How to Knock Off Quality Leather Products

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on January 22nd, 2014

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Saddleback Leather

Dave Munson, CEO of Saddleback Leather Co., recently published a video teaching impostors how to knockoff his bags. While not directly related to auto upholstery, the video does a fantastic job of pointing out the differences between high- and low-quality leathers, as well as the level of craftsmanship required to create high-end leather products, like motorcycle saddlebags.

Of course, Munson isn’t really interested in boosting impostors’ abilities to rip off his products. The video is a sarcastic take on why knockoffs are and always will be inferior.

A description under the video explains:

Are you looking for a shortcut to success? Watch this “How To” video and learn all of the shortcuts and tricks others already use to bypass quality. And you too can make loads of money knocking off our Saddleback Leather Briefcases. Riches untold!!! And If you do it just right, the people who buy your copies, and reward ethically challenged and creatively bankrupt people, will never know… for about a year!!! Think of all the drugs and women and alcohol you’ll be able to buy before they start complaining!!! Today is your lucky day.

The video is a little over 12 minutes long, but I promise you it’s well worth watching.

5 Responses

  1. Gtrimming Gjudd says:

    Lol fair play to him! I might knock up a fake and send it to him lol

  2. wolfman says:

    Typical…this guys not even a craftsman he has the bags made by a under paid craftsman remarkets them at a 500% mark up while low balling the craftsman
    He tweaks some one elses design calling it his

  3. CPR Customs says:

    This guy is funny . i probably wont make bag like this….. but would love to go party with him . Made my monday morning great!

  4. rusty says:

    I think its unfair to say the people who create these bags are underpaid. With that mentality a typical Ferrari mechanic is underpaid.

    I thought it was damn funny Nadeem. Heck lets all go down to Nogales or Tijuana and get a full interior for $100 american dollars. Complete with newspaper stuffed pleats. :)

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