NOTE: now constructed with rivets instead of Chicago screws. Please read the entire description below:
An extra thick and sturdy belt in 11oz tan harness leather with your choice of center bar buckle. It will age and darken beautifully over time.
**YOU MUST MEASURE YOUR BELT SIZE AND INCLUDE IT WITH YOUR ORDER. SEE BELOW FOR INSTRUCTIONS**
THE ONE STAR BELT
A simple strap of superior quality leather, finished with a durable buckle. Buckles are secured with rivets, but if you would prefer the buckle to be removable, Chicago screws are an available option: You may add the $2 listing "Belt add-on: Chicago screws instead of rivets (set of 2)" to your order when ordering your belt (find that listing in the Belts section of the shop).
The edges are burnished and beveled for a smooth crisp feel.
The 5 holes are oval, making it easier to buckle this thick leather. This belt takes a good amount of time to wear in. It is intended for jeans and casual wear. This is harness leather from the Wickett & Craig tannery.
BELT MEASUREMENT ("SIZE" - ENTER ABOVE) - **IMPORTANT**
Each belt is custom sized. The measurement I need is *NOT* your pant size. Keep reading:
To determine your belt size, measure a current belt that fits you well. Measure the distance (in inches) from the hole you use most to the other end of the belt where the leather folds over the buckle (at the base of the buckle prong). You will probably notice that your belt size is a few inches larger than your pant size.
When you receive your belt, the middle of 5 holes will be 1" smaller than your measurement. This is to account for about 1" of stretch in the belt as it breaks in. After break-in, your given measurement should fall close to the middle hole. This is not an exact science and each piece of leather will break in slightly differently.
Remember to double check your belt measurement! I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR MISTAKES IN MEASUREMENTS. The size you order is the size you will receive.
Custom sized belts are not returnable unless I made a mistake (in which case please contact me and I will correct it!).
BUCKLE OPTIONS - reference photo above
1. Octagonal Gunmetal Nickel
2. Octagonal Antique Brass
3. Octagonal Black
4. Rounded Matte Nickel
5. Rounded Antique Brass
9. Oval Nickel
10. Oval Brass
12. Rectangle Brass
13. Square Matte Nickel
Superior quality Wickett & Craig harness leather will age wonderfully. This tan color will darken to a deep chestnut over time with use and exposure to UV light.
PERSONAL NOTE: I prefer this harness leather to the dry, "naked" natural veg leather because it will age similarly and this has some waxes and oils in it meaning it requires less application of balm or oil to prevent the leather from cracking and deteriorating. That's my two cents.
Our products are 100% handmade in our little garage workshop in California. No sewing machines, no assembly lines. Just top quality raw materials put together by hand. To learn more, check out Etsy's 2012 feature of my shop: http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2012/featured-shop-one-star-leather-goods/ And read more about my philosophy at http://onestarleathergoods.com/philosophy/
Proudly handmade in the U.S.A. by One Star Leather Goods. For more info visit onestarleathergoods.com