Old Hippie Bags

Tim DeWitt started making leather clothing and accessories in 1967. Tim was 21 and a hungry hippie in the Height Ashbury of San Francisco.  He had hitch hiked there from his home in Ohio where he had stopped on his way back from spending three months in Europe and a year in India where he was attending his senior college year. 

In late fall of 1968 Tim left San Francisco with four new friends to open a store in New York City called "Wisdom and Folly" on East 9th Street. Tim stayed in New York through 1973. During his time there he made clothing and accessories for Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, Patti LaBelle, Janis Joplin, Neil Young, Sonny & Cher, Hubert de Givenchy, Duane Allman, Buddy Miles, Fernando Sanchez, Maxine and Lou Lou De La Falisoe, Michael Shrieve, Joan Whitney Payson, Lester Chambers, and Timothy and Rosemary Leary. 

Later in life Tim made gifts for Frank Zappa, Mark Volman, Howard Kaylan, Eric Burdon, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Tom Waits, and Donetella Versace, all of who were friends of his. 

From 1973 through 1981 Tim joined his wife in the music business managing public relations and tour management. In 1981 he began a career doing design and working drawings for commercial and residential projects which kept him busy until 2010 when the economy allowed him to retire. 

Tim was then a hungry hippie again, so he started making leather bags again and tucked them away until now. 

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