The Leather Company

We provide personal service and exceptional quality. All of our services and products are guaranteed. We have been in business for over 30 years.



The Leather Company
Custom Leather Goods in the heart of Monterey
Founded in Monterey, CA, USA by John Wright in 1984.
638 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone:(831) 717-4894


In the past 30 years we have become a successful manufacturer of many leather goods and different types of leather accessories. We currently produce leather products of the highest quality for some of the largest distributors and wholesalers in the industry.

Our staff have been expertly trained to hand make some of the finest quality leather products in the world. We stand by our work and have a reputation for selling high quality products at affordable prices.

If we say it’s leather then you better believe it’s made from 100% genuine leather. Many competitors make false claims of being real leather and selling at costs that prove it’s not leather. Our highly trained staff work to bring you the quality you know and expect.

Our unparalleled service, competitive prices, and overall value are why our loyal customers won’t go anywhere else. We are your source for everything leather and leather reupholstering. Some of our specialties include:



Extensive experience repairing leather accessories

Saddlery + Tack gear

Tooled Leather Goods

Wallets, badge holders, daily planners, book covers

Mens satchels

Custom laptop/Ipad cases



Holsters: Hip, side, and ankle (for guns and knifes)

Money belts

Exotic leather

Customized leather goods. Come to us and we will design one of kind gifts with that will last a lifetime.

Below is an example of a custom laptop case



Over 30 years experience making, repairing, reupholstering and custom designs. We believe leather restoration has become an essential part of preserving family history & items with special meaning. We take great pride bringing our decades of experience to these special projects. Come to us and learn how to preserve your special leather items.


Address: 638 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940 Phone:(831) 717-4894


The Leather Company has been specializing in the upholstery repair, restoring leather, fabric and furniture filling for over 30 years.

Your weathered or damaged leather furniture, sofas, couches, saddles, chairs, love seats and footrests will look as new, satisfaction guaranteed.

Eyesore but once prized items that are worn, torn, faded, cat attacked, puppy chewed, stained, sun faded furniture can be beautifully restored. We can perfectly color match the original or give it a new look for you.

 We come to your home/office and car/truck/motorcycle/boat/RV for upholstery restoration.

Automotive Upholstery – Leather Car Seats, Plastic and cloth panels, dashboard, classic car interior restoration.

The Leather Company’s professional mobile service restores small rips and punctures, long rips and cracks, rotted padding foam.

One of our specialties is soft top sports and luxury cars.

Medical office tables and dentist chairs get lots of use. A puncture or rip is common. We will come to your practice to repair your items.


We have advice to keep your home and auto leather looking like new.

Household cleaning products not specifically for leather should never be used on your leather (even baby wipes).

Do buy a well recommended leather cleaner and leather conditioner.

Do treat your leather two times a year to keep your leather from drying out and cracking. Clean and apply leather conditioner, and liquid protection (if applicable) at least two times a year with high quality well recommended leather specialty products.

Test all products (even specialty leather products) in a hard to see area before using on your leather.
Prevent your leather from being stored in direct sunlight to prevent fading.

Cup condensation and spills should be soaked with a clean sponge or paper towel. Do not scrub spills, use a light circular motion.

Your leather (except full aniline) can be cleaned as often as you clean your home/auto with water on a semi-wet cloth.

Use specialty leather products when doing a deeper cleaning.

Change the position of leather cushions when possible, rotating and changing up the order. This prevents uneven wear.

You can fix a minor scratch on your leather in most cases. Try ‘how to’ youtube videos and calling your local leather shop to verify the advice and method. If it is a serious rip, crack, puncture give us a call 831-717-4894.

If you get ink stains there are products to help. Give us a call and we will recommend them based on your leather and ink stain. The ink removal products are available on the internet or we can order them for you.

Genuine Leather Belts

Our leather belts are a high quality addition to your  wardrobe. We take pride crafting the highest quality on the market. We are proud of our belts made, they are made to last a lifetime for an eye catching price.

We also do custom tooling belt designs for gifts that will be both functional and special.

Belt sizing is made easy by following 3 simple steps.

1. Take your current size pants you wear regularly.

2. Add 2” to this size.

3. Round up to the nearest even size.

Example: Pants 36 + 2 = 38 Belt

Pants 33 + 2 = 35 round up to 36 Belt

***Choose Size, Color of leather and Solid Brass or Antique Nickel Buckle***

***FIRST choose Belt Size: 28″ to 60″ Belt sizes are standard in stock. 62″ up to 80″ are custom orders, additional fees apply.

