Toronto-based leather shop Varsity Brown offers high quality and bespoke leather goods that are handmade in store. Founder Matt Boston describes his process as efficient and calculated, comparing his crafting practices to those of affordable furniture retailer IKEA -- known for its flat-packed pieces and easy-to-assemble designs.
In addition to its collection of wallets, belts and artisanal bags, Varsity Brown is also home to sportswear and signature hats that feature its recognizable leather patches and brand insignia. Moreover, the leather maker space and retail shop also offers niche items like electrical outlet and light switch covers, all made from the timeless material.
Matt Boston's in-store crafting facility is one that reflects Millennials' growing appreciation for maker culture. Rather than gravitating towards mass-produced and mimicked fashion, modern consumers are instead choosing to invest in products that feature a handmade and authentic stamp of approval.