A number of posts back, we extolled the virtues of Leather Man’s motif belts. Made in Essex, Conn., they’re almost infinitely customizable, with a panoply of options for motifs, canvas webbing and leather tabs.
However, a recent trip to Charlottesville, Virginia (at the tail end of an eight-day Appalachian Trail hike), brought me face-to-face with one of the company’s ready made belts.
Killing time before the inevitable cab ride to the airport, I stepped into The Young Men’s Shop, a wonderful gentleman’s store stocked full of American made products (ties from Robert Talbott, R. Hanauer and High Cotton; shoes from Allen Edmonds; shirts from Gitman Bros. and the aforementioned Leather Man belts).
The belt that caught my eye was a tan canvas with a forest green duck motif ribbon. It’s the perfect belt for fall, an ideal complement corduroy, cavalry twill and tweed. Frankly I’m surprised I’ve managed to go as long as I gave without adding the duck motif to my fall wardrobe, so firmly ensconced among the classics that it is.