“A classic, yet modern collection of stylishly designed leather goods made of vachetta and alligator for men and women of discriminating taste. Originally inspired by the timeless beauty and artisanal quality of our 170 year old home in Charleston, South Carolina.” - George Ackerman, Designer
All of our wares are either made entirely out of exquisite Vachetta leather, wild alligator, or both. Vachetta leather has been made the same way for thousands of years from natural tannins just outside Florence, Italy. It's hand-polished by stone, rich in aroma, and develops a natural patina over time; a welcomed departure from the caustic manufactured leathers we have all become accustomed to. Alligator is one of the most durable and exquisite materials on the planet. Our alligator is sustainably harvested from the Florida wetlands and carefully crafted by skilled artisans with utmost respect for the environment. Peruse the links below to explore the fascinating, wonderful processes behind all of our products.