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Colonel’s Journal

Tales, advice, gift ideas and knowledge from the Colonel . . .

maybe a few jokes too.

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 …

10 Reasons To Tell Your Wife Why You Bought A New Col. Littleton Bag

I was on the internet looking at a new car and I bought this bag instead. I saved us $60,000 dollars! I just thought you would have wanted me to. I just felt out of my comfort zone without it. I had …

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 …

The Colonel on Belts

“Great leather belts aren’t made by accident. I use the highest quality materials and make them right here in the USA.” “The biggest belt/buckle question that ever came to mind years ago before I was The Colonel and in the leather goods …

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“Age Is A Beautiful Thing”

 Growing old gracefully is a beautiful thing . . . in people and in well-tanned, well-made leather goods. 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 …

Throwback Thirty Event

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 …

Colonel’s Customer Letters June 2017

I want to hear from YOU. Send me your letters and pictures. – Colonel Email us at customerservice@colonellittleton.com 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 …

Colonel’s Thoughts on the Value of a Pocket Knife

This Father’s Day, create an Heirloom.   Shop all Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Cropped, sepia-toned image of a young Colonel Littleton riding in a jeep with his dad in 1948

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 …

Colonel’s Customer Letters

I want to hear from YOU. Send me your letters and pictures. – Colonel Email us at customerservice@colonellittleton.com 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 …