Countdown to Father's Day - III

English Stitched Pigskin Horseshoe "Studs" Box (LEO Design)

As we approach Father's Day, we'd like to share a few select items—perfect for that "Dad with Great Taste."  See them—and many other great gift options—in the on-line store at LEO Design.

Before sewn-on buttons became common (around World War I), men's shirts were fastened with ribbon, fabric ties, shirt studs or they were pulled over the head (not fastened up the front). Thus, not so very long ago (120 years or so), men were accustomed to using (and keeping) shirt studs handy for daily use.  A box like the one shown above might have been used.

This one is made of stitched pigskin, tanned in a taupe color and embossed with gold lettering.  A "blind embossed" horseshoe gives the user extra luck. It was made in England around 1950.  Please click on the photo above to learn more about it.

More Handsome Gifts for Father's Day tomorrow.


Though our Greenwich Village store is now permanently closed, LEO Design is still alive and well!  Please visit our on-line store where we continue to sell Handsome Gifts (

We also can be found in Pittsburgh's historic "Strip District" at Mahla & Co. Antiques ( or in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania at The Antique Center of Strabane (

Or call to arrange to visit our Pittsburgh showroom (by private appointment only).  917-446-4248