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 journey of the each belt starts with a vegetable tanning process, which has been perfected over generations of work by skilled artisans. The finest vegetable tanned leather is sought from tanneries across Argentina, and is then cut into perfectly sized bands. The edges of the belts are coloured and finished to match the colour of the leather. Using a specially created tool, the iconic pampa pattern is pressed into the leather, ready for handstitching.
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.