On Saturday, I drove to Montreal and visited Aaron's Atelier to see where the magic happens. I thought I'd give him a shout out here (even though I'm aware many of you already know him) to describe my positive experience doing business with him. If you've never had the chance to meet him in person, Aaron is a gentlemen and a scholar. It doesn't take very long to notice that he's a connoisseur and an artist. When discussing the various material he uses and the techniques used to put everything together, you're rapidly overwhelmed by his knowledge. The quality of his craftsmanship reflects in every strap that comes out of his shop. As I was taking pictures, I noticed a crate full of straps lying around. Many of which I would have worn without hesitating. To my surprise, this was the "not good enough" ans scraps bin. Straps that leave the atelier have to be perfect he said. Every strap I've ever purchased from him (waiting on another one as I'm writing this) goes in consonance with this phrase. Here's a few pictures I took when I stopped by over the weekend (some were taken with my iPhone). Oh, and I picked up the Electric Blue Suede Alligator with patina stitching you see below. I'll post the other one coming in soon!