FAQ

General

Please read our FAQ's below

When placing your order we always ask that you check the spelling or initials of your personalisation before going through to checkout as we copy all text directly and changes cannot be made once in production. If you do notice that you have made a mistake, please contact us as soon as possible and we will do our best to amend it before it has gone through to the workshop. In the instance where a product has already been made there will be a charge to remake it and we can discuss options with you if necessary.

All of our products are thoroughly checked for quality control and securely packaged before being dispatched from the workshop. However, on the rare occasion items can be damaged whilst in transit. Should you have received a damaged item please contact us via email with your order number and a photo of the item received and we will look into this for you as soon as possible.

'Man Gun Bear' is a game similar to Rock Paper Scissors - you stand back to back and after a countdown, turn and strike a pose: man takes gun, gun beats bear, bear beats man. It was always a fun way to settle an argument and we felt it was a great name for a men's accessories brand.

From our research, we have found that a 60mm collar stiffener is the ideal size. This perfectly fits the standard pocket length the majority of shirt manufacturers use, and equally well in a collar that is just that fraction longer.

Many of our leather products can be personalised using a traditional hot stamping press. We can include uppercase letters, numbers, and the symbols ! . ? & ' and # and -. Please note that we are only able to include three repetitions of the same letter and currently cannot offer accented letters.

Refills for our Personalised Leather Travel Journals are available to order on our site, just search code MGB057. They are made from 55% recycled paper and contain 30 blank sheets.

Delivery


All standard delivery orders are dispatched within two business days. UK orders are sent by first class Royal Mail post so should arrive within one-two days after dispatch.

Standard delivery is free on all orders over £20 within the UK. All other small packages have a delivery cost of £1.95.

Express delivery is available if you require your order more urgently. Express orders will be dispatched within one business day and will be sent with Royal Mail 24 Hour Tracked Delivery.

This is available within the UK, weekdays only, and the cost of this service is £4.95.

We offer worldwide delivery with the DHL Express courier service. Orders are dispatched within two business days, and almost all global destinations are reached within a 1-3 day transit time.

  • Europe: within 1 - 2 days from the date of dispatch.
  • USA: within 2 – 3 days from the date of dispatch.
  • Australia: within 3 – 5 days from the date of dispatch.

Please provide your telephone number at the checkout so our courier can contact you about your delivery should they need to. The service is fully tracked and DHL will keep you updated on your delivery.

Please be aware that there might be additional costs when ordering from international locations such as customs excise duty, please note this cost will have to be absorbed by the customer.

Please also note that DHL Express are unable to deliver to PO, APO, or FPO box addresses.

If your estimated delivery date has passed and you have not received your order, please get in touch with us and we will take a look into its whereabouts. Please note that not all items are posted with tracked delivery unless you have opted to upgrade to our express service.

Returns


Any products that are personalised are non-refundable unless there is a fault with the item. The bespoke nature of our products means that they cannot be resold so unfortunately we cannot accept returns.

Should you wish to return a product that is not personalised please contact us within 14 days and we will let you know the best way to post it back to us. Please note, return postage will be at the customer's expense unless otherwise agreed.

Materials & Product Care


Don't panic, tarnish is a completely natural process for brass or bronze products and a quick polish will sort them out right away. Visit our care page for guidelines and a video to show you how to polish them.

Our leather is high quality, durable and long-lasting, however as it is a natural material it does require some after care. Please visit our care page for advice on how to look after your Man Gun Bear leather item.

As leather is a natural material the exact appearance will always vary from hide to hide. Natural scarring and marks make each item completely unique and this is the charm of working with such a beautiful material.

All our leather is sustainably sourced from here in the UK and is a bi-product of the food and drink industry. We predominantly use veg-tanned leather which minimises environmental impact due to the traditional natural tanning process.

The leather we use is a bi-product of the meat industry and the tanneries we use utilise a veg tanning process using bark and other natural materials, which means no harmful chemicals. Leather comes from a renewable organic source and is produced safely without undue waste. In fact most of what people used to call 'waste' in these tanneries is now a raw material for other products, like gelatin or energy, and the water is cleaned and increasingly re-used. We are constantly on the look for suitable vegan alternatives but the fact is they are not as durable and true sustainability is questionable. We use leather because it lasts. This is a hotly debated topic that we are well aware of. We believe the leather we source to be sustainable, but we cannot speak for all manufacturers of leather goods.