Gary Wiles ~Western Leather Craftsman~
From an early age Gary was an avid horseman and it only stood to reason that his attention would soon be drawn to equine equipment and the techniques used to produce fine quality products. Gary started out making saddlebags, bridles, and belts, but before long chaps were added to his repertoire. His painstaking attention to detail gave each of his pieces a distinct personality.
As a businessman himself, it was Gary’s vision to create high performance briefcases that would survive the stresses of travel and have a professional boardroom appearance. He built many prototypes before settling on a handful of designs that met his expectations. He knew that his briefcases would not only need to be of the highest craftsmanship, but also needed to be highly functional, housing and protecting equipment and supplies needed for the office.
When Gary retired from business he was able to move to New Mexico and concentrate fulltime on his leatherwork. He now uses only the finest leather and unique hardware. Each piece is handcrafted blending traditional techniques with modern technology. Each bag is handmade one at a time in his shop.