If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I’m pretty disdainful of the “holiday shopping season” to say the least. I think it upholds some really unhealthy social norms around consumerism (you detailed rants further down the blog), and so I’m not doing any holiday sale codes. At the same time, I recognize that durable, honest handmade options may be one part of a solution, so I’m trying to make sure I have interesting things available for y’all and your loved ones.
Here’s a quick guide breaking down all the new stuff I’ve just added to the site.
First off, I have some new belt styles. This is the new Hale Belt, it’s 35mm wide with a buckle that’s based off of a vintage one I recently found. The original was made by storied American hardware manufacturer North & Judd.
The second new style is narrower at 1”. I’m calling it the Vale Belt. I offered a belt by this name before, but the buckle I was using was discontinued by the manufacturer. It took some time to hunt down a new one, but I think I’ve finally got another that’s worthy of your pants.
I’ve also opened up my personal buckle stash in order to make some unique belts using some vintage and otherwise unusual hardware…
The final new belt offering is a style that I’ve done a handful of times over the years for very special occasions and very special customers. The Eastwood Belt is a mammoth undertaking, with hours and hours of decorative hand-stitching. This is based off of a traditional western style, notably worn by Sergio Leone’s Man with No Name character on his gun belt. These are pricey because they take me ages to make. These will be available on a very limited basis, made to order, with your choice of leather and buckle style.
If you’re looking to give a gift but you aren’t sure what to get, I have electronic Gift Cards available. This is a good way to go if you’d like to buy someone a belt, because it can be tricky to nail the sizing for someone else.
And last but not least, I’m giving away some simple (but very nice) brass key clips as a free thank you gift with any order over $200. This hardware is made in Japan and it looks, feels, and functions so much better than the stuff you find at the local hardware store. Finished with a bit of natural Horween Chromexcel horsehide and some antique brass beads.
That’s all for now! I’m hoping to to squeeze in some wallets and a batch of suspenders before the end of the year, but I’m not ready to make any promises yet.