Get “Hooked” on Colonel Belts

Find the perfect belt for you or choose one for someone special. Our unique adjusting features allows the belt to increase or decrease 8-inches along the side. Need help selecting a size? Scroll down to see our Belt Size Chart and fit guidelines. No. 1 Leather Belt – (Available in Sizes: Small, Large, XLarge)   […]

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 […]

Colonel’s Love Affair with American Buffalo Leather

American buffalo leather bison products by Colonel Littleton.

American Buffalo Leather Goods “Oh give me a home where the buffalo roam, Where the deer and the antelope play, Where seldom is heard a discouraging word, And the skies are not cloudy all day.” “Home on the Range,” a song that has become an anthem of the American West, has long been a favorite […]

Rancher’s Brands

Authentic rancher’s brands create a one-of-a-kind piece. One of our most popular categories in our PRIVATE STOCK COLLECTION features leather products made from hides with RANCHER’S BRANDS. These are authentic rancher’s brands from the hide of a western steer that are handcrafted into the design of each product right here in our Lynnville, TN workshop. […]

Italian Bridle Leather

Italian Bridle Leather Belts

Leather is one of the world’s most ancient traditions. In the old area of Santa Croce sull’Arno, Italy, in the province of Florence, street names are still dedicated to the heritage of the leather workers. This is where generation after generation of leather artisans have practiced their craft for centuries producing some of the finest […]

American Alligator Leather

alligator commander bag

American Alligator leather is, to me, one of the most beautiful and luxurious leathers in existence and a vintage find, although rare, is certainly rewarding. Over the years I’ve clocked a lot of hours digging through antique shops and flea markets in search of vintage alligator pieces. The exclusivity and expense of products made of […]

Colonel Speaks Out About Our Leather

I’ve always heard “you can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.” Likewise, you can’t make extraordinary leather products from less than extraordinary leather. It all begins with the leather. What We Are and What We’re Not Leather is a passion for me. There are more kinds of leather and leather processing out […]

Time Travelers – Creating Tomorrow’s Heirlooms

Colonel and AJ Creating Heirlooms

I often ask folks . . . “If you had your Grandfather’s pocket knife with his name and the date he received it engraved on it, what would you take for it?” The answer is always, “It would be priceless.” Nostalgia is a good thing. In my way of thinking – a sense of history […]

Our Craftsmanship

I see a real resurgence in the country today for products made in America.  Our focus is to design and create products that speak to the time-honored traditions that have made this country great such as handmade craftsmanship, authentic rich leathers and quality workmanship. There’s a nostalgic feel about the products we make . . […]

Leather Notes

Leather Notes

Notes About Our Leather   Col. Littleton leather goods are made from full-grain cowhide, handcrafted in true Americana fashion. Most of the hides (with the exception of Italian Bridle Leather, which we use primarily for belts) are tanned especially for us at a small tannery just down the road. Our Master Leathersmith hand grades and […]