At a time when the modern man’s sense of style seems to be constantly evolving, driven by both details and new, fast-paced trends, some companies continue to keep it simple right down to what holds up that selvedge denim you very well might be rocking. Satchel & Page, known for its exceptionally well-crafted leather bags, is now honing its focus down even further to a selection of meticulously constructed leather belts.
The digital commerce community has been watching with three days to go as of press time in its belt-centric Kickstarter campaign, almost $70,000 has been pledged of the brand’s $5,000 goal. The campaign has brought the brand back to its roots, in a way Satchel & Page launched back in 2013 on Kickstarter with a line of bags and has since expanded to a permanent collection that features leather jackets and classically inspired leather goods like a map case and its famous Slim Mailbag. However, Kickstarter campaigns are still used to bring new products to market when the brand deems it necessary.
The belts themselves are quite literally guaranteed for life and feature 12 oz. full-grain, vegetable tanned leather sourced from the U.S that belt’s not going anywhere anytime soon. The durability of the product is a reflection of the brand’s original inspiration a long-lasting map case carried by co-founder Daniel Ralsky’s grandfather in World War II. And the belts combine that heritage attention to detail with fine material; the belts are made with bend leather the thickest part of the hide. That provides maximum durability and consistency in the finish of the leather. A drum-dye process also complements the sturdy material although it takes longer to age the leather, the brand says it yields the richest final product. [Check out a full review of the belts here].
A military grade brass roller buckle provides a durable finishing touch, and five leather options (Natural, Black, Mahogany, Chestnut and a dark brown Havana) offer choices for the discerning dresser, while Chicago screws provide the ability to swap out the buckle if needed. The belts are fit for either casual or dressy wear and come in either 1.25-inch or 1.5-inch widths, with a litany of hardware choices for variety.
Although estimated delivery on them is roughly November 2015, plenty are willing to wait for their belt three “stretch goals” (a Kickstarter term for a value-added funding choice) have already been hit. Even choices with limited availability (like picking up 6 belts) have backers. The option to pick up a hand-stitched journal (complete with a notebook) is also available for consumers who want the complete package. The brand has another thing going for it at just over $62 for a tough-as-nails belt, Satchel & Page has hit it out of the park when it comes to heirloom quality at an achievable price.
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