As original as her art, and as durable as the leather she designs with, Marge Taylor is the creator artistic designer and owner of Leather Legends. Having grown up on a ranch near Jordan Montana, where rodeo and the western way of life have influenced her unique designs. Marge’s journey into leather work goes back to the tender young age of nineteen, when her and her former husband Russ Taylor started their chap making business. A business that would serve rodeo cowboys, working cowboys, and horse enthusiast for thirteen years. At the same time Marge had a mail order business making and selling custom saddle pants patterns, all while being a dedicated mother of four children.
In 1970, after divorce Marge worked numerous jobs but continued her passion for leather work on the side, while providing for her children. In 1993, she started Leather Legend although chaps have been a major focal point of the business, it has expanded to collectable angora chaps, garments and home decor. In 2000, Leather Legends was awarded Designer of the Year, in 2007 she won Best Adaptation of Material at Western Design Conference. Marge’s work has went on to be displayed in the Cowboy Hall of Fame , as well as, to be worn by World Champion Cowboys, Rodeo Queens, cutters, working cowboys, to a presidential inaugural ball and those that embrace the western way of life. Although, if you ask Marge, she would tell you none of these accomplishments were possible without her loving children and grandchildren.