Leather Goods & Clothing
Have a project you'd like us to help you design and create?
Here are a few tips.
We do not simply copy other people's work.
Occasionally we get requests to make something that someone else is making. We are flattered that you like us that much, but please understand that we will not simply copy someone else's work. Whether you want an applique added to a piece or to have something just like you saw, we can make something similar for you, but not quite the same thing. We may even decline to make the piece and recommend you simply get it directly from where you saw it.
Please do not be offended if we suggest an alternate crafter.
We also sometimes get requests to do things that we simply do not do. For instance, if you would like something tooled or sculpted, we can recommend several excellent craftspeople that focus on that. We love to expand our range, but there are certain techniques we either haven't had the time to learn, or simply have no interest in taking on. We are happy to suggest other businesses that we have met and trust to better construct your dream for you in a timely and well made manor.
We love that show/game/character too, but...
Please don't ask us to make things that would constitute copyright infringement. It would be awesome to have an exact replica of that awesome outfit in leather, but it would be hideously expensive, not to mention would probably be a major copyright or trademark infringement! We will be happy to help you acquire elements to help you get a similar look, and we would love to collaborate on a piece that has that character as the underlying theme with a bit of a twist, but in many cases there are websites out there to help you find replica pieces at much more affordable rates than we could ever hope to offer.
We need your input to help make it a real thing and not just an idea.
This is why we call it a collaboration. You give us input, we bounce ideas back. Once all parties involved believe we understand what we are attempting to achieve, we quote you a price based on estimated time, materials, and difficulty involved in constructing the piece. Many times a custom collaboration begins with a vague idea or question that you ask us at a show or via e-mail. Once you ask that question, or mention that idea, the gears start to turn and we begin to think about how we can make it happen. If we have already had this discussion, or you have a pretty good idea of what you have in mind, please feel free to fill out the form below.