THE CRAFTSMANSHIP AND MATERIALS THAT MAKE OUR BRAIDED BELTS STAND OUT
Leather is the main component of our braided suede belts and we make no compromises when it comes to it. The leather is LWG Gold-rated Italian suede leather which is also the world’s first USDA certified biobased leather. The raw hides are side-products of the meat industry and are tanned in compliance with the strict REACH Regulations.
Braided suede belts have enjoyed great popularity due to their timeless elegance for many decades. Paired with a simple yet elegant solid brass buckle, the belt turns into a versatile accessory which can be effortlessly worn with more formal or casual attire and will always look the part.
It takes the collaboration of 9 Italian artisans and 12 steps to craft one single braided suede belt. The combination of more than 100 years of experience and excellent materials ensures the exceptional longevity and refined appearance of our belts.
For every single order, we plant one tree with our partner On A Mission and remove 80 plastic bottles from our beloved Oceans with our partner Empower. We are very proud to be a climate-positive and plastic-positive Company. All of our belts are packaged completely plastic-free in a beautiful black belt box made of FSC certified paper and come with a cotton dust bag from Italy. Every product has a footprint. We do everything in our power to make sure it’s a positive one.
Where are your belts made?
All our belts are made in family-owned Manufactories in Germany and Italy. To find out exactly where each belt is made, take a look at the "Where it's made" section on the product page or check out all of our manufacturies.
What materials are your belts made from?
Our belts are made of high-quality materials from Italy, Spain, France, and Germany. The buckles are made in Italy from solid brass. To find out exactly what our belts are made of, take a look at the "What it's made of" section on the product page.
How do I find my belt size?
The most accurate way to find your belt size is to follow these simple steps:
1) Put on the pants you are planning on wearing with the belt.
2) Thread a flexible tape measure through the belt loops of your pants.
3) Mark the sport where the tape reaches exactly one time around the hip (That is your hip size).
4) Check which hip size interval your measured hip size fits in best and choose the corresponding belt size.To see the size intervals, click on the size chart of the respective belt.
To see our complete size guide, click here.
Still not sure about your size? No worries at all. Just get in touch with us via email, chat, or phone +49 (0)211 97531929 and we will help you.
How do I take care of my belt?
The best care for your belt depends on the kind of leather or material it is made of. For every one of our products, you can find a “Care & Guarantee” dropdown explaining how to best take care it.
What does the belt warranty include?
Our belts are handcrafted of the best materials and will last for many years to come. Yet, in case any manufacturing defect should occur within the first 2 years, we’ve got you covered. To see a more detailed list of what is covered and what isn’t, click here.
Of course, we will look at any defects on a case by case basis. Simply get in touch with us via email, chat, or phone +49 (0)211 97531929 and we will find a solution for you.
Where are your buckles made?
All of our buckles are made in 2 Buckle Manufactories located in Italy. To learn more about our Classic Belt Buckle Manufactory, click here. To learn more about our Braided Belt Buckle Manufactory, click here..
Which materials are your buckles made of?
All of our buckles are made of high-quality solid brass, the benchmark material for luxury belts. Our classic belt buckles even have a rare palladium plating.
Which width do your buckles have?
In general, all of our buckles have a width of 3.5cm/1.4in. The only exception are the buckles of our hand-braided belts which have a width of 3.0cm/1.2in. You can always find that information in the product description as well.
Why are you displaying your production costs?
We all know that fashion brands heavily mark-up their prices. The traditional mark-up is 5-6 times. The mark-up for luxury brands can even be 10-15 times. They can do so, because we as consumers don't know the actual production price. We firmly believe that you have a right to know. That is the only way to empower you to make more informed and better purchasing positions. You can find the exact price-breakdown for each product in the “What it costs” section.
How do you calculate the traditional retail price?
This is how the fashion industry works traditionally:
Production Price x 2 - 2,5 (on average) = Wholesale Price
Wholesale Price x 2 - 2,5 (on average) = Traditional Retail Price
Take one of our braided belts for example. The Production Price is 31,27€.
Wholesale Price: 31,27€ x 2 = 62,54€
Traditional Retail Price: 62,54€ x 2,4 = 150,00€
Dalgado Price: 31,27 x 2,96 = 95,00€
We cut out the middle man, sell directly to you and pass the savings on to you. Our average mark-up is 3 times.
Why is transparency so important to you?
The fashion industry is notoriously opaque and deceiving. As a consumer you get hardly any reliable information on the actual origin of the materials and manufacturing conditions. We firmly believe the industry is fundamentally flawed. You have every right to know exactly what you are buying. That is why we reveal exactly where our products are made, what they are made of, and what they cost.
What does climate positive & plastic positive mean?
There is only one Earth and it is our responsibility to take care of it. Yet, regardless of how environmentally-friendly our materials and production processes are, every product has an ecological footprint. We do everything in our power to make sure it’s a positive one. For every single order, we plant one tree with our partner On A Mission and remove 1kg of plastic from our beloved Oceans with our partner Empower.
Being climate positive means that we as a Company go beyond achieving net zero carbon emissions and actually create an environmental benefit by removing additional carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Being plastic positive means that we as a Company remove more plastic from the oceans than is created during our entire production.
Where do I find information on shipping?
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Where do I find information on exchanges & returns?
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How can I contact Dalgado?
You can contact us via email, via chat, or phone +49 (0)211 97531929. We’re here for you Monday to Friday from 9:00am – 5:00pm CET.