Blue & White Stripe 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.
BLUE & WHITE STRIPE BELT: Handmade by One Magnificent Beast exclusively for Blade+Blue, this belt is made from Japanese herringbone twill & vintage French Striped Ribbon.
The belt is ingenuously constructed so that when it is looped through the cast brass rings, the solid blue herringbone from the reverse side contrasts against the blue/white stripe which forms the face.
That vertical blue & white stripe is so cool, I have just never seen a belt like this before! Unique enough to make a statement, but simple enough to be worn with anything.
It is pretty incredible to see what happens when people combine their talents. Elsewhere on the site, you may have read that with this season's collection, I wanted to capture the spirit of a group of old paintings that I found on Cape Cod. The men at One Magnificent Beast took that inspiration and crafted it into beautiful works of art of their own.
Measures 1.25" tall.
Made in USA.
Sizing: S = 29"- 32" M = 32"-34" L = 34" - 36" XL 36" - 38"