A bit more than one week’s effective wear – the belt from the folks at Voyej is coming along nicely.
Overall I’m quite impressed with the belt – it may not be the thickest or rarest of vegetable tanned leathers, but this Chahin leather is supple & dense, and makes for a fine everyday belt.
Every aspect, from the burnishing to the pin holes, has been worked very cleanly.
The roller buckle set-up is user-friendly, although the pin is a tad sharp due to its flatness.
The leather is just beginning to darken, and the characteristic orange-peach colour of modern mixed vegetable tanning is becoming more vibrant!
The colour is lovely, and the grain is quite pronounced for a skirting leather.
The leather is also on the ‘wetter’ side of a raw vegetable tan, a bit more oily, and thus the belt is easy to use & moulding quite well.
As a good edge burnish does, it only gets smoother 🙂
Plenty more evolving to do on this belt, but so far so good.
I must commend the guys at Voyej for the time & effort they’ve invested in this belt – indeed a job well done 🙂
P.S. How do you like the fluffy blue background? Or should I go back to using a plain/twill weave fabric ?