History of The Real McCaul


47 Years ago whilst studying Science at University, Paul McCaul started creating apparel out of spent calico flour bags, making for himself anything that he needed. Eventually his friends kept asking him to make things for them, and eventually then began trading at small local craft markets with a small array of clothing.

One day, he decided to try and copy a leather-jacket he owned for a friend, and went round to a local upholster for some leather offcuts to use. After a successful first Leather Jacket, he then decided to explore making other leather items.

His thirst for knowledge and practical determination in taking on any job regardless of the difficulty has given him a diversity of experience and skills that make him the unique craftsman that he is.

As time moved on he was fortunate to make connections with some very talented people: European designers, traditional leather crafters & artists.

Paul spent the next fifteen years as a marketeer from Tasmania to Queensland, during which time he completed his Science Degree as well as pursuing other much loved interests; family, travelling, inventing and permaculture. 

He soon become known for specialising in genuine leather jackets; which was becoming harder to find when similar looking sheepskin products became mass produced and readily available.

As we approach the years ahead, it is still possible to get "The Real McCaul". Paul, Oosaar and their daughter Melody McCaul still make quality leather apparel at home or in their shop on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland.

The leather and style built into the McCaul’s creations makes them much more durable than most other products.

They are mostly using Kangaroo Nappa exclusively, as it is by far the best for strength, weight and softness. Balancing the key elements of comfort, durability & style in a classic fashion is characteristic of "a McCaul".

Customer service has always been paramount with Paul McCaul, so by going to visit him at his shop in Eumundi on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday you're sure to be provided with one on one experience with Paul himself.

The shop is open 7 days a week run by his daughter on Paul's days off.

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All handmade by us on The Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia