Complete independence is a rarity -- even after Independence Day, the Earth still relied on those malevolent aliens for quality Saturday night basic cable programming, and to make Jeff Goldblum seem normal. Determined to do every damn thing themselves, Makr bags.
Just arrived in Austin, Makr's from a team of meticulous craftsmen out of sunny Orlando, FL, where in the shadow of the Magic Kingdom they whole-hog the workload, from staining the raw leather to laser etching, buffing, waxing, and even creating entire prototypes -- but not stereotypes, because Walt Disney would have hated that. Their Euro- (but not too Euro) leaning carryalls run from the heavy cotton duck "Canvas and HF Strap", an over-the-back rucksack with un-dyed leather straps and clasps, to the round "Canvas w/Blk Manitoba" that leans closer to a school backpack with a contoured leather bottom and laser-etched tag, to two unisex totes that have manly touches like gunmetal snaps and deer-tanned cowhide accents, much like Jack Palance in...anything. On the smaller side, they've also got a slew of minimalist wallets crafted from single pieces of leather, and equipped with simple clasping mechanisms for easy access to cash, cards, and reminders that you have seven sandwiches to go before the best day of your life.
Other miscellany includes keychains and iPad cases, as well as outlying woodwork in the form of a white walnut/steel industrial work stool and a black/amber varnished custom skateboard deck, which they insist you actually ride instead of hanging on the wall -- meaning you might miss the 9/8c showing of Independence Day, but there's always the 11/10!