I thought I'd share the first photos of the newest member of our Lined and Raised belt range, the Continental Lined and Raised. This is our lightest L&R to date and is made with a very nice Italian hide that has a soft satiny finish. We've looked at an awful lot of samples and the vast majority have a very fake plasticky shine to them I really don't like. The colours are very aniline so the underlying grain and character of the leather is clearly visible, as I think it should be. The belt is c. 3mm at the edges and c. 4mm in the centre, so no thicker than one of our standard unlined belts. One of our design goals was to make the belt suitable for suits and more formal or lighter weight clothing, and I think we've succeeded in that.
As with all our Lined and Raised belts these will be entirely bespoke and as ever part of the buying process is to work through all of the various elements of the design that can be modified such as stitching colorer, pitch and weight, hole placement etc etc. At the moment I'm planing for there to be 6 colours and they are all subtle and attractive. They will be Black, Dark Havanna, Chestnut, Plum, Midnight Blue and Hazel, so something for everyone I hope.
The price will be £170 ex VAT for an 1 1/4 base metal buckle or c. £315 for a 1 1/4 Sterling Silver version. We'll put them on the website over the holidays but am obviously very happy to help in the meantime!
Watch this space for an aniline calf version at some point next year as well