1.5" Painted Black Leather Quick Release Belt *fades to brown to pair with Red Wing Klondike Leather*
Red Wing's Klondike leather is infamous for it's aging qualities- it wears to brown, with every scuff, the brown core comes through more and more. For the past couple of months I've been testing methods to match this aging quality. I'm happy to say that I've done it! Starting with 9-10 oz Herman Oak Vegtan, each item is hand painted with a black leather paint, that will with wear, fade/scuff/scratch to the natural core, which will turn more and more brown as it ages. I've pictured an example of how the leather on my belt has already begun to scuff through to the tan core (it's the last picture before the sizing diagram). I chose to pair this with a brown thread to better match the boots.
Available in with a Solid Brass or Nickel Plated Brass buckle. The Red Wing 9060’s pictured have painted brass eyelets, so they will eventually chip away to brass which is why I chose brass for my personal belt.
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.
Not to be confused with "top grain", or "genuine leather"; "full grain leather" is the highest grade leather there is, and will last you many lifetimes.
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.