We collaborated on this strap design with Alex Bleeker, the bass player of the band Real Estate. As Alex said in an interview for our magazine, "Straps can be pretty generic, so to have something that is nice and feels like it has character is great."
The pattern is based on a rug that Alex saw on a friend's couch. He saw it laying there and thought, "That's kinda my vibe."
You might know Alex from Real Estate and his band Alex Bleeker and The Freaks. We have been fans since seeing Real Estate in the early days at Glasslands and couldn't be happier to design a strap for such a great dude. It turns out that it's also a natural complement to our Indian Guitar Strap in Martin Courtney.
The strap was designed by the collaboration of minds between Alex and Nashville artist Matthew Sharer. It is silkscreened on 100% blue cotton canvas and finished with quality leather end tabs and vintage-style hardware.