ABOUT

 

my name is Haywire.   when i drink too much, everything goes haywire.  i grew up in nyc   always drawn to the action of the underground.  but huge egos in the city these days.  everyone thinks they need to be the tough guy.  i believe love is the answer.  not a bigger ego.   

i loved every scene nyc birthed:  punk, moto, goth, S&M, uptown flash, brooklyn art & poetry.  GG Allin was my spirit animal.

always riding moto and creating things.  inhaling all the wacky souls that gotham hosted back in the 80s & 90s.  a weeknight was mushrooms + ecstasy at a sketchy event till sunrise, then a buttered roll & coffee while i played chess at tompkins square park before going to work by 7am.  i worked on Wall Street, then two different technology startups, a large NGO, & other careers .   my body put up with that for about 15 years.  one sunday i was walking the Hells Kitchen flea market and found a leather hide of tooling leather.  i cut it up and literally bolted together a messenger bag.  carved some crude images on it.  people flipped for it.  that formed my 6th career, a leather craftsman.  for some reason i went into making custom eccentric furniture first.  i immediately became pretty renowned in the design world.  lots of rad articles written about me and celebrity clients etc.  when the financial crash hit in 2008 I decided to close my work shop and lighten my load.  no more employees to manage, no work studio to maintain, etc.  i started to travel, ride more, meet more people, expand my understanding of living.  lately I've been riding the west coast a lot.  the national parks in this country are stunning.  now I make cool custom leather pieces for people i dig.  hope you like my website.   love is the answer.   wheelies are king.

-Haywire

 

haywire@brooklynleather.com
917.406.9853     call but don't annoy