Blue patinated vegetable-tanned calfskin belt, embellished with an alpha palladium (silver) belt buckle in a shiny finish. This belt is custom-made and entirely hand sewn in saddle stitch using sky blue linen thread. The lining of this belt is made in taupe grained box 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 blue patinated 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, blue, using natural pigments. A hallmark of Duret Paris, a patinated blue can also be achieved through the application of beeswax. You can pick the type of buckle that best matches your blue belt from our choice of gold, palladium or ruthenium finishes. Your blue 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 blue leather belt can be monogrammed with your initials – or someone else’s, if it is to be a gift.
Our vegetable-tanned calfskin belts have the benefit of using only natural ingredients. The use of wood, bark, roots, leaves or fruit in the vegetable-tanned tanning technique makes each leather unique – it produces different depths of color, weights, and softnesses. The vegetable-tanned tanning process can take anywhere between 48 hours to more than 30 days. vegetable-tanned tanned leather is also more supple and easier to work with. Over time, the vegetable-tanned tannins will oxidize due to exposure to light, so the leather naturally develops a pleasing patina with the passing of time. vegetable-tanned leather is also environmentally friendly, as it can be recycled.