When I started smoking a pipe, in 2010, I couldn't find a quality, U.S. made, leather pipe pouch. So, I started making my own. At the time, I was a full-time, furniture maker and, sitting in my woodshop one day, smoking my pipe, I was inspired by an old tool roll I found at a flea market. I thought, "why can't someone make a pipe pouch like that?" Simple, well made, beautiful, and feels good in the hand. So I set out to do just that.
The first versions of my pipe pouch were rough, but, from showing them to my online pipe forum buddies, getting their feedback, and through lots of trial and error, I eventually came up with the "roll up" design for The Standard, and something clicked. Suddenly, I was getting enough orders that I had to choose between making furniture, and making pipe pouches. The choice was easy (although, woodworking is still a hobby : )
Since then, this design has apparently struck a chord with the pipe community, and, most importantly, with people, like yourself, looking for good quality, handmade in the U.S.A, leather pipe and cigar accessories that not only look and feel good, but are unique and are built to last forever.
Thanks for reading.