About Rawhyde Manufacturing CompanyRawhyde Manufacturing Company was founded in 2011 by Christopher Jay Heller to reflect the modern gentleman. Rawhyde aims to infuse the traditional elements of classic fashion pieces such as the bow tie, with a dynamic sense of personality. Born by the beach and refined in the City of LA, Rawhyde’s handmade process dedicates an unfiltered and authentic quality to each product.
Our discernible craftsmanship is coupled with a paradigm shift in the modern gentlemen's yearn for individuality. Fostering a much higher appreciation for original art and expression, Rawhyde dismisses the old school thought of keeping up with the Joneses. The modern man finds value across all mediums and doesn't listen to critcs, ratings, or trends. Not only is our mission to further this raw culture, but also to facilitate your creativity by enabling you to design your own pieces.
“Here’s to the traditionally untraditional gentleman.”
- Rawhyde Mfg. Co.
About Christopher Jay Heller (Designer)
Christopher Jay Heller, creator of Los Angeles based Rawhyde Manufacturing Co., finds inspiration everywhere. The self-taught designer began sewing back in 2011. Prior to launching his brand, Christopher worked as a pre-school teacher. While on a shopping trip, he discovered the infinity scarf. He decided to recreate the scarves and began teaching himself to sew.
Eventually, through countless hours of creating, designing, and redesigning, Christopher quickly became a skilled craftsman of originality and the "traditionally untraditional." Needless to say, the rest is history!
Christopher’s designs have been featured in music videos for Taylor Swift, TV shows such as Dancing With the Stars, and recently featured on the Oscar-winning writer of Moonlight. He is extremely popular at the NFL Network and has created a sizeable following within the wedding and special event industry.