I got some amazing hammered brass Japanese buckle sets and so we're offering these belts in 4 colors of Horween Chromexcel.
**YOU MUST MEASURE YOUR BELT SIZE ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW - IT IS NOT THE SAME AS YOUR PANT SIZE.**
THE ONE STAR BELT
A simple flat cut strap of superior quality leather. 1.3 inches (35mm) 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.
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.
Available in 4 shades of Horween Chromexcel: Black, Brown, Natural, Burgundy (#8) -- see final picture for a comparison. The belt buckles pictured there are not offered in this listing - only the buckle set you see in the first photo. If you like the other buckles, see my other listings.
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!).
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.
PLEASE NOTE CURRENT WAIT TIMES:
In-stock items (all items not labeled otherwise) ship in 1-3 business days.
"Build-Your-Own" or custom orders: take 3-4 weeks to ship.
Belts are all made to order and also take 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!
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: 7 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.
Jul 28, 2018
This brass buckle is simply beautiful. Unique style and quality manual work. I am very satisfied with this belt