About this one:
A true classic! "The Great Wave off Kanagawa" (or Kanagawa-oki nami-ura, in Japanese), is a woodblock print by the Japanese ukiyo-e artist Hokusai. It was published sometime around 1829 as the first print in Hokusai's series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji. We've made it into a Swedish West-coast Wave ("Västkustvåg" in Swedish). All these belts are embroidered by hand. Crazy but true. Only 30 pieces made.
Do you want a different color on the leather or the buckle? Contact us at email@example.com and we'll solve it!
Leather & Suede:
All our leather and suede comes from the Swedish tannery Tärnsjö garveri. The art of vegetable tanning leather is thousands of years old. Since 1873 Tärnsjö Garveri has been using time-tested, vegetable methods. Industrialization has allowed tanneries to offer standard hides at lower prices and many tanneries have unfortunately chosen that path. Tärnsjö Garveri have not. Why? Because the aesthetic of vegetable tanned leather is unparalleled and the patina that it develops with use over time cannot be produced any other way. It is also the only way to produce premium leather of desired quality, while at the same time respecting our environment.
If you like, you can get your initials embossed, either in the leather, or with a gold or silver foil. The belts are embossed by a local book binder in Majorna, Gothenburg.
Get the correct length:
To get the correct length, we suggest measuring a belt you have used previously. Measure between the hole you use and the outer edge of the buckle, include your buckle as well. Bare in mind that some belts are a bit stretchy, ours aren't. That means that the length could be slightly misleading when measuring a stretchy belt un-stretched.
You can also measure your circumference to get the right length. Remember to measure outside of trousers (that will add some extra centimeters) and to adjust the height you want, the hips and abdomen often have different dimensions, for example.
We always strive to send your finished belt to you within two weeks of your order. We are working as fast as we possibly can, without compromising on quality. Our key focus and main goal is always to make a belt that lasts a lifetime, that can be fixed if it breaks - and that looks amazing. That takes time. The actual production time for each belt are 7-8h. In addition, there are other aspects such as glue to dry and transport to the book binder for embossing initials, for example. We will keep you posted during the process and let you know if it takes longer than expected.
Since our belts are specially made after the consumer's specifications and also clearly personalized, we don't offer any standard return policy on these made-to-measure products. Although, If you do think that the product definitely does not live up to the specifications you ordered, contact us and we will see what we can do. Customer care are very important for us and we always want you to be 100% happy and satisfied with our products. If you aren't - let us know and we will try to make this right.
"VÄSTKUSTVÅG" with NATURAL/COGNAC LEATHER
Tired of having the same stuff as everybody else? Or perhaps your taste is a bit better than the rest of your crew? We got the solution for you, atleast when it comes to belts - design your own!
This is how it works, step by step:
- Pick what hand-embroid motif or leather/suede you fancy the most.
- Choose the leather (color) you think matches your pick.
- Decide if you want a buckle in solid brass or silver.
- Measure the length and choose size (more info in the main text).
- Treat yourself with your own initials embossed? Yes or no?
After you have made all your choices, the saddle maker Pelle Hedeblom will make the belt here in Gothenburg. The result is a magnificent bespoke belt made just for you (or someone you care for, it's a great gift).
Do you wonder why it costs what it costs?
Feel free to send us an email and we will share our cost calculation with you! The best thing with manufacturing products locally and ethically correct is that you got nothing to be ashamed of. We don’t need to have any secrets!