Please note this design is an end of line and will not be restocked.
The Marino coloured leather polo belt is handcrafted from butter-soft, navy leather and is hand-woven with matching wax-dipped saddlery threads, which are stitched tightly in an intricate, traditional pattern that can only be achieved by the hand of a true artisan. The combination of the smooth, vegetable tanned leather and the sturdy threads is satisfying to the touch and intriguing when threaded through the belt loops on a suit or casual outfit. As the thread is waxed, it means that it is easy to clean and strong enough to match the life of the A-grade Argentine leather which only improves with age.
Inky, navy blue colours were added to the Marino to pay homage to the night sky that spreads itself over the vast, expansive plains of La Pampa, where pampeano has its roots. Here in the central province of Argentina, pampeano was first inspired by the South American lifestyle, the sense of adventure and freedom that is embodied by gaucho cowboys and nomads on the plains. Those who travel to the coast experience the night sky reflected in the ocean and the magnificent delta of the Rio de la Plata. The sky and the water, though enduring natural phenomena, are constantly changing and developing, so that no two adventures here will ever be the same.
The leather has been naturally tanned through new, specially prepared vegetable recipes to create hand-picked colours whilst keeping it full-bodied, rich and supple. The buckle has been upgraded to an antique gold coloured piece which is more formal. The back has been blind embossed with a 'handmade in Argentina' pampeano stamp and the logo at the end has been streamlined with a simple diamond.
The Marino belt is available in a range of lengths, and the standard width is 3.5cm.