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blue sharkskin belt by bertrand montillet

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by T4phage, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. T4phage

    T4phage Well-Known Member

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    i've been wanting to get a blue sharkskin belt for awhile
    and spoke to a few makers
    i chose to work with bertrand montillet
    a former hermes craftsman.
    because i like the fineness of his handstitching
    and also that he uses leather interlining
    instead of fibreglass like many others.

    he kindly provided photos
    as work progressed on my belt:

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    i am quite happy with the result
    the workmanship is superb;
    handstitching, finishing, edging
    and details are all top rate

    the rest of the photos can be found
    in this part of his site
     
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  2. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely gorgeous, my friend. Im jelly.
     
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    Mimosa Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful. Imagine having a photo montage for every handmade/bespoke piece you own? Yum.

    Mim
     
  6. MalfordOfLondon

    MalfordOfLondon Well-Known Member

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    Not sure how I missed this thread the first time round. Simply wonderful.
     
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    lovely color, shark is such an underrated leather IMO
     
  8. in stitches

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    wow
    that is
    one hell of a belt
    enjoy, and wear it well.
     
  9. Wiker

    Wiker Well-Known Member

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    Amazing work of art!
    I would love to have one :slayer:
     
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    I've never seen that kind of keeper retainer. Genius. And gorgeous overall.
     
  12. ThinkDerm

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    +1
     
  13. Rambo

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    Me neither. what do they call that? Nor did I know that they put fiberglass between the layers of leather/outer material. Is that common?

    that's a gorgeous belt Phage. What did it run you?
     
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    +1, +1
     
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  15. forex

    forex Well-Known Member

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    Great belt, don't want to know the price. Are you going to wear it with your shark skin chukka boots?
     
  16. Asian Afro

    Asian Afro Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful belt. Did it cost close to 330 euros or considerably more?

    Can Monsieur Montillet communicate in English?
     
  17. T4phage

    T4phage Well-Known Member

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    thank you for all the nice comments
    m.montillet will be pleased to hear them


    apparently it is quite common to use fibreglass
    equus do not

    as for cost -
    a bit moar than when we last discussed belts
    on the s&d thread



    bestetti's wife will be making that belt
    with the same skin as the boot



    1. yes
    2. not much
     
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  18. ljrcustom

    ljrcustom Well-Known Member

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    Nice looking belt. Enjoy.

    -LR
     
  19. ThinkDerm

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  20. Adarael

    Adarael Well-Known Member

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    Because of this thread, I am now seriously considering learning how to work with leather.

    That is a seriously amazing belt.
     

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