The first belt was invented after a costuming mishap forever redefined the careers of former Shakespearian actors Larry, Curly, and Moe. Keep the laughs intentional with today’s Groupon: for $75, you get $150 worth of premium, handcrafted belts and leather accessories from VintageBelts.com.
VintageBelts.com’s featured designers work with customers to craft unique, eclectic, made-to-order belts and leather accessories that combine timeless class with cutting-edge flare. Crafted from superior Italian calf leather, the belts have recently secured the waistbands of Christina Applegate and Jillian Michaels in Women’s Health magazine and exude individuality as they are neither mass manufactured in a factory nor given a strictly enforced bedtime. Add flare to any outfit with a handcrafted belt by Netherlands designer Jan Willem Waitz, decorated with a buckle made of porcelain and colorful Swarovski crystal ($180). Or, keep parachute pants from turning into exceptionally roomy socks with a unique, handmade, studded leather belt from David Olive Accessories, embossed with scrollwork and incorporating influences ranging from architecture to tribal tattoos ($185). All belts are handmade to order, and while most orders are delivered in fewer than two weeks, some may take up to six weeks to arrive.
A black-leather wrist cuff by Elon Ahal and Etoile dramatically drapes arms with artfully twisted chains that are guaranteed to keep pet helium balloons firmly leashed to the wrist ($240). Customers can also bring dogs and cats to fashion’s forefront with a VintageBelts.com exclusive pet collar ($140) from 5150 Leather, studded with brass and silver hardware, and inspired by the vintage style of America’s toughest weimaraner motorcycle gangs.