Our process begins when the deer is harvested and the hides that normally would just get discarded are collected by Chad and his team who then deliver them to a local tannery. The curing process takes...
Skin in the Game
by Steven Tingle
Who knows where and when inspiration will strike. For hunter and outdoorsman Chad Valitchka, it hit on a cool October evening in 2013 as he and his girlfriend Jac Chebatoris were preparing for a party at Hotel Domestique. “We were at Chad’s house, getting ready to leave, and when I walked outside it was a little chilly,” Jac says. “So Chad ran back in and grabbed a fox fur stole he happened to have lying around.” But with Jac now warmly, and fashionably, decked out in the stole, Chad felt a bit underdressed. So he made a second trip back inside and cut a small square out of one of his deer hides and stuffed it inside his jacket pocket. Chad’s impromptu deer fur pocket square was the talk of the night. . .
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