Jay Teske Leather Co., Kingston, NY
Jay and Hadas are the owners of Pirate Upholstery in Kingston, which offers custom motorcycle seats and leather craft. With Jay Teske Leather Co. they offer smaller accessories, and there’s only one word to describe them: Handsome. They’re inspired by vintage leather goods, which means they DO make them like they used to! Jay has not only revived the structured, classic look of the richest, most stylish leather goods, he’s also mastered the workmanship. His bags (briefcases, train cases, and bicycle bags), portfolios (SO gorgeously Hemingway-esque), accessories (belts, card cases, money clips, wallets, key fobs, luggage tags, etc.), and home goods (coasters, air plant holders, and other items) are the epitome of well-made and will last a lifetime, aging beautifully over time. The coolest part? Each piece is hand-cut from American hides and vegetable-tanned in one of the few remaining domestic leather tanneries (fun fact: those tanneries specialize in bridle leather). They’re finished with solid brass, stainless steel, and nickel-plated brass hardware. Need a great gift for the gentleman on your list? Stop by Jay Teske Leather Co. during their second Hullabaloo!