This handmade solid leather belt is crafted by my wife and I from a single piece of thick, quality full grain Italian leather, and dyed in your choice of finish. Each belt features an intricate design along its entire length featuring the Celtic Eternity Knot, symbolic of the cycles of Nature, such as the cycle of life and death.
This is the standard belt width of 1.5", which will fit almost all belt loops in North America, but you may wish to measure your belt loops to confirm they can accommodate it, especially if you are in a country that uses metric.
The buckle attaches with snaps, so that you may swap in your own custom belt buckle should you wish.
The black and brown versions are made from a softer leather that is drum-dyed, meaning that they are dyed all the way through, making them highly resilient against scratches and marring. The amber, russet, and woodgrain belts are crafted from a slightly tougher, more durable leather, but cannot be drum-dyed, and thus are nude leather on the interior.
SIZING - Belt size is NOT the same as pant size. Generally for men, it's approximately 2" to 4" up, but the best way to determine belt size is by measuring an existing belt. Measure from the base of the buckle (where it meets the leather) to the hole you are currently using. This is how belt size is defined, so if it measures 38", you need a size 38 belt.
COLOURATION - As leather is an organic medium and our items are handmade, the final colour of your item may vary somewhat from the photography, and that colour may evolve with age.
SOFT VS. STRONG - We choose our leathers with longevity in mind, so we emphasize quality leather with a good fibre structure. This means that the leather will be a little stiff at first, but as it is a tooling leather, it will soften and form to you quite dramatically. Don't fall for leather belts sold soft - they don't last.
CRAFTING TIME - Our items take between 5 to 12 business days to craft depending on the item and order size. You will be contacted shortly after ordering with an expected crafting and shipping time.
SHIPPING TIME - Our orders ship via Canada Post; Air Mail for international destinations, and Expedited Parcel for domestic destinations. Note that international destinations do not include tracking (except occasionally on very costly orders), as with Canada Post that more than doubles the cost we have to pass on to you. Instead, we absorb the risk that the package goes missing (we'll send out a new one), so that we can offer more inexpensive shipping to our customers. You will be emailed an automatic notification when your order ships, and this notification will include the tracking number if your order qualifies for tracking.
Canada - Highly variable depending on location, but approximately 5 to 10 business days. All orders have tracking.
United States - Typically 7 to 10 business days. Typically orders do not come with tracking.
International - Highly variable depending on your location and your country's customs practices, but typically no more than 15 to 21 business days. Typically orders do not come with tracking.
DUTIES AND TAXES - If you are a domestic (Canadian) customer, you will be assessed Canadian taxes appropriate to your province, and there will be no further charges upon delivery. If you are an international customer, you must realize that - like all but the very biggest internet vendors - I cannot legally assess and remit the duties and taxes your country may choose to levy on imports. Most countries use a lottery system, and I find that most of my packages make it through unassessed, but I can in no way guarantee that any package will be immune to import charges, as these are entirely outside of my control. Typically your assessed duty will equal your local tax rate, as if you are an international customer, you are not paying Canadian taxes on your purchase.