By Tom Ran

Published: November 5, 2009 under Fashion / Accessories

Brothers Chris and Kirk Bray have been producing leather goods for the last ten years. They launched Billykirk from Los Angeles in 1999, learning their craft from a third generation leather maker. A simple leather strap kick started the business, a decade later their collection has flourished into other offerings that consists of bags, belts, shoes, wallets, hats and other accessories. Since expanding and moving their operation to the East, they’ve employed a group of Amish leather makers to produce much of their line, while wrapping up production in their studio. We visited the brothers over the summer to observe their operation first hand and to discover the beauty behind the process.

We’ll be adding additional photos of our studio visit in the coming days in our Features.

Director & Editor Brennan Stasiewicz
Producer Tom Ran
Director of Photography Ed David
Sound David Hnatiuk
Titles Dennis Payongayong


This is Fieldwork
said at 10am
November 5, 2009

Beautifully shot and really nicely put together. Hoping to see more like this in the future.

- Philip

gino Reyes
said at 4pm
November 5, 2009

Beautiful video! My Billykirk Bag unlike my other bags transcends time and trends.

said at 5pm
November 5, 2009

Love my Billykirk bag! Get compliments all the time...

Jean-Pierre Ramos
said at 7pm
November 5, 2009

Thank you for taking the time to create something special. Loved the video and the bags

Jean-Pierre Ramos

said at 7pm
November 5, 2009

Makes me want a Billykirk bag!

said at 9pm
November 5, 2009

More of these in the near future please! Wonderful video, I really enjoyed it and got to know a new company.
Thumbs up on the editing and music!

said at 10pm
November 5, 2009

I'm a PROUD owner of many Billykirk products, it feels great to support people like Chris & Kirk!

Joshua Kissi
said at 1am
November 6, 2009

This video really captures the two brothers at their finest. Great information I have never known about them also.

Great job in all.

Chris Ro
said at 11am
November 6, 2009


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November 7, 2009


said at 6pm
November 7, 2009

Authenticity, quality and timeless style...its great to see merchants who make products much like the one pair of jeans that becomes priceless. I'd look for their brand.

said at 9pm
November 9, 2009

The timelessness of Billykirk's products are reflected in the photographic style and quality of your video. Seeing visual snippets of the brothers' studio tells their story just as much as their dialogue. Great job!

said at 9am
November 13, 2009

I got to get me some of those Billykirk glasses!

carolann hunter
said at 3pm
November 18, 2009

You are wonderful artists!!! So glad to see this site! There is someting so wonderful with handmade items......keep up the great creativity

said at 8pm
December 3, 2009

Beautifully done.

Anne Wood
said at 4pm
December 5, 2009

You've reached the UK keep up the good work.....

jeff heaton
said at 12pm
March 31, 2010

beautiful. What was this shot with?

krista lia
said at 8am
May 29, 2010

so amazing...

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