Topanga is an Artist Enclave
Topanga Canyon has always attracted creative minds to their small community since the 1960's. The music scene of the 70's put Topanga on the map with artists such as Neil Young, Jim Morrison, Mick Fleetwood and Joni Mitchell. In fact, our shop building was once the rehearsal studio for the Eagles and the Doors. Today, the creative energy continues to grow and has inspired us to become artisans in our own way.
In 2013 we started building merchandise walls and tool organizers out of wood in the shop back yard. When additional display tables were needed we went on to build wooden tables. When our luthier friend brought over boxes of scrap guitar wood for our pot belly stove we got the idea to repurpose them and build furniture out of parts such as guitar base, guitar necks and headstocks. Even though it was fun making furniture, our calling was working with a material that's much different - leather. The brand Rogue Journeymen was born.
Rogue Journeymen has evolved a lot since the beginning. We started out making leather valet trays, keychains, and mason jar holders. Now we have several types of leather belts, wallets, dog collars and more. The latest addition to brand is canvas bags and backpacks. Inspired by the vintage canvas bag designs, our bags have full leather bottom and straps with our special unique touch on all of them. Some of the canvas used for the bag body is from Word War II tents. We've also incorporated Pendleton Wool into the design as well. We welcome you to visit our shop to check out these truly unique handmade items.
Our Handmade Crafts Gallery
A truly unique table that's 100% made out of scrap guitar wood parts. The table top and legs are all from repurposed guitar necks.