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.