no20 brown and black brown leather portfolio travel size
no20 brown and black brown leather portfolio travel size

No. 20 Leather Portfolio Travel Size

Small leather portfolio perfect for jotting notes on the go. Handmade in the USA from full-grain steerhide.



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    • Dimensions 6” W X 9” H closed, holds 5” X 8” notepad
    • Includes replaceable Memorandum Pad
    • Interior pocket
    • May be personalized with up to 3 initials
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No. 20 Small, Handmade Leather Portfolio

This beautiful, full-grain leather padfolio will upgrade your memory the old-fashioned way. Conveniently sized for travel hither and yon, this little beauty can accompany you on adventures by plane, train, and automobile. It also looks awfully good on your bedside table or out and about on shopping excursions. Personalize with up to 3 initials.

In today’s fast-paced world, there’s just too much to remember. And, when the brain hits overload, there’s no easy, add-on memory chip solution. I decided an easily transportable travel-size portfolio was just what I needed to jot down ideas or anything else I wanted to remember.

Construction & Extras

This 6” X 9” folder is handmade with full-grain, vegetable-tanned American steerhide in two color options. Made in the Col. Littleton workshop in Lynnville, TN. May be personalized with three initials in the lower right corner.

A smaller version of our popular No. 18 Leather Portfolio, this travel size padfolio boasts the same important finishes in a compact size; edge stitched, solid brass 2-position post closure, inside diagonal pocket, accommodates 5” X 8” pad, and includes the Colonel’s specially designed Memorandum Pad. Pad may be reordered HERE.

  • Personalizable, small leather portfolio
  • Strap with 2-position solid brass closure
  • Slash pocket 
  • Pad secured with two straps. Memorandum Pad included
  • Available in 2 colors, American steerhide in vintage brown, black with brown trim. 

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  1. Received as a gift and have had for many years. Needed to refill, looked on the back and found the company and ordered the refill pages. It was just that easy. Also found so many more products. I live in Tennessee and was so surprised that is where they are. I don’t just like this company and their products, I LOVE them. And the quality is by far the very best! Thank you Colonel Littleton for making products that I will have for years to come, and that make my life easier and more organized. Great job.


  2. I purchased this to use in my daily sales travels. I love the size and the quality of this portfolio. Great customer service and fast shipping. Very pleased with my purchase.

    aailshie1 (verified owner)

  3. I was skeptical at first of a product at this price point… but I love it and well worth the price. It’s the perfect size for what I need for capturing my daily ‘To Do’s’. The leather quality is second to none! The leather is soft and craftsmanship of this product is outstanding. So happy for this purchase. I would recommend this product to anyone.

    mebuen14 (verified owner)

  4. I received the No. 20 Portfolio in vintage brown as a gift from a business referral. I use it everyday. It is the perfect size to fit into my briefcase and to have in my car for making quick notes. I just ordered pad refills. Great deal! 6 refills for $20. Free shipping and I received only one day later. I have several products from Col. Littleton and can say that each and every one is top quality and provides great function. The leather gets more beautiful the more I use it.


  5. My search is over, this portfolio has met my needs just beautifully. I had been looking for something for notes, grocery lists etc. that I could fit in my purse so as to have it with me at all times. Well, this lovely portfolio ticked those boxes. The craftsmanship is second to none. It’s lightweight yet solid, keeps my pen in the slot nicely without slippage and dang, is it ever pretty to look at. I’ll definitely be buying more quality leather products from Colonel Littleton.


  6. Received the Small Black No. 20 Portfolio sometime around the first of December. Service and receipt time was great, embossing was great also, so would give Five Stars for these, but cannot.

    The other items that I have ordered over the years and a journal just this year, all the leather was what I consider soft and pliable, and were in brown, so wear on them were not that noticed.

    But this black leather No. 20 is stiff and not comfortable to handle. Plus every scuff and ding is there to be seen. I know that in time, maybe, the leather will become softer, and more comfortable to handle, but in the meantime I keep remembering the other products purchased.

    Thus my rating of 4 out of 5. Next time I will inquire about the texture of the leather.


  7. As always, another great product. I have used the No. 18 for at least 10 years now and the No. 20 is an excellent smaller version that I can take on my travels.

    bradleyycia (verified owner)

  8. This portfolio is the real deal! It looks great, smells great, and it’s prepared to survive heavy use over the next several years… or maybe even the next several decades.


