Inspiration can hit you anytime, anywhere, but most often it isn't any one thing in particular. It is the constant search for beauty in everyday objects. You put yourself out in the world with the express purpose of looking at things, seeing the curves and lines they are made of, their materials and their abstraction. When you make a conscious effort to do this day in and day out you develop an internal index of design inspiration to turn to in creating your own objects.
In search of inspiration, this week we visited the Architecture Biennial in Chicago, whose theme was to Make New History. Design, whether in architecture or everyday objects, doesn't happen in a vacuum. It is influenced by historical materials and purposes, refashioned to fit modern needs and aesthetics. In our case, we work with one of the oldest materials in human history, leather, and combine it with a completely new take on a belt buckle. Are we making new history? Probably not, but the best part of the process is the search and the act of creating an object, not necessarily the end result.
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We make all our belts to order and want to make sure you get the right size.
The general rule of thumb is to add two to your pants size (e.g. if you wear a size 32 in jeans, order a size 34 belt). If you are not sure what your size is, use the instructions below to measure your waist. The sizes listed give a range of tightest to loosest that the belt can be worn. Our goal is to fit you in the middle of a belt.
The sizes listed give a range of tightest to loosest that the belt can be worn. Our goal is to fit you in the middle of a belt. If you are not sure what your size is, use the instructions below to measure your waist.
Put on the outfit you want to wear the belt with. Wrap a tape measure loosely around you where you would normally wear the belt and make note of the length.
If your measurement falls in the middle of one of the ranges listed, order that belt size. If not, select “Custom size” when ordering and write your measurement in the notes section at checkout. Write something like: I measured my waist and it is 37". We will make a belt to fit that size, with a couple of inches of room bigger and smaller.
Still need help ordering the right size? Go ahead and contact us with any questions you have.