Men's Leather Belt

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  • Handmade from Full Grain Leather
  • Simple and Classy Design
  • Double Row Stitching and Sturdy Metal Buckle
  • Built to Last
  • Made By Local Artisans From Pastores, Sacatepequez  

SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions

Length available in 46 Inches for 36 Inch Waist

46 Inches for 36 Inch Waist

44 Inches for 34 Inch Waist

42 Inches for 32 Inch Waist

Height: 0.2 Inches

Width: 1.6 Inches

Materials

Full Grain Leather, Brass Metal Buckle

USE & CARE

Over time and with use, the leather will assume a unique patina. If desired, condition with mineral oil or beeswax leather conditioner.

PRODUCTION & DESIGN

No outfit is complete without a finely crafted leather belt to bring it all together, and when buying a belt, you need to look for quality. Hide & Drink's Men's Leather Belt is the perfect addition to your wardrobe, and with it's two-row stitching and heavy duty buckle, this handmade belt is set to stand the test of time. 

Belts have long been used with clothing as far back as the Bronze Age. They were popular with army uniforms, especially so with the armies of Eastern Europe and Russia, who would wear tight belts to reduce waist size and improve stature. They even went as far as wearing a corset, which is where we draw the line. In the past, belts were more popular among men than women, but as time progressed, the belt has become equally a fashion statement for both sexes. Celebrate the history of such a fine accessory with the Men's Leather Belt by Hide & Drink.

The flesh side of the soft leather is first stained with natural drab tone and finished with our proprietary beeswax conditioner. Our unique treatment not only helps the leather to retain its shape without the aid synthetic stabilizers, it also eliminates the need for a lining (often the first to tear) offering a natural and durable look.

The leather we use, originating from our well established supplier Compiel, is nothing but Full Grain Leather, and if you don't know what that is, then make sure you're sitting comfortably. There are 4 types of leather, and they differ in quality. You have Full Grain Leather, Top Grain Leather, Genuine Leather and Bonded Leather.

We'll start with Bonded Leather. It's more of an insult to call Bonded Leather a leather. It's basically lots of different parts of leather glued and pressed together to make one piece. It's cheap, not at all durable and it will fall apart within weeks. In short, it's no good and we are completely against it.

Genuine Leather is in third place in the running, and is the layer of the hide that remains after the top is taken off for the better quality leathers. This surface can often be given a makeover with a finish, sometimes a spray paint that can give it the look of a better quality. Not something that happens in our house. Don't settle for this, you can do better.

Top Grain Leather is the second highest grade that you'll find. A leather taken from the top layer of the hide that is treated, sanded and refined. It's a good quality leather, but not good enough for Hide and Drink. You can still do better, though, go one more step higher.

Full Grain Leather is the best you can get when it comes to leather, there's no competition here, and Hide and Drink is its biggest fan. Full Grain Leather comes from the top layer of the hide, and has all of the grain, hence its name. It's the best leather than you can buy, and the only leather that we use. You can stop looking now, you've found the cream of the crop.

The tanning process is something that we take pride in. Our rustic leather is created through removing the hair, extracting the moisture, taking out the oils and, of course, the natural preservatives. The leather is placed in a large container filled with new oils, coloring and preservatives, and there it takes on its new color and thus its new personality. The finishing process consists of pressing the leather with heated plates, hung up to dry and sprayed and finished with a sealer. Finally it is pressed once more and then ready for its transformation, in which it is carefully handcrafted by the diligent locals of Pastores, Guatemala, where our workshop is located.




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