Essex, Connecticut is one of the great New England boating spots. It is also the home of Leather Man Ltd. and Eliza B.
If you visit Essex on Saturdays, make sure you stop by their Factory Store. This is a real factory store, as in, part of same building as their actual factory.
|At the helm|
He kindly took me on a tour of his facility. And although we have done this many times over the past (almost) three decades, each visit is just as exiting.
|The design room|
|What they sell is made in Essex, Connecticut|
|The construction process of the Eliza B. Allez! Flats|
|His famous wit in action|
|Stacks and stacks of embroidered ribbon|
|I stopped to admire his boat|
The actual factory store is as every factory store should be - overflowing with one temptation after another.
|A great wall of sandals|
|Saying hello to Benny (their Jack Russell)|
|Beautiful canvas totes|
Factory Store Location and Hours:
55 Plains Road
Essex, Connecticut 06426
Saturdays, 9:00am to 1:00pm
See also: Best. Belts. Ever.