1.5" Natural Vegtan Rough Out Belt with Solid Brass or Nickel Quick Release Buckle
This particular belt is made with the rough side of the leather facing out, AKA "rough out". It will be an interesting belt to watch age. If you happen to wear a lot of indigo tops, I can imagine it will pick up a lot of indigo transfer which will lead to a unique patina.
The "Firefighter" Quick Release buckle was never actually used to hold up the fireman's pants, but rather, to keep the firehoses wrapped up. The quick release action allowed the firemen to quickly undo the buckle and gain access to the hose, when even a couple extra seconds could mean saving a life.
These buckles are functional, practical, and make a stylish fashion statement, all while telling a story.
The tension of the buckled belt will keep the buckle together, simply press down on the lever, and the buckle will come undone, allowing you to quickly remove the belt.
Handmade to order with full grain leather and raw brass hardware. The buckle and belt keeper are hand-stitched with waxed Ritza Tiger thread. I bevel and burnish the edges with water and natural bees wax.
I leave the belt un-dyed and untreated. Natural leather possesses the wonderful quality of taking on a personality of it's own, and of it's owner. Over time the leather will darken and form a patina unique to your lifestyle.
To order this belt, please measure one of your old belts using the diagram pictured above. The system that I use is the most accurate method of measurement, and involves measuring from the end of the buckle prong, to the hole that fits you best (this method accounts for any difference in length between your buckle and mine). You can add your measurement in the measurement section above, or you can shoot me a message thereafter. Allow 2 weeks for completion.