Paul Taylor Custom Leather

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About Paul Taylor Custom Leather

Handmade sandals, custom leather belts, and vintage belt buckles.   EVAR HECHT | OWNER

– Sandal Maker, Leather Crafter


Since my first opportunity to try leather craft at summer camp, I have enjoyed working with my hands.  I worked for nearly two decades as a painter and owned a successful painting business for several years. I have lived in Asheville since 1995.


I began my apprenticeship with Paul Taylor in 2008, and learned the art of leather crafting as well as the secrets of sandal making.  I began working in the retail store in 2010 making belts, sandals, cuffs, and other custom items to order.  I bought the store in 2011 when Paul decided to retire.  It is an honor to continue the tradition of quality craftsmanship.