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Every man of style has a Bill Lavin belt in his closet, because a man of style is a man with a story—and that’s exactly what Lavin’s belts epitomize. The belts surpass some of fashion’s most celebrated houses in quality and are worked from the finest leather and metals to create accessories that last a lifetime. Once found only at the finest men’s stores, these belts are now available direct to discerning customers through Bill-Lavin.com.
“We set the bar in how all others are judged in quality and design,” says Lavin.
Lavin’s story has humble beginnings: A garage in St. Louis in 1969, a year when anything was possible. But his passion for design and sourcing resulted in a product that would evolve from the Midwest to stretch across the globe: English brass, French calfskin, manufacture in the hills of Tuscany.
“We take pride in designing the perfect buckle, selecting the choicest leathers from our Italian tannery, and adding the handmade details that creates a tangible difference,” says Rich Petty, Director of Design and Development.
Today, a dedicated creative design team searches the globe for not just the best materials but also the most innovative and relevant ideas, looking into not just traditional handcrafting methods but the technology of the future to create belts that inspire the customer as much as they do the designers.
So when a stylish man chooses a Bill Lavin belt, they don’t just choose an accessory: They choose a story. A brown dress belt embossed with a basketweave design to add texture to the navy workday suit belongs on a man of detail and finesse. An Italian leather belt covered in large and small skulls is worn by the co-worker in skinny jeans who moonlights in a punk band. The “Rights for All Russians” belt fuses Russian Constructivist artwork with powerful activists from the LGBT community for the progressive gentleman asserting a stand. Bill Lavin’s attention to design and workmanship transforms a simple belt into a stylish statement piece.
Stories last a lifetime, retold with relish until their phrasing becomes nuanced and perfected over the years. Lavin’s belts too—while stunning on the day of purchase—develop nuances over time, becoming more beautiful with age.
In a world that revolves around fast fashion, cookie-cutter design and cheap manufacture, Bill Lavin rejects shortcuts in favor of quality, craftsmanship, creativity and service. A man of style is a man with a Bill Lavin story. Find yours today at Bill-Lavin.com.