Our Story

TM1985: Modern Heritage

TM1985 is a Brooklyn-based Designer and maker of men's and women's fine leather + canvas accessories inspired by utility, quality and longevity. Started in 2010, TM1985 uses only top quality, US-sourced materials and produces every bag in the united states, just over the Hudson River in New Jersey. 

Past & Present: The Roots and Beginning 

Craftsmanship runs in the family of TM1985 founder Tielor McBride. Pictured below is McBride's maternal great-great-grandfather Christen Hansen, who immigrated to the States from Denmark, standing amongst tools and supplies in his horse tack and boot workshop in 1922.

   Eighty years later, McBride, born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, took his Midwestern roots to New York. He worked as a window designer at Polo Ralph Lauren, in charge of global directives for retail development and visual merchandising. Looking for more creative independence and an opportunity to create products of his own, McBride started TM1985. He made the first roll-top backpack in 2010 and bag production led to wallets, cases and more.

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