David Samuel Menkes established Custom Leatherwear in 1980. After graduating from Carnegie-Mellon University/ BA Costume and Scenic Design, I arrived in NY with theater dreams, but soon found the Leather Scene more interesting. Applying a certain theatrical flair allowed for a wide range of design within a strict code of dress. Developing a specialty in leather craft also brought Fashion and Theater projects, as well as crafting for Artists, Interior Designers, Performers, and private customers, with projects ranging from Dog Muzzles to covering a giant head of Stalin with a hood!

The image on this site are all individually crafted for the client, and I keep a certain amount of stock for loan and rental.

I look forward to working with you to create your unique vision.