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Don't Mourn, Organize! Leather Goods by Scott Willis
« on: December 13, 2012, 10:32:00 PM »
His products are extremely well priced and I haven't found anyone who's seemed unimpressed by the quality. The belts seem to be extremely heavy duty. Can't wait to get some.

http://www.dontmournorganize.com

Don’t Mourn, Organize! Is a small leather goods operation based in Springville, Utah. The name comes from a quotation by Joe Hill who proclaimed just before his death by firing squad by the state of Utah., “I die like a true blue rebel. Don’t waste any time in mourning. Organize…”
Joe Hill was a labor organizer, Wobbly, and miner. He was framed for a murder he had nothing to do with and was executed in the Utah State Penitentiary  on November 19th, 1915. Many people believe Joe Hill was made an example by the state of Utah for insisting that workers have the right to join Unions and collectively bargain fair wages in exchange for their skills and hard work.

We strive to create leather goods in the spirit of the labor movement. We feel our prices are fair, considering the time, effort, skill, and materials that go into each piece. We use only top quality hides from American Tanneries. We use the best solid brass and stainless steel hardware we can find. Our products are constructed by age old leather crafting processes and made one at a time. They are hand cut, hand dyed, hand punched, hand edged and burnished, and stitched on vintage machines or by hand.



Here's a list of the leathers he has in stock

Belts start at $55.00, USD, including shipping and go up from there depending on leather, buckle, details, etc.

Current belt leather in stock:
Wicket and Craig natural skirting- 15 oz.
Wicket and Craig dark brown English bridle – 14 oz.
Clayton’s U.K, genuine English bridle, London tan (hand stuffed, curried) – 10 oz.
Clayton’s U.K, genuine English bridle, black (hand stuffed, curried) – 12 oz.
Horween natural veg-tanned horse butt – 9 oz.

Wallets start at $55.00, USD, including shipping and go up from there depending on leather, size, details, etc.

Current wallet leather in stock:
Wicket and Craig natural veg tan. (can be hand dyed)
Medium Brown veg tan kangaroo
Horween horse butt
Horween reddish brown Chromexcel horse butt
Horween black shell cordovan
Horween whiskey shell cordovan
Horween brown shell cordovan
Horween brown Chromexcel cowhide
Black goat
Black hair sheep

Messenger bags start at $225.00.

Current bag leather in stock
Wicket and Craig veg tan
Horween Chromexcel cowhide


Email him at dontmourn@gmail.com
Be patient, he seems to take 2-3 days to respond to emails.


I've got an Olive CXL belt like this one coming my way.





























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Re: Don't Mourn, Organize! Leather Goods by Scott Willis
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2012, 10:38:34 PM »
Scott is an awesome craftman. I heard about him the first time over on sufu and am really impressed by his work! stunning...

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Re: Don't Mourn, Organize! Leather Goods by Scott Willis
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2012, 10:38:39 PM »
I have an Olive CXL belt backed with horsehide($75) and a Black 16oz. American Harness belt($60) being made.

Anyone have any pics of his stuff?

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Re: Don't Mourn, Organize! Leather Goods by Scott Willis
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2012, 10:57:40 PM »
I posed this pic in another thread. I got a doubled up, natural veg-tanned horse hide belt from Scott recently.


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Re: Don't Mourn, Organize! Leather Goods by Scott Willis
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2012, 01:20:26 AM »
Great looking stuff in this page, thanks for posting...
"Don't ever be sorry"

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Re: Don't Mourn, Organize! Leather Goods by Scott Willis
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2012, 05:48:11 AM »
Scott is an good guy to deal with.  I have had a number of belts made by him.  I think this is his hobby.  His workmanship and prices are very tough to beat.  Depending on the leather, his turnaround time is quick.  If you like a heavy duty silver (316 marine grade) buckle, ask for it.  This is the same buckle as Alex1976's belt:http://www.original-flightjackets.com/shop/Accessories/Belts-Braces/Scott-Willis-Heavy-Duty-Belt-tan::568.html

The last order I placed was a natural 16 oz. "Triple C Harness" (the third belt from top in picture 7 as a reference), 1.75 width and about 8mm thick.  The buckle I mentioned above is the only buckle that can accomodate the width of the belt.
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Re: Don't Mourn, Organize! Leather Goods by Scott Willis
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2012, 09:18:58 PM »
i wouldnt mind a horse hide belt in my life...

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Re: Don't Mourn, Organize! Leather Goods by Scott Willis
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2012, 08:42:48 PM »
Just ordered a wallet from him. I'm excited to see how it turns out..
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Don't Mourn, Organize! Leather Goods by Scott Willis
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2012, 09:17:44 PM »
Just ordered a wallet from him. I'm excited to see how it turns out..

What leather/size? Been thinking about it as well. Maybe an Olive CXL long wallet.

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Re: Don't Mourn, Organize! Leather Goods by Scott Willis
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2012, 01:15:44 AM »
Wow! Awesome Shane. Thanks for sharing!
It's hip to be square.

www.zeebeeleather.com

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Re: Don't Mourn, Organize! Leather Goods by Scott Willis
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2012, 01:17:43 AM »
With a few modifications that second messenger bag could be perfect for me once my Porter gives up the ghost.

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Don't Mourn, Organize! Leather Goods by Scott Willis
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2012, 01:25:24 AM »
Just ordered a wallet from him. I'm excited to see how it turns out..

What leather/size? Been thinking about it as well. Maybe an Olive CXL long wallet.


Dark brown italian shell exterior, with front quarter horse CXL on the inside..

In this makeup..



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Re: Don't Mourn, Organize! Leather Goods by Scott Willis
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2012, 02:40:34 AM »
Nice Clint.

Zwer, I think I'll get a natural bag one day. I mean, the price can't be beat.

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Re: Don't Mourn, Organize! Leather Goods by Scott Willis
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2012, 05:43:48 PM »
Yeah. I put a lot of wear on my bags and I think the natural could look really good aged. Or, it could turn blue, thanks to denim bleed...

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Re: Don't Mourn, Organize! Leather Goods by Scott Willis
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2012, 12:56:56 AM »
im using  wallet he made for me horsehide and a special belt in damascus buckle horsehide.

been using his belt since 2007 horsehide. great guy.