It was in 1983 that Gay and I had the crazy idea of beginning a family business. From the start, we endeavored to build a company on the foundation of quality, integrity, and the "Refined Country Life." The ultimate goal was to create World Class Leathergoods for the stylish man. Continuously striving for perfection, every collection was crafted with premium materials, world class craftsmanship, and meticulous attention to detail. On those principles, Martin Dingman Leathergoods was founded in 1990. With the wonderful support of family, a tremendous team, and loyal customers across America, the company has since thrived. Along the way we have enjoyed the honor of being recognized by nationally known publications, including the Robb Report as "America's Best Of The Best," and Forbes magazine as one of "America's 50 Best Companies."