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Modern quick-release buckle design with premium full-grain leather, no belt flap, and tons of style. 3rd Kickstarter by Obscure Belts.
Modern quick-release buckle design with premium full-grain leather, no belt flap, and tons of style. 3rd Kickstarter by Obscure Belts.
183 backers pledged $18,366 to help bring this project to life.

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The Skeleton Belt - the Coolest Belt You'll Ever Own!

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We're launching our 3rd Kickstarter Project! Introducing the Skeleton Belt...

It’s pretty simple: push the button on the bottom to open the Skeleton, and when you let go it locks. That’s it!

Here's how you change the size:

This isn't your average belt buckle. Here are a few of it's pretty cool features:

The Skeleton will be available in an Aged or Black Chrome finish, in three different colors of leather (black, brown, or distressed grey). You will be able to choose your buckle finish, leather color, and size after the campaign ends. The belt is 1.5" wide, standard width for a casual belt and should fit the loops on most pants.

Black Chrome Skeleton on Grey Rough Rider
Black Chrome Skeleton on Grey Rough Rider
Aged Skeleton on Black Leather
Aged Skeleton on Black Leather

All Skeleton Belts will ship with a super cool microfiber travel bag. At the end of the campaign you can:

   + pick your buckle finish: aged or black chrome

   + pick your leather color: black, brown, or grey rough rider

   + pick your size (available up to US size 48 belt)

It's important to us that your belt fits you perfectly. Please consult the sizing charts below before selecting the size you want, or visit our website's FAQ page for info on how to figure out your belt size. We offer custom sizes up to US size 48. If you need a bigger size or you are not sure what size you need just send us a message and we will sort you out.

sizing chart for gents
sizing chart for gents

GENTS: The general rule of thumb is to add two to your pants size (e.g. if you wear a size 32 in jeans, order a size 34 belt). If you are not sure what your size is, try this: while wearing your pants/kilt at their normal level on your waist, use a tape measure to get the length around the waistband. If your measurement falls in the middle of one of the ranges listed, order that belt size.

sizing chart for ladies
sizing chart for ladies

LADIES: The sizes listed give a range of tightest to loosest that the belt can be worn. If you are not sure what your size is, try this: while wearing your pants/dress/sweater, use a tape measure to get the length around where you want to wear the belt. If your measurement falls in the middle of one of the ranges listed, order that belt size.

Our goal for this campaign is to raise $5,000. The funds from this Kickstarter will go towards the design costs we’ve incurred so far, as well as materials and molds to make the Skeleton. More importantly, we will use them to make improvements to our workshop and our website so we can continue making cool buckles.

Our super, crazy big goal is to reach $50,000. One of our biggest challenges right now is a lack of time to focus on our designs, which results in us only making one new buckle each year. We constantly split our time between preparing for and traveling to different events, fulfilling online orders, and lastly, working on new designs. If we hit our crazy, super goal of $50,000 Bryan would take one year off of traveling to events in order to focus strictly on new buckle designs.

We’ve been working on the Skeleton for over a year and a half already. Here’s a breakdown of what we’ve done so far, and what we have left to do. Our goal is to ship out rewards in time for the holidays. We plan to start shipping rewards a few weeks after the campaign ends.

We use seriously good leather.
We use seriously good leather.

Our belts are one solid, thick piece of 9-oz full-grain leather from double-butt cow hides, meant to stand up to years of use. This is the absolute best quality and cut of leather to make belts with because of its thickness, firmness, and durability. We work with a specialty tannery the heart of Milwaukee, Wisconsin to make all our leather hides. We visit them often to learn from their over seventy years of experience and put a lot of care into developing the color, texture, thickness, and feel of each hide. Each leather strap is hand-cut to order and can be sized to fit. These are not off-the-shelf leather belts. These are custom-fit, small-batch, artisan belts made with Wisconsin leather and the coolest buckles out there.

This isn’t our first rodeo. We’ve been making our patented designs for almost thirteen years. Along the way we’ve picked up a few awards for originality, craftsmanship, impact and design. Check out our website to read our full story. :)

This is our 3rd Kickstarter project. Our last two projects were fully funded and shipped on time or earlier than we projected. We expect to do the same with the Skeleton, with rewards shipping out in time for the holidays.

check out our website for more designs
check out our website for more designs
super cool microfiber travel bag that will be included with every belt
super cool microfiber travel bag that will be included with every belt

REFUNDS
  We reserve the right to issue or deny any requested refunds. If we issue a refund, we will deduct 10% from it because that amount has already been taken from your pledge as fees by the payment processor and Kickstarter.

  EXCHANGES
  We want you to be satisfied with your reward. If the belt you receive does not fit, you may exchange it for a different size. For exchanges, you’ll have to send the product back to us at your own expense and then pay for shipping the resized belt back to you. We highly recommend consulting our sizing charts or contacting us with questions before selecting the size for your belt. They can be found in the Sizing Guide section above, or in the FAQ page of our website.
 

US SHIPMENTS

All orders ship with United States Postal Service should arrive within 5 business days after shipping. Your order will be updated with a tracking number once it has shipped if you have provided an email address in the survey. We reserve the right to determine the best method of shipping at our own discretion.

