We took our sweet time and no small amount of care in designing the Calavera Belt, testing out more than a few different styles of leather in various thicknesses, searching out just the right buckles and hardware and then field testing the hell out of them.
Built from the same heavy duty bridle leather as our work apron straps, but several times thicker in order to avoid the stretching/bending around the back that is inherent to most belts. And though this belt is so overbuilt it just might just outlast you, it's made from a leather soft enough to break in quickly for a super comfortable fit.
Belts are 1.5" wide and made from 12-13" oz leather (roughly 1/4" thick). Don't worry, they break in for a very comfortable fit. It's just that they're gonna last forever.
Each belt will be custom-assembled and shipped with your choice of a classic antique brass, bar-style buckle or a more vintage-feel, pin-only design.. See pics for options.
For the coolest among you, we've designed our belts to easily accommodate that sweet vintage buckle in your top drawer. Simply unfasten/fasten a pair of Chicago screws to swap in your favorite buckle.
Belts are sized in 2" increments, from a 25-26" for the small-waisted among you, all the way up to a 59-60" for the big folks.
If you follow our instructions on measuring, we pretty much guarantee a great fit with flexibility for a few pounds in either direction. If you do order the incorrect size (maybe it was a gift or you just used your best guess), we'll be happy to exchange for the correct fit. We'll just kindly ask that your cover shipping both ways.
Determining Belt Size - Super Important!
Your pants size simply will not suffice. You may want to use that as your basis, but, well... It. Just. Won't. Work.
But wait! Together we can solve this riddle before us.
Option 1: All you need is a trusty tape measure and you're 90% there.
Wrap said tape measure around your waist
Eyeball the number wherever the twixt shall meet.
That's it. That's the number. Simple as that.
Option B: Perhaps you're buying this for someone you really love and don't want to blow the top off of this clandestine little mission. Here's what do.
Secure his/her old belt (best if current)
Look for the hole near the end that's seen the most use.
Lay belt on a flat surface for measuring.
Measure from the inside of the buckle to the previously noted hole (see pic)
Option C: If you feel you have no other options, then the best we can suggest is to take current pants size and add 2 or 3 inches. This is truly a rough approximation, but may could possibly work.
Pick a size
We're using some time-tested math to get you just the right belt size, so it'd be best for all involved if you pick a size that matches up to the dimensions referenced above.