New alternate black snaps. They will be available online in a few days. Thanks again to our amazing artist, David William (aka d.billy), for the kick-ass snap design.
New DC Flag inspired snaps are in and we just shipped out the first belt to get the new fanciness. From now on all belts ordered with snaps will get the new custom designed ones.
The new snaps are also a lot stronger. We done designed the technicals with a smart engineer named Bill who made a custom stud component to fit the parallel springs tighter. This probably makes no sense to you. It shouldn't. If I didn't make belts I would not want to clog my brain with this information. It's a curse. They work well and that's all that needs to be known.
Check out our new custom made snaps designed by my buddy d.billy. In the beginning we had a custom snap made in China. The quality was pretty good but we didn't think the closure was tight enough. So, for many years we went back to generic snap components UNTIL I found a snap company in the USA that makes their components in Connecticut. I was so excited! USA MADE SNAPS! Do you know how hard it is to find a USA company that makes tiny metal parts for cheap? It's hard. It took years of searching to get our rivets made in the USA. And now all our small metal parts are USA made.
Take a look. Does it remind you of anything? Not Captain America. It's a stylized version of the DC flag. BAM!
It's been a long time coming but Dan Snyder finally agreed to change the name of the Washington Redskins. NOT!
That is what is happening in an alternate universe where people are rational and empathetic to the feelings of other peoples.
When a people have been forcefully relegated to popular-culture obscurity they no longer have the gavitas to sway public opinion.
Would we think it was ok to have a Football team called the Washington Yellowskins complete with a PROUD and NOBLE photo of a Chinese person?
Would it be ok to have a football team called the Washington Brownskins complete with a PROUD and NOBLE photo of a African person?
If you are still arguing against my point of view just look what I did... I changed the color and the nationality and noted the depiction would be one of honor, but those examples probably make your stomach turn.
We just launched the new Custom Belts section and I am super excited. Jeff and I have been talking about this for years but just brought in some new equipment that allows us to make the pricing competitive with other graphic belt companies, of which there are none.
Here's the breakdown on all the Custom Belt options:
1. Amateur: You have most of the art done or a folder of photos and designs you want to see on a belt. We help you to collage it and put it all together and make an amazing belt. If we have to spend more than 30 minutes working on your file there will be additional fees. $95 for the first belt and $65 for each additional belt. 1-3 weeks.
2. Professional: You are a very skilled artist who can speak the language of Photoshop, DPI, resolutions, and file formats. We will help you find the right sizing for your belt/canvas and you email us the final product. $65. 1-2 weeks.
3. A Custom Belt from Your Kids: Your kid drew a picture of a boat, which you thought as a spaceship. Either way you love and want to wear it to work as a reminder that there is life outside of your soul-sucking job. We send you a few sheets of art paper cut to the size of your belt and you have your kid draw something amazing on it... drawing, painting, finger painting, crayons, dirt, mud, etc. Send it back to us and we will turn it into a belt. Perfect for Father's Day, Mother's Day, or any holiday where you will pretend to be surprised when you open the package. Also works for adults. $75. 1-2 weeks.
4. 100% Custom Belt: We work with you directly to make an amazing storyline belt. The price is high but so is the time. Some of our storyline belts take as much as 100 hours to complete, that is about 2-3 weeks of being physically at your office job, adjusting for coffee breaks. $999.99 2-4 weeks.
Prepare yourself for amazement! We've been talking about women's leather clutches and purses for years but our expertise wasn't there yet. After a few rounds of prototypes and some welcome design chastisement by my friend, and fashion consultant, Kat Engh, we arrived at a very simple and functional women's clutch. Each clutch features a zippered top, a grey cotton twill lining, and inner cell phone pocket. In a few days you'll start to see them appear here for purchase. Check back often; we only have one of each design produced and will be offering the first ones at an intro price of $60.
Our set up in Grand Central Terminal is just getting started. With millions of people going through there every single day, you're bound to talk to at least a few interesting people. Meet boxing champ Dr. Nikos Michalis Spanakos. I put a few extra holes in his belt thinking he was just a nice man who needed help keeping his pants on. Turns out he competed in Rome during the 1960 summer olympics. He dropped his calling card and signed the back. Best treasure of 2013 so far.
This time with really badass new tshirt units for our set up at Grand Central Terminal.
In preparation for the holidays, so far, we've processed approximately four million one hundred fifty four thousand t-shirts (including 6 new designs), had a small sea of stackable t-shirt cabinets take over the back yard of the Jon Wye Compound, brought in very sexy and shiny new machinery to the workshop (to whom you'll be introduced soon), plus about a million other things. And we're at the very cusp of the holiday season. Should be interesting. But, back into the breach once more...