Who We Are

Gear Mat™ New York is made in association with Southern California based Legacy Brand Leather. At the head of each are two former classmates who met at a California art school in 2002. A decade after graduation and after spending a year with the first gear mat in his back pocket, the discovery of his old friend's passion for leather making rang like a bell.



Jordan Lockhart
Founder, Gear Mat™

Jordan Lockhart Designer


A Los Angeles native now living in Manhattan, Jordan is an entrepreneur with 13 years experience as a documentary filmmaker, photojournalist, and gearhead. 



Ted Atkins
Craftsman & Founder, Legacy Brand Leather


Crafting quality handmade leather goods since 2013 with a focus on practicality and minimalism, Ted has grown his hobby into a fruitful business with an ever-growing following.