Friday, December 28, 2012

Custom Hand Tooled Seat for a Customer

The seat is finished. This is an On The Frame seat for Sportster Model 2010 and Up. The seat also includes a Gel/Memory Foam upgrade, for a nice cushion-ie ride!

Rich tooling a custom seat for a customer.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

MACRO SHOT OF STITCHING DETAIL

Closeup of some fancy stitching! On Rich's own bike.

Thread we use on our seats #207!

You can see the difference in thread size. A lot of upholstery shops are only able to use a smaller thread size due to the machines they use...however, at Rich Phillips Leather we have the ability of using larger diameter threads on our machines because of durability and greater contrast.

Swords Guns Excelsior Tattoo Seat Close Up

Close up of an image we use on one of our many Tattoo Seat line...the seat can be edged with black, brown or any of the colors you see on our website, distressed or non-distressed.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Black Snubnose Seat Hand Tooled

Nice seat with a little tooling to make it custom... Only $299

Contact us if you have questions 314-392-7841 or bikersaddles@yahoo.com.

Thanks

Antique Black Tool Roll


Antique Black Tool Roll, originally uploaded by Richard Grabbe.

$169

Thick leather that will keep it's shape and last a lifetime.

Contact us for details 314-392-7841

Thanks

Sunday, November 25, 2012

FJ40 Build


FJ40 Build, originally uploaded by Richard Grabbe.

Just got an FJ40, this is what it looked like when I first bought it. I will show pictures of my rebuild.

I absolutely love this vehicle.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Ant Oak Leaf Spring Solo Motorcycle Seat

Antique Brown & Natural Oak Leaf
New Color
Normally $199, for a limited time only $179
Pan 10x13
USA MADE

Contact us for the deal 314-392-7841 or bikersaddles@yahoo.com

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Spring Solo Motorcycle Seat - Distressed Black with CopperRivets

Rich Phillips Leather seat, $199, for a special time 10% off $199. Contact us directly for this deal.
Bikersaddles@yahoo.com
314-392-7841

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Spring Solo Motorcycle Seat - Brown with Stainless Steel Rivets

Seat normally $199, for a limited time 10% off, contact us directly for this deal.

Thanks Rich Phillips Leather

bikersaddles@yahoo.com
314-392-7841

Monday, October 8, 2012

Employee of the month


glamorous james, originally uploaded by Richard Grabbe.

THIS IS OUR EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH JAMES GRABBE. WE DID A GLORIOUS PHOTO SHOOT OF HIM TO GLORIFY HIS COMMITTMENT TO THE JOB. THANKS ALL AMERICAN BROTHER!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Sportster of a Mr. Clownshoe


A document of the transition of a timid effeminate man with a new Harley-Davidson that is trying to fit in by changing his stock seat to a Rich Phillips seat all the while being berated and belittled by a band of hardcore bikers that listen to hard rock music and drink beer and abuse illicit drugs. After receiving his seat he is transformed in to a normal masculine awesome man.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Custom Cafe Bike Seat


Custom Cafe Bike Seat, originally uploaded by Richard Grabbe.

Rich made a seat pan for his customer to sit snugly in the cowl. Then he did an old school diamond pleat on suede. The Suede will help the rider from sliding around.
Bike is Benjamin Hegvik of St. Louis Mo.
bikersaddles.com
richphillipsleather.com
bikersaddles@yahoo.com

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

leather strap attaches under your arm


169A9591, originally uploaded by Richard Grabbe.

leather strap attaches under your arm to keep the bag from twisting on you while riding a bicycle or motorcycle.

Bag clasp detail


169A9592, originally uploaded by Richard Grabbe.

Waxed canvas and leather Messenger bag

The price of this bag will be $275.00 and it will be available in more colors including solid black, black and brown, brown, and brown, and navy and brown. It has a very quick open and closed clasps. Anyone familiar with playing a guitar will recognize them.

messenger bag


messenger bag, originally uploaded by Richard Grabbe.

