In 2009 Chronicle of the Old West publishers Dakota, Sunny and Scott Livesay began Dog Jake Western Store, an online retail space dedicated to “the Old West, the New West and All the Rest”. Dog Jake carried Westward Ho dinnerware (recently used on the Yellowstone series!), the McLintock Weather Vane, Bronco Sue custom hats, as well as many other quality Western items. Now, due to retirements, vendor closures and other events, Dog Jake has evolved into Cowboy Luggage, your online source for Western luggage and briefcases made from the finest hand-tooled leather. And also the most affordable. Take a look around and compare our prices with other Western luggage suppliers and we think you’ll agree.
Leather tooling became popular among cowboys and ranchers of the “Wild West” for its ornamentation and expression of personal style. Elaborately tooled saddles helped express pride in their owners’ horsemanship and identified individual possessions among cowboys with no horses of their own. Chaps—especially bat wing chaps, with wide wings buckled to the leg only at the knee—provided large surface areas for tooling, overlays and inlayed leather patterns. Cuffs, originally created to protect shirt sleeves and wrists from harm, became a fashion statement when worn by rodeo riders. Now, you can make a similar statement with one of our hand-tooled leather luggage, briefcases and backpacks, or better yet, put together a set and make the ultimate statement!