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.