For 50 years, LAND Leather has been operated and ran by the Iszler family. Through this dedication, we believe we have established, at our core, the most important aspect of a successfully run business; taking care of our customer's as our family. By investing in one of our beautiful leather goods, you aren't just purchasing a high quality leather good that will last you a lifetime; you're investing in a belief that our customers, not our items, are what make us one of a kind.
LAND Leather was founded in 1969 by Jimmey Iszler at the young age of 28. A North Dakota farm boy who was raised believing that a life full of adventure and hard work was the key to happiness and success. After serving as a Peace Corps Field Officer in the mountains of Colombia and Peru he headed back to Washington D.C. for his Masters degree at American University. One day at class he went for a coffee break and never went back. What was supposed to be a quick coffee break was the beginning of something much bigger than he would have ever imagined. His thirst for international adventure and love of leather led him back to Belen, Colombia, South America. It was here high in the Andes mountains, one of the world's major cattle producing regions, where the first products were made and tested, and a philosophy was developed:
Since the largest Colombian tanners were only interested in producing industrial grade leather, it was necessary to go to the countryside where rural artisans and craftsmen tanned leather. Nestled high in the Andes in a little town called Belen, he learned from master tanners the basics of tanning, finishing and working leather. Jimmey learned the individual touch each hide needs and how leather can be crafted into a beautiful product. He understood with something as noble as leather, he needed excellent complimentary materials such as real brass fittings, durable zippers, tough waterproof linings and high tensile strength nylon thread just to name a few. Only qualified artisans can fashion these materials into beautiful products that we like to call "Masterpieces in leather". For nearly 50 years we have demonstrated Jimmey's philosophy through our firm commitment to our products by offering a lifetime guarantee* on all manufacturing defects.
LAND LEATHER'S FIRST FACTORY IN 1969.
OUR ITEMS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN DESIGNED TO LAST, MADE TO LOVE.
THE LAND LEATHER BRAND WAS BUILT EARLY ON BY ATTENDING TRADE SHOWS.
With his enduring love for leather and constant drive for perfection, LAND Leather Goods has become what it is today - a beautiful collection of stylish and fashionable leather goods of uncompromising quality, to be appreciated by consumers seeking the very best craftsmanship leather has to offer. Jimmey never considered short-cuts and vowed to only offer his customers the highest quality leather products available all designed to outlast generations and countless adventures.
Although Jimmey is no longer with us, his vision of producing and selling uncompromised leather products remains a core value thanks in part to the Iszler family continuing the tradition. Brand loyalty for LAND Leather goods over the last 50 years has been nothing short of exceptional; thanks in large part to Jimmey's unwavering pursuit of perfection and innovative ideas. His design influence and constant attention to detail has resulted in many signature LAND design elements that have positioned LAND Leather as one of the highest-quality leather brands available; including a unique & custom made one of a kind water resistant lining, premium durable zippers, our signature "x" style stitching designed to ensure shoulder straps never tear, and sand-cast solid brass fittings which are all individually hand poured into molds. Without Jimmey's enduring passion for leather and, more importantly, for his customers, the LAND Leather vision would never have realized.
LAND Leather and the Iszler family continue to honor the beliefs and love of leather Jimmey always shared. As of Summer 2016, all newly produced items will carry Jimmey's signature as a hot-pressed stamp on the inside to ensure his touch remains on every LAND Leather item sold around the world.