London, 15 May 2020 – We are delighted to announce the latest addition to Debonair’s growing list of brands - the British belt manufacturer Awling.
Modern leather belts aren’t hard to find, but belts that are handmade in England, and designed with the principles of architecture in mind, are a rare find indeed.
“Belts are an undervalued asset in a man’s wardrobe. Rather than just being the ‘thing that holds up your trousers’, they can add texture, colour and form to an outfit. Why shouldn’t choosing a belt be every bit as satisfying as selecting a beautifully made pair of shoes to go with whatever I want to wear that day?”Chris Goldstraw, Founder of Awling
The Awling approach to design blends traditional English materials and techniques with simple functionality and a modern aesthetic. Vegetable-tanned saddle leather is paired with solid brass or pewter buckles and cut, stitched and finished by hand. These materials are inherently beautiful, in appearance and to the touch, and only improve with age and use.
All Awling leathers are premium-quality, vegetable-tanned cowhide, especially prepared for Awling by Lo Stivale, one of the most highly regarded Tuscan tanners. Awling buckles are cast and hand-finished at an artisan foundry in northern England.
Awling balances its reverence for tradition with modern design cues. Powder-coating, clean edge finishing, considered proportion and minimal detailing subtly harmonise with traditional elements. Awling belts represent a uniquely contemporary take on Britain’s leather making heritage.
Awling belts will be purchasable on Debonair from Friday 15th of May.