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The toughest leather belt on Kickstarter. Built from 13oz thick American leather & boasting a double lifetime through wear and abuse.
The toughest leather belt on Kickstarter. Built from 13oz thick American leather & boasting a double lifetime through wear and abuse.
The toughest leather belt on Kickstarter. Built from 13oz thick American leather & boasting a double lifetime through wear and abuse.
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    1. Missing avatar

      Hoobajoob
      Superbacker
      1 day ago

      I received my belt a few days ago (Seattle) and I've worn it every day since. The true waist sizing was spot on and this is by far the best belt I've ever owned. I'll be directing my friends and family to your online shop.

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      Aytan 2 days ago

      Got my belt! Apparently, I didn't know what a real leather belt was until today! Amazing quality! thank you very much!

    3. Randy Noya 3 days ago

      I also got mine today (Netherlands). And it is awesome. Thanks again.

    4. Chad Von Lind 3-time creator 4 days ago

      @Philippe Ribeiro - Excellent, thank you Philippe! These belts are never better than paired with denim.

      @CK - Your Mountain Belt shipped out yesterday! Thanks bud!

      @Orak75 - Thank you friend! Glad it made it safely to France!

    5. Orak75 4 days ago

      I got mine today. (Paris, France)
      Awesome !
      Well done guys ! =)

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      CK on June 17

      Eagerly waiting for mine after all these reviews. Hoping to receive a tracking email in the coming days. Meanwhile i'll continue to live vicariously through you guys.

    7. Philippe Ribeiro on June 16

      Chad, the little cardboard box with the mountain belt was waiting in my letterbox today. The belt is awesome! Thick as hell! I have been a denim geek for some time now but still looking for the perfect belt to pair my pants with. I have found it now!
      Cheers from France.
      Philippe

    8. Chad Von Lind 3-time creator on June 16

      tampines - Haha! Thank you friend. Glad to hear that you love the belt!

    9. Chad Von Lind 3-time creator on June 16

      dbueker - Thank you!

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      tampines on June 16

      Good Afternoon, received my belt in SG.

      Very disappointed with the product. What were you people thinking?? This product is ridiculous!!!!

      The center hole is perfect, leather is thick and soft and i love the weight. The color is way too beautiful and I can't bear to wear it. The worst thing happening now, i am looking your other products and trying to restraint myself from ordering them.

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      dbueker on June 13

      Received the belt on my birthday. Perfection. Almost makes me want to grow my belly so I can buy another one. :-)

    12. Chad Von Lind 3-time creator on June 13

      @ ZOARLOB - Haha! That is beautiful. Thanks so much for the feedback!

      @ Roy Wagner - Thank you Roy for writing in about it.

      @ Sean OConnell - Awesome! That's what we like to hear about the Mountain Belt. Thanks so much for your backing!

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      Sean OConnell on June 13

      Holy Crap! This belt is awesome! I've been searching for a "lifetime belt" for years. My search is over.

    14. Roy Wagner on June 11

      Got mine! It is wonderful.

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      ZOARLOB on June 10

      Got my belt today. As I opened the box, an angelic light poured out enveloping me in wonder and amazement. Even as I type this, I am encircled by its leathery goodness. Thanks Chad and company, this is truly a wonderful piece of kit for the working gentleman's wardrobe.

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      tampines on June 9

      Got the tracking information, excited

    17. Chad Von Lind 3-time creator on June 4

      Email notifications will be going out as packages ship. We're entering crunch time on the fulfillment process, so all rewards will be finalized throughout this month of June as promised. Thank you for your patience as we work overtime on this project.

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      Justin harris on June 4

      What tier are you currently shipping out? Thanks

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      CK on June 3

      @tampines Have not received mine too. Im in SG, tampines as well �

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      tampines on June 2

      Just curious, if anyone in asia have received their one mountain belt? I am still waiting for it, SG.

    21. Chad Von Lind 3-time creator on June 1

      James, Erik, Alfred and Andy - Thank you guys for taking the time to write in with your great feedback! I greatly appreciate your show of support and your good words. Thank you!

    22. Andy on May 30

      Dear Craft & Lore- my belt arrived and it's muy bueno. The feel of the leather is amazing for a product that is essentially brand new. Thanks so much for your communications and excellent craftsmanship.

    23. Alfred
      Superbacker
      on May 27

      Hi from Silver a lake in Los Angeles, CA. Just got my Craft and Lore Mountain Belt and I have to say it is pretty and awesome! Thanks Chad and thanks for sticking the fit on it for me. It is without a doubt the most comfortable belt I have ever had made of one of the sturdiest leathers that will ever hold up my pants. Nuff said.

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      Erik kolb on May 18

      Just received my mountain belt. I've know Chad for over 18 years and have always known him as a man who takes pride in his work. This project is no different. Chad and his team have delivered a wonderful product which will last me a life time! I look forward to future leather purchases from Craft and Lore!

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      James McKelvey
      Superbacker
      on May 18

      Just received my mountain belt, delivered to the UK without any customs charge! The quality and service is so superb that i Immediately threw my regular 'go to' belt of ten years in the bin. This is most definitely going to be the last belt I will ever need. Many thanks for such a great product :D

    26. Chad Von Lind 3-time creator on May 16

      @Marc Joseph - We're still finishing the ONE MOUNTAIN BELT reward tier, but we're close and we'll be building out the TWO MOUNTAIN BELT rewards next. Thanks Marc!

