**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/<br />
THE ONE STAR BELT
A simple flat cut strap of superior quality leather. 1.5 inches in width, finished with a sturdy buckle and 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 leather is incredible - Chromexcel from the legendary Horween Tannery in Chicago. This leather is soft and supple and will stretch about 1" as you break it in (I work that into the sizing, see below). The edges are not beveled, but will develop a nicely rounded shape as the belt wears in.
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 (+$10)
10. Roller Stainless Steel
11. Half Round Nickel
12. Half Round Brass
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
Buyers are responsible for all taxes, duties and customs fees.
PLEASE NOTE CURRENT WAIT TIMES:
Made-To-Order, Build-Your-Own or custom orders: 3-4 weeks to ship
Belts: 3-4 weeks to ship
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") ship in 1-3 business days.
If you need something rushed, contact me and we can almost always work it out.
SHIPPING METHODS - USPS only
Default shipping: First Class Domestic and First Class International
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.
FYI: Tracking is not always updated reliably with First Class Mail. Also, tracking is NOT UPDATED reliably, if at all for First Class International mail once it leaves the USA. Don't hate me, I'm just the messenger.
I do not ship via UPS or FedEx. Sorry/not sorry.
RUSH SHIPPING OPTIONS - United States
Priority Mail - The biggest advantage to Priority Mail is that it includes insurance up to $100. Often this is worth the few extra bucks. It is very rare that a package gets damaged or lost, but it does happen.
Priority Mail may speed deliver over regular First Class Mail by a day or two, especially effective to the east coast.
Usually delivered in 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.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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.