Leather Masters - The Story


Leather Masters was founded in 1989 by David Carranza and Tony DaCosta. After realizing the LGBT community’s demand for high quality leather products at affordable prices, they made Leather Masters a reality. They began selling Leather Masters products at community events and gatherings at bars. Word spread rapidly of the quality and fair pricing that Leather Masters offered.

In 1991 Leather Masters first retail operation opened in San Jose, California. Manufacturing expanded and thrived allowing further expansion into the wholesale market.

In 2005, Leather Masters acquired Leather-by-Boots and its product line based in Dallas, Texas. A second Leather Masters retail location and new manufacturing facility opened in Dallas’ unique Deep Ellum neighborhood.

With the simple concept of quality leather products at reasonable prices, Leather Masters has proven the test of time.


As time has progressed, so has the Leather Masters product line and customer base – while the LGBT community continues to be the core, we also welcome and have unique products tailored for everyone with a fantasy!


Leather Masters gives back to the community that supports us. Be it patches and sashes for an event or a holiday toy drive for families, Leather Masters is a proud partner with community efforts worldwide.