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Meet The Fools


Curt "Gadabout" Gillock

The Head Fool

After hobbling out of the construction business, Gadabout turned to leather work as a hobby to break the monotony of a life as a househusband…and also to help quit smoking.

At first, his projects were focused on reproductions of Revolutionary War Era shooting bags and other accoutrements of the eastern Long hunter. He continues to reproduce a few each year for reenactor friends.

However, with much encouragement from his very understanding and supportive corporate wife and a very special and talented artist friend, he soon expanded his work to portmanteaus and trunks…and now Southwestern home furnishings.

Curt always has a variety of projects underway at his home in Wesley Chapel, NC and is continually developing new designs. No two pieces are alike, and many are custom made for his customers


Chris "Meathead" Whitley

Fool in Training

The Head Fools first trainee! Chris works full time as a Commercial Build Superintendent , is a dad to 4 girls and 1 boy and has the most amazing and beautiful wife. He spends his free time learning (what little free time he has with all those kids) from the greatest Fool, Curt.

Meathead (as appropriately named by Curt)  is learning step by step the art of the Fatboy belts and holsters along with pursing his own endeavor of kydex holsters and accessories. Now he can never be as big of a fool as Curt,  but he does aspire to be and he sure is headed in the right direction, just ask his wife, the Web Mistress.


Lindsey "Lulu" Whitley

The Web Mistress

The daughter of the Head Fool and the woman behind the website!

Lulu has learned the ways of the Fool honestly as Curt's daughter.  She is a full time mom, part time nurse, part time chauffeur, part time business manager, shipping center, customer service manager and I am sure we can think of a few more titles to add later.

If you need any help with the website or need to report a problem she is the woman. She will get back to you after making sure Curt and Meathead are kept in line, out of trouble and keeping up with orders!

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