Originally Posted by dieworkwear
Those look great. Have you found the belt patinas heavily? I have a Barenia leather card case that I really like, but wonder how it would age as a belt. I like the idea of a handstitched belt I can wear with sport coats, maybe in that 32mm size you mentioned.
In my experience Haas Barenia does patina and does so fairly quickly in a very nice way. Bellanie does also have 32mm nickel buckles in stock so you can certainly get one for that size if you want. I wanted a more casual belt for jeans so I ordered mine in a 38mm.
Here is picture of the belt maybe 20 days after i received and it has already started to patina. Underneath is a barenia sample from someone else which is older and has developed a nice patina.
Here is also a folio i commisioned from parker pierpont (@PierpontLeather
here on SF that is on the way and i will post a few more when it gets here in an a couple of days on his thread. It is smaller than what you wanted and is 12x9 and i wanted it less than an inch. Basically a murse. Also barenia.lined in orange mysore with one internal pocket for wallet/phone/etc..
Pics below are his.
Also have something similar from bellanie in dark brown rusticalf (lined with orange rusticalf). Yes i know i have a problem but these little "murses" are my go tos.
Both zip on top and running down one side.