The original deerskin bag.
WESTCOAST/EAST LEATHER got its start in 2012 when I came across an old leather hand bag (see the photo to the right) my mother carried and it inspired me to create one for myself. I rediscovered leather (after not working in the medium for many years) and all its possible uses.
I have many interests, including painting, an old sportscar, clay work and so on. I started making leather objects to organize my tools. The idea for the large tool roll came from wanting to carry essential tools and have them fit neatly in the boot of the my 1962 MGA.
What has been the most fun about working with the leather and designing tool rolls is the universe of possibilities and uses for these carry goods. Mechanics, riders, stylists, artists and even bartenders and oyster shuckers! The list keeps growing and the products keep evolving.
My aim has always been to offer high quality leather goods for a reasonable price. The most satisfying part of crafting these goods has been working with my customers and hearing how they’ve been happily surprised with these handmade products, as gifts and for themselves, and how they are putting them to use.
westcoast/east specializes in handcrafted artisan leather goods, including tool rolls for mechanics, cyclists, artists and more. Our designs are unique, American-made and perfect for carrying all your essential tools.