Barrett Alley has been quite busy lately, between a number of collaborations with Red Wing Amsterdam, Levi's and John Mayer, he's definitely got a full plate. One of his new items that caught my eye, is this magic braided belt in natural leather. The 'magic' in this belt, is that it's braided from a single piece of leather, giving the appearance of three separate pieces of leather working together. By now you know that the benefit of natural leather is that it wears in and develops a rich patina over time, softening and darkening along the way. The width of this belt makes it rather versatile in both trousers or denim, which in turn, makes for a solid investment.
"The brass buckle is poured at a Texas foundry into a sand mold. The mold is destroyed after each cast in order to remove the buckle, making each one completely unique. Barrett Alley finishes the buckles by hand, filing and polishing each one in his Texas studio."
• 6 oz US Vegetable Tan Cowhide
• About 5 mm thick
• 1 1/8" (28 mm) wide
• 100% Hand Cut & Hand Sewn in Texas
• Individually Sand Cast Brass Buckle
• Signed & Numbered
• Lifetime Guarantee