A belt is a versatile piece of equipment, useful for preventing your trousers from dropping, whipping scamps for dropping their trousers, and all sorts of things INXS's lead singer got up to. Giving the noble hip-harness a few more notches: Ting.
London designer Ting (her actual name) will furnish everything from your pad to your pockets almost entirely using reclaimed leather strips she scours from across the globe, re-purposing that for the most part avoids waist. The pad-covering is custