Traditional belts are only comfortable some of the time and don't compliment long demanding days that quickly transition between work, play, and downtime. Not to mention your waistline fluctuates during the day... shouldn't your belt, too?
The Kemer Belt brings together premium materials, strong design elements, and versatility to provide all-day comfort, unique styling, and simple transitions from the office, to the outdoors, to the couch.
We want to keep this very simple... we love these belts, and we think you will, too. We started wearing our first belt samples over 12 months ago, and we have been wearing them ever since.
Kemer Belts are simple, versatile, comfortable, stylish, reversible, travel-friendly, water-friendly, and adult and kid approved. Choose from among 6 adult/youth belt designs and 2 kids belt designs as shown below:
We are working with one of the top manufacturers of elastic jacquard to ensure the highest quality materials and the best weave. We have tested the materials with all kinds of clothing, in multiple weather conditions, and in various work, play, and chill environments – and they are ready for prime time.
Some of our favorite features of the belt include:
We doubled the wardrobe options by making each belt reversible. In most cases, the reverse design is a solid color for ultimate flexibility. However, our crowning jewel is the Brooklyn belt crafted in “Herringtooth” design - you get Herringbone on one side and Houndstooth on the other.
The belts transition perfectly from work to play. Choose a conservative design for work attire, and then flip, untuck, and head out for some after-work sport or fun.
The belts really do make every pair of pants feel like your favorite pair of sweatpants. The elastic jacquard expands and contracts with your waist throughout the day and flexes with you no matter which way you bend, stretch, stoop, jump, or flip.
Our belts have traveled thousands of miles and have racked up a lot of frequent flyer miles. You may have to take off your shoes for airport security, but these belts stay on and breeze right through metal detectors and security scanners.
The belts are the perfect companion for advanced quick-dry shorts and other beachwear. And, don’t worry if you accidentally leave your belt in your favorite pair of jeans when you throw them in the wash.
The simple high-strength polymer buckle makes it easy for kids to open and close the belt for easy access (in case of emergencies!). Kids love the fun designs, too.
Kemer Belts are completely adjustable, but come in two general sizes – Adult/Youth size and Kids size. In both cases, the belts are one-size-fits-most where the Adult/Youth belts fit up to a 38-40 inch waist, while the Kids belts fit . . . . well, they fit kids!
We have enjoyed watching the design community simplify the accessories we use everyday, and we want to participate. We love simplicity, we love design, and we love to create. We had the idea for the Kemer Belt during one of our brainstorming sessions on the potential uses of elastic webbing. Our thoughts quickly took us to one of the accessories we use every day – the belt. We sourced jacquard elastic from a local supplier and simulated the reversibility by sewing two different designs together back-to-back.
Within a couple of days – and with the help of a great seamstress (thanks Aimee) – we had a working sample. From there, we kicked into design and material sourcing mode. It has taken much longer than we thought to find the right factory, but we are pleased to have ended up with premier manufacturing and product development partners.
We have come a long way since our first working sample, and we are excited about the finished product. Everyone who has worn an Kemer Belt loves it – and we know you will, too.
Risks and challenges
The Kemer Team has extensive experience designing, developing, and bringing consumer products to the marketplace. We are also partnered with a seasoned product development company who has over 10 years’ experience managing the manufacturing process. Like with any project, we anticipate a few bumps in the road, but we have the key players in place to deal with any potential issues, and we are confident in our ability to deliver.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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