Make Smith has no official affiliation with Smith Journal, but we wouldn't complain if it did. The Santa Barbara-based label is run by Steve Soria, a third gen leather craftsman who reinterprets his family skill set into functional, sturdy objects that he'd want to hold himself.
It's high production stuff - in quality but not quantity. Steve's small range currently includes belts, wallets and more inventive products, like an awesome leather plant hanger. Each piece is handmade with unique characteristics and the imprint from its maker.