AWL&MAUL was born in 2013 with the desire to create unique and meaningful items to last a lifetime.

From hide selection to the final stitch, every step in the AWL&MAUL chain is carefully executed; our process begins with thoughtfully sourcing materials and ends with the two skilled hands it takes to make your purchase. 

Every stitch, buckle, pocket, and rivet has been tried and tested until we are completely satisfied with its design and function.  

Thank you for your support.


Darren Irwin is a New York based leather designer with over a decade of experience. Born and raised in BC Canada, he now operates out of Knickerbocker Manufacturing, a Brooklyn factory brimming with artists and collaborators.

His knowledge of leather began with apprenticing under saddle makers and cobblers. Two trades in which simple designs must function practically. Craftsmanship reigns supreme and the process is detailed from start to finish.

From Darren’s own travels and experiences, he has refined his craft to create a brand that can be proudly carried with you through your life’s journey.