Matt Pierce was mid-monologue—expounding on the intricacies of his signature d-ring belt -- before admitting, “I could talk about textures and materials for days.” But as he handled it, turning it over in his palms, his Lady Liberty ink as appropriate as ever, it became clear that what really excites him is the relationship between product and owner.
“It’s kind of a commitment. It’s not easy to break this belt in, and once it is, it’s like that broken-in pair of jeans.” I momentarily become lost in some menswear fairytale, imagining the lighter leathers taking on the color of my denim, the darker ones getting more luxurious with age, the solid brass developing a handsome patina. Who knew that the anonymous leather that merely held up my jeans could age just as gracefully?
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