After a few weeks of thinking about it and planning to do it, I actually did it; I visited Hartman Leather on Granville Island in the heart of Vancouver and checked out the collection of leather briefcases he offers.
I shot a few minutes of video inside the shop just to get a feel for the kind of shop and artisan work that Dave Hartman does rather than focusing on any one of his leather briefcases, bags or the belts he has in the shop. I will happily say that each and every bag or briefcase in his shop is extraordinarily magnificent. Like, WOW, this stuff is unbelievable and priced where even I could afford it.
The one briefcase that I did not spend enough time with was the tan briefcase that Dave Hartman has created. In the video I added a text box when I panned across the tan case; the text box says that the case reminds me of the Bexar Goods Porter Satchel (itself an incredible bag). Hartman’s tan briefcase is so simple and classy looking…I WANT one so badly!!
Anyway, here is a short tour around his shop and a look at some of the products he has created.