A Closer Look: Corter Slim Utility Belt


Eric Heins, the ever affable and crazy-talented maker behind Corter Leather, recently sent over one of the label’s new Slim Utility Belts, and I gotta tell ya, it is fan-effing-tastic. Hand cut from 14 oz. vegetable-tanned leather, and finished with nickle-plated metal hardware, the belt is as sturdy as it is beautiful (that is to say, very).


I’ve been wearing mine nonstop since it arrived, and it’s already darkened at least three shades (thanks largely to my bringing it along during my last trip to the beach, and laying it out on the towel next to me #nerdalert).

Note the water spots from said beach trip.

However, it’s not only great looking and well-made, it’s also super versatile. Seriously:

It dresses up.

It dresses down.

It’s good with old denim.

It’s good with new denim.

It even does dorky.

And of course, every day.

What’s even better, is that while it’s bright now (making it ideal for summer), it should be good and dark once the fall rolls around. In other words, it’s perpetually seasonally appropriate. I mean, c’mon, $55 for a belt that’s never not in season? You can’t beat that. Kudos Eric on an excellent new addition to the range.

For price and purchase info, visit Corter Leather.

  • http://urbanadventurer.com/blog Urban Adventurer

    This belt is awesome. I especially love the color, and not for a bad price either. I’ll definitely consider buying it!

  • http://thighsbiggerthanyourhead.blogspot.com Tommy V.

    It seems like a solid belt. I’m just really hung up on the keeper. It looks proportionally way too wide. I’d forgo it if it were me.

    • http://well-spent.com Brad

      Fortunately, it can be easily removed with a quick loosening of the “Chicago” screws that hold the front end of the belt together. Same is true of the buckle.

      Thanks for the comment Tommy,

      bb

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  • Patrick

    I just received one of these belts. It is awesome, especially for the price. It looks great with virtually any pants or shorts. I’m really looking forward to see how it breaks in. Also, Eric, the owner of Corter, is a genuinely nice guy.

    • http://well-spent.com Brad

      Awesome. Glad to hear it Patrick.