Hey there Thursday readers!
For those of you who have dreamed of having a custom made leather something, well, your dreams can be made into a reality! I’d like to introduce The Leather Lair. This company, based out of Pennsylvania, USA, specializes in custom leather work made by Suzanne. She makes original designs that have an American Indian style with a Medieval-Fantasy twist.
Even though there are a number of off the rack pieces, each of those pieces are their own unique item. Each item is hand crafted. I cannot stress how important this is. Hand crafted means that there’s an innate uniqueness that you can’t find in factory produced merchandise and it gives life and character to the garment. She prides herself on this uniqueness letting her garments choose their owners, rather than the other way around.
Her pieces have a huge range from jackets (seen above in Batman on these dashing bekilted men) of the nerdy variety to those that are reminiscent of a lab coats and steam She also makes many beautiful bodices and tops for ladies where her inspiration can range from the woodland pixies to a badass steampunk fighter. Whatever piece catches your eye, you will easily be able to see the care that goes into the workmanship and design.
Whether you’re in the market for a new vest, some boots, some cuffs or something else that you never thought you’d be able to find, The Leather Lair fully welcomes custom work so don’t be shy about sending an email to ask about that thing you’ve been dreaming about for years.
Make sure you keep an eye on their event’s page for conventions and other events that they will be vevnding at, though you can order online through their website. From someone who makes a lot of custom work, don’t be afraid to send a personal email if you don’t see a picture of something you would like. Artisans like this can often do so much more than they’re able to showcase on their website and can often work with your imagination to make something you will love. Just make sure to share any time constraints as custom work does tend to take a little longer.
It may take a little extra time…. but just look at the jaw dropping results.