Based in New York City, Anson Calder crafts innovative, contemporary leather goods for your everyday essentials. Made from full-grain calfskin from a French tannery that traces its origins to the 16th century, our innovative designs combine sleek storage with enduring quality.
For us, Engineered Luxury™ means there is thoughtful design in every detail in crafting beautiful, quality products that get better with age. We're proud of our unique history and invite you to read more about it here: From Investment Strategist to Fashion Designer: Curtis Calder's Unlikely Leap from Banking to Luxury Accessories.
We Value Things That Last
This is evidenced in many ways —one of which is our choice to burnish our edges as opposed to merely painting them. A more labor-intensive process, burnishing produces edges that not only look beautiful, but are also more resilient. Un-burnished edges tend to fray and look worn more quickly.
This is evidenced in many ways —from our materials selection to our production processes. For example, hand-finishing our wallets with strong hand tacks add style and durability.
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We tested many leathers from all over the world and ultimately chose a full-grain calfskin from a tannery in France that has been perfecting its craft since the 16th century. Because it is full-grain calfskin, it is naturally strong and resilient yet supple.
The centuries-old tanning process used on our leather emits natural oils that promote self-healing. This means small nick s and scrapes will naturally smooth out and the leather will develop a rich patina over time —giving it character and intensified beauty.
In order to pair our strong leather with superior thread, we selected thread from Gutermann (est.1864) because of its resilience and resistance to abrasion.
Our custom hardware was specifically designed to have a thin profile and also features that would allow it to feel like it is permanently fixed to the bag yet be changeable for customization.