This recent photo was sent to Leatherpunk by a customer named Pete that purchased these cuffs 10 years ago. As you can see, they've held up really well and have a natural patina that only time can create.
Pete told me that the real secret to getting this look is to take care of the leather by cleaning it properly a few times per year. I really love seeing pictures like this!
The products shown here are the Johnny depp oblong studded cuff, the double weave, and the triple weave.
I'm very excited to announce LP is using an entirely different type of leather for wristbands, bracelets, watchbands and chokers. This is pretty big news for Leatherpunk! The new leather is totally custom made just for Leatherpunk by a really great bunch of folks who have worked hard to understand my products. The new leather is much softer than LP original leather, but still retains many of the visually appealing properties that have dominated LP products for years. It even smells good.
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.
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 from the 1970s and into the 90s.
When I first started doing leather work in 2002, this wristband 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.
But all commonly available photographs of Hunter wearing the cuff were published in black and white, so we aren't officially sure if it was brown or black leather. (Personally, I think it was black leather, simply because pre-dyed black leather would've been more readily available at that time)
I offer both styles, (plus an off-stage Depp version, not related to Hunter)and your choice of black or brown leather.