***SECOND Choose Buckle Color: Antique Nickle or Antique Brass

***THIRD Choose Color of Leather: Dark Brown, Black or Russet (see pictures)



Remember this belt will last a lifetime and should be ordered to fit. Please don’t use old belts or guess to measure sizes.  Use a cloth measure tape and put it through your belt loops to measure your waist wearing the type of jeans you would wear with this type of belt. All of our belts are measured on the inside for the correct fit over your jeans.

The Leather Company’s Latigo Leather belts are handmade from our finest selection of California Latigo Leather tanned in the USA.

These belts are made out of one thick 8 to 10 ounce piece of leather (just over 1/8″ thick) which is thicker than conventional department store leather belts. The leather is dyed throughout at the tannery so any of the deep yellow scratches do not show like many handmade belts. There are no layers of laminated leather, no gluing, and no cardboard fillers like the cheap imports that always crack and fall apart.

Decorative stitching has been added around the edge with small neat stitching for a clean and more finished appeal. Quality edging and Italian coloring is applied to edge to give a rounded and smooth edge that won’t cut into your waist and become uncomfortable to wear.

The buckles are high quality Solid Brass Antique Nickel or Solid Antique Brass and are attached with snaps which will allow you to change the buckle to your favorite Trophy Buckle at anytime.

Have you ever owned a belt and wished there was a hole in between the standard 1” holes? Well we punch 7 holes ¾” apart to give you much more adjustment. This belt will give you that extra little adjustment after a great holiday meal. Hold this belt in your hands and you can feel the difference and the exceptional quality over any belt on a retail display rack anywhere.

All belts come with a 3 year guarantee but you won’t need it, since these belts can last well over 25 years. With a little love and care you won’t need to buy another belt ever, unless you need another color or want to give a friend a gift that will be remembered for years to come.

Break in Period: Remember you are buying a brand new belt made from solid leather. When the belt first arrives it will be a little stiff. Please be patient and wear the belt daily for a couple of weeks. After this break in period the belt will practically become a part of you. The leather will soften and your favorite hole will stretch slightly and will feel like a glove around your waist.

Genuine Leather Guarantee: This belt is cut from the finest California Latigo hides. The markings & irregularities that may appear on this belt are natures own, and assure you of authentic leather. Color lots also change slightly during tanning. The color on your monitor may be slightly different from the belt you receive.

Belt sizing is made easy by following 3 simple steps.

1. Take your current size pants you wear regularly.

2. Add 2” to this size.

3. Round up to the nearest even size.

Example: Pants 36 + 2 = 38 Belt

Pants 33 + 2 = 35 round up to 36 Belt

Please don’t use old belts or guess. Remember this belt will last a lifetime and should be ordered to fit.


A Customer came with a rattle snake skin and an idea for a guitar strap. Below is what we made for him. Come to us with your custom leather gift ideas.


A customer came to us with an idea for Elk skin pants. We agreed on an example pattern, ordered the Elk skin leather, and used our experience to improvise as needed. Below is how the Elk skin was crafted from concept to a functional, comfortable finished product.

Custom Leather Gift Ideas


Gun Cases
Gun Straps
Gun Holsters
Gun Ammo + holster belts
Leather Badge holders
Leather arrow quiver
Suitcase handles
Suitcase covers
Suitcase custom embossing
Ax/sword/knife handles
Ax/sword/knife cases and holsters
Ax blade covers
Leather custom blacksmith apron
Leather custom welding apron
Leather custom horseshoeing
Leather custom chaps
Knife chef roll ups
Belt holders for Ax/knife/sword/tools
Kane handles
Custom utility harness and belts
Custom patches for where ever a leather patch can be applied.
Gift box covers
Gift box suede interiors
Leather bible covers
Leather photo album covers
Leather business items for holding contracts to be signed/displayed
Leather writing desk covers
Leather lanyards
Leather custom day planners
Leather custom checkbook holders
Leather document holders
Leather watch bands
Leather headphone case
Leather iPad case
Leather computer case
Leather harness for camera gear
Leather harness for movie set grip gear
Leather custom directors chair
Hard leather case for holding digital instruments
Carved leather clock interior
Leather gold watch case
Leather musical instrument cases
Leather guitar strap
Leather suede interior for instrument cases

We offer group and individual leather making classes for kids and adults.


Would you like to learn more about classes or individual lessons? Contact us to get on the mailing list for upcoming classes.

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