The latest addition to the Hyde and Hare collection is the classic Belmont Cowhide Belt – a contemporary style belt with significant references to traditional British craftsmanship and design. We've been overwhelmed by the reaction to our first line of belts so we thought it necessary to go behind the scenes and showcase how this belt came to life.
Behind the Belmont
To start the process of bringing our design to fruition, we contacted some of Italy’s leading tanneries who are renowned for producing some of the finest quality cowhide prints. Through various briefings and discussions, we located a rustic tannery in the heart of Milan that exceeded our highest expectations and the decision was made. Flights were booked and bags were packed. The Belmont Cowhide Belt had finally started its journey to become a fully realised product that would grace the individual style of the Hyde and Hare customer.
To provide our customers with a product to last a lifetime, we have our prints specifically selected by professionals to ensure that tones and inking are of superior quality before being hand cut. For an extra touch of luxury, the belt has a buttery soft, nubuck leather interior that is embossed with the prestigious brand logo. With the cowhide prints being hand-picked, each cowhide belt is considered unique due to varying proportions of tones and patterns found in natural hides. Centred around a polished silver buckle, its classic, country aesthetic is the perfect way to dress up your everyday style. Once purchased, your belt will arrive in a signature presentation box and dust bag, perfect for treating oneself or giving to a loved one.
The video displayed above was directed/filmed by Luke Koch de Gooreynd in the picturesque Oxfordshire countryside with model Laura Thyer, who modelled the Belmont Belt.
The Perfect Pairing
Whether a previous collector of Hyde and Hare or new to the brand, the Belmont Cowhide Belt is the perfect piece to start your collection. Coordinate your everyday look with the Belmont Belt and one of our matching Cowhide Bags, both available in Black and Brown prints. With a large abundance of space, it can take whatever you choose to throw at it – an extra pair of flats or that stack of post you’ve been meaning to send. You can even slip your Winslow Cowhide Purse into one of its luxurious suede lined internal compartments.