I'm Reece Matthews and welcome to my website. I'm going to tell you how the commissioning process works, here at Reece's Handmade Leather Goods I like doing custom work and it all starts with communication. Let me walk you through the steps and what you need to know and what I need to learn from you.
First point is you don't need to know all the terminology you could just be some guy who is interested in leather and just needs a new belt or you might know what you are really looking for in terms of leather of hardware, doesn't matter. I feel my job is to work with you and offer you guidance on what the possibilities are.
STEP ONE: THE IDEA
The first thing is when you contact me is to tell me about yourself and what it is you're looking for. You might have a really specific idea in mind or you might have something more vague, I'm happy to start wherever you are.
STEP TWO: LAYING OUT THE OPTIONS
So when I come to understand roughly where your coming from, than I can lay out some options in terms of pricing and materials, if I'm going to be hand stitching anything, using Vegetable Tanned leather, English bridle or Kangaroo leather for example. Than I can start to figure out what the general pricing is going to be when you put all the pieces together.
STEP THREE: THE SPECS
We than go back and forth a little and when I get to understand pretty much where your coming from, I like to put everything in writing so that way you know where I'm coming from I understand what your looking for and nobody gets surprised at what happens in the end.
STEP FOUR: DEPOSIT
Once I get all the specifications laid out and your ready to approve, basically you will give your approval and than you will put down a deposit. That might be 50%, sometimes when it gets up to more expensive work we might break it into smaller pieces, but there will be some sort of deposit that you will put down. At that point we're pretty much off to the races.
So if you have a leather project your interested in kicking around with me send me an email, Facebook message or if you would rather deal with me over the phone that's all cool with me. I'm happy to work in whatever ways most comfortable for you.
Just give me a holla and we'll work back and forth and come up with something that you like and than we will move forward from there.
Thanks Reece Matthews
Custom hat band made with Hermann Oak Vegetable tanned leather and laced with Australian Kangaroo leather.
Custom knife sheaths. (Left new, Right 2 years of daily use) Both made from Hermann Oak vegetable tanned leather.
Custom coin, card and cash wallet.
Custom Victorinox Spartan knife sheath to match the coin, card and cash wallet.
Custom Victorinox Mountaineer knife sheath with matching belt.
Custom hand stamped belt with solid brass buckle. (now available from my online shop)
Custom made passport travel wallet.
Custom black belt with trophy buckle.
Custom made binder cover with pockets for business cards and documents.
Custom made Iphone 6 Belt case.