Monday, September 10, 2012

My cousin


169A9240, originally uploaded by Richard Grabbe.

My cousin josh was also in the fashion show. He was adorned with one of my briefcases.

FML Fest Saint Louis


FML Fest Saint Louis, originally uploaded by Richard Grabbe.

FML Fest Saint Louis


FML Fest Saint Louis, originally uploaded by Richard Grabbe.

FML Fest Saint Louis


FML Fest Saint Louis, originally uploaded by Richard Grabbe.

FML Fest Saint Louis


FML Fest Saint Louis, originally uploaded by Richard Grabbe.

I was asked at the last minute to photo the event. I usually do video so I didn't have a flash. But some of the photos turned out really well

FML Fest Saint Louis


FML Fest Saint Louis, originally uploaded by Richard Grabbe.

FML Fest Saint Louis


FML Fest Saint Louis, originally uploaded by Richard Grabbe.

This is Whitney she is married to my cousin who works here at the shop. She also works here at the shop and answers the phone a few days a week. I'm starting to teach her to sew as well, and is a Great addition here at the shop. We prolly would not have been in this show without her.

FML Fest Saint Louis


FML Fest Saint Louis, originally uploaded by Richard Grabbe.

FML Fest Saint Louis


FML Fest Saint Louis, originally uploaded by Richard Grabbe.

FML Fest Saint Louis


FML Fest Saint Louis, originally uploaded by Richard Grabbe.

FML Fest Saint Louis


FML Fest Saint Louis, originally uploaded by Richard Grabbe.

I recently had my leather apparel in a fashion show here in saint Louis . It turned out to be a lot of fun. Here is a model getting ready to walk with my tool roll purse

A Sportster can fit in a Honda Element!


, originally uploaded by Richard Grabbe.

Who knew my sportster would fit in my wife's Honda Element. Here's the story, took The Blade out for a ride and got some bad gas and I started have some Carb problems. I was about an hour away from home and my wife happened to be close by visiting a friend and she dropped by and helped me lift it in the back of the Element. The back closed and everything.
Rich Grabbe
Rich Phillips Leather
bikersaddles.com
richphillipsleather.com

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Hand Tooled Snub Nose Motorcycle Seat

New video of a seat I keep in stock. I am starting to update my listings with videos.
bikersaddles@yahoo.com

Friday, August 31, 2012

Me on the way up the Imogene pass


DSC_0307, originally uploaded by Richard Grabbe.

This is me with my Husqvarna te449 on the way up the mountain

Emily at the top of Imogene pass


DSC_0317, originally uploaded by Richard Grabbe.

My wife and Mom and Dad went along on this ride as well. They rode their own four wheel drive vehicles up with me. It was pretty cold up here at the top and getting ready to rain

Me at the top of the Imogene pass


DSC_0321, originally uploaded by Richard Grabbe.

The Imogene pass is the second highest mountain pass in Colorado. This picture here was taken at 12400 feet or so. the town of Telluride Co is way down in the valley behind me. This pass starts in Ouray Co and ends there in Telluride.

Hermosa creek trail ride near Durango CO.


NMS_0273, originally uploaded by Richard Grabbe.

This trail is open to mountain bikers as well as dirt bikers. I have ridden it on both. I rode it on my dirt bike this time and started at the bottom. It is mostly tight single track with lots of drop offs and tight switch backs. At one point my rear wheel slipped off the trail and could not get back on for about two hours. my wife was waiting at the top for me and knew something was wrong. I struggled to get the bike back on the trail for most of the time, and then decided to start walking up to the top of the trail. it was going to be a 10 mile trek to meet back up with my wife. after i walked for about a mile or two I ran into a couple that were mountain biking going the opposite direction. they helped me get my bike back on the trail and I was so grateful because I was completely out of water with no cell phone reception and the thought of walking ten miles in motocross boots was about the worst thing I could think of. I got blisters just walking for two miles. I got back to my wife fairly late but all was well, except for some altitude sickness and dehydration. It is really amazing how quickly things can go south when you are by yourself in the deep mountain woods. In other words, don't go by yourself bring a partner

me racing start


me racing start, originally uploaded by Richard Grabbe.

