by Will Adler May 31, 2017

 

Dear Will Community,

 

Sometimes, you have to take a stand.

 
Will Leather Goods is a brand that is growing rapidly and constantly moving forward, it is a difficult choice to close our doors in Nolita. The choice is based on our future growth – we will not be leaving the city, but will be moving to a new location nearby. 


As we have been opening and running retail stores over the past five years, in Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco, Austin, Detroit and Eugene, we have learned a great deal – and a major lesson is to know when to change with the financial paradigm shift of the retail environment at large.  It must be a win/win between landlord and retailer, and will move forward according to our own Will. 


We will be proactive to protect our brand and our raving fans – by choosing to spend our dollars on our lifetime guarantee, embracing worldwide artisans and donating backpacks to children in underfunded elementary schools across the country through our Give Will initiative.

 

As a unique family-owned brand of leather experts, we know the future is bright – and we will manifest our own destiny – designing our products with integrity and grit; always satisfying our customer with the absolute best service in the industry.

 

We are ever so grateful to all of the friends we have made in NYC – we cherish our relationships and be in touch soon as we open our new location…

 

Please contact my daughter, Shane Adler, our Brand Manager with any questions and concerns; we want to hear your voice and invite you to our table… shaneadler@willleathergoods.com

 

All my best,

Will Adler 

 

Will Adler


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Will Leather Goods is proud to offer WILL's guarantee.

We cover manufacturer defects in leather workmanship and hardware by replacement of your bag or a gift certificate if the bag is no longer available. 

To begin the replacement process please fill out this form:

Guarantee Form

PROOF OF PURCHASE is required.

Unlimited Warranty (valid from date of purchase)

1 Year Limited Warranty (valid from date of purchase)

Exclusions

All Warranty Repair requests must be processed and validated by our Warranty Team.

 

Our lifetime guarantee is a warranty against defects in materials (leather and hardware such as snaps, zippers, buckles, rivets, etc.) and workmanship. Our leather, as with all natural materials, will occasionally have unique characteristics such as: small scars, creases and variations in the color and are not considered defects. Validated warranty repairs are repaired or replaced at no charge.

Due to the nature of leather and vintage materials our warranty does not cover natural wear and tear from daily love. Worn edges or corners, natural fading and softening of materials is an expected occurrence.  We guarantee the foundation of our product will hold your belongings safely. We find that patches and natural wear are a part of the story that unfolds as your product grows with you. One of a kind, Vintage and Found product may need to be patched or stitch due to the nature of vintage material. 

Maintain your favorite leather pieces regularly to ensure soft and supple leather. Leather can be cleaned and restored with a regimen of leather care products designed to clean, condition and protect. Leather Care can help maintain your product longer. Please see our Leather Care page for more information. We recommend conditioning your leather at a minimum of every 6 months. Learn more about how to care for your leather.

If you are in a dryer (hot or cold) climate please condition your product as soon as it feels less supple, dull or faded. Vegetable tanned leather when conditioned should feel slightly oiled and look rich. Similar to the nature of skin it needs to be moisturized as soon as it feels dry. We charge $25 + shipping for conditioning or head to a store for onsite conditioning for Free and the full Will Leather Goods experience.

 

Product Care Information

We highly recommend using leather care treatment to maintain and preserve your leather products: Product Care

Our wax coated canvas is coated with paraffin which makes this water-resistant, but not waterproof. If your canvas product gets wet, we recommend you let it air dry thoroughly in a warm dry place. If at any time your canvas has scratches or marks, these can typically be reduced by using a hair dryer on medium heat to help the wax soften and absorb back into the canvas.

By purchasing products from Will Leather Goods you agree to the terms in our Lifetime Warranty. Will Leather Goods reserves to right to alter, edit or cancel our Lifetime Warranty without notice.

The general rule of thumb for our belts is to go up two sizes from your pants size. Please note that sizing may vary depending on the cut and brand of pants.

Looking to try it out beforehand? Come into a Will store near you for "custom fitting"!
Pant Size Men's Size Women's Size
26 28 XS
28 30 XS/S
30 32 S
32 34 M
34 36 L
36 38 XL
38 40 XL
40 42 -
42 44 -
Still not sure about your size? Just contact us and we'd be happy to help you out!
The sizes are determined by buckling the collar and measuring the inside circumference.
Small Medium
11" (1st Hole) 15.5" (1st Hole)
9.75" (3rd Hole) 14" (3rd Hole)
8" (5th Hole) 12.5" (5th Hole)
Large X-Large
20" (1st Hole) 23.75" (1st Hole)
18.25" (3rd Hole) 22" (3rd Hole)
17" (5th Hole) 19.75" (5th Hole)

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Personalize your product or gift with a monogram in either our small 1/4" font or our large 1/2" font. We use traditional heat stamping to deboss into our vegetable tanned leather.

All-in-One Leather Solution

Protect your investment piece with our specially-formulated All-In-One Leather Solution to ensure the lifetime of your leather collection. Handcrafted by expert artisans all over the world, our leather goods deserve to be treated with care.


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Two Percent Details
Partner Details

Starting in summer 2018, Will Leather Goods is investing 2% of every Will Leather Goods purchase to give kids in America a bag to carry their dreams – with an ambitious goal of donating 100,000 backpacks to kids across America by 2025.

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