Archetype is a small, leather working shop located in Chicago, Illinois. I began working with leather because I felt that the things available in stores just didn't last. I believe in the philosophy of buying worthwhile products that you take care of and in return they will take care of you. It's this belief that drives me to create products with a focus on quality, longevity and utility. Each of my items is made one at a time—by hand, with the highest quality materials available. I am selective on where I source my supplies and try to use local and American products whenever possible. I only use the finest leathers from the Horween Tannery here in Chicago and from Hermann Oak in St. Louis.
My products range from simple, intuitive items to highly detailed and hand tooled, custom pieces. I take great pride in every item that comes off of my bench and hope to make something for you to enjoy for years to come.