  9. Excellent quality. Quick delivery and really nicely packaged. Glad to buy made in the USA!

    chudak1023 (verified owner)

  10. Excellent products proudly made in the USA…….
    Great quality and a real treat for yourself of fine leather and craftsmanship…….

    jcbags.jb (verified owner)

  11. Stellar! Received as very thoughtful gift from Daughter and Son-in-law. He picked it up at the store in person while driving through on business. I recently retired so looking forward to writing more so gift is perfect. Love the Colonel Littleton craftsmanship, stories and quotes.


  12. Looks and feels ten times better than it appears in a digital picture. I love the individual character of MY portfolio. This is the real thing. Having a quality product provides the stimulation to use it even more. I am already more confident and creative…and focused when working with it. Is it worth the price? Yes.

    randy.crump (verified owner)

  13. I ended up choosing the black travel sized portfolio.
    This is the best travel sized portfolio I have owned and it was at my door in 2 days. It’s easy to replace pads and also looks good in business meetings with clients.

    I also own a Colonel Littleton wallet and have had it for 8 years. Can’t go wrong with quality.

    andrewmoore751 (verified owner)

  14. Absolutely beautiful piece of leather! Perfect for meetings, church, and other meetings. I love the personalization of the 3 letter monogram. I gave these as gifts to my top employees and they loved them.


  15. The smell of real leather hits you as soon as you open the box. You can tell that each product that Col. L makes is done with precision, care, and passion. This is my second purchase and won’t be the last!


  16. There really aren’t enough superlatives to describe how pleased I am with the products you sell. Sell is the wrong word because these portfolios are an investment and not a purchase. I gave these as gifts to some colleagues and the expression on their faces made the investment a no brainer. The detailed level of customer service actually makes these items an unbelievable bargain. Oh and thanks for the Moon Pie. My colleagues aren’t the only ones smiling!

    chuck-batten (verified owner)

  17. Awesome for making notes or memos. Great quality and beautiful!


  18. This is the perfect size since it travels easy. Absolutely perfect item. Heck the box and cloth cover are worth 10 bucks! Makes an awesome gift.


  19. What an amazing product! If you are not someone who normally keeps notes on a smaller pad (9.5″ x 6″) then I would recommend the No. 18 portfolio – it has full size pads and a flap to hold 8.5″ x 11″ papers with extra room. This pad is GREAT for keeping notes on the go. I have the No. 18 and also purchased the No. 20 for when I am traveling or doing field work. I have given this as graduation, new job, and also wedding gifts and everyone has loved and uses regularly! Great product!

    Jon Hayes

  20. I saw somebody taking notes at a conference with this great looking, perfectly sized, high quality portfolio. I saw the Col. Littleton logo embossed on the back, and ordered one minutes later. It is all I expected it to be. Of the highest quality and looks great.

    randyschiltz (verified owner)

  21. Originally found this on Amazon after much research. Was so impressed with it when I got it, I immediately ordered another one in a larger size directly from this website. Exceptional quality, craftsmanship, and customer service. Well done, sir! Well done!


  22. Love my new portfolio. Again, Col. Littleton products have there own quality. It just doesn’t get any better. I have ordered multiple items and not once have I been disappointed on the item or the exceptional kind, fast service I have received. The portofolio is a perfect size to put in my handbag. The strap is easy to remove and place back, and the extra bonus in receiving a pencil and ad is a joy. Looking forward to more items.

    rumblejungle (verified owner)

  23. I had the larger folio (No.18) for nearly 10 years and misplaced it. I used it at work every day and had to get another. I decided to go with the smaller one this time. I love it and love the attention to details when ordering from Col Littleton.

    I received an email with tracking number the same day I ordered and received my pad two days later. I couldn’t ask for better customer service.

    janson.seach (verified owner)

  24. The quality of the leather met or exceeded my expectations. When smelling the leather, I only smell leather, no chemicals. Which means there is no chrome finish. I owned Waxhaws Leather Co. so I know something about leather. This is leather is exceptional.

    jgessford (verified owner)

  25. Well made product and very handy for my day to day random note(s) and reminder(s) that I jot down.


  26. Wonderfully crafted and packaged! As with all Col Littleton products, the quality of the leather and stitching are top notch. One of the things that I particularly enjoy is how supple the leather feels even though it’s very tough and rugged.

    alexandroni (verified owner)

  27. Beautiful leather and workmanship! Love it!


  28. My wife purchased one of these little journals for me for my birthday last October and I absolutely love it! Writing is of great value to me, so a good journal is something I always want on hand. This one is my favorite that I’ve ever had!