Earlier this year I started Racing Hare scrambles. I think it has to be one of the most exciting things I have ever done. Once I tried it I was hooked. This is my third race at the start near Herman MO. I got fifth in this race and got around the trail twice for the first time. I raced for 18 miles. it was a complete blast.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

When I first started my business...


CIMG0021, originally uploaded by Richard Grabbe.

Wow, found this picture of me when I first started my business. Using an ancient sewing machine, that I no longer own. It's nice that I have been able to upgrade my machines. It's great to see where you started.

Friday, August 24, 2012

goat skin clutch


goat skin clutch, originally uploaded by Richard Grabbe.

I made this out of cow, goat, and shark hide. it is 12" by 8.5" it is lined with cow hide. the outside is quilted. I hand made the tassles.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

BACK OF MACBOOK PRO CASE


BACK OF MACBOOK PRO CASE, originally uploaded by Richard Grabbe.

THE BACK SIDE

MACBOOK PRO BAG


MACBOOK PRO BAG, originally uploaded by Richard Grabbe.

MACBOOK PRO SATCHEL THAT I DESIGNED MADE OF 8 TO 9 OUNCE VEG TANNED LEATHER. SHOULD LAST TO 2112

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

r1200gsa seat


r1200gsa seat, originally uploaded by Richard Grabbe.

I don't only do harley seats. This is a seat I did for a 2012 BMW R1200GSA. I lowered the foam drastically and added a gel pad and memory foam. I then covered it in black suede and carbon fiber vinyl. The suede gives a non-slip surface to plant your rear end on. A lot of off road rallye racers prefer the ride characteristics of suede. I myself use it on my own 2009 BMW R1200GSA. It is great for holding you in place. We would be more than happy to cover your seat as well. Give us a call and we can set you up at 314 392 7841. Or email at bikersaddles@yahoo.com

posibbles raccoon tail purse

possibles bag-purse. the front purse is made of american buffalo hide. the rear is made of oil treated blonde and burgundy cowhide. the oil treatment makes them more water resistant. They start at 199.00 on bikersaddles.com. The real raccoon tail is an extra $59.00. These purses are entirely crafted by me by hand and measure 9" wide by 8.5" tall and 1.5" deep. The thread is thick bonded nylon in natural color. These bags should withstand a lifetime of wear and then some.

death eagle


death eagle, originally uploaded by Richard Grabbe.

front view

death eagle side


death eagle side, originally uploaded by Richard Grabbe.

Seat I did today. Had the drawing from a year ago and went ahead and decided to get it done

Sunday, August 19, 2012

ELSE-Motorcycles_500


ELSE-Motorcycles_500, originally uploaded by Richard Grabbe.

Customer's Bike with a Rich Phillips Leather Seat
Else Motorcycles Blog Spot: elsemotorcycles.blogspot.c om/?zx=be4372e88fa86db2

Custom Seats

Custom Seat and PPAD I did for a bike, client Van Orin Customs.
Color Mahogany
Top Grain Veg Tanned Leather

I definitely want to see a picture of the bike when it's done. Rich

Van Orin Customs is:
Redoing a buell sport bike with custom tank and fender/seat area. The bike colors are white pearl, metallic gray, gold metallic and cinder red metallic. The tank will be white pearl with red flames and gold pinstriping.

Rich Phillips Leather Purse & Briefcase

Lil' One and Big One!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Video I did for on the frame sportster seats

Show casing our new on the frame 2010 and up sportster seats.

An advertising video to show our new on the frame 2010 and up sportster seats

large tan wallet


large tan wallet, originally uploaded by Richard Grabbe.

this wallet will hold any phone along with headphones change money cards receipts. and it looks incredibly cool sticking out of the top of a good pair of selvedge jeans.

black wallet natural stitching

these will hold all that you have

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