1935 MS No. 196 Genuine Hair On Hide Belt
"Natural Calfskin. With the hair on the outside" as the original listing for this belt read in 1935. After having made calfskin belts for years people always seem surprised at how many looks a hair on hide belt goes with other than western. The hide selection is crucial to achieving a good looking belt. The hair can't be too short and bristly as I've seen some makers use. A good healthy haired hide with some shine is required and then you've got to give it the right haircut. The whole hide can be turned to belts but is there an unsightly cow lick? Are you getting an even coverage of white and brown spots on the belt? I will instead forgo using the entire hide to cherry pick the spots to use to attain the best belt. I've seen very high end retailers make similar belts with and awful mixture of patterns on it. All white with one tiny spot of brown to sit awkwardly over your left hip and visa versa. Although every hide is different, you're guaranteed to get an even coverage on this belt.
- Nickel Plated Garison Buckle
- Herman Oak Veg Tan lining
- 1 3/4" Wide