**YOU MUST MEASURE YOUR BELT SIZE ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW - IT IS NOT THE SAME AS YOUR PANT SIZE.**
This is a genuine 100% handmade-in-the-USA product. No sewing machines, no assembly lines. Just top quality raw materials put together by hand. To learn more, check out Etsy's feature of my shop: http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2012/featured-shop-one-star-leather-goods/
And read more about my philosophy at http://onestarleathergoods.com/philosophy/
THE ONE STAR BELT
1.5 inches in width, finished with a sturdy buckle and two chicago screws. Chicago screws are removable, so if you later find an awesome belt buckle at a thrift store or in your uncle's attic that you want to use with your nicely-aged belt strap, you can change the buckle yourself easily with a flathead screwdriver.
My loop keepers are thicker than most, at 3/4", and are hand cut and hand sewn. The edges are burnished but not beveled for a smooth crisp feel.
This belt takes a good amount of time to wear in. It is intended for jeans and casual wear, not as a dress belt.
BELT MEASUREMENT ("SIZE" - ENTER ABOVE) - **IMPORTANT**
Each belt is custom sized. The measurement I need is *NOT* your pant size. Keep reading:
To determine your belt size, measure a current belt that fits you well. Measure the distance (in inches) from the hole you use most to the other end of the belt where the leather folds over the buckle (at the base of the buckle prong). You will probably notice that your belt size is a few inches larger than your pant size.
When you receive your belt, the middle of 5 holes will be 1" smaller than your measurement. This is to account for about 1" of stretch in the belt as it breaks in. After break-in, your given measurement should fall close to the middle hole. This is not an exact science and each piece of leather will break in slightly differently.
Remember to double check your belt measurement! I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR MISTAKES IN MEASUREMENTS. The size you order is the size you will receive.
Custom sized belts are not returnable unless I made a mistake (in which case please contact me and I will correct it!).
BUCKLE OPTIONS - reference photo above
1. Roller Nickel
2. Roller Matte Nickel
3. Roller Brass
4. Roller Antiqued Brass
6. Matte Nickel
8. Antiqued Brass
9. Roller Solid Copper (+$8)
10. Roller Stainless Steel
You may order extra or alternate buckles by adding the following listing to your order and describing the extra buckle(s) of your choice in the notes section of your order. Be sure to add two if you want two buckles, etc. https://www.etsy.com/listing/187385488
"NATURAL LEATHER" CHARACTER
I adore things that come to look better with age and through use become one-of-a-kind items. This product in the "natural" color is made of vegetable tanned leather and will evolve over time. It will darken to a rich caramel color with use and exposure to UV light and take on an individual character based on the use by the owner. After a couple months it will be beautifully unique. If you want to speed up the darkening process, you can tan the leather by leaving it in the sun. Or just let time do the work!
I would strongly recommend treating this natural veg tanned leather product with a good leather oil or balm. It makes it look great and it prevents cracking and deterioration. I now offer my own One Star Leather Balm and it happens to be the best product I've ever used on my leathers:
Buyers are responsible for all taxes, duties and customs fees.
CUSTOM BUILT ITEM WAIT TIMES
Current wait time for Made-To-Order, Build-Your-Own or custom orders is 3-4 weeks. We fill orders in the order they were received. If you need something rushed or have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch. Thank you in advance for your patience while we craft each item with care!
IN STOCK ITEMS SHIPPING TIMES
Items that are in stock (everything in the shop that is not marked "Build-Your-Own" or "Made-To-Order") usually ship in a day or two, but it can take up to 5 business days during busy times, if I happen to be eating ice cream at that moment or if we're in the mountains for the weekend.
If you need something rushed, contact me and we can almost always work it out. Otherwise, please have patience and your item will ship within 5 business days.
I ship using United States Postal Service, First Class Domestic and First Class International Mail. This usually means a couple days or less to the west coast, 4-7 days to the east coast, and 5-14+ days to the rest of the world.
RUSH SHIPPING OPTIONS - United States
Priority Mail - may speed deliver over regular First Class Mail by a day or two, especially effective to the east coast. Usually 1-3 days. Signature Confirmation available upon request. You can add this option at checkout.
Priority Mail Express - next day delivery to most Unites States addresses. Signature Confirmation available upon request. You can add this option at checkout.
RUSH SHIPPING OPTIONS - International
Priority Mail International. Usually 6-10 days worldwide. You can add this option at checkout.
Priority Mail Express International. Usually 3-5 days worldwide. You can add this option at checkout.
I accept returns of stock items that are unused and in re-sellable condition. I do NOT accept returns of monogrammed items or belts as they are custom sized (unless I screwed up). I stand behind my products and want you to be happy with your purchase. If you have a problem, get in touch and we'll make it right.
I am happy to make many of my products in your choice of custom color, leather and thread. In general I do not take custom design work, but you can always ask. Custom order turnaround can be anywhere from few days up to a few weeks. Get in touch if you'd like to arrange a custom request.