The William Collection


The William Collection Bags

Over the last 35 years, my philosophy has never changed: Create unique and beautiful leather goods that evoke a sense of nostalgia. After decades of establishing myself as a leather expert, I launched the William Collection in August 2015. Inspired by the rugged elegance and reinforced construction of World War II era leather satchels, map storage tubes and locking briefcases, the collection is our homage to superior craftsmanship. Utility is in the details: Functional compartments, sturdy leather elbows and heavy gauge stitching.

We sourced quality, full grain leather from one of the most prestigious tanneries of Tuscany, certified by The Genuine Italian Vegetable-Tanned Consortium. The tannery carries on centuries-old traditions of tanning leather in a modern day and age. Handmade with solid brass hardware and Swiss Riri zippers by master artisans, the finished product is refined to the eye and rich to the hand.

The William Collection is individually numbered, making the assortment an exclusive and limited edition. Our lifetime guarantee promises years of daily use as you pursue your life’s journey.

William Adler


The William Collection is dedicated to superior leather craftsmanship through shape, style and detailing. Will Adler used his decades of experience as a leather expert to bring authenticity to his vintage inspired collection – from studying different animal hides to learn about what makes them inherently unique to working with tanneries all over the world to experience firsthand a multitude of tanning methods. Will decided during the design process of the collection to use thick shoulder-cut cowhides for the collection for its natural deep wrinkles. Full grain, vegetable dyed cowhide leather was hand-selected by Will from one of the most prestigious tanneries of Tuscany, certified by The Genuine Italian Vegetable-Tanned Consortium. The tannery carries on centuries-old traditions of tanning leather that meets modern day standards of excellence. This means the utmost quality you can see and feel in The William Collection.


Inspired by the principle of functionality for the modern man, the focus of the collection is in the details. Swiss Riri zippers are a luxurious accent to our quality full grain, vegetable dyed cowhide leather. The historical fastening company has nearly a century of expertise in producing high-end zippers, and they are simply the best in the world. Solid brass hardware is used throughout The William Collection because it is the most durable in the industry and provides a rugged elegance to the look and feel. Will Adler considered every detail in how the bag would be used and designed the collection to be as functional as it is beautiful – hinged steel frames for added strength and structure, leather-wrapped handles with gel padding for your comfort, full zip openings for easy maximum access to your belongings, turnlock zipper pulls to keep documents private and zipper pulls down in place, and thick gauge stitching to support wear and tear at the main stress points. The details are all taken care of to ensure your satisfaction in years of its daily use.


The William Collection is a true collector’s item. Every bag is individually numbered and debossed with the Will Leather Goods logo so you know exactly which batch it was handcrafted in. The limited edition collection was inspired by the past and will remain timeless in design. Made by great artisans for a true leather craft experience for the wearer, The William Collection is backed by our lifetime guarantee because this is more than a leather bag – it’s an investment piece you’ll want to pass down to the next generation as they dive deeper into their own journey.

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