Why Is Hand-Sewing Better Than Machine-Sewing?

Why Is Hand-Sewing Better Than Machine-Sewing?

If you’ve checked out our product descriptions, you already know that one of the things we’re particularly proud of here at Popov Leather is the fact that all of our leather goods are sewn by hand. While this is a clear sign of the hard work we put into each and every one of our objects, you may wonder if it actually leads to a better product at the end of the day.

Best Popov Leather Gifts for Your College-Aged Son

Best Popov Leather Gifts for Your College-Aged Son

Sending your son to college is a one-of-a-kind experience. It seems like just yesterday, your son was a peanut-sized lump on an ultrasound. Now he’s a man, taller than you and sprouting facial hair. As his father, it’s your job to usher him into the halls of adulthood, providing guidance and support as he learns what it means to strike out on his own. A meaningful gift can act as a tangible talisman of your support, providing him comfort and security when you can’t physically be there to offe...

From Space Pens to Fidget Spinners: 5 Things You Didn't Know We Sell

From Space Pens to Fidget Spinners: 5 Things You Didn't Know We Sell

We’ve carefully crafted our reputation here at Popov Leather as designers of fine leather goods and wares. It’s a reputation we’re proud of, and well-crafted, hand-made leather items have continued to be our main focus since we started back in 2013. It is not, however, our only focus. Over the years we have branched into a few other areas. Our line of wet shave materials is one popular example of our non-leather items, but there are many more, some of which you may not have come across. And s...

How to Wet Shave: Techniques for Achieving the Perfect Shave Every Time

How to Wet Shave: Techniques for Achieving the Perfect Shave Every Time

I’ve written before about the benefits of wet shaving, citing the smooth face and pristine results you can achieve. If you’re new to wet shaving, however, you’re as likely to end up nicked and damaged as you are to end up with a beautiful, clean cut. Unless you’re looking to re-enact some key scenes from Sweeney Todd, it’s important to have your wet shaving technique down to a science.

From Coins to Credit Cards: A Brief History of Currency

From Coins to Credit Cards: A Brief History of Currency

Valentine’s Day is stressful. From picking the right outfit to the right place to eat, there are a lot of considerations to make. One consideration you don’t have to make tonight is whether or not you’re going to pack enough money. The advent of credit and debit cards means that wallets are lighter than they’ve ever been. Far from needing to pack a plethora of currencies, credit cards allow you to get away with using a minimalist wallet on even the most luxurious occasions.

5 Items You Should Remove From Your Wallet

5 Items You Should Remove From Your Wallet

Last week I discussed 5 Key Items to Keep in Your Wallet. This week, I’m looking at the other side of the coin and evaluating 5 items you should remove from your wallet. These items may seem like every day carry items, but in truth, they are weighing you down unnecessarily. If you want to live your best, most minimalist lifestyle, these five items have to go.


A History of the Belt

Belts—those little strips of leather we use to keep our pants up—have become so ubiquitous in our everyday lives that we don’t question where they’ve come from. Like most everyday items, however, belts have not always been around, and have certainly not always been used in the same capacity that they are today. In fact, belts have a long and rich history.


5 Items You Should Keep In Your Wallet

When you first begin trimming your lifestyle, it can be tempting to trim out everything. Just like with dieting, getting rid of everything works well for a time, but after a while, you begin to need the nutrients that you just cut out. By going too extreme to begin with, you end up going too extreme when you backslide as well, and the end result is worse than it would have been if you hadn’t been so extremist to start with. That’s why today I’m discussing 5 things you should make sure to keep...

How to Refill Your Fountain Pen

How to Refill Your Fountain Pen

You’ve finally landed your dream job. You have a spacious new office, a desk plaque with your name on it, and a secretary fielding your phone calls for you. Now that you’re in a new role, you have to look the part. Business executives have certain expectations of you, and it’s important for you to live up to those expectations. Just as you wouldn’t wear jeans and a t-shirt to your high-paying corporate job, you also shouldn’t be using ballpoint pens from the dollar store to sign your correspo...


What Do Your Leather Color Choices Say About You?

One of the great gifts of leather is the fact that it can be made in so many different colors while retaining its rugged, natural appeal. Here at Popov Leather we carefully select leather, ensuring that our finished products look handsome every time. That said, we have some fun guessing what kind of guys our customers are based on the colors they choose. For your enjoyment, here’s our pseudo-scientific analysis of what your Popov Leather color choices say about you.


What's In the Great White North Collection?

Here at Popov Leather, I pride myself on selling buy-it-for-life items that hold up well over time. One of my favorite, and top-selling, products, is the Great White North collection, so popular that it actually sold out for a while over the holiday season. This compact shaving kit is the perfect man-gift. So what’s it include? Let’s go through this awesome kit item by item.


Tips and Tricks for Keeping Good Field Notes

Field notes can be useful for a number of things, both personal and professional. When you're dealing with a compact notebook, however, it's important to ensure you are maximizing the available space. The benefit of a field notebook is its size, but if you don't use the space you have to its fullest potential, that benefit can quickly become a hindrance. Here are some tips and tricks for keeping good field notes. 1.) Commit to a Purpose Your field notebook is compact to maximize portability....