Custom belt by Unlucky – 1.5 week update.

The leather is evolving faster than I expected on this belt.

The colour is now several shades darker compared to the almost-white appearance when it first came.

I guess the current appearance would be called a saddle tan.

The stress/fold points in the buckle area have developed a dark outline, as have various scratch marks that occurred with wear.

Also the tapered edges near the rivets have become smooth and dark.

 

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Not much oxidation going on with the copper rivets yet – but all in good time.

I really like Scott’s rivet work 🙂

Below is a close-up of the texture – still quite smooth and shiny, but now you can definitely see the pores becoming more defined and the grain expanding.

The unfinished back is becoming smoother, and accumulating some indigo from the Clipper jeans.

Quite happy with the quick progress – almost like The Flat Head of belts 😛

 

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4 thoughts on “Custom belt by Unlucky – 1.5 week update.

  1. Great bag!

    Those rivets won’t be developing much of a patina (or any at all). Most all copper rivets are lacquered so they don’t patina, and those are just basic copper rivets. they’ll still look lovely though!

    1. Is that so?
      Mmm…I was hoping these rivets were coated in other methods such as the lost wax process, e.g. have a look at the copper rivets used on my type II industrial belt, they are already developing a rustic green tinge.

      I guess I’ll wait a while and see how they go, otherwise it’s hammer-time 😛

    1. Hi, his contact details can be found on the Style Forum ‘Unlucky appreciation’ thread (page 3 if I remember correctly).
      Alternatively you could PM him on either Style Forum or SuperFuture.

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