Please note: we are not responsible for delays in shipping due to address errors. Please triple check your shipping address before submitting your survey. 

INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS
  We ship internationally to select countries using the United States Postal Service or FedEx. We reserve the right to determine the best method of shipping at our own discretion. You may request a specific service, but you will be required to pay for any additional shipping charges beyond what is included in your original pledge. Your order will be updated with a tracking number once it has shipped if you have provided an email address in the survey. We make no guarantees on the tracking number updating once the package leaves the US. You can ask USPS and FedEx why that is, because we can't figure it out.

International shipments may be subject to duties, taxes and clearing fees which you are responsible for paying. All Kickstarter rewards will be declared ‘gift’, however, most countries will assess duties/taxes. The shipping carrier may pre-pay the duties/taxes and bill you later, or you may need to pay for duties/taxes at your local post office before they will release your package. If you refuse delivery, your package will be abandoned. Once abandoned, we cannot ship another package to you or issue a refund.

Please note: we are not responsible for delays in shipping due to address errors. Please triple check your shipping address before submitting your survey.

Thanks for backing our project! If you like what you saw here, be sure to visit our website for more designs

Risks and challenges

We have been making our patented belts since 2005 and are very familiar with working to meet deadlines. We’ve spent a lot of time setting up our workshop to efficiently make each order. Over the years we have worked out most of the kinks in our little belt making operation.

This project was in the works for over a year and a half before we launched it on Kickstarter. We've made multiple prototypes to ensure the quality and function of the Skeleton. We have already made three rounds of improvements to the design and are ready to run with the final buckles. Our self-imposed deadline is to have all belts delivered before Christmas, and based on our last two projects, we are confident we can meet that deadline. We will always keep you informed if things take longer than planned.

A challenge we could face is overfunding (what a great problem that would be!). This is our third Kickstarter project, so we have a pretty good idea of what to expect in terms of reception and funding/over-funding. In the event that this project is wildly successful (woohoo!), we will bring on a shop assistant or intern to help with the workload and get all orders out ASAP.

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    SUPER EARLY BIRD: $30 off Skeleton Belt

    Thanks for your support! You're getting $30 off retail for being awesome. You will be able to pick your buckle finish (Aged or Black Chrome), leather color (black, brown, or grey rough rider) and size (up to US size 48 belt) at the end of the campaign. All belts come with a super cool microfiber travel bag.

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    Pledge $85 or more About $85

    EARLY BIRD: $20 off Skeleton Belt

    Thanks for your support! You're getting $20 off retail for being awesome. You will be able to pick your buckle finish (Aged or Black Chrome), leather color (black, brown, or grey rough rider) and size (up to US size 48 belt) at the end of the campaign. All belts come with a super cool microfiber travel bag.

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    Pledge $95 or more About $95

    KICKSTARTER DEAL: $10 off Skeleton Belt

    Thanks for your support! You're getting $10 off retail for being awesome. You will be able to pick your buckle finish (Aged or Black Chrome), leather color (black, brown, or grey rough rider) and size (up to US size 48 belt) at the end of the campaign. All belts come with a super cool microfiber travel bag.

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    Pledge $149 or more About $149

    DOUBLE TROUBLE: Both Skeleton Belts

    Why choose when you can have both awesome Skeleton finishes for $61 off retail? You will be able to pick your leather colors (black, brown, or grey rough rider) and sizes (up to US size 48 belt) at the end of the campaign. All belts come with a super cool microfiber travel bag.

    Includes:
    • (1) Aged Skeleton Belt
    • (1) Black Chrome Skeleton Belt
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    Pledge $219 or more About $219

    KICKSTARTER ALL-STAR BELTS

    You have good taste, my friend. With this reward, you get one of each of the designs we've launched on Kickstarter: the Series 6 Dial, the Fractal, and the all new Skeleton. You will be able to choose your buckle finishes, leather colors, and sizes at the end of the campaign.

    Includes:
    • (1) Aged or Black Chrome Skeleton Belt
    • (1) Stone or Jet Fractal Belt
    • (1) Aged or Satin Series 6 Dial Belt
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    Pledge $349 or more About $349

    HOLIDAY DEAL: Five Belts!

    Santa Claus has nothing on you. With this reward you get FIVE AWESOME BELTS at a super deal ($176 off!), perfect for you and some lucky friends. You will be able to pick your buckles, leather colors, and sizes after the campaign ends.

    Visit obscurebelts.com to see other designs available with this reward.

    Includes:
    • (1) Aged Skeleton Belt
    • (1) Black Chrome Skeleton Belt
    • (3) other awesome Obscure Belts
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    Pledge $649 or more About $649

    COLLECTOR'S PACKAGE: 10 Belts!!

    This is the belt deal of the decade. With this reward you get 10 awesome Obscure Belts for a whopping $401 off retail. You will be able to choose buckles, leather colors, and sizes after the campaign ends. This is a great option for a belt lover who wants our whole collection, needs a lot of gifts, or a starter pack for a boutique. Oh, and did we mention these make great groomsmen gifts??

    Visit obscurebelts.com to see other designs available with this reward.

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    • (1) Aged Skeleton Belt
    • (1) Black Chrome Skeleton Belt
    • (8) other awesome Obscure Belts
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Funding period

- (16 days)