized, which shows that you didn’t just run into a…

Gifts That Go Beyond the Father’s Day Necktie

Gifts That Go Beyond the Father’s Day Necktie

For a long time, I have felt a little sorry for all of the dads out there when it came to the receiving of gifts…especially when Father’s Day rolled around. While a tie or “Worlds Greatest Dad” mug are nice gifts to receive, getting them year after year…after year, might not rank very high on…

12 Groomsmen Gifts They’ll Actually Want

12 Groomsmen Gifts They’ll Actually Want

Groomsmen gifts have gotten a bad rap over the years. Who hasn’t been given an engraved glass mug or flask…both of which are probably still in the box at the bottom of your closet. Give them a gift they will not only think is cool, but one they will actually want to use for years…

Our Customers’ Top 10 Picks for Graduation Gifts

Our Customers’ Top 10 Picks for Graduation Gifts

Graduation is a beginning….a defining moment in time that one never forgets. It’s a time when anything is possible and the sky is the limit! A graduation gift isn’t “just a gift”…it is a representation of this monumental accomplishment and the gift should be just as special. Give your graduate a gift that will follow…

Derby Day Ready…

Derby Day Ready…

I can just hear the bugle as the jockeys ride their horses into the gate. Excitement reaches a crescendo as the gates open and the fastest two minutes in sports is underway. There is a sense of refined pageantry evident in the Run For the Roses. I admire how the Derby is steeped in history…

Colonel’s Foolproof Mother’s Day Plan

Colonel’s Foolproof Mother’s Day Plan

Shop Leather Gifts for Mom Enter “Mothers Day” in the order Checkout “Notes,” and I will throw in a little something extra for Mom. (Orders $50 or more) No. 17 and No. 18 Hunt Bag No. 24 Leather Apron No. 5 Cinch Belt No. 9B Tote No. 9B Tote(American Buffalo) and No. 20 Traveler – Leather…

Introducing…The Traveler

Introducing…The Traveler

The Traveler – Leather Tumbler Sleeve Patent Pending (for Yeti Rambler® 20 oz. and 30 oz.) “Being a leather aficionado, I’m partial to the look and feel of our new sleeve. Since I carry my Yeti Rambler® everywhere I go, I designed the handy sleeve not only for aesthetics but with a carry strap for no-spill…

10 Valentine Gifts for Him & Her

10 Valentine Gifts for Him & Her

Gifts for Him No. 18 Portfolio No. 5 Cinch Belt No. 23 Pocket Journal No. 9 Journal No. 30 Composition Journal No. 3 Dresser Caddy No. 4 Billfold No. 2 Shave Kit No. 3 Grip Travel Bag Cologne   Gifts for Her No. 20 Portfolio No. 17 Hunt Bag in American Buffalo No. 22B Derby…

Valentine’s Day Special Offers

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18 Items to Help You Get Organized in 2018

18 Items to Help You Get Organized in 2018

As the new year rolls around, one of the top resolutions made is to get organized. Since this is usually one of my top resolutions, I listed 18 products to help us all get organized in 2018. No. 2 Agenda – $210.00 Start your new year off right by getting and staying organized with the…

23 Gifts to Give Yourself!

23 Gifts to Give Yourself!

Now that holiday shopping for others has come and gone…I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite things for you to give yourself!   Front Pocket Wallet No. 1 Pouch No. 47 Phone Holster Front Pocket Wallet with Flap (American Buffalo) No. 48 Phone Holster No. 60 Phone Holster No. 49 Phone Holster…

Top 10 Gifts for the Distinguished Traveler

Top 10 Gifts for the Distinguished Traveler

For the traveler in your life…whether it be business trips or just for fun. My gift guide will have them traveling in style and comfort no matter the destination.                       Each product on this list is handcrafted in our workshop in Lynnville, TN, USA and ships…

The Colonel’s Holiday Shopping Gift Guides

The Colonel’s Holiday Shopping Gift Guides

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10 Perfect Gifts for the Office

10 Perfect Gifts for the Office

If you have someone on your gift list whose office is their second home, you can be sure a gift of leather will be appreciated to add warmth and ambiance to their home away from home. Some items on the list are great for trips to and from the office and in business meetings. Each…

25 Stocking Stuffers – $50 or less

25 Stocking Stuffers – $50 or less

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that The Colonel soon would be there; Christmas is just around the corner, and The Colonel is on the job to help you fill those stockings with items that will bring smiles on Christmas morning. Every product on this list is handcrafted in our…

“Age Is A Beautiful Thing”

“Age Is A Beautiful Thing”

Growing old gracefully is a beautiful thing . . . in people and in well-tanned, well-made leathergoods. The No. 1 Saddlebag Briefcase was the first all-leather bag in the Col. Littleton line, making its debut in our 2002 catalog. My personal No. 1 Saddlebag Briefcase (pictured above) is dated 6/25/01; and I’ve carried it, for…