    27. Chad Von Lind 3-time creator on May 16

      @James - Thank you! We're working hard to deliver on promises!

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      Marc Joseph
      Superbacker
      on May 16

      Are you doing the 2 belt shipping yet? Or still on the one belt?

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      James McKelvey
      Superbacker
      on May 11

      Just received my shipping confirmation!!! That's an unexpected early surprise. Way to go guys :D

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      Marc Joseph
      Superbacker
      on May 5

      Good for you guys :)

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      Marc Joseph
      Superbacker
      on May 5

      Good for you guys :)

    32. Chad Von Lind 3-time creator on May 4

      Marc - As of Wednesday 5-3-17 all of our equipment and materials are in! We're posting a video update soon. You can also follow us where we post regular updates on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/craftnlore/

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      Marc Joseph
      Superbacker
      on May 4

      I had a question in the back of my mind. I joined in for the nice products. But also for you guys to acquire new equipment. Did you get new machines for your shop? Pictures please!
      Marc

    34. Chad Von Lind 3-time creator on April 25

      Hi Brad, Yes sir we're on schedule. We just received all of the hardware, but are currently waiting on the large delivery of leather from Hermann Oak. We'll be posting an update soon. Thanks!

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      brad on April 25

      Hi, I'm just wondering if everything is still on track timewise.

    36. Chad Von Lind 3-time creator on April 6

      Cody - I suppose I wasn't very clear in that last update. It was mostly just an announcement that the coasters were on sale at our website, and wasn't meant to imply they were a stretch goal. So anyone who just added to their backing is still going to receive them, but there's a really really high chance the reward will end up accidentally shipping without them included. Sorry for my lack of clarity on this, and I'll end up paying any additional shipping that's required from it. I didn't collect any coaster info in the survey that went out, so it may just come down to folks messaging me about it, if they added to their backing. As far as I know, there's you and maybe one or two others.

      I'll be requesting updates to survey answers in a couple of weeks, and will also be collecting any additional side-requests that occurred along the way. Thanks bud!

    37. cody coleman
      Superbacker
      on April 6

      Was it ok to add the coasters in the comments sense they where an add on or stretch goal?

    38. Chad Von Lind 3-time creator on April 3

      Tampines - Thank you, friend. We try to keep this moving along quickly. We're still waiting on a dozen folks to complete their survey, so we'll be sending out an update to gently nudge them along here. Thanks again!

    39. Chad Von Lind 3-time creator on April 3

      Patrick - Thanks so much for the support and the good words! We're crunching numbers and getting leather and hardware orders prepped and can't wait to get started on building these out!

      On the Bravestar Selvedge fit, it is a bit tricky since there's so many body types and fit preferences. I can only tell you that I'm a tall skinny guy and it's hard to find a good denim to look tailored, but I love the fit on their True Straights. You may have to try by ordering one of each fit, and sending back the cuts you don't care fore. Good luck!

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      tampines on April 1

      Good Evening, you guys are fast, the ks just ended and already asking for response, can't wait for the belt to appear..

    41. Patrick Lamond on March 31

      Congrats fellas. Glad to help out and add a belt and hook along with my collection of ports. Hate to sideline the comments with a non Kickstarter question - but was checking out Bravestar denim and saw in a comment below you dig em. Any experience with different fits? Again - sorry to sideline, know you guys are busy. Congrats again - pumped to get the new belt!

    42. Chad Von Lind 3-time creator on March 31

      Cody Coleman - Hey thanks bud. Mike and I are enjoying a fine scotch, and a rare sunny warm day for this time of year.

    43. cody coleman
      Superbacker
      on March 31

      Congrats chad and mike may you both work hard with your hands, don't forget to fit some play in.

    44. Chad Von Lind 3-time creator on March 31

      Brad

      1) Absolutely. Reach out anytime to grab a buckle only.

      2) the Mountain Belt being a rugged tough work belt, the 1.75" will fit in every work pant available. I've found Carhartt to be the tightest fit, but it does fit them. I wear Levi's and Bravestar denim and the 1.75 fits perfectly fine as I'm sure it does any denim.

      Thanks Brad

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      brad on March 31

      Two questions: 1) I ordered two belts and am probably going to get one of each color belt and one of each color buckle. I'm not sure how much I'll like the brass color. Would it be possible to order just a buckle later if I want both to have nickel buckles? 2) Do the 1.75" belts fit in most belt loops? My current belt is 1.5". I'm thinking of ordering the 2 new ones from you in 1.75" but don't want to run into an issue. Thanks, Brad

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      Marc Joseph
      Superbacker
      on March 31

      Today is the Day :) �

    47. zephyrsaidwhat
      Superbacker
      on March 30

      I just bought 2 sets, can't wait for these! Thanks guys!

    48. Chad Von Lind 3-time creator on March 30

      zephyrsaidwhat - Since the building, packing and shipping stage is going to be hectic, it runs a high risk of being over looked so I hate to promise anything that Mike or I may accidentally miss during the process. Thanks so much for your understanding on this.

    49. zephyrsaidwhat
      Superbacker
      on March 30

      Hey Chad! Can we increase our pledges to include the coaster sets or must those be ordered through your web store?

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      Marc Joseph
      Superbacker
      on March 29

      It ok for me to wait... but I have to be the first one to get his :)

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