So you have some raw selvedge denim and you are looking for a high-quality leather belt for selvedge denim? Awesome! When it comes to raw selvedge denim jeans, the right belt can make all the difference in completing your outfit. A high-quality leather belt not only adds a touch of style but also provides the function of keeping your jeans in place!
So what makes a handmade leather belt the best choice for raw selvedge denim?
Things to consider when choosing a leather belt for selvedge denim
- Quality materials
- Custom sizing
- Support a small maker company
When considering a leather belt for selvedge denim, a handmade leather belt made with care and attention to details is a great choice! These belts are very often durable and built to last. Skilled artisans take the time to ensure each belt is carefully crafted, resulting in a superior product compared to mass-produced options. We for example, use a single strap of leather vs two pieces in cheaper belts. We also bevel the edges to make the edges more comfortable. We also burnish the edges with dye and beeswax to make it a little more resistant to the elements.
Usually a hand-made leather belt is made using very high quality full grain leather that is vegetable tanned. This is the type of leather that you see on beautiful leather goods. Not only do they last longer, but also age beautifully creating a beautiful patina. Handmade leather belts also come with solid metal hardware e.g brass which is corrosion resistant. It might feel a little expensive with these belts but like they say buy cheap buy twice. These belts are going to last decades and considering that you would have saved money on buying 5-8 cheap belts, it is definitely cheaper in the long run.
Promise me, you will never wear belts that are so long that the tip goes behind your back or the belt is so loose that the buckle is hanging on the pants. Not only does it look sloppy but it also spoils the entire outfit! I mean how much does one have to future proof it for weight gain? 🙂 I think the best is to leave about 18cm from the middle hole to the end of the belt. Here is an illustration on how we advise to measure your belt size.
Support a small maker company
I am not saying this because we are one of them. When choosing a leather belt for selvedge denim, consider buying it from a small maker company because very often small makers take the time and effort to really hone their craft. And the result shows in the products they put out. I can easily bet that most small makers belts are way better than belts from most (99%) of the high street designer brands. And the reason are craftsmanship, quality materials and custom sizing! 🙂 If you are reading this article to research a leather belt for selvedge denim, you probably have a pair of jeans from small niche brands that stand for quality and craftsmanship of their jeans. Why not pair them with belts from small makers who share the same values as these niche denim makers?
Best leather belt for selvedge denim
So if you’re in the market for a new belt to pair with your raw selvedge denim jeans, consider investing in a high-quality handmade leather belt from a small maker company who will make you belt with amazing craftsmanship using the quality materials and very often custom size it to your exact waist size. Not only will it pimp up your outfit, but it will also last longer and look even more beautiful as it ages.
Take a look at some of my personal favourite belts from our collection.
Classic Leather Belt – Dark Editionkr1.400 inc. VAT
No. 1 – Brown Leather Beltkr1.400 inc. VAT
No. 2 Black Garrison Leather Beltkr1.400 inc. VAT
No. 2 Brown Garrison Leather Beltkr1.400 inc. VAT
Fireman’s Quick Release Leather Belt – Dark Brownkr1.490 inc. VAT
No. 6 Natural Garrison Leather Beltkr1.490 inc. VAT
Denim Blue Double Leather Beltkr1.990 inc. VAT
Heirloom Double Leather Beltkr1.990 inc. VAT