With a passion for vintage and antique motorcycles, Jay Teske found his way into custom motorcycle seat upholstery and founded Pirate Upholstery in 2006 after leaving the NYC tattoo trade behind to tour Asia by motorcycle with his wife and business partner. Over the years, customers asked for saddlebags to compliment their custom seats and Jay began to work with bridle leather. Jay Teske Leather Co. is committed to using top of the line hides from the remaining two American tanneries that specialize in bridle leathers. Feeling a strong connection to the leather, the tanning process and the workers behind it all, Jay is able to translate that tangible energy into his leather goods.
Jay Teske Leather Co.
from Kingston, NY
Inspired by vintage leather goods, Jay Teske Leather Co. creates durable and structured products that will last a lifetime.