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Obsessions | Billykirk No. 117 Mechanics Belt

By now, many of you have realized we have an infatuation with all things Billykirk. Maybe it’s their obsession with craftsmanship, or our affinity for things made with painstaking care – but we dig their products, especially their belts. And so another one joins our little collection of Brothers Bray engineered goods, the No.117 Mechanics Belt.

Initially designed as a belt to protect the finely finished hulls of the cars we cherish, the mechanics belt uses a continuous strip of leather to conceal the belt buckle and metal hardware. Garnering a serious following by the guitar community, it saves that precious back of your ’52 Telecaster from the buckle rash ¬†from years of roadtrippin’ punishment. Needless to say, the Mechanics belt has taken on a life of its own, as a fine sartorial accessory to be worn in the most refined of situations, as well as its rusty and greasy birthplace it hailed from. Either a pair of khaki flatfronts, or a pair of distressed denim trousers would wear either of these beauties proud. Head on over to Billykirk, throw some measuring tape around that old beer belly of yours, and get strapped.

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2 responses

  1. Creep

    Very nice. A bit expensive at $150 though.

    May 29, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    • It is towards the higher end of the price spectrum, but you have to consider it is not a design you will find anywhere else. It’s handcrafted, travel friendly, and ages with the finality of looking better with wear, as opposed to most common belts destined for the trash bin. As with most things these days, if you shop around online, it can be gotten for lesser coin. A onetime splurge may hurt when your at the counter, but once you have that shirt tucked and have to the answer to numerous questions of the belts origin you’ll be wearing a grin that reminds you that you’re glad that you did.

      May 31, 2011 at 12:56 pm

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