Portrait

Who I am 

I’m Jason Paris, the craftsman behind Paris Leatherworks LLC.  I’m the guy that answers your email, designs your new belt, cuts it out of a beautiful American tanned leather and sews each individual stitch by hand.   I’m husband to a beautiful wife and dad to three wonderful children.

How I started

I purchased my first handgun shortly after turning 21.  Now that I had a gun, I needed a holster to go with it.  It didn’t take long before I realized that good gun leather was expensive.  In addition to being expensive, every custom maker I could find had a wait time measured in months if not years. I decided that making a leather holster couldn’t really be that difficult so bought a few tools, leather and thread and set down at the kitchen table to make a holster.

I quickly learned that holster making wasn’t as simple as I thought it would be.   I don’t recall how many prototypes I created before I was satisfied enough to actually use it, but I can tell you there was a box full of rejects.  It would have been much cheaper and quicker to have paid someone else to make me a holster.  It wouldn’t have been nearly as fun though.  After I finished what I considered an acceptable holster and I decided I needed a belt to go with it.  That was the first step down a slippery slope that lead me to where I am today.