I recently got my belt and key lanyard from Allan (a.k.a. Steelhead Fine Goods) and I have to say, these things are gorgeous. Well, let’s back up and let me say this: it’s less about how gorgeous they look now and more about how they’ll look a year from now.
Beauty through usage.
And so goes the idea of this belt. The more I wear it, the more it will become mine. Soaking up skin oils where I might place my hands when I’m standing akimbo or where my hips scrape against a door jamb. The belt and lanyard are blank canvases.
But they’re f*cking beautiful canvases.
The copper rivets on either side of the belt keeper are a discrete but elegant touch. It might never be seen by most people but it’s kind of like lacy underwear on a woman–though she’s got something over them, she just feels sexier wearing them instead of the white cotton alternative.
I love the lanyard so far, too. Despite initially thinking it was too long I changed my mind when I went to unlock the door and realized I could reach the lock without ever removing the key cluster. Function wins over form.
I’ll be sure to keep you posted on how it wears in but at first glance I could not be happier.
Related: Visiting: Steelhead Fine Goods