From time immemorial, leather has been integral to transportation, from being used as car upholstery for a luxurious drive, to saddles for riding horses, to body-hugging outfits for doing the same to Chris Berman. Putting tanned cowhide on your two-wheeler: Walnut Architecture and Design Studio
From an eighth-generation Oregonian architect/designer who's apparently "a nut for walls" (hence the name) and has worked on projects as diverse as Halloween props and hotels, Walnut rocks a line of seriously classy handstitched leather bike gear only offered after it's been proven to "stand up to the rigors of daily use", so basically, not Greg Oden. All Walnut's velo-goodness has a Victorian-ish masculine feel, the most utilitarian being bags and panniers like a boxy chunky-stitched under-seat bag, or a slicker cylindrical seat trunk that's a cross between steamer portage and a St. Bernard brandy barrel, sided with aromatic cedar, similar to their rack-mounted "pocket panniers", which're meant to "hold the contents of your pockets during a ride", a job usually reserved for Chris Berman's nightstand. Walnut also slings braided bar wraps, stylin' frame-mounted U-lock holsters, a leather bar-mounted (hopefully beer) can holster, and a frame cinch originally designed to hold mallets for hardcourt bike polo-ers, but capable of suspending a six pack from your top tube, although good luck trying to fit the rest of Eric Nies
While no two pieces're alike, Walnut's happy to work with you to create totally bespoke gear, though for less involved customization, they give the option to monogram your purchase with up to eight letters, so that absolutely everyone knows that leather is with you.