New Arrivals (Fall Favorites)

We're super excited to share some of our new products with you. Below, you'll find a few of our favorite handmade items from our Fall 2016 lineup, including:

Monogrammed Koozies

Yep, you heard that right. Can't even begin to tell you how many IPA's were sacrificed to turn this product into a reality. Dreams really do come true.

Luggage Tags

 We traveled a good bit this summer, and those janky elastic tags American Airlines kept slapping on our nice leather duffels just wasn't doing it justice. We were in dire need of an upgrade.

Ladies Totes & Clutches

Our mothers may have gotten the last couple years' prototypes as gifts for every birthday & Christmas, but this year we're going out on a limb and thinking they'll want another. 

Leather Valets

For your keys, wallet & phone on a nightstand, coasters and remote on a coffee table, or jewelry on the bedroom dresser, these are a versatile, durable & beautiful addition to anyone's home or office.

Dopp Kits & Makeup Bags

These beautiful bags make packing for long trips a little bit more bearable. I've been spilling toothpaste, contact solution & shaving cream in my prototype dopp kit for over a year, but we designed them to withstand the wear and challenge of heavy use.

Leather Key Straps

Solid brass snaps and a leather loop to hold on to make this a nice, versatile addition to our key fob/strap lineup. 

Cord Snaps/Tech Organizers

Tired of unwrapping tangled headphones & watching your iPhone charger wear a turtleneck in the heat of summer? We've got you covered.

We've always taken pride in the goods we produce, but these new additions to our lineup challenged us to take our products to the next level. New brass hardware, new construction techniques and new design principles were all incorporated to offer an assembly of goods that is without a doubt our most exciting release to date.

So please take a minute to browse our updated website and product pages--we promise you'll find something new and exciting in need of a monogram and home.

Did you know Christmas is coming up? New items make for great gifts for the lady you love or the dad who owns everything.

See a new favorite? Let us know what you're diggin' so we feel inspired for forthcoming late-night prototype sessions and product lineup additions! Shop all of our new arrivals HERE.

C&C's New Belt Trade-In Program

We've all got a few in our closet... raggedy old belts that mom bought in middle school to get through our adolescent years. Having to be replaced every couple years as a result of poor construction, these department store debacles have taken enough of our money and we have a lifelong solution to this problem (see below).

Clayton & Crume Belt Trade In Program

We're excited to release a project aimed at changing your relationship with leather: our brand new C&C Belt Exchange.  

It's simple. Place your order. Mail us your old, worn-out "leather" belt. Once received, we'll send you a brand new, heavyweight full-grain leather/solid brass belt built to last.

Our goal here at C&C is to showcase the true beauty of leather. To maintain a standard that has been ignored by mass-manufacturing. To offer our supporters access to products that they are truly proud to own. Something that will last them a lifetime.

Clayton & Crume Leather Belts

Best of all, you get a killer discount for sending your old one in. Since you're relieving your waist of the misery of an old, tattered piece of leather, we're offering this trade-in for just $50 ($20 off our normal price).

No more "Genuine Leather". It's time to introduce yourself to the beauty and durability of "Full Grain".  Place your order now, and upgrade your everyday belt to something you'll be proud to one day pass down to your grandchildren.

Don't worry. We'll even provide your old belt a proper resting place in our "Belt Boneyard".

Clayton & Crume Belt Trade-In Program

Belt Making & Shop Tour

We recently relocated our shop to 1901 Bardstown Rd. in the beautiful Highlands neighborhood of Louisville. We want to share our new work space with you and provide and inside look at a day's work here at C&C. Thanks for visiting!

A perfect day in the shop starts with a new shipment of leather, straight from the world-renowned Horween Tannery in Chicago. 

Once we've stocked our leather inventory, cranked up some tunes and assessed the day's production run, each belt strap is pulled by hand. 

After straps are pulled, stamped, sized and the durable custom canvas is applied to an inner layer of veg-tanned leather, it's time to hand things over to our trusty #2: our war-era Singer 111. As old as your grandmother, but now quite as creaky.

Heavy-duty nylon thread keeps everything snug for life. 

Solid brass buckles are applied, rivets are set, holes are punched - everything is inspected prior to completion and shipping of a product. 

Finished bags are bagged, tagged and passed off to Duane. (He's our mailman. Good guy.)

All good days in the shop are capped off with a banquet beer. Cheers to your newest belt, and cheers to our new shop!

***Did you know that Clayton & Crume is now offering BELT MAKING CLASSES?  We'd love to host your group of 6-12 in our shop one evening for a hands-on experience unlike any other. Each participant will walk out with a brand new "lifetime" belt made from full-grain leather and solid brass hardware. We'll take you through the steps of strap cutting, edge finishing, buckle application, riveting, hole-punching, and teach you more about leather than you ever cared to hear. Perfect for all the guys in the family, wedding parties (groomsmen), or just a group of guys who appreciate quality goods. 

Email us if you're interested in scheduling your 2-3 hour belt making workshop at