about the process

Every hdwest item starts out the same- materials are gathered, pieces are measured and hand cut from various types of leather hides to be painted.

No two designs are just alike meaning no stencils are used and multiples are not made -you’ll be wearing an original! Layers and shades of color, distressing and dye are used to create the signature look.

Once the design work is completed edges are beveled, smoothed, buffed and the piece is sealed, ready for assembly. A mix of gluing, stitching, and rivets are used to build each one of a kind piece.