LEONARDO

Hand-braided Leather Belt Walnut

Farbe: Cognac Walnut Taupe Grey Dark Blue Black
  • 85/34
  • 90/36
  • 95/38
  • 100/40
  • 105/42
  • 110/44

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Width | 3.0cm/1.2in
Origin | Handmade in Italy
Leather | Vegetable-tanned full-grain calf leather from France
Buckle | Silver solid brass from Italy
Packaging | Black dust bag in 100% recyclable box
Warranty | 2 years

From the raw materials to the final product, every single production step needed to craft this 3.0cm/1.2in wide belt takes place in Italy. It requires the long experience of revered artisans to create the hand-braided strap which gives the belt its distinctive timeless look. Vegetable-tanned in France, the supple yet durable full- grain calf leather retains its natural grain pattern and will develop a rich patina with time and use. The braided style pattern allows you to tie the belt wherever it fits best providing ultimate comfort.

Care Instructions
Cleaning: Spray the leather with our Bamboo-Lotion, gently rub any dirty spots with a soft cloth, and let it dry.
Care: Thinly apply our Organic Cream on the entire surface with a soft cloth and let it dry.
Frequency: Repeat once a month or whenever needed.

All of our care products are organic and made in Germany.

Repairs
We want you to enjoy your Dalgado products for as long as possible. That is why we offer several professional repair options so you can give your products the long life they deserve. For more detailed information, click here.

Warranty
We are very confident in the quality of our belts. That is why we are offering a 2-year warranty against any manufacturing defect. For more detailed information, click here.

If you need any assistance, please contact us via phone
+49 (0) 211 97531929 or send us an Email.

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Free Worldwide Shipping

2 Year Warranty

We are Climate Positive

We are Plastic Positive

Made in Florence, Italy

KNOW WHAT YOU BUY

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. To us, that is fundamentally wrong. You have every right to know exactly what you are buying. That is the only way to make better purchasing decisions.

OUR HAND-BRAIDED BELT MANUFACTORY
Florence, Italy

 

"Made in" labels are unfortunately a highly simplified truth. For a product to be legally labeled as "Made in Italy", for example, it is sufficient that the last essential production step took place in Italy. The term "essential" is often stretched to the limit. Many brands, including many luxury brands, use this loophole and have their products manufactured in low-wage countries in Eastern Europe and the Far East before they are "luxurified" in Italy. Unfortunately, as a consumer, you hardly ever know about this. To us, that is totally wrong and inexcusable. That is why all of our products are proudly crafted in family-owned workshops in Italy, Germany and Portugal where all artisans are treated with the respect they deserve.

The traditional handicraft of hand-braiding belts is a nearly lost art. There are only very few belt makers left in the world with the necessary know-how to create them. We are very honored to have the chance to work with such an esteemed manufactory which produces some of the most beautiful belts on the market.

Find out more about our hand-braided belt manufactory

 

Our Hand-braided Belt Manufactory

Traceability 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. To us, that is fundamentally wrong. You have every right to know exactly what you are buying. That is the only way to make better purchasing decisions.
Vegetable Full-Grain Leather
  • Material: Full-grain calf leather
  • Origin of material: Waste product of European meat industry
  • Tanning method: Vegetable tanning
  • Tanning method: Vegetable tanning
  • Tannery: Unknown
  • Location: France

The belt is crafted of extremely durable vegetable-tanned calf leather from France and will develop a beautiful patina with time. The rawhides are a waste-product of the European meat industry and are tanned in compliance with the strict REACH Regulations. Unfortunately, our Hand-Braided Belt Manufactory is currently keeping the Tannery name a secret. As soon as we know it, we will update our traceability information.

High-Quality Brass Buckle
  • Material: Solid Brass
  • Origin of material: Italy
  • Manufactory: Undisclosed
  • Location: Brescia, Italy

No belt is complete without the right buckle. That is why we use high-quality solid brass, the benchmark material for luxury belts. The buckles are created in a family-owned Manufactory near Brescia dating back to 1972. Finding a good buckle Manufactory is surprisingly difficult. That is why we are not disclosing the name of our Manufactory. Some secrets are just not meant to be revealed. We hope you understand.

Learn more about our Buckle Manufactory
Strong Stitching Thread
  • Material: Polyester
  • Origin of material: Italy
  • Factory: Unknown
  • Location: Italy

We use polyester yarn for the stitching by our buckle. Polyester yarn is significantly stronger than cotton yarn which is why we chose it for these high-pressure areas. Unfortunately, we don't yet know the Factory name creating the yarn but we are working on it and will continually update our traceability information.

Harm-Free Colour
  • Material: Unknown
  • Origin of material: Italy
  • Characteristics: Water soluble and free of harmful substances
  • Factory: Unknown
  • Location: Italy

The colours used to paint the belt edges are water soluble without any harmful substances and is made in Italy. Unfortunately, we don't yet know the name of the Factory creating the colour and its exact composition but we are working on it and will continually update our traceability information.

Harm-Free Glue
  • Material: Unknown
  • Origin of material: Italy
  • Characteristics: Water soluble and free of harmful substances
  • Factory: Unknown
  • Location: Italy

The glue is water soluble without any harmful substances and is made in Italy. It is specialized leather glue which ensures that the belts will look great even after many years. Unfortunately, we don't yet know the name of the Factory creating the glue and its exact composition but we are working on it and will continually update our traceability information.

Price Breakdown

We all know that fashion brands heavily mark-up their prices. But do we really know by how much? We certainly didn't and what we found out shocked us. Traditional retail brands mark-up their prices by 5-6 times. Luxury brands mark-up their prices by staggering 10-15 times. To us, that is unjustifiable. We cut out the middle man, sell directly to you and pass the savings on to you. Our average mark-up is 3 times and we reveal our exact production costs. You deserve to know.

PRODUCT DETAILS

THE CRAFTSMANSHIP AND MATERIALS THAT MAKE OUR HAND-BRAIDED BELTS STAND OUT

 

Guaranteed luxury quality at honest prices The traditional art of belt-making has been a family passion for our Braided Belt Manufactory since 1962. The rare combination of highly-skilled artisans, modern technology, and first-grade materials results in fairly-priced luxury braided belts which will withstand the test of time. We guarantee it.
Sustainable Vegetable-tanned Leather

Leather is the main component of our classic suede belts which is why 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.

Timeless Elegance

Braided belts have enjoyed great popularity due to their timeless elegance for many decades. Paired with a sleek brass buckle, the 3.0cm/1.2in belt can be effortlessly worn with more formal or casual attire and will always look the part.

60 Years Experience

It takes the collaboration of 4 Italian artisans and 12 steps to craft one single Hand-braided Belt. The combination of 60 years of experience and excellent materials ensures the exceptional longevity and refined appearance of our belts.

Climate & Plastic Positive

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.

Reviews | FAQ

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.

 

GENERAL FAQ

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.

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