  29. This was my first purchase from Col. Littleton. I was impressed before the No. 20 Portfolio even arrived. I received a confirmation email, not some autobot, but a real email from Judy thanking me for my order and telling me to let her know if I have any questions. In an Amazon controlled world where you might not even get the item you ordered, this was a pleasant surprise. When the portfolio arrived, it was professionally packaged and every detail was meticulously thought through down to the tape on the shipping box. I was again impressed and I hadn’t even laid eyes on the portfolio yet. The portfolio was classic! The leather work looked and smelled fantastic…reminded me of the old saddle shop my mom took me to as a kid. This was a gift for a long time employee that was moving on and I had his initials placed in the corner. Hands down classy and professional. I will be a repeat customer soon. I am anxiously awaiting my Chinese plastic made portfolio to bite the dust and I know that day will be soon. The next portfolio will be Col. Littleton and no doubt it will be the last one I buy for the rest of my life. Thank you Judy and of course…Colonel!

    james3 (verified owner)

  30. My wife got me the No. 20 for Christmas and I love it! I use it every single day. It’s great to hold documents, to do lists or just to write and correspond with friends and family. Very well made and as always the customer service is second to none!


  31. I picked this out as a 2016 Christmas gift from my husband to me. It feels and looks exactly as I’d hoped. It brings a smile to my face every time I pull it out of my bag, and it gets appreciative looks from others at the table. My satisfaction led to me purchasing the pencil case to accompany it. Now I’ve got my eye on a briefcase or pouch …


  32. My girlfriend, now Wife, bought me my No.20 portfolio for Christmas 2010. I’ve carried it almost daily since then.
    I had it slightly modified to hold a Moleskine which I prefer to keep notes in.
    I won’t say it was the reason I chose to Wife her, but it’s one of the many.


  33. This is my first Col. Littleton purchase, but I had seen the No. 18 this summer when working with a caterer and admired her portfolio. She went on and on about how many people compliment her on it and proceeded to hand me the small Col. Littleton information booklet she still had tucked into the pocket. I requested a catalog (which is beautiful!) and saw so many items I wanted personally and also so many gift ideas. These No. 20 portfolios that I had personalized will be treasured by both of these very special recipients. Thank you for helping me give such lovely gifts. I cannot wait to make my next purchase (which will be for myself!)


  34. Just the right size. Basic, with what I need but nothing I don’t. Quality is perfect.


  35. The perfect size portfolio with versatility to match. Goes everywhere with me and has a place to tuck my mobile and a couple of cards. All that and the Colonel’s quality – can’t be beat!


  36. I receive this portfolio as gift this Christmas from my son, I absolutely love the quality and size of this portfolio. The portfolio fits in either my briefcase of purse can take to all my sales meetings to jot down my notes. Would recommend these products to all my associates.


  37. I have a No 18 that I use for work when designing and testing new projects. I wanted a smaller portfolio easy to carry that I would use for business strategy and general thoughts – higher level thinking that can come at any time and not just while I am at my desk. So, the No 20 fit the bill perfectly. It is as well made and good looking as my no 18, just easier to carry and have by my side at all times.

    kcc (verified owner)

  38. My second Colonel purchase and probably my favorite so far! I bought from the Branded line…a dream ever since I found the Colonel’s products. I married into a cattle family years ago, so having a piece like this that wears its scars so beautifully is a wonderful addition to my daily round. I am a prolific notetaker–as a homeschool momma to two, one with special needs, you NEED to be organized, and this little darlin’ keeps me just that. Small enough to go everywhere, it generally does. The inside pocket is great for those schedules and extras (like coupons and invitations) that accumulates as you go throughout your week. I have a once-a-quarter job and I don’t make much a year, but I was taught as a kid get the best you can afford…so I have been known to save for almost a year just to buy these products. Worth…every…penny. And I know I am buying something that will likely outlast me and can go to my kids. What a wonderful testament to this product’s true value. Thanks, Colonel–you never disappoint!


