An extra thick and sturdy belt in 12oz tan harness leather with your choice of center bar buckle. It will age and darken beautifully over time.
**YOU MUST MEASURE YOUR BELT SIZE AND INCLUDE IT WITH YOUR ORDER. SEE BELOW FOR INSTRUCTIONS**
THE ONE STAR BELT - extra thick edition
12oz. in weight (thickness, equal to about 5mm), 1.5 inches in width, finished with a center bar buckle and a chicago screw. 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. The edges are burnished and beveled for a smooth crisp feel.
The 5 holes are oval, making it easier to buckle this thick leather. This belt takes a good amount of time to wear in. It is intended for jeans and casual wear.
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. Octagonal Gunmetal
2. Octagonal Brass
3. Octagonal Black
4. Rounded Matte Nickel
5. Rounded Antique Brass
6. Premium Japanese Double Garrison, Matte Nickel (+$20)
7. Premium Japanese Double Garrison, Brass (+$20)
8. Premium Japanese Double Garrison, Black (+$20)
9. Premium Japanese Oval, Matte Nickel (+$20)
10. Premium Japanese Oval, Brass (+$20)
11. Premium Japanese Circle, Brass (+$20)
12. Rectangle 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 to your order if you want two buckles, etc. https://www.etsy.com/listing/187385488.
Superior quality Wickett & Craig harness leather will age wonderfully. This tan color will darken to a deep chestnut over time with use and exposure to UV light. This should be treated with One Star Leather Balm periodically to keep it looking its best: http://onestarleathergoods.com/products/#/leather-balm/
PERSONAL NOTE: I prefer this harness leather to the dry, "naked" natural veg leather because it will age similarly and this has some waxes and oils in it meaning it requires less application of balm or oil to prevent the leather from cracking and deteriorating. That's my two cents.
Our products are 100% handmade in our little garage workshop in California. No sewing machines, no assembly lines. Just top quality raw materials put together by hand. To learn more, check out Etsy's 2012 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/
Proudly handmade in the U.S.A. by One Star Leather Goods. For more info visit onestarleathergoods.com
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") 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.
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
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:
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.