About us:

Looking at the offering in the high end headphone world, it’s always suprising to see that leather accessories (especially comfort straps) seem more often than not to be an afterthought. Although leather accessories like comfort straps can give an air and feel of luxury to headphones and make them more enjoyable to use, they’re almost always poorly made, with a bad choice of materials and feel underwhelming if not downright uncomfortable.

We believe this shouldn’t be the case for accessories supplied with a product that’s expected to provide an enjoyable experience to it’s owner. We strive to offer elegant, well constructed, comfortable and durable accessories that will do justice to the build quality of your headphones and will allow you to enjoy them to their full potential.

Our leathers:

Leather is a wonderful material with endless possibilities in terms of looks and feel. Each skin type has it’s own character and different tanning methods bring new variations to the texture, apprearance and smell. Add to that the fact that every hide has it’s own character and you end up with a truly unique item every time that’s as much a pleasure for us to craft than it is for you to use.

In case we weren’t clear on that, we LOVE leather. We pride ourselves in using the best materials we can get our hands on and source our leathers from reputed tanneries from France, Italy and the United States. Many of our leathers are staples used by great luxury brands.

Our most used leathers for comfort straps are buffalo leather and young bull leather, both imported from France. We made them our standard options because they have a beautiful grain, age well and are soft enough to be comfortable and stiff enough not to stretch.

Other options we usually have in stock are, but not limited to: barénia calfskin, french boxcalf, shell cordovan, shark skin, american alligator (subject to shipping restrictions). Don’t hesitate to inquire about leather options by using the contact form or by sending us an email to understatedmontreal@gmail.com if you want a custom strap.


If you’re interested in comissioning a custom piece, we offer a bespoke service. Contact us and tell us about the item you want to have us make for you, your budget and the characteristics you’re looking for and we’ll get back to you with options and prices. We can make a wide range of items like wallets, belts, watch straps, purses, briefcases etc. To see some of our previous work, have a look at our instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/understatedmontreal/