Plum patinated elephant belt, embellished with a delta palladium (silver) belt buckle in a satin finish. This belt is custom-made and entirely hand sewn in saddle stitch using dark brown linen thread. The lining of this belt is made in purple grained calf. Belt measures 35 mm.
Choosing elephant hide as a leather for your belt makes for an uncommon look, because it has a very distinctive appearance with a dense, rich texture marked with creases. Elephant hide is rare and has a wilderness feel to it, with a bit of a vintage vibe. It is generally dyed in sober colors like shades of black, blue, khaki, or beige, using natural pigments. Your elephant hide belt will chiefly stand out for the texture of its elephant leather, and the fine craftsmanship required to work it. Duret Paris sources elephant hides that meet the criteria set out in the Washington Convention (also known as CITES), which governs international trade in endangered species of wild fauna and flora.
Your belt in purple elephant 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, purple, using natural pigments. A hallmark of Duret Paris, a patinated purple 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 purple 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 purple 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.