Celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, WILL Leather Goods has been making an impact on the leather goods market in the company’s hometown of Eugene, OR and elsewhere. Hailing from New York in the mid 70′s, William Adler tried his hand in Hollywood and enjoyed a series of small roles on TV. In 1981, with the SAG strike bringing production to a halt, Adler needed to find a new outlet for his creativity. He started selling scout belts on Venice and went on to leather goods, eventually employing 150 people.
Today, the family-run operation is recognized for their use of high-end materials and workmanship. WILL Leather goods enjoys using modern techniques to create a classic and vintage feeling that is nostalgic of Old Hollywood. Note the name of their bags: McQueen, Hopper, Lennon. In an exciting capsule collection, FOUND: Made in the U.S.A., WILL takes vintage materials (WWII army bags, military issue belts, etc) and turns them into finished goods. Needless to say, each piece is unique. You may have come across a WILL product and not even known it. Did you know they produce all the Nike Golf and Tiger Woods leather apparel goods? With recent sponsorships of high profile events such as the Tribeca Film Festival and the addition of stockists, WILL is finally getting the recognition it deserves.
With thoughtful features such as including a removable laptop case in the Hopper and space for finger support behind button clasps, WILL products are made to not only be admired but used.