As I write this entry I'm 38,000 feet somewhere over Tulsa, Oklahoma. I've crammed all 6'5" of myself into a seat between a now sleeping stranger who had no interest in pursuing perfunctory conversation and a window barely large enough to admire the great expanse with which I'm faced. I suppose I'll use this time to offer a glimpse into my life catch you up to speed on all things leather.
Nine-to-Fiver v Maker
In speaking with many of you via Instagram, Facebook, and e-mail, I've found that many people assume Lockeland Leatherworks is a fully staffed operation and group of craftsmen. Though I'm flatter by this perception, as it would lead me to believe that my efforts are well received, I value openness and transparent communication, and would like you all to join me in this journey.
Lockeland Leatherworks is a one-man operation led by me, Joey Verzilli, and is not my full-time gig - Though it is that which I'm most passionate in pursuing. Monday to Friday, nine to five, my days are spent as a Multimedia Designer for a company that manufactures and distributes musical instruments. I'm responsible for producing all photography and video content in support of our 20+ brands. I'm tremendously thankful for this work, but it has yet to satisfy and reward me in the way that Lockeland Leatherworks has. For this very reason alone, I'm unapologetically dedicated and focused on pursuing Lockeland Leatherworks, wherever it may lead.
With that said - There are times when duty calls, and that time is now.
Over the next ten days I will be traveling to and working in Beijing, China by way of Los Angeles, California. I'm very fortunate and excited for this opportunity and experience, and though I will be away from the workbench for a short time, all orders received while I'm away will be crafted and shipped within the lead time noted on the website.
I've been working hard over the last few months to source new leathers and materials for a new mainstay in the Lockeland Leatherworks' line of Women's Accessories. I'm happy to announce that our Women's Leather Braces will soon be available in Black and Whiskey. Still offered in your choice of Brass or Antique Brass hardware, our new design is now crafted with fine Italian leather and features an adjustable back strap for a more comfortable fit on both low and high rise pants
Preorder will be available soon, so keep your eyes open!
Thanks for taking the time to catch up with everything happening on my end. Your support and encouragement does not go unrecognized. Thanks for everything!