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Custom Buckle Front

Posted on January 20, 2019 by Ray Holmes | 0 Comments

HOLMES custom buckle-front strap for Jared Artaud of the band The Vacant Lots. 

Custom straps are a big part of what I do---in this case, riffing on older existing strap, finding the right buckle, and building the strap around it.

Posted in The Vacant Lots

Ntl Fobs

Posted on September 14, 2018 by Ray Holmes | 0 Comments

HOLMES-made key fobs for The National. I believe these are a Cherry Tree fan club exclusive--check it out here:

Posted in The National

Slowdive / KEXP

Posted on April 19, 2018 by Ray Holmes | 0 Comments

Halstead + HOLMES + Tele // #Slowdive session from October, KEXP screenshots always make for pretty pictures. Video can be found on YouTube ✖️✖️ #HOLMES #fender #kexp

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Happy New Year

Posted on January 21, 2018 by Ray Holmes | 0 Comments

Between a busy holiday season and dodging California wildfires, I'm a little late with the wishes, but here's hoping 2018 is a good one for everyone. Thanks for the continued support! 


HOLMES spotting / The National

Posted on September 20, 2017 by Ray Holmes | 0 Comments

Pleasant surprise, cracking open my copy of The National's new record, Sleep Well Beast, to find a HOLMES S2 nylon strap photo'd on Scott Devendorf's bass. Incidental, but a fold-out poster is forever.

This will be my favorite thing for a while. 

Posted in Scott Devendorf, The National


Posted on July 17, 2017 by Ray Holmes | 0 Comments

Cranking it up this early summer, and another new strap design is in the books and available. Flat nylon, all black, all rivet construction, with a couple of very nice details. Pretty sweet, if I do say so myself.

Click through photo for direct link to shop listing. 

Posted in flatnylon


Posted on July 11, 2017 by Ray Holmes | 0 Comments

New in the shop. Three fob colors. Two hardware colors. Mix and match. You'll have the coolest keys on the block.

Click photo for direct link.

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