About Us

We make leather for life, not luxury.

Luxury is sitting down, avoiding the rush, playing it safe.  Luxury is having somebody else do it. 

Life is jumping the fence, eating lunch in the park, going right from work to the party.  Life is making it yourself.

We make leather because you deserve great things.

Varsity Brown is life, not luxury.

We don't fashion.  We function.


Varsity Brown (VB) has offered leather bags, headwear and accessories since 2011. Its brick and mortar storefront in Toronto's Leslieville neighbourhood is a brother/sister micro fashion/manufacturing house that uses a combination of heritage techniques and technological precision.  The finished products are made to last and can be serviced/repaired.  Everything is handmade in Canada. Varsity Brown is named after the street we grew up on, Varsity Ave., and Brown, the surname of his grandmother who gave Matt his first Singer sewing machine.