This attractive Argentine polo belt is handstitched with the colours of the countryside. Made from luxury Argentine leather, the Valiente recalls outdoor adventure, from earthy greens to neutral shades of brown.
The ‘Astro’ (meaning star/celestial body in Spanish) is one of the latest additions to the pampeano stable of luxury leather polo belts and radiates beauty just like a shining star in the night sky.
Like all our polo belts, the Astro is made from premium grade Argentine leather and features a striking, Aztec-inspired, hand-embroidered diamond motif featured around the entire belt. Skilled artisans based in La Pampa Argentina make each belt individually and use high quality and hard-wearing wax dipped saddlery threads in navy and cream to create the beautiful embroidered pampa diamond design which is intricately woven into the buttery soft Havana brown leather of the belt.
Each belt taking about 5 hours to be meticulously threaded by a skilled weaver. It's a surprisingly difficult job to do well and we take great pride in employing only the best weavers for our polo belts. The quality of the thread is as important as the quality of the leather, and it is for this that we are best known. Exquisite leather, perfect thread and skilled craftsmanship all combine to give our polo belts the reputation they deserve.This traditional polo belt pattern is synonymous with pampeano, and is woven completely by hand by highly skilled artisans in South America, in a traditional process which takes four to five hours to complete each belt.
The intricate, Aztec diamonds are a traditional depiction of the Andes mountain range. The local artisans were inspired by the peaks and troughs which stand against the infinite horizon line.
The leather used on a pampeano polo belt is unparalleled. Only the most exquisite pieces are hand-selected for use. The surface is unblemished, the colour is rich and the handle is supple and buttery. One of its finest characteristics is that it improves with age, creating a patina of memories through its years of wear thanks to the traditional and lengthy vegetable tanning process that it undergoes.
Each polo belt from pampeano is completed with a signature antique brass coloured buckle and is hand-stamped with the iconic tree and horizon line logo which is subtly visible on the tongue of the belt, and can be used as a mark of assurance for the finest, authentic and artisanal craftsmanship.