Khaki patinated alligator belt, embellished with a delta palladium (silver) buckle in a shiny finish. This belt is custom-made and entirely hand sewn in saddle stitch using khaki linen thread. The lining of this belt is made in khaki grained calf. Belt width measures 35 mm.
Belts made of exotic alligator leather are rare and precious objects. There are only about ten tanneries in the whole world that possess the expertise required for working with alligator, crocodile or caiman skins, and we use the best leatherworkers in France. Alligator leather is recognizable by the shape of its scales, which are rounded on the flanks and more structured down the middle of the back. Our alligator leather is flawless as we source it from breeding farms in Florida, Texas and Louisiana – unlike wild alligators, these animals acquire no scars. Duret Paris draws on its consummate skill and talent to craft alligator skins into top-of-the-range belts and exquisite small leather goods. Over several decades, we have perfected the art of dyeing these skins using natural pigments and applying beautiful patinas by hand, all in the service of our clientele’s elegance.
Your belt in khaki patinated alligator was crafted with the traditional saddlery and leathercrafting know-how of Duret Paris. We have been bringing our exacting quality, subtle style, and eye for perfection to our unique and authentic leather goods for over 25 years. The quality of our leathers and skins is paramount to us, since they will be the cornerstone of the belt or accessory you select. The leather of your belt or accessory will be dyed the desired color, khaki, using natural pigments. A hallmark of Duret Paris, a patinated khaki can also be achieved through the application of beeswax. You can pick the type of buckle that best matches your khaki belt from our choice of gold, palladium or ruthenium finishes. Your khaki leather belt is equally suited to daily wear or special occasions like a wedding or award ceremony. Whether you choose it from our Classic, Bold, Timeless or Top Notch collections, your khaki leather belt can be monogrammed with your initials – or someone else’s, if it is to be a gift.
Exquisite patinas have been the hallmark of Duret Paris for over 25 years. The entire patination process is carried out by hand by Mickaël Benarroch and his team of skilled leather artisans, who apply natural pigments and beeswax to achieve the desired effect. Putting a patina on leather is a way of imitating the natural ageing of the animal skin. Patinas can have a classic appearance, or be intended to create effects like old wood, or the marble look of our museum calf. All types of leather can take a patina, and we have applied patinas to belts from leathers as different as calfskin, lambskin, crocodile, python and even ostrich. So whichever of these leathers you choose, Duret Paris can add a patina that will make your belt a truly unique and luxurious accessory.