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Once upon a time in the land of Kent, a man called Peter Botwright made the decision to create his own leather specialist firm and over 30 years later the company still stands as strong as ever. Originally the brand was called “Leather Concessionaires” but this changed when they moved into Wested Lane, in which the Wested Leather you know and love was truly built. This family run company tries their hardest to keep at least 90% of their products made in England, either within the factory/shop in Swanley, Kent or the factory within the heart of London.
The company itself made their success by creating the first of the Indiana Jones jackets for Harrison Ford, along with many other film costumes over the years. The wonderful internet made it possible for Wested to create replica jackets and sell them to the public, whilst keeping the shop in Kent open for those lucky few in the UK close enough to visit. However soon enough the internet wasn’t enough and people were flying from the USA, Australia and more to see the shop that was full of their favourite TV & film jackets.
With the joy of expansion on the tip of their tongues they were able to release a fashion line of leather items for both women and men including fashion leather jackets, Italian made handbags, fur slippers, sheepskin gloves and so much more.
“Our customers are very important to us, they can walk in or call up and ask for a product we don’t even stock – but if its leather, we’ll find a way to make it for you”
In 2013 they launched a bespoke service allowing you to create any leather or cloth garment and have your own pattern and toile (cotton rough) to try made before picking your skin and having your item made! So it’s a place where you can quite literally make your designs a reality.
We know how hard it is to buy online, especially something like a jacket. That's a big chunk of money from a company you don't know and you've probably panicked quite a bit about ordering from us. We have tried to put as much information as possible on our jackets descriptions and if you can't find what you need we urge you to contact us via email or phone!
If you buy from Wested you’re investing in a product that will last you for years. That’s why we are happy to take the extra time to talk through each jacket with you and explain the skin, weight, durability and much more so that you walk away with the perfect jacket for you and your lifestyle.
We have over 30 years experience in this trade so you're in the right place and we'll always be available if something goes wrong or if you need a repair. A lot of places say it but we care about our customers, we've been on the other end of bad customer service and that's not the experience we'd want anyone else to walk away with.
Yes, we do. We have made and sourced products for various Film & TV shows. We still do now however with stricter rules on what we can and can't show you unfortunately. It's a great claim to fame when someone asks you where your jackets from and you can go "Well, it's an original copy of the aviator in the Rocketeer film".
Here's a list of what we've done so far:
Pirates of the Caribbean
Alexander the Great
Both new and old Lucas Film Star Wars movies
Indiana Jones (Raiders & Last Crusade)
James Bond 007 (several)
Saving Private Ryan
The English Patient
Winds of War
Santa Claus-The Movie
Empire of the Sun
The Long Good Friday
Lock, Stock & 2 Smoking Barrels
Ashes to Ashes
Thor : The Dark World
Da Vinci Demons (Series 2 & 3)
We also make for the RAF musuem and various other enthusiast groups.
Only if we like you! We do have a shop that is open to the public, we strongly advise that if you are travelling from long distance to call us first to ensure we have the items you are interested in in stock. You can place an order in store and try all your most loved jackets on.
We are based just off of j3 M25, up a small country lane, we do have various signs outside so you should (hopefully) not drive past us. If you're coming from London you can get a 20 minute train to London Victoria and from there either take the dreaded 30/40 minute walk or simply jump in one of the taxis available from outside the station (if they're not there call 01322660654) to our shop.
Wested Leather Co LTD
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