And we’re back! We took a monthlong vacation to recharge our batteries and jump-start our creative thinking. Our trip took us from ultra-modern Japan to quirky Amsterdam. We saw a lot of amazing designs and experienced a lot of very cool places.
Breaking out of your normal bubble really opens your eyes to all the amazing things other people create and how differently they experience regular life. For example, there seemed to be a common theme everywhere we went in Japan - take any object, no matter how simple, figure out what makes it what it is, then re-craft it into the most perfect version of itself. We visited several leather goods stores and it was really inspiring to see the amount of thought and care went into making wallets, belts, and bags.
Great design was evident in the Netherlands too, but with a little funky fun twist. We visited some of the best museums in the world, where centuries of great design were on display. One of the coolest we saw had to be the Boijmans Museum, where hundreds of years worth of household products were lined up together. You could see the evolution of how people created and used simple objects, like tea kettles and forks and even belt buckles!
All that to say that one of the best lessons we took away from this trip was this: there is a subtle beauty in the good design of everyday objects. Well-crafted products often fade into the background when you aren’t focused on them, but they still manage to elevate normal everyday experiences. We hope to take that lesson and infuse it into our belts and, hopefully, our customers get a greater sense of joy from owning a well-thought-out product.
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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.