Last week saw our first drop from New York based 3sixteen and needless to say that we’re proud to be the only stockist of these amazing goods in the UK. The newest addition to the Denim Geek site is their collaboration belt with Tanner Goods. As we’re expecting more leather goods in the next week or so and it’s something we’ve always had a keen interest in, we decided to dig a little deeper into the history of the belts and take a look at the construction process. These shots show a few of the belts being made in the Tanner Goods workshop in Portland, Oregon.
Made from a heavyweight 13oz English Bridle leather, they look exceptional with the additions of the antique buckles and white waxed thread. The buckles were sourced by 3sixteen at an Army-Navy surplus store and each is different in it’s own right. Similar to denim, the natural leather will take on an increasingly darker shade of color with time and wear. The belts took nearly twice as long to produce compared to a standard Tanner Goods belt, as each keeper was skived down to a 5oz weight, hand edged, then stapled together. The buckles and keeper are sewn in using a hand stitched saddle method.
For a closer look, head on over to the Denim Geek store.