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Black Fabrics

Posted on August 13, 2016 by Ray Holmes | 0 Comments

 Flat Nylon // Lite Nylon // Canvas. 

Spent part of the summer redefining tab styles and what I'll offer in black fabrics going forward. These three are it. As always, fully handmade / no machines. 

Flat Nylon: medium weight, equals parts grip/slip

Lite Nylon: light weight, more grip than slip

Canvas: medium weight, grippy, natural cotton

Belts!

Posted on July 23, 2016 by Ray Holmes | 0 Comments

in the shop / Rowland S. Howard + HOLMES

Posted on May 09, 2016 by Ray Holmes | 0 Comments

Okay---time is here. I'm happy to say that the Rowland S. Howard strap that's been plotted out and I've been dropping hints on for the better part of the past year is now available.

Huge thanks to Harry Howard, Angela Howard, and Genevieve McGuckin. Their participation meant everything and the project wouldn't have happened without it. 

The strap is up in the store section of the site (here). 12 are being released from me this go-around, with the same amount being directly distributed in Australia. If the strap sells out before anyone gets the chance to pick it up, just hang for a bit and watch this site and my instagram acccount, etc. Another batch will be available in a couple of months.   

Meantime, because moving pictures are magic, here's a bit of Rowland to watch...

Trailer for Autoluminescent, 2011:

Marry Me (Lie! Lie!)...wait for the lyric used on the shoulder of the strap:

Demonstrating early transformative influence...and possibly my favorite track Rowland had anything to do with:

The Birthday Party via German television:

Another Rowland favorite, 2008:

From Rowland's last year:

Crime & the City Solution from Wim Wenders' 1987 film Wings of Desire, with Rowland delivering a masterclass in swagger. Harry Howard on bass:

And finally-

Thanks, Rowland. See you in space...

photos / RSH + HOLMES

Posted on May 06, 2016 by Ray Holmes | 2 Comments

Available for order this Monday, May 9, 12pm PST (US west coast).

Set the alarms. 

 

 

Posted in Rowland S. Howard

HOLMES / IG

Posted on April 08, 2016 by Ray Holmes | 0 Comments

When you can't get enough here, HOLMES is on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/holmes_co_

Sighting:

Posted on January 13, 2016 by Ray Holmes | 0 Comments

HOLMES wristwear on Stephen O'Malley in the February issue of Mojo magazine. 

Posted in Sunn O)))

Broke.

Posted on November 09, 2015 by Ray Holmes | 0 Comments

For the archives. Most makers of things won't show you things that broke, but I will and this one did. The strap goes way back, one of the first I ever made circa 2010, and was subsequently used/loved/terrorized by Lee Ranaldo. The front end tab break was recent.

For the record, HOLMES guarantees against this sort of (unlikely) failure. Repair or replacement as needed. 

Posted in Lee Ranaldo, Sonic Youth