  39. Everything about the package upon reception speaks volumes of Col Littleton’s professionalism and customer service. I only wanted the leather portfolio, but also got the stellar leather coaster, the moon pie, and lots of interesting background information. In a world that seems more artificial every day, thank you for staying genuine and authentic! -Logan

    biggreennasty (verified owner)

  40. I have recently received my Portfolio No. 20 and it is absolutely beautiful! This is my first Colonel Littleton product. It is a true piece of art! I use this everyday to take down notes during meetings. The one thing that I can’t say enough about it is the feel of the soft supple leather in in your fingers, and the absolutely breath taking aroma that fills your airways as you scribble down you thoughts, ideas, and notes! Everyday it is a true pleasure to use this! I got it personalized with my initials and it is a true beauty! I cannot wait to add to my collection and to pass them down from generation to generation! GREAT PRODUCT!

    Justin.vanbeusecum (verified owner)

  41. LOVE this portfolio! I have the larger one and love it too! I like the smaller size of this portfolio for easy portability. I use it to jot down my latest idea so I won’t forget!

    Brad1 (verified owner)

  42. I purchased the black portfolio with brown trim through Amazon. (Same price as website.) This is my first Col. Littleton product purchased. It is beautiful and I love it! The quality of the leather is better than I anticipated. Everything else is just as described. No disappointments.


  43. I purchased this portfolio as a graduation gift for my granddaughter-in-law who will be a new teacher next fall. Even though it was very late, the embosser agreed to stay and personalize it for me. Your customer service is wonderful, and the quality of these leather products is exceptionally “stellar”! Sharon Greene


  44. I received for my birthday from my wife the #20 portfolio and I love it. Its rugged and is, along with # 2 pencil, my daily companion both at work and everyday. I’ve already received compliments on it. I definitely plan on staying a part of the Colonel Littleton family when choosing day to day life style essentials. Thank you so much for your commitment to quality .


  45. This my my third or fourth product I have purchased. The quality is unsurpassed! Even though I I thought I might wait to have monogram, I received my portfolio in just several days. BTW, love the moon pie. This company rocks! If you buy from Colonel Littleton, you’re a customer for life. Hopefully I will be buying his products for many more!!

    slhaslar (verified owner)

  46. I received my No.20 as a gift. It is perfect! I recently ordered refill note pads for it. What service! It is just like a gift all over again. A treat in the box for me, along with a well packaged order. Exceeding my expectations of service and delivery. As a business owner, I can only hope my company and teams meet this benchmark of quality and service.


  47. I ordered the front pocket wallet with flap and the #20 portfolio on Tuesday, Feb. 7th, received a really nice personalized email Wednesday, the 8th acknowledging the order from Judy and the product showed up as promised Friday, Feb. 10th in southeast Texas. There is a lot of attention given to the packaging & presentation when you get it. Each item is individually boxed, in a protective bag with literature about the products & the company. Then you get to the product, which is made with the absolute quality in mind. Both products exceeded my expectations, I absolutely love the size of the wallet and the softness of the leather, it held everything I wanted to carry with a little extra space. The portfolio is the perfect size for my intended purpose & will last multiple lifetimes. Now want to get a couple belts. Doing business with Colonel Littleton takes me back in time to when it was like doing business in small town America, quality products, fantastic service, with people that make you feel like a neighbor. Now going to enjoy my Moon Pie! Thanks, I’ll be back.

    brad2 (verified owner)

  48. Many of the review talk about the same things, quality, timelessness, classic. I think that in this day and age we take these things for granted. Far too many cherished artisan crafts and worthwhile specialties have been plowed under by technology or mass production, but items, like those made in your workshops, are the things I seek out to give my life character and more than mundane. Thank you and I look forward to ordering my computer portfolio from you folks soon. Oh, on a side note, I grew up in a small town in middle TN, Rock Island. I live in New Orleans now, but TN will always be home.


  49. This is my second Col Littleton purchase I have made in the past few months and I continue to be amazed by the quality and workmanship of this company’s work. These portfolio’s are beautiful and perfect for travel, note taking in important meetings, etc. The attention to detail is 2nd to none in my opinion. Excellent craftsmanship!!!

    bobbysawyer44 (verified owner)

  50. Purchased for a trip to Ireland, and it is just perfect. Will last forever, and get better with age.


  51. I bought the two-tone one as a gift and couldn’t be happier with it. I came in two days. Great quality. Now I want one of my own!

    ellery.richardson (verified owner)

  52. I purchased 15 portfolios for client holiday gifts. I had each portfolio personalized with 3 initials. I received them in 3 days! The portfolios look great. Patty was the best taking my order on the phone. I have used Col. for many years and continue to be amazed by the first class quality and customer service.


