MAXIMUM HENRY was founded in 2012 by Maximum Henry Cohen.

In 2009, he set out to create the perfect leather wallet— a compact yet capacious accessory, tailored to accommodate the essentials and nothing more. His friends and community were looking for unique leather goods that weren’t overly branded and built to stand the test of time. Starting in his bedroom armed only with a pair of scissors and a salvaged leather coat, he gradually transitioned his workspace to his living room, and eventually to his own studio.

We strive to create pieces that exist outside of trends— relying on classic design, quality materials and dedicated craftsmanship. Each piece is cut, dyed, stitched and waxed to order in our Long Island City studio. No two pieces will be exactly the same and are intended to develop a unique patina with regular use. 

Our simple hope is that our products enable you to express your personal style for years to come.


All items are made to order, so refunds are not possible for us. Please double check size, style, and color to ensure no mistakes are made.  


All of our products are made from natural, vegetable tanned leathers, so no two items will ever be alike.  We craft our products by hand to last a lifetime, and if there is ever a flaw in our workmanship,  just send it back and we’ll make it right.


Should your belt ever become stained, we suggest rinsing it with room temperature water as immediately after the stain occurs. For general upkeep, we recommend occasional reapplications of Fiebing’s snow proof polish.  


All of our products are made from natural vegetable tanned leathers. Vegetable tanned leathers create the least waste of all types of leather production, due to the use of vegetable based tannins and the low amount of energy necessary to prepare the hides. Each belt is strategically cut to maximize the leather hide, and all scraps are kept for future products, craftsmanship training, or made into our coaster set. Water is never used in our dying process. As each product is made to order, we are only ever making what we need, when we need it.