Posted: March 02, 2023Categories: PQ News & Announcements, Brand
The Litmus Test at Pad & Quill
We are starting a 5 part blog series on our Pad & Quill litmus test. The litmus test is a series of 5 essential questions we, designers and manufacturers, must consider when crafting new products. Once we feel confident we have met these rules, the product can be burnished with our ampersand and brought to production, eventually becoming a valuable and beautiful part of our customers’ daily story.
We designed these internal rules to inspire new and unique luxury accessories, continually improve existing products, and push the boundaries of contemporary leather accessory designs. The litmus test helps us stay grounded in our pursuit of enduring products with thoughtful designs constructed of handmade quality.
The Pad & Quill Litmus Test
- Is the Product made with handcrafted quality by well-trained artisans?
- Have we created something that our discriminating friends a
Posted: August 23, 2019Categories: Brand, Hand Crafted, Leather Bags
Trends can come and go, but a true, rugged gentleman's wardrobe is here to stay. While remaining constant, a man's closet ought to reflect his intrepid spirit and classic taste. He might incorporate modern styles, but he is certainly not getting a whole new wardrobe every fashion season. So, to get him on the right track, we've taken our top 6 essentials for the rugged gentleman:
Posted: May 13, 2019Categories: iPad, Brand, iPad Pro, Art of Craft
Chances are, you are familiar with the herringbone pattern. In fact, you might even own a few pieces in your own wardrobe. Here at Pad and Quill, we love unearthing the unique stories of things in our everyday lives. Over the centuries, it's embarked on a long journey. After serving as the building blocks of an ancient empire, herringbone then evolved into a gentleman's fabric.
Posted: May 10, 2019Categories: Brand, Leather Bags, Leather Backpack
Well... the answer to that is a bit complicated. When we researched the difference between a rucksack and a backpack, we got a huge list of dissenting opinions. We got to the bottom of it and aim to uncomplicate this age-old debate.
Do you remember learning in school how all squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares? That's pretty much what happened with rucksacks and backpacks. Essentially, a rucksack is a kind of backpack.
Rusty on your geometry skills? No worries, let's break it down. We'll define what makes a rucksack a rucksack, and it's similarities to a backpack, and what splits the difference.
Posted: April 30, 2019Categories: Brand, Musings, Family, Leather Bags
This year, be sure to honor your mom with a Mother's Day gift that she will treasure for years to come. But, what do you get the woman who gave you everything? It's tough to nail down the perfect gift, but not impossible. Our handcrafted leather goods are a great way to add a personal touch to this Mother's Day.
Our range of traditional bags and purses handcrafted by skilled artisans are the perfect Mother's Day gift. In our family-run leather business, our firsthand knowledge, dexterity, and dedication have been honed for the finest results. Each bag is a symbol of endless love and devotion.
By buying with us at Pad & Quill, you can give mom a beautiful gift and feel good about supporting local artisans. Every item of ours is handmade, unique, and backed by an incredible warranty. We dedicate this gift guide to all the incredible, chic, amazing women that enrich our lives every day.
Posted: March 14, 2019Categories: iPad, iPhone, Brand, Musings, Apple Watch accessories
Let's face it, AirPods travel with us everywhere and they get gross. From the busy airport to a hard workout to jostling around in your bag... they're probably overdue for a cleaning. When you pay more than $160 for AirPods, it's totally understandable that you'd want them to last! Now is a great time to give them a Spring clean. Prevent long-lasting crud buildup by giving your AirPods consistent cleanings. Here's how...
Posted: March 14, 2019Categories: Brand, Musings, Art of Craft
Here at Pad & Quill, we love to pair classic techniques with a modern sensibility. Nothing quite masters that combination as the bow tie. The bow tie has a long, storied history. Fashion mavens, political leaders, and comedians have all sported it. Today, bow ties are mainly worn on formal occasions. However, in the past decade bow ties for everyday wear, have seen a rise in popularity. It's a great way to elevate your look and stand out amongst the crowd.
Posted: February 19, 2019Categories: Brand, Musings, Art of Craft, Leather Accessories
Pad & Quill is all about bringing together the best of the old with the best of the new. Whether it's updated classic designs, old-world craftsmanship on new-fangled products, or even the best of enduring styles that have endured for decades like being able to tie a Windsor knot. There are literally hundreds of ways to wear a tie. New styles, materials, and trends are cropping up constantly. Yet, one style has endured, the Windsor. An iconic classic, worn by infantries and businessmen alike for nearly a century. Why and how did this become the penultimate fashion statement?
We're all about the art of quality here at Pad & Quill, and that shows in our Customer Service Team. They are incredibly hardworking and available by phone, chat, and via email. You can chat with us about pretty much anything. We love leather, the art of crafting, and making people smile. Not many people get to say that they get to help spread joy to people for a living, but we are the lucky few!
Posted: June 08, 2018Categories: iPhone, Brand, Macbook Pro, Leather Briefcase, Leather Accessories
Have a special someone in your life, but not sure what to get them? Our handcrafted leather goods are a great way to add a personal touch to special events and holidays. The finest leather goods are up for pre-order and order now! They'll head out as soon as the next business day. Plus, if you happen to pick one or two up for yourself, we won't tell. ;)