Black smooth calfskin belt, embellished with an alpha palladium (silver) belt buckle in a satin finish. This belt is custom-made and entirely hand sewn in saddle stitch using lichen linen thread. The lining of this belt is made in red grained calf. Belt measures 35 mm.
Smooth calf is one of the finest qualities of calfskin, a full-grain leather with a smooth and firm appearance. Your Duret Paris belt in smooth calf is tanned with chrome, rather than vegetable tanned – this is what gives it its bluish-gray color along the edge. We apply a wide range of natural pigments to our smooth calf leathers after tanning. The fineness, suppleness and resistance of this material make it a top choice for use in the finest quality footwear, accessories and belts. All Duret Paris belt collections – Classic, Bold, Distinctive and Timeless – offer luxury belts in smooth calf.
Your belt in black smooth calfskin 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, black, using natural pigments. A hallmark of Duret Paris, a patinated black can also be achieved through the application of beeswax. You can pick the type of buckle that best matches your black belt from our choice of gold, palladium or ruthenium finishes. Your black 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 black leather belt can be monogrammed with your initials – or someone else’s, if it is to be a gift.
It is thanks to the tanning process that leather gets its smoothness, but importantly, additional finishes can also be applied to the leather after it has been smoothed. A full grain aniline finish preserves the grain side (outside) of the hide intact, so its original surface and grain shine through. This makes the most beautiful type of leather, but also the most delicate. Depending on your preferences, Duret Paris can apply a pigmented full grain finish as a final touch on your smooth finish leather belt. This involves dyeing the leather all the way through, and will even out its appearance and mask any minor blemishes. The grain of the leather can also be corrected so it is absolutely uniform. Your luxe smooth finish belt can also be dyed in your choice of color, using natural pigments and traditional saddlery and leatherworking techniques.