2007 Narrow Belt with Reinforced Piping
IT 46: Best for any size between a 29" and a 34" waist.
Raf Simons belt with piped detailing from S/S 2007. In brand new condition without tags. Made in Italy.
Although Raf Simons's menswear is mostly associated with graphic avant-garde streetwear and futuristic tailoring, the accessories are of equal significance in that they manifest Simons's industrial design background in ways not seen in the clothing. Produced in very limited quantities, pieces like this rare belt are highly indicative of the designer's masterful way of reinterpreting classic forms to create truly forward-thinking designs.
The belt is created from two bonded pieces of premium calfskin with a matte finish. The leather's almost imperceptible grains and uniform texture are an indication of its very high quality, while its thickness suggests that the belt will withstand years of wear. A thick cord made from a flexible neoprene-like material has been inserted between the leather pieces. Paramount to both form and function, the cord forms a structured border around the edges of the belt that reinforces its shape while lending a three-dimensional quality to the piece. The belt secures with a military-style roller buckle that has been coated with matte paint, complementing the dark colours of the design. A subtle Raf Simons logo is precisely stamped on the left side.
Overall, this refined belt is supremely finished and will add a striking point of interest in formal and casual outfits. Strongly recommended.