It all began in 1938 when the Boston Novelty Company started making leather tags, name plates, cases and bags.
It continued in the 1940s when we changed our name to Boston Leather and put an increasing focus on the needs of uniformed professionals.
And our commitment to crafting products with pride in the USA remains strong today.
Leather remains the material of choice for most of what we manufacture. When worn or carried, leather becomes a part of you. It’s comfortable, long-lasting, incredibly strong and always sharp-looking.
The bottom line: We take great pride in what we craft for our customers because they take great pride in what they do every day.
The year was 1938 and under the original name of Boston Novelty Company we made leather tags, name plates, cases, bags, etc. In the early 1940s the name changed to Boston Leather and the focus turned to law enforcement.
We have expanded into other areas but always with an accentuation on the public service market. We have broadened our fire-related line and have introduced police K-9 items. We have the ability to manufacture custom leather Products but our bread and butter is the "Uniformed Professional."
Leather remains the material of choice. It is the best material for the items that we manufacture. When worn or carried leather becomes a part of you. It is comfortable, long lasting, very strong, and good looking.
All items sold by us are made in our plant in Sterling, Illinois. We are committed to domestic manufacturing. All leather used is full grain from U.S. steers. All leather is tanned in the U.S.A. We manufacture a quality item and stand behind it fully. You will not buy a better Product anywhere.
We have chosen to market our Products through dealers only. We feel they can service your total needs on a local basis. A list of dealers by state is located on this site. However, if there are any questions about our Products do not hesitate to contact us. We will give you the information to make an informed decision.
Boston Leather, Inc
Our manufacturing facility in Sterling, IL
Our Boston Crew!
Tony Valentino, Owner