With several belts made and just waiting for loops, it was time to crack on and get some made.
It’s a fiddly job and has usually been the bit about making belts that I’ve enjoyed the least, but after making 30 of them, I’m starting to like them. They’re all hand stitched, with the edges, creased, beveled, dyed and burnished, and then shaped and creased using a vintage loop stick.
Most belts from shops don’t come with these loops but they make the difference between your belt looking neat and tidy, or the end coming untucked from your trouser loops and sticking out.
Well worth the time and effort. I’m going to treat myself to a new belt from this batch- a full grain oak bark leather 1″ belt with a solid brass rectangular buckle- with a loop, of course. There are benefits to going loopy.