We use leather from the top tanneries around the world including Horween, Wicket & Craig, Herman Oak, Tasman Group and Thoroughbred Leather. Below is are some examples of our leather colors. Make sure you check out our gallery and Instagram for more product shots.
Standard Folio + All Folios include the basic slip jacket pockets
Standard Folio + Secretarial Pockets
Standard Folio + Secretarial Pockets + Secretarial Style Card Pockets
Standard Folio + Secretarial Pockets + Standard Style Card Pockets
Standard Folio + Standard Pen Loop
Standard Folio + Snap Closure
Standard Folio + Snap Closure with Centered Pen Loop
Standard Folio Configuration Example #2 + Snap Closure with centered Pen Loop + Secretarial Pockets + Standard Card Pockets
Standard Folio Configuration Example #2 + Standard Pen Loop + Snap Closure + Secretarial Pockets + Secretarial Card Pockets
Standard Folio + Example of Standard Stitching
Standard Folio + Example of Stitching all the way Around
We are as picky about the thread we use as we are the leather and choose only the best fit for each piece we make. While we don't always stock every color we try to keep a good variety in stock for custom orders. A little pop of color can really make a piece stand out even more. We primarily use Ritza 25, aka "Tiger Thread" but also have a few from other vendors to give us a wide selection of sizes and colors to work with. Check with us to see if we have a color you want!
Current Wait Time: About 5-7 Weeks
Last Updated: Sunday, July 07, 2019
About Wait Times: Makers South is a very small shop. We are a husband and wife team who handle every order by hand. Usually, turn around times are faster than advertised but we want to be completely transparent, sometimes it takes longer because of things like order complexity, order volume, available leather stock, family, holidays etc. Again, we make every product by hand and this takes time. We know you want the best and trust is, it's worth the wait!
We process orders in the order they were received. If there's an opportunity go work in smaller or simpler orders in while others are in various stages then we'll do that too, it helps everyone's orders get out faster. Our goal is always to get the orders out as fast as possible without cutting any corners. We do t his by streamlining our process and technique as much a possible. But no cheating, we love doing things by hand!
If you are in a hurry or need an item for a gift, special occasion or just need it expedited, please get in touch. We'd love to help you out of we can but expedited orders are subject to order volume and time available so get in touch as early as possible.
Why do custom or made to order items take so long? We don't really think our wait times are that long for a custom leather item that's made by hand from start to finish. We make our stuff as well as we can with the highest quality materials and we have no plans on compromising for speed or to make things cheaper. The bottom line is that your item takes time to make and there are always orders ahead of yours. Get that order in sooner rather than later and you'll have it before you know it!