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Our buckle-less leather belts are handcrafted in the U.S.A. adding a novel twist to the centuries old art of leather-good designs.

Why We Are Creating: 

Unique. Individual. Distinctive. Desirable. These words describe the purpose of our company. We want to capture the connection between what you wear, why you wear it, and how it makes you feel. 

Our belts are made to help you develop and achieve your own unique and individual style. If you don't smile when you see, touch, use, or wear our belts, we have not achieved our goals.  

Our buckle-less belt design philosophy can be simply summarized as follows: aesthetic beauty with functional utility. Leather as a medium triggers multiple human senses and strikes an undeniably satisfying primal chord in everyone. Reverence of a well worn leather good is an inexplicable phenomenon of human nature that our products aspire to earn after years of use.  

Our belts are crafted only with domestic leather supply and within our local community.

We proudly and exclusively use only premium leather sourced and tanned here in the USA. 

Lombardi Leather Buckle-Less Belt
Lombardi Leather Buckle-Less Belt

The Lombardi Buckle-less Leather Belt 

A bohemian beauty for sure. No buckle, just a looped twist to keep it tight. Simple, beautiful, functional. 

Looks great on your favorite pair of jeans!

Lombardi Leather Buckle-Less Belt
Lombardi Leather Buckle-Less Belt
Lombardi Leather Buckle-Less Belt - Cruising In Style
Lombardi Leather Buckle-Less Belt - Cruising In Style

Traveler’s Dream Belt 

No more taking off your belt in the TSA line! You can now sail through security without fear of your pants falling down or the obnoxious sound of the metal buzzer going off (DISCLAIMER - subject to over-achieving TSA agents, no guarantees here). 

Musician's Belt

No more belt buckle tattoos on the back of your beautiful guitar! Our buckle-less belt will allow you to strum along in comfort. No more sliding that big brass buckle around your waist while on stage. We have designed a convenient pick holder into the belt so you are never left searching.  

Lombardi Leather Musicians Belt
Lombardi Leather Musicians Belt

Additional Rewards 

In addition to our belts, we have created some unique rewards for our Kickstarter launch. All smaller rewards help us get great utilization from our hides (where we cannot get a belt strip length needed) so our scrap rate is minimal. Fun!

Leather iPhone Coaster

Leather Barrettes

Lombardi Leather Barrettes
Lombardi Leather Barrettes

Leather Bracelets

Lombardi Leather Buckle-Less Knot Bracelet
Lombardi Leather Buckle-Less Knot Bracelet
Lombardi Leather Simple Cuff Bracelet
Lombardi Leather Simple Cuff Bracelet
Lombardi Leather Four-Band Bracelet
Lombardi Leather Four-Band Bracelet

All products are available in the following colors: 

Lombardi Leather Studio Colors
Lombardi Leather Studio Colors

We hope you like our new belts and would like to thank you in advance for your support! Please help to spread the word about our new project as we cannot succeed without you!

THANKS!

The Greater Good: 

Sometimes developing a simple design leads to results much greater than the original vision contemplated…. Through a cooperative arrangement with The City of Syracuse School System, The Catholic Charities Organization manages a fantastic resettlement program where foreign refugees are assisted in their pilgrimage to seek a new life of opportunity and freedom to pursue happiness here in the USA. 

Should your support for our new belt be substantial, we will work with these organizations to find qualified individuals to help us craft our belts. We (includes you too) get to re-live the American dream with each and every one of these fine people we help. Your support could go well beyond the belt making needs of our company!

Natural Buckle-less Belts
Natural Buckle-less Belts

Strength Test - 2 Hour Hang Time, No Slip, No Slide!

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

The art of leatherworking can be challenging, but we are confident that our Kickstarter funds will provide the needed capital to insure a smooth start. The first challenge of the process is making sure we have a source of leather that is reliable both in quality and supply. Being a natural product, there are always blemishes in the hide that must be worked around to ensure a consistent level of quality control in the finished product. We are fortunate to have a world-class leather supplier nearby our shop where we can hand-pick our leather hides. Roger, the proprietor, is a 30 year veteran in the leather industry and has been a great mentor to our fledgling company. His warehouse proximity allows us to keep our inventory costs low as we can simply drive over to his shop when our needs arise. We are confident that with Roger's help, we can rely on a consistent supply source of quality leather hides.

Anytime hand work is involved, there is a continued need to monitor and ensure that the finished product consistently meets our quality standards. Our collective years of manufacturing experience will help to minimize this concern. As long as our customers understand that all of our creations are hand-made products, we are hopeful that any slight irregularities that may be noticed will be viewed as an unique aesthetic attribute of a handmade leather creation.

FAQ

  • All lengths are available! We will make sure that you receive a belt that will properly fit. We will contact you before shipping to get your needed belt length. There is approximately three inches of adjustment on our belts. This will help accommodate the variations in your pant rise (where it sits on your hip). Important - your pant waist measurement is NOT your belt size. Thanks!

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  • We will contact you post-funding and prior to shipment to confirm your favorite color for your new leathergood. If you ordered more than one piece, please feel free to mix & match colors. Believe us, we too have trouble deciding which is our favorite color! Thanks for your support!

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    A beautiful bracelet made in the style of our buckle-less belt knot. Adjustable. We are giving Kickstarter supporters a chance to get one (1) bracelet at a founder's rate of $29! ($45 retail) Available colors: Black, Brits Brown, Rose, Apple Green, St. Barths Blue or Natural. Thanks for your support!

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    The Simple Cuff - A beautiful simple bracelet made with our premium leather. Hand dyed for a unique look. Snap closure with two fitting options. We are giving Kickstarter supporters a chance to get one (1) bracelet at a founder's rate of $29! ($45 retail) Available colors: Black, Brits Brown, Rose, Apple Green, St. Barths Blue or Natural. Thanks for your support!

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    The Four-Band Cuff - A stylish bracelet made with our premium leather. Hand dyed for a unique look. Snap closure with two fitting options. We are giving Kickstarter supporters a chance to get one (1) bracelet at a founder's rate of $35! ($55 retail) Available colors: Black, Brits Brown, Rose, Apple Green, St. Barths Blue or Natural. Thanks for your support!

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    Our Musician's Belt is a special version of the original Lombardi buckle-less belt with our uniquely designed guitar pick holder. Hand stitched where needed to keep the pick properly placed and ready for action. We are giving Kickstarter supporters a chance to get our belt at a founder's rate of $89 (retail price of $109.00). Colors available: Black, Brits Brown, Rose, Apple Green, St. Barths Blue or Natural. Thanks for your support!

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    Two(2) Belts - Can't decide which color to get? We've created this reward just for you. Pick your two favorite colors and save! Available colors: Black, Brits Brown, Rose, Apple Green, St. Barths Blue or Natural. Thanks for your support!

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