Choice Cuts Industries is a family-owned handmade brand based in Charlotte, NC. We create one of a kind, carefully crafted leather goods using traditional methods and the highest quality materials.
We hand stitch and punch every single item that leaves our shop. You can rest assured when you purchase from us, you are getting an item that we have created and inspected.
Our leather is sourced from some of the most historic tanneries in the United States. We work with the legendary Horween Leather Co. to bring some of the highest quality leathers to our watch bands, totes and small accessories. We carry a variety of Horween leathers, from Dublin with its beautiful pull up to Chromexcel with its supple, luxurious finish. We source our belt and strap leather from two other American tanneries, Wickett & Craig and Hermann Oak leather. These two tanneries produce some of the most durable and beautiful bridle leathers in the business.
We are visual designers who are passionately dedicated to craftsmanship. We are inspired by the South. Time-honored tradition. Patina. Antiques and old tools. A well-crafted cocktail. Good food. Exploring and adventuring. Maps. Pisgah National Forest and the Appalachian mountains. We celebrate the unexpected – little nuances in the leather or the way a metal patinas over time – these are the details that make a piece truly one-of-a-kind.
Growing up in the rural Carolinas, both of us spent our childhoods playing in creeks, building forts and gettin' dirty. We learned to create with a couple of tools and our own two hands, trial and error and hard work. Our innate creativity blossomed in the back woods of the South, just like a dogwood in April.
This lead both of us to design school, where we met. We saw in each other a kinship, a tenacity and a common spirit. We were married in 2010, and the hobbies and projects haven't stopped since. But once we picked up a mallet and an end-punch, we haven't been able to put them down.
We are parents to a little girl and a pup, Oliver. Both keep us young at heart and always on the go.