The true impetus arrived after he made the move to New York City. Bartending and fronting his rock band "Birthday" Freddie enjoyed wearing interesting leather cuffs on stage and off. Unable to find deeply designed, soulfully crafted cuffs in his size he decided to make his own. It started with a cuff he designed around a watch face he found on the street. It was an instant classic and the exact design is still available in his online store! Under pressure from his peers to take his leather work further, he purchased more tools and leather and set up a small shop in the living room of his Manhattan apartment. Shortly thereafter he opened an online store on ebay and sold out his offerings in a week.
Since then he's moved on and has a full service leather workshop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn only a mile from where he resides. He has logged over 20,000 hours on the bench and continually strives to master and pioneer new techniques in working leather and more recently precious metal. His catalog has increased to include Guitar straps, belts and various accessories. His clientele is vast and runs the gamut of human life around the globe. From Rockstars to Educators. Physicians to Bikers and all walks in between, Freddie doesn't miss an opportunity to create a unique custom piece for the most discerning patrons.
His products are available through his ebay store and by private appointment in his Brooklyn Workshop.