  53. I purchased the two tone version as a gift and couldn’t be more pleased. It definitely makes the perfect statement and gift! I an never disappointed in any purchase made (or gift received!!!) where the Colonel is involved!


  54. What a great edition to my full size portfolio !
    Ideal size to grab for the quick client meeting or just keep handy in the car for use.
    As always very well made and highest quality !
    Love it !


  55. I stumbled upon a “Col. Littleton No.20 Portfolio” on Amazon and was so glad that I did. I have been for years looking for the very best in quality in all the items I use on a daily basis. My father taught me long ago that “Cheap things are seldom good and Good things are seldom cheap”, and this portfolio is terrific. I do not mind paying a good dollar for a great product and that is what you get from Col. Littleton. I have now become a frequent shopper on this site and plan on buying many more items as gifts for the people I care about. It is very refreshing today to see a business that is founded on Pride, Quality and Service. Thank you for doing what you do!! Respectfully Charles


  56. I’ve had my No. 20 portfolio for several years now. It’s the perfect size to bring to a meeting when you have to take notes but don’t want to bring along a full-sized pad. Like all of the Col’s products it’s high quality, ages great and is sure to bring compliments.


  57. Excellent quality and workmanship. Love it.


  58. Recently received the no. 20 portfolio. As always, Col. Littleton has superior Customer Service and craftsmanship. Certainly not my first piece of Col. Littleton and will not be the last.

    franklinphillip (verified owner)

  59. This company is the real deal. This No. 20 portfolio is absolutely beautiful – and the packaging was top-notch.


  60. I purchased No. 20 for my brother, the guy who has everything, for his 40th birthday. I wanted something special that will always remind him of this momentous occasion. He loved the personalization and quality of his new journal. He was most appreciative!

    P.S. The Moon Pie was a nice surprise Col. Littleton. Too bad I couldn’t include it with the gift. I enjoyed it all to myself!

    Hollie (verified owner)

  61. This is my second Col Littleton portfolio and I continue to be amazed by the quality and character of this company’s work. The No 20 is absolutely beautiful and perfect for travel, note taking in important meetings, etc. Additionally, I am so taken by the service and attention to detail by the CL team. I received a personal note thanking me for my order within just a few hours. The order arrived fast – and the packaging is great, giving you a real feel for the company’s values and brand. They have found the winning formula – count me among their biggest fans! I plan to give these portfolios as gifts to a number of friends.

    karenkaukol (verified owner)

  62. Received my #20 portfolio right before a trip to Europe. Bought it off of another location due to gift cards, but shipped direct from the Colonel himself. Very professional packaging, and a free moon pie to boot.

    I was curious/concerned how stiff this would be since it was all one piece of leather. Something in the process makes it very soft and the portfolio easily lays flat for writing. Also, the feel of the portfolio makes it seem like something you’ve been carrying for years as soon as it comes out of the box.

    I prefer to write with a pen, and I swapped out the pencil for a standard black ink Cross pen. The narrow barrel makes it fit perfectly in the spot for the pencil. No fear of it falling out. Lastly the slot on the cover to hold papers does its job well and there’s enough give that it holds quite a few pages. I spent a week doing 1×1’s and personal development with a new team and filled it up with no issues.


  63. Just received my No. 20 portfolio. I can already tell it’s going to be my daily book for tracking my priority tasks and other notes for years to come! The shipping and service from Col. Littleton was incredible! This product and company are highly recommended!

    jproberts06 (verified owner)

  64. The perfect size to carry everywhere. Great quality that develops a wonder patina with use. Skip the cheap disposable portfolio, buy the one that will last your lifetime. It always stands.


  65. Exceptional quality, timeless design, and unparalleled craftsmanship all describe the No. 20 portfolio. Being a Tennessean I am thrilled Colonel Littleton continues to grow its deep roots in this great state. I highly recommend this product and all of the outstanding products of Colonel Littleton!

    dhenry (verified owner)

  66. Great quality portfolio. Will last generations

    dmhohlfeld (verified owner)

  67. I have owned my No.20 for about one year. My advice would be to buy this portfolio. Period. If you want to carry a small notepad into a meeting, this is the ticket. Never under-dressed. Never over-dressed. This is the rep-tie of portfolios.

    gleasj (verified owner)

  68. I am quite proud of my No. 20! I write down all kinds of things just so I get to pull it out of my bag. The saddle tan leather is fantastic.