7 Gifts to Last a Lifetime

7 Gifts to Last a Lifetime

There’s a nostalgic feel about the products we make . . . most of them could have been made 100 years ago and many are made using turn-of-the-20th-century methodology and machinery.  Our products are true Americana; forged as our forefathers intended by people who care and take pride in making a beautiful product.  People are…

Colonel Celebrates with a Special Product Release

Colonel Celebrates with a Special Product Release

THROWBACK THIRTY 2017 is our 30th year in business, but I haven’t always been proprietor of The Great American Leather Company.  Those of you who are familiar with the Col. Littleton story know that the first thing I sold under the Col. Littleton brand was vintage cuff links and accessories. To celebrate our 30th year…

12 Must Have Gifts for Her

12 Must Have Gifts for Her

Let’s face it…it’s hard to find that perfect gift for her, so I decided to make it easy this Christmas for all you men out there. I’ve put together a sure-fire list of must have gifts for that special lady in your life. Most products can be personalized with her initials to add that special…

Colonel’s Customer Letters June 2017

I want to hear from YOU. Send me your letters and pictures. – Colonel Email us at [email protected] Or, Mail to Colonel Littleton, 755 Abernathy Rd, Lynnville, TN 38472 Feel free to include a picture of your product, too.  (Even better if you’re in it!) READ MORE CUSTOMER LETTERS – DEAR COLONEL 5/11/2017

Colonel’s Thoughts on the Value of a Pocket Knife

Colonel’s Thoughts on the Value of a Pocket Knife

This Father’s Day, create an Heirloom. Personalized Col. Littleton pocket knife for Father’s Day. Engraving option – Name and year on the front, gift presentation option on the back.   Shop all Father’s Day Gift Ideas Jeep Image:  My Dad and Me -Colonel  

I Had a World-Class Dad

I Had a World-Class Dad

My Dad (we called him Pap) did a lot of great things, but maybe the best thing he ever did for me was encourage me to do things and learn things.  He never once said, “Well, that’s a crazy idea,” or “Did they get you mixed up at the hospital,” or “You’ll never be able…

Colonel’s Customer Letters

Colonel’s Customer Letters

  I want to hear from YOU. Send me your letters and pictures. – Colonel Email us at [email protected] Or, Mail to Colonel Littleton, 755 Abernathy Rd, Lynnville, TN 38472 Feel free to include a picture of your product, too.  (Even better if you’re in it!) READ MORE CUSTOMER LETTERS – DEAR COLONEL 2/24/2017  

A tribute to my mother and yours…

A tribute to my mother and yours…

A little girl, when asked where her home was, replied, “where Mother is.” -Keith L. Brooks My Mother married at a very young age and became an “instant” Mother. I came in the “package” with my Dad, since my birth mother died ten days after I was born. Instant motherhood is a lot more complicated…

Let The Journey Begin

Let The Journey Begin

Let The Journey Begin A handful of events in life are so profound that they never fade from memory . . . like weddings and births; and, I think, graduations. It’s been “a while” since I graduated, as you can pretty well figure out from some of these pictures. But, I still remember the feeling…

Our Gift to Good Stewards

Our Gift to Good Stewards

  A Gift to Good Stewards  One of the most important challenges we have as God’s children is to be good stewards of the rivers and streams, oceans and mountains, valleys, hollows and hills. As stewards, we also have to protect the habitat of the wildlife that call the American landscape their home. It’s always…

Mingling with the Mules

Mingling with the Mules

  Mule Day Makes History! We often affectionately refer to our home in Lynnville as a one-horse town. We actually have more than one horse in residence though. Up the road, there is a medium-sized city that is a “one-mule town” of sorts, except for the annual pilgrimage hundreds of mules make every year to…

The Communication Evolution

The Communication Evolution

    A trip down telegram lane I’ve always loved the idea of telegrams, so much so that I’ve used “faux” telegrams for numerous Col. Littleton emails. As a young man, I guess the telegrams that would have interested me most would go something like . . . Dad (stop) Send money (stop) or even…

PRESIDENT’S DAY – A CELEBRATION OF AMERICA

PRESIDENT’S DAY – A CELEBRATION OF AMERICA

Being President of the United States seems to me to be a daunting task and a responsibility of enormous proportion . . . even on a good day.  We owe a debt of great gratitude to those who are willing to serve our country in that capacity – who have left their mark on the…

Valentine’s Day Tips and Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day Tips and Gift Ideas

Don’t forget Valentine’s Day is Tuesday, February 14th  – A simple hand written note goes a long way to remind your significant other how much you care. Be Creative! – If you’ve forgotten to get a card, be creative and innovative. My Valentine to my wife, Susie, constructed at the last minute on the kitchen…