They are here!
The first run of the Buffalo Wool Company kids "Red Dog" bison blend socks.
Recycled packaging keeps shipping costs to a minimum.
Walt is one of our longest running suppliers (except for a short time where I got hacked off at him and "broke up" ... only to make up; couldn't replace him).
We met over 20 years ago at his tiny, cold, workshop in Gloversville. What a history of leather and leather work that Mohawk Valley, NY town has. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloversville,_New_York.
But this story is about his gloves.... and his dusters.... and his vests.
Persistant is the best word I know to describe him. Quiet and persistant. He has kept at it; improving and innovating, and in the process making and selling over 10,000 pairs of bison and deerskin leather gloves of all kinds. Not all of them were perfect, for sure. Getting people to "cut and sew" for a wage that will still allow competition with India and China is not easy, but Walt has persisted ... and succeeded.
Probably the second biggest reason for his success is the Sunderland Leather/Colonial Tanning works ... a great old school (like 1930's) bison and deerskin tannery and leather house right in Gloversville. Walk down the street and pick up your leather; that is what he does.
Walt just let me know that he has bought a pretty good size building; is looking for new leather projects.
Well, maybe it still needs a little thought!!
This is great, world class bison leather - soft and plyable; tough and durable .... and made "useful" to us here by Walt Buyce's "persistance". Thank you, Mr. Buyce. Hope to shake hands again soon ... as retirement gives me more time to see old friends and new things.
Best wishes always.
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What a great use of bison leather - this shearling line bison leather winter boot. Whatever winter throws at you, this boot will take it and keep ...View full details
SIZE 10 ONLY IN THESE: The last of these great Raven Boots - JUST $99.00 Orig. $225. Just a very few left ... and so unfortunate ULU is ou...View full details
The Zoo Beanie is named for the multi-animal fiber blend of this intriguing yarn: 40% bison down, 40% baby camel and 20% silk. Independently, these...View full details
Except for a few pair of ladies size 11 ... these are sold out! Another great (part) bison leather product from ULU. In time for winter outings ...View full details
The Zoo Scarf is named for the multi-animal fiber blend of this intriguing yarn: 40% bison down, 40% baby camel and 20% silk. Independently, these ...View full details
We had planned to use these tube skinned Eastern Canadian fox pelts as trim on some of the bison coats ... but that didn't happen. These are some v...View full details
As you probably know by know, Genesco, the owner of the Trask bison and other first class leather shoe and accessory brand, is "closing" the brand ...View full details
Newborn Pioneer Bonnet - 100% pure Heaven bison yarn, with a small featherweight tassel and ever so soft knit ties. The purest bison down yarn we ...View full details
Made just for Herd Wear by the great artists at the "Mammoth Site"; the archaeological fossil dig site near Mt. Rushmore. These are "3D printed" to...View full details
Vintage sterling silver Native American necklace crafted by H Tsosie. Design featuresa a stunning blue turquoise stone with melon beads. Neckla...View full details
We've been wanting this kind of indoor/outdoor slip on for some time. Foot forming bison leather - both inside and outside. The newest outsole of...View full details
Old fashion technology; exceptional warmth and cushioning. After we extract the very best bison down for the socks and gloves; use the second best ...View full details
Just went through and made sure inventory is up to date!! This is the last of these great boots!! Just a few scattered sizes ... but if you can u...View full details
Just out from Double H. We were begging for a bison leather boot with a more traditional roper toe. Here is it; the "Jacob". Great boot all the ...View full details
The "Herd Wear" bison chukka boot, made for us ... from our leather, by the wonderful craftsmen and women at Footskins of Minnesota. I've got three...View full details
Buttery soft bison leather in infant and toddler booties; All Infant and Toddler sizes are built in American tanned bison leather in tobacco, go...View full details
The real deal! High top - on or over the calf (depending on how tall you are - (appx. 17" tall) - two layer bison leather, with a canoe (soft lea...View full details
This is the 7" walking moccasin. It is the short version of the Hi-Top (knee high) moccasins from Footskins. We "tested" how some of the bright ...View full details
Soft deer upper with a lightweight boat shoe type rubber sole for both comfort and traction. Light and very functional. These are very similar l...View full details
Remember, he/she/?? who hesitate go barefoot! Once again, Thomas Bates, the grandson of founder T.B.Phelps, offered us "first choice" on these clos...View full details
Chacon bison leather belts - the best there is - Chacon of New Mexico. Shrunken grain (the deep distinctive lines) American tanned bison leather s...View full details
We are both proud that we are now carrying Boston Leather belts. They have been crafting leather into belts, suspenders and leather accessories fo...View full details
Beautifully styled and heirloom quality in the tradition of the "Texas" Rangers, with the overlapping cinch and double keepers. Absolutely the fin...View full details
American bison leather ranger belt. Just a bit narrower so as to fit most dress slacks, as well as great looking with jeans or shorts. Exception...View full details