Black Velvet Belt by One Magnificent Beast
Sometimes you are just struck by an object's beauty and you can't shake it. Maybe it is a painting or a song or even a person (!) Well, that is how I felt when I came across the belts made by One Magnificent Beast.
Based just outside of Boston, One Magnificent Beast is the creative project of Charles Heightchew & Gunner Kleinschmidt, combining their love of architecture, design, and color.
Charles and Gunner started making belts for themselves when they simply couldn't find any styles they liked. They wanted something with more 'personality', so they took matters literally into their own hands. (All pieces are made by hand in their studio).
They fused their love of vintage textiles & color schemes with their technical training to create something unique & beautiful.
I could feel the soul behind the art they created. It was like Blade+Blue had a long lost brother out in Massachusetts.
I am honored to share their artistry with you.
BLACK VELVET BELT: Handmade by One Magnificent Beast exclusively for Blade+Blue, this belt is made from Japanese herringbone twill & vintage French velvet.
I have to admit - I was not certain of using velvet at first. But when working with this brand new idea, we found something elegant & unexpected. Just look at how rich that color is!
The black textured fabrics are the perfect balance to the sharp gunmetal hardware.
Now, the velvet will get scuffed up a little with use - but I think you will find that this only adds character to the piece & makes the belt even more special. I love mine even more with a little bit of wear and tear.
PS - it has been a few seasons now of working with the velvet belts and there is NO GOING BACK!
Measures 1.25" tall.
Made in USA.
Sizing: S = 29"- 32" M = 32"-34" L = 34" - 36" XL 36" - 38"