HEAVY LEATHER NYC Heavy Leather NYC is a brand built on a love of vintage rock’n’roll, Americana, motorcycles, psychedelia, muscle cars, tight jeans, big hair and all things your parents don’t approve of. The business started off as a custom shop where owner, Rachael Becker created one of a kind guitar straps for rock stars. The goods now include a full line of guitar straps; both leather and faux leather, camera straps, motorcycle gloves and much more. Custom work has crossed over into television props, motorcycle seats + car interiors, gun holsters, runway accessories, art installations and clothing.

Custom guitar straps are worn by Prince, Tony Iommi & Geezer Butler/Black Sabbath, Cat Stevens, Lemmy Kilmister/Motorhead, Doyle/Misfits, Matt Sorum/Guns ‘N’ Roses, Carl Harvey/Toots & The Maytals, Junior Marvin/The Original Wailers, James Williamson/Iggy & The Stooges and many more.

Heavy Leather NYC collaborations include Geezer Butler/Black Sabbath, Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein, Vanson Leathers, Nathan East/Yamaha, Skaist Taylor, Trey Ratcliff, Rob Chapman/Chapman Guitars, Rich-N-Tone Calls and Shirts & Destroy. Prop work can be seen on 30 Rock, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Blue Bloods.

*Photo by Marc McAndrews


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