Akubra Slouch Featured in New Amazon Book

November 27, 2013

Stan Morse, a local customer, came into our store here in Bothell, Washington. He surprised us with the news that our Slouch is featured in his new Kindle novel.


It is the summer of 1969 and the Vietnam War is raging, John Wayne dominates the theater marquee, and fourteen year old Billy Ward’s world will crumble if he can’t convince his eighteen year old brother Mike and Mike’s best friend Stu to include him in a backpacking adventure. For the older boys, taking The Kid into the mountains is a burden to be avoided at all costs. Parental pressure finally forces them to offer Billy a test to see if he is worthy. Can Billy prove himself physically capable? And beyond that, how can he hope to earn the respect of the older boys?

Brothers of Summer is a window into the hearts of teenagers in the 60’s—a time when kids rode bikes, boys got drafted, parental abuse was often ignored, and the bonds of friendship between teenagers were more important than nearly anything imaginable.

   You can get his book here.


Brothers of Summer


We wish Stan the best of luck with his novel!



Desensitize a Horse to Whip Cracking

November 15, 2013

Joe Williams of Skyler’s Acres in Gillette, NJ is an expert horse trainer. When Gucci (seen in the video below) arrived for training, Joe needed to expose him to a wide variety of surprises and noises that Gucci had never experienced as a show horse.


Joe uses a Karaka whip from New Zealand to help desensitize Gucci to unexpected noises like firecracker and gun shot sounds that he will likely experience in the outdoors.




Karaka Whips





Tell Us About Your Leather Projects

November 1, 2013

Adam Croft, who uses our lace for his projects, posted a photo of one of his motorcycle seats on our online review for lace.


Croft Leathers Motorcycle Seat

Leather motorcycle seat by Adam Croft. www.croftleather.com


Over the years, many of you have bought lace and kangaroo skins for leather projects. We would love to see what you have done!


Please send a photo of your work to our email address: catalog [at] davidmorgan [dot] com. (Please replace “at” and “dot” with the correct punctuation.) Include in the subject line that it is for our blog. If you have a website where you sell your leather goods, feel free to include that.


We look forward to seeing your work.