Well, another year is coming to an end. I'm always thinking about the future, so this is that rare time I reflect on the past. I want to thank everybody who has supported LP for so long. It's hard to believe it's been 15 years! There's much to look forward to in the new year, be sure to check back often! Happy New Year!!!
After an almost two year hiatus, the double weave wristbands are back! The truth is, they simply got lost in the shuffle when the website was rebuilt. This classic look is refined with many details such as tapered straps, finished edges, and hand dyed leather goodness. The addition of optional rivets is new and gives a contrasting look. See these and others in the weave section.
Happy Halloween, Earthlings! Muahaha!
A bit of history about the Hunter S. Thompson wristband, as it relates to Leatherpunk: I'm obviously not the original creator of this cuff, Hunter was photographed wearing it in the 1990s and perhaps earlier.
When I first started doing leather work in 2002, this piece was custom requested numerous times in my first few months of opening Leatherpunk, (even though I didn't sell it or have photos of it on my website). As it's popularity became apparent, the wristband was added as a standard product at Leatherpunk in 2003.
Now here's where things get confusing, and even I have recently had to backtrack on my claims. In the movie Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the version worn by Johnny Depp fastens with buckles, or rather, one buckle. The version worn by Hunter S. Thompson uses snaps to close. Both have the same stud pattern. (Johnny Depp was also known to wear a double strapped buckling cuff off-stage, but he has since retired it)
I offer both styles, (plus the off-stage Depp version)and your choice of black or brown leather.
So, to clarify, this is the actual Hunter S. version, this is the Johnny Depp version in his portrayal of Hunter S. Thompson. Both are the same width (2") and the only difference between the two is the fasteners.
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New chestnut brown leather is an excellent option to traditional black leather belts. Made to last! See it here!
These leather trays are a great gift idea and really stand out. I have several styles to choose from. Check out all the pinch-corner leather trays today!
Here's a pair of custom made extra wide leather wristbands for my friend, Dagz. He's a regional wrestler, and now he has the power of Leatherpunk. He can't lose.
Dagz winds up for a wicked back-hand.