This is not the typical leather goods shop, selling clothes for Wyatt Earp, and smelling like the inside of a Steinbeck book. The first steps into Tanner Goods land on one of three cow hides residing on the floor. The store manager, Alex Toyoshima, greets every customer with a large smile. The most striking thing is not the hides, the made-to-order wallets, or even the custom Cielo bicycle on the table; it is the sleek, modern design of the showroom.
The Portland-based company is exceptional in that all their goods are made in the City of Roses. Even Alex started as a craftsman in Portland; something that is evident as he points out the subtle differences in hue and character between the belts. Each one, he notes, has its own personality that develops during the individual dyeing process. On top of that, almost the entire company resides under one roof. Research and development, marketing, leather workshops, and the owners are within a few feet of each other. This helps create the camaraderie and family feeling that comes along with Tanner Goods.
By providing leather goods, shirts, ties, shoes, and offering patrons the unique opportunity to create their own fully customized belt, Tanner Goods has its own brilliant way of distinguishing itself as one of the most exciting new stores in Downtown LA.
To find out more, go to: tannergoods.com/pages/los-angeles-store