Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Vintage Belts │ Vintage Love

In my last post, I talked about finding your key vintage "piece" to go along side your outfit.

Your key "piece" enhances your look (because you look unique), it allows you to incorporate vintage into your modern vibe (the whole point), and makes you  look amazing (bonus!)

Belts are one of my main go-to vintage piece (other than sweaters). And I've talked about how things find me in waves in the past. It goes without saying it still holds true.

The last two weeks have been belt heaven. Men's belts. Women's belts. Kid's belts.

I'll go week -- months -- without finding a single belt to sell (or keep, as may be the case) and the last two weeks, I've found about two dozen that are amazing.

I'll be selling most of them and they're in the shop --or will be in the shop-- in the next few days. Also, the belts I sell are USA made. The best kind.

If you've never bought a vintage belt before, you should. It's simple to make sure you'll fit what you find.

For my items, I measure the belt by the length of the leather first, and not the buckle. Buckles vary in size, and change the "length" of the actual belt.

So, I measure the end of the leather to the first hole and through the last hole. Use this measurement against a belt you own that fits well, and voila. You'll know if one you like is comparable to something you'll fit.

I've got belts of all kinds and colors, and they each tell a story. The patina adds to the charm, and I prefer to wear belts that have this charm. The more beat up and worn it is, the better.

And that's charm you can't buy in a new belt.



-Heather





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