Today, we’re excited to announce a new family of products available at shop.wornandwound.com. Until now, everything we’ve made has been a watch accessory. Straps, cases, tools, etc… they go on your watch or are used with your watch. Well, today we’re venturing out into the great big world of men’s accessories with our very first American-made belt.
This isn’t a bold leap from the world of watch straps, after all they are little belts themselves, but it’s an exciting development and we think you’re going to love them. Our first series, simply titled the Classic Belt, builds off of the Model 2 Classic watch straps. Made from exceptionally durable and no less gorgeous Wickett & Craig leathers, these belts are made to last. Based in Pennsylvania, Wickett & Craig is one of the oldest tanneries in North America, and specializes in vegetable tanning. Their leathers are all natural, tanned in a bath with a mix of barks for two weeks before being dyed, “stuffed” with waxes and processed in other all-natural ways. The resulting leather is tough and beautiful, aging exceptionally well.
For the Classic Belts, we went with a simple design that measures 1.25” wide and about 4mm thick, with edges that are burnished, beveled and waxed for a clean finish. For hardware, we went with solid brass, nickel plated rollers buckles with a brushed finish, and brushed Chicago screws to hold the buckle in place, making it easy to swap in another buckle should you choose. The aesthetic overall is understated, but rugged, just like our Model 2 Classic straps.