  69. I just received three No. 20 Portfolios that I purchased for corporate gifts. The level of craftsmanship and attention to detail is stunning! There isn’t another place to get high quality items for colleagues/clients like Col. Littleton. Also, I purchased these over the phone and the staff couldn’t have been anymore friendly. From now on this is where I’m getting my corporate gifts.


  70. This portfolio will be going to Serbia. We had a Serbian boy that stayed with us during his senior year of high school. She is an entrepreneur and this gift will be perfect for her. This is great quality!!

    William (verified owner)

  71. I purchased this great portfolio as a gift, it is of great quality. I ordered the personalized black with brown trim, and it is really nice. The ordering process was simple and the delivery on time. I am sure this personalized portfolio will be a hit! I heard of Colonel Littleton after receiving a portfolio as a gift myself and I love my portfolio, it is a topic of conversation at meetings, etc. The genuine leather smell, and the unique marks it gets from daily use, makes it one of a kind.


  72. I have just recieved my order, and i’m more than satisfied. The quality is excellent, package, service and everything this brand offers is prefect. Thank you…

    nini.kopaliani (verified owner)

  73. Great Notebook
    The leather truly shows the quality and care the company takes in creating a fine piece of art. I will use this portfolio for years. I use notebooks about this size daily in the Army, as it is the right size that we can carry it in hand easily or in a small pouch in our body armor.


  74. Useful Tool
    I use a larger portfolio for most of my daily business needs. I like this smaller one for personal use. It is an ideal size for such a purpose. The leather is soft, the design is clean and it has great character. This was my first of what will prove to be other purchases from the colonel. Great customer service, fast delivery, exceeded expectations.


  75. an awesome accessory for my business and personal life.
    I am a travel writer / photographer who extensively uses the portfolio I was given for my birthday. The notepads are perfect for short notes on my travels and in my day to day life.
    The portfolio is elegant and nicely fits in a pouch inside my camera bag. U also keep my kindle in the left side as it’s a perfect protector for my kindle and it keeps my reading material snugly next to my writing material.

    Thanks from Memphis, TN


  76. My trusty No. 20
    I decided to buy this for myself about six months ago for note taking and budget keeping. It is a perfect size to carry everywhere and has that “quality” look to it that is instantly recognizable. The leather is beautiful and supple, aging wonderfully. I highly reccomend this portfolio to anyone who wants to try out a Col. Littleton product without spending a lot of money. A perfect foot in the door start to these amazing leather goods. You will be convinced. Next on my list is the No. 43 Mailbag!


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We are committed to producing quality, handcrafted products that showcase our time-honored standards of excellence and deep respect for the Americana tradition. Col. Littleton products go through rigorous testing and numerous quality inspections before being shipped to our customers. Should you receive a Col. Littleton product that is defective in materials or workmanship, you can count on us to make it right. Our guarantee is limited to the cost of the product itself. It also does not cover normal wear and tear. We feel if you just plain “wore it out,” you got your money’s worth. Also, we cannot be responsible for an item which has suffered through alteration, damage due to improper cleaning, improper use, mishandling or accident. If we made a mistake in personalizing your product or if the product is defective in materials or workmanship, of course we’ll replace it. Otherwise, personalized products are not returnable.

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Leather is a passion for me. There are more kinds of leather and leather processing out there than you can shake a stick at. You can mold leather into just about any shape or form. You can make every hide look just alike. You can dye it green, blue or even pink. You can apply a finish, coat it, spray it or make it look slick and shiny. That’s not what we’re about at Col. Littleton. To me the beauty is in the naturalness of the leather. People always comment to me about the special “feel” of our leather and how it becomes even more beautiful after it has some wear on it. It’s all about our leather process. When you buy Col. Littleton leather goods, you’re buying, for the most part, full-grain American vegetable-tanned steer hide that has received a minimum of alteration. We don’t apply a finish to hide character markings. The way I see it, every marking tells a story and covering them robs the piece of its life and character.

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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 . . . 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.