by Bryan Schultz July 22, 2021 5 min read
If you're looking for a belt that will last and look great, then buying a belt made in the USA is worth it. Here are some of the reasons why:
Buying a belt made in America means you get more than just an accessory to finish off your outfit. You are supporting your local economy and ensuring you are getting a quality product that will last for many years.
There's nothing worse than buying an average department store belt only for it to start falling apart after a couple of wears. When you buy a belt from us, it's made by hand with quality materials and will last for many years.
Full grain leather is by far the best, most durable type of leather for belts. We take pride in the belts we make by hand using only locally sourced cowhides - no synthetic or leather by-products here! We make our belts exclusively out of American leather raised in the USA and tanned in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Our leather belts are thick but comfortable, perfect for casual wear with jeans or as a more formal work belt.
What you won't find in our shop: genuine leather belts. We believe in making high-quality products that will last through years of abuse and still look great. Genuine leather makes cheap belts designed to break apart. No thank you, we don't cut corners.
No leather belt is complete without a stylish belt buckle to match. You won't find anything quite as unique or cool as the belt buckles we make. We developed and patented a special type of locking buckle that looks awesome, has an easy way of opening, and protects your leather belt from everyday wear and tear.
Every Obscure buckle has a different way of opening - click the button, pull the pin out, or turn the lever to unlock your belt. The buckle attaches to a special sizing screw that takes the brunt of daily abuse, keeping your leather looking brand new. They are real conversation starters and the quality of our handmade products can't be beaten.
Before we sell a new design, we put our belt buckles through rigorous stress tests to make sure they keep working for years. Check out the Fractal 2.0 buckle - we made a machine to simulate 10 years of use every day by someone with a tiny bladder. That's over 73,000 open/close cycles and the new Fractal was still going strong!
What you won't find in our store: the same old tired mass-produced buckle designs other businesses carry and sell by the thousands. That's just not who we are, and that's not what our customers are after.
Every single leather belt we sell is handmade to order by us in our workshop in Kenosha, Wisconsin. We make standard belt sizes as well as custom sizes, something you will never find at a big department store. We pay attention to the smallest details and ask questions like - will you wear this at your natural waist, or through the belt loops of your pants, or both? We guide you through the process to measure for your belt, and whatever your style, you can be sure the belt you get will fit well. We can also help you find the the perfect gift for the belt-wearer in your life.
When you buy from a small business you can be assured of the best customer service and the best value for your money. You don't have to take our word for it though - read the rave reviews hundreds of customers have left us:
"Outstanding service from this company! It was my first time ordering here and I'm pleased with the quick shipping process. When I opened the box the belt arrived in a nice bag. It's exactly what I wanted! I purchased the Aged Excalibur on Black Leather. The craftsmanship is gorgeous. A hand-written thank you note was included and I appreciate the extra time they took to do that. Thank you guys for being so amazing at what you do!"
"This is by far the highest quality and most stylish belt I have ever owned. The mechanism is well designed and effortless. The leather is as good as it gets."
"High quality start to finish. I have this in a 42 inch size, I now needed a custom sized Ohm. Brian Schultz is excellent to deal with. Combined with his top shelf leather and artistic styled buckle. My Original Ohm is still in great shape after 15 years..."
All in all, there are a lot of benefits to buying an American made leather belt. There is something undeniably special about the quality materials and superior craftsmanship that you’ll find from a local belt maker. Plus, we make custom sizing easy for anyone, something you won't find at a big department store. You may think owning a handmade leather belt is too expensive, but you'd be wrong! The price of supporting a small business is more affordable than you expect - just take a look at our collection of belts and see for yourself.
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