Bryer Duffel

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$ 579.00


This dark brown duffel bag is perfect for all your adventures. Made of 100% genuine Horween leather with double stitched seams, copper rivets, and heavy duty hardware throughout, it is tough and ruggedly handsome. It has one interior pocket with two compartments and comes with a matching leather shoulder strap.

Fill this with the essentials and head off for a weekend of fun!

Your Bryer Duffel may not look exactly as pictured here. Real leather is a natural material, so every hide has unique characteristics that individually personalize each product. Each piece of leather is distinctive in its color, grain, and markings, which may include scars, mars, or blemishes that are a natural part of the cow's life and a sign of the high quality of the leather.

Dimensions: 18"L  x 9"W x 10.5"H

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Bryer Duffel

Built in San Diego, CA

Know Thy Goods

-100% genuine Horween leather

-Copper rivets throughout

-Double stitched seams

-One interior pocket with two compartments

-Matching leather shoulder strap

-Dimensions: 18"L x 9"W x 10.5"H


A Little History

The earliest crude leathers were made by first immersing the raw hides and skins in a fermenting solution of organic matter in which bacteria grew and attacked the hides or skins, resulting in a loosening of the hair or wool and some dissolving out of skin protein. The hair or wool was then scraped off with primitive blunt stone or wooden scrapers and fat or meat still adhering to the flesh side was removed in a similar manner. Tanning, the conversion of pelt into leather, was done by dusting the rawstock with ground up bark other organic matter and placing them in shallow pits or vats of tanning solution. Further additions of ground bark, were made from time to time until the tanning solution had penetrated right through the skin structure, taking up to two years for very thick hides. The leather was then hung up for several days in open sheds. The dressing of the leather involved paring or shaving it to a level thickness, colouring, treatment with oils and greases, drying and final treatment of the grain surface with waxes, proteins such as blood and egg albumins, and shellac to produce attractive surface finishes.

The majority of the leather was tanned with oak bark but soft clothing, gloving and footwear leathers were tanned with alum, oil, and combinations of these two materials.

With the discovery and introduction of basic chemicals like lime and sulphuric acid, tanners gradually abandoned their traditional methods and leather production slowly became a chemically-based series of processes.

The growth of industrialization in the 18th and 19th centuries created a demand for many new kinds of leathers, especially belting leathers to drive the machines being introduced into industry, special leathers for use in looms in the textile industry, leathers for use as diaphragms and washers, leathers for use in transport and for furniture upholstery.

At the end of the nineteenth century, the invention of the motor car, modern roads, new ranges of coal tar dyestuffs, the demand for softer, lightweight footwear with a fashionable appearance, and a general rise in the standard of living created a demand for soft, supple, colorful leather. The use of the salts of the metal chromium was adopted and chrome tanning became the tannage for modern footwear and fashion leathers. It produces soft, supple, beautiful and fine leathers, reflecting the way we live.

About Bryer Leather

A genuine American artist.

A native of San Diego and accustomed to being surrounded by nature and beauty, Thomas Brierton is an artistic creator to the core. He has always enjoyed taking raw materials and creating beautiful, functional pieces to delight those around him. It started at the age of 12 when he crafted a wooden cooking spoon for his mother. He later won First Place in fine woodworking at the San Diego Fair when he entered a guitar he made from scratch.

During college he started a small company building skateboards. It was during that time a friend suggested he try his hand at leather crafting. After a little research, he got his hands on a piece of leather and created his first wallet. From then on, he knew he would be a leather crafter for life. Thomas says, “I knew this was what I had to do; the satisfaction I get when I see something go from a piece of raw material into an impeccable piece with practicality never ceases to amaze me.”

He started making leather wallets as a source of extra money while working on his Master’s Degree in Norway. The little side business became so popular, he revised his plans and returned to San Diego to start Bryer Leather in February 2014.

Thomas could never settle for a 9-5 job, he is a creator. His mission is to “strive for perfection in my handmade design, while continuing to strive for the highest standards to create the best possible product for my customers.”

All leather used by Bryer Leather is sourced from the Horween Company in Chicago. All products are handcrafted in San Diego. The company motto is, “Simplicity in Design. Prime Materials. Impeccable Craftsmanship.”


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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