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Leather Belts

 These beautiful belts are crafted with the finest heavy US tanned vegetable leathers, ensuring top- notch quality that lasts a lifetime.  Everyone knows that a belt is more than just a functional accessory. It's a statement piece that adds that perfect finishing touch to your outfit.

That's why I offer a range of classic colors and patterns to suit every style and occasion. So why settle for ordinary when you can have something extraordinary? Treat yourself to the luxury of a custom, handmade leather belt and experience the difference in quality and style. Trust me, you won't be disappointed!

Quality and Craftsmanship

I carefully select thicker hides which not only adds durability, but also gives the belts a heftier, more substantial feel. Another aspect that sets them apart from the rest is that I can proudly name the US tannery from where the leather came from. This ensures that the leather is top- notch quality and sourced from trusted suppliers.

 You'll notice that my belts have handstitched and creased keepers. This intricate and time-consuming detail signifies that that the maker has taken extra care to ensure the belt is made right. This increased labor makes the keeper last longer and  is generally a sign of high-end workmanship.

Appropriate size stitches are used throughout all of my designs. Finer, smaller stitches not only contribute to the aesthetic appeal but also are another tell tail sign of higher quality workmanship. Unlike mass produced belts that have limited, generic designs and large, crude stitchwork, my belts are custom made by hand.

This means that you have the freedom to choose from a wide range of designs and styles, allowing you to have a belt that perfectly suits your taste and preferences. When it comes to hardware, my belts are crafted with heavy, high-quality buckles and Chicago screws. The screws allow for quick change of the belt buckle, giving you the flexibility to switch it out according to your mood or outfit. Additionally, if ever needed, they are easily replaced in a few moments time. 

And last, but not least, I offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE on all belts and excellent customer service to support you.

Russet harness leather men's belt with silver buckle agaimst black background

Mass produced VS Mine 

a visual demonstration between 2 leather belt thicknesses, fingers shown for scale

We use thick supple vegetable tanned leather (top) VS a standard mass-produced leather belt (bottom)

Clark Harness stitched belt loop

Our leather loops are created with the same leather as our belts. They are carefully measured out from a firm piece of leather. Each end is thinned and overlapped with each other. Two needles and thread are passed through each hole into both layers of the loop. This makes it almost impossible for the loop to ever break at the stitching. Our loops are also correctly fitted for each individual belt strap- did you know such a thing existed? Yes, there are "rules" for traditional leather strap work. Too big a loop and it looks sloppy. Too small a loop and you'll struggle to thread it though.

typical "hand stitched" belt loop

Some companies advertise their loops as " hand stitched". The example shown above is what you typically get. Yes, it's technically "hand stitched" and it'll work... for a while. Personally, I would just save the trouble and use staples

mass prodiced belt loop with brass staples

This is the most common method of loop construction. You'll find it in the vast majority of belts both custom and off the rack. 1 or 2 (depending on the width) steel, brass or plated staples hold the butted ends of the loop together. While it saves a significant amount of time and labor costs, the consumer ends up paying for it in the end. They are notorious for breaking and pulling apart. Nothing is more annoying than a belt with a broken loop and hanging billet end!

Brass roller buckle and brown leather strap in the process of being saddle stitched with 2 needles and thread

Buckle ends on my Dress belts are stitched in place, again, by hand, down either side of the strap.

_running w_ stamp pattern in a custom le

My belts are stamped and/or tooled with high quality hand tools, one impression at a time. While expensive and time consuming, the impressions are much deeper and clearer than you'll find on a mass-produced belt. Factories use machines with rollers. Each roller is the width of a belt strap and has the pattern embossed on it. The straps are placed in the machine and the rollers, along with pressure, create the design on it.  After constant use, the rollers start to show wear- hence the designs are lighter on the leather.

sewn across leather strap

The "sewn across" construction method, popular and trendy among many smaller makers as well as mass produced ones. The Cardinal Sin of strap work... sewing straight across a leather strap significantly weakens it; reducing the life of your belt. It acts just like the perforations in a piece of notebook paper. In addition to weakening an otherwise nice piece of leather, the ends are wound around the outside causing unnecessary and premature wearing of the thread. You will find this done even on more expensive belts, as well as dog collars and horse tack.

Belts For Sale

These are just a few examples of the belts I make. If you are interested in different colors, designs or styles please email me and I'll be happy to help.

How to measure for a belt

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Clark Harness

1918 North Yoki Road

Forbes, MN 55738

(218)251-3754

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