The Hemingway Field Notes Cover

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The Hemingway is a simple, rugged cover for the popular Field Notes notebook.  Made from thick, six ounce oil tanned leather that is struck through (the dye penetrates to the core of the leather), The Hemingway is made from a single piece of leather with the ends folded onto themselves, creating a sleeve for the Field Note and an extra pocket for stashing those normally stray notes.  The discrete, attached strap allows you to fasten The Hemingway closed when in transit.  

The tough, full grain leather, and unassuming design of the Hemingway is the perfect companion for all of your brilliant ideas.


Dimensions: 3.75” by 6.25” closed

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The Hemingway Field Notes Cover

Built in Ogden Utah

Know Thy Goods

Six ounce, full grain, oil tanned leather

Sewn with tough polyester thread from Maine Thread Company

Vintage Brown Color

Comes with one Field Notes notebook

Simple strap closure system

Individually cut and sewn by hand means every cover is slightly different

Dimensions: 3.75” by 6.25” closed

A Little History

Ernest Hemingway was an adventurer, journalist, nobel prize winner, and author.  Though his writings were not prodigious, what he did write was transformative to the American ethos.  Born in 1899 of educated parents in Oak Park, Illinois, Hemingway received a traditional education in Illinois, attended High School and played High School sports, but that’s where the traditional ended.  Shortly after graduating from High School, Hemingway joined the war effort in 1918 as an ambulance driver, and was quickly ushered to the Italian front.  After 2 months of ambulatory work, he was seriously wounded by shrapnel and spent months in an Italian hospital recuperating.  The following years took Hemingway to Chicago, Paris, Key West, Wyoming, Spain, London, Cuba and countless towns and cities in between.  

His writing was indelibly influenced and inspired by his many travels, experiences, and adventures.  Deep sea fishing trips in the Florida Keys no doubt influenced his novel “Old Man and the Sea”, which I recall reading in high school.  In my mind’s eye I can still taste a salty mist as I envisage Santiago pulling in that massive marlin over the course of two days and two nights.  Like his characters, Hemingway was a fighter, and was a passionate purveyor of the good word.

Ditch the Rudimentary

Stock & Barrel is the brainchild and passion of Parker Lichfield.  Tired of the rat race, Parker quit his day to day job to found Stock & Barrel and embark on his passion of providing hand made goods that hearken to an earlier era.  Parker was inspired by the culture of early America and wanted to create goods that were made like they used to be, crafted one at a time with high attention to detail. 

 Each Stock & Barrel product is crafted this way, attention to detail and adherence to standards that result in lifetime products.  Stock & Barrel uses leather from only two United States tanneries: The Horween Leather Company in Chicago and the Hermann Oak Leather Company in St. Louis.  The choice of these tanneries is not by accident.  Horween and Hermann Oak have each been producing the highest quality full grain leather for over 100 years, and continue to use some of the same original recipes.

This fine leather is sewn together using thread from the Maine Thread Company, who has been producing their signature waxed polyester cord since 1958.  Three times stronger than the more traditional nylon used for leather goods, polyester is more weather resistant and can take a beating, while still looking great.  It is the thread of choice for leather artisans that want to use only the best.

Stock & Barrel crafts fine leather into simple and functional goods that are built to last a lifetime, just like goods used to be made. 


Leather Built is a collection of the highest quality leather goods, all 100% made in the USA. We have searched the country for the very best shops and craftsmen and bring you samples of their finest work here. All our products are backed by a 50 year guarantee.

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