Meet the Craftsman

Where craftsmanship and style meet. Schaefer Atelier was started in the living room of Johns apartment. Coming from custom wood working and refinishing, he traded in the planer and saw dust for leather and thread. Kept the apron though.

Initially what started as a hobby, first making a wallet for himself and then a few friends, turned into a small business.

Schaefer Atelier is the epitome of a small business, each and every item passes through Johns hands. His philosophy is to make goods from the highest quality hides and hardware that will only get better with age, coming from tanneries here in the USA as well from Tuscany, the leathers he uses are unparalleled.

Made in small batches, each item is hand cut and handmade to the last stitch. Each design is conceived with the intent to be a modern classic, ready to travel the world as well as across town.