Expensive Elegant Personalized Men's Leather Belts
The tradition of the handcrafted expensive gator belt or exotic leather belt requires the skill and patience of a highly skilled artisan. Our craftsmen maintain this tradition to insure the Alligator belts made today share the quality of those made in years past. Pianki Alligator belts, as well as the other exotic and casual skin belts, are all handmade using only the finest materials available. The finest Pianki custom belts are often non-stitched, lined with high-quality steer hide. Most of our custom belts are designed for interchangable buckles. Adding name or initials to a personalized leather belt to really makes it your own. From fit to finish to the selection of top quality exotic expensive leather belt skins, a custom Pianki Alligator belt, Caiman Crocodile belt, or any of our exotic leather belts, is the finest available in the world!
Elegant Exotic Leather Belts and Belt Straps
Tradition, Style, Selection: Who's the man? It's you when you wear the finest men's leather belts made. No one handcrafts alligator, calf, stingray, ostrich, caiman (crocodile), lizard and exotic skins unmentioned (did we say frog?) like belt makers for Pianki. Our belt manufacturers have handcrafted belts and belt straps for the well dressed man for over 70 years.
The Liner: Cut from a 9-10 oz vegetable tanned steer hide back, the liner is the spine of the Pianki Custom Belt. The original stiffness of the belt is a signature characteristic of a dense, high quality leather belt. The belt's stiffness dissipates with wear as the belt molds itself to the body yet retaining the strength and the durability of its leather belt liner.
The Leather Covering: All leathers used in Pianki custom exotic leather belts are hand cut. Where necessary the strips are spliced (Lizard, some Alligator, Hornback Alligator, etc). In a Pianki Alligator belt the alligator skins are cut "north to south - nose to tail" rather than the typical "east to west - side to side" cut found in most alligator belts. This technique takes advantage of the strength of the skin's collagen fibers and it produces the distinctively unique Pianki alligator belt pattern.
Hand Sanding: After our belt edges are trimmed, each belt is hand sanded to insure the ultimate mating between the two leathers. As with sanding a joint on a fine piece of furniture, we insure that the seam between leathers is virtually indistinguishable. Pianki exotic leather belts are non-stitched or stitched as you prefer.
Hand Beveled Edges: This is a handcrafting touch that marks true leather belt making craftsmanship. Hand beveled edges create the signature "high dome" characteristics of our finest belts giving each exotic leather belt a custom, handcrafted workmanship.
Edge Painting: Each Pianki exotic leather belt is hand painted using a two inch brush. Our flexible ink is unique in that it is absorbed into the leather belt and does not crack.
Handmade belts & Handcrafted Quality: There are between seventeen and twenty individual steps involved making a Pianki exotic leather belt; each step essential to crafting a belt of world class quality and inherent durability. For an alligator belt or exotic leather belt to be world class it must be a handmade belt, a handcrafted belt. If you have the need, we customize big and tall men's belt's just for you. Pianki exotic leather belts and belt straps last a life time.
Pianki offers expensive belts. We offer bespoken, elegant, exquisite, expensive belts for those who insist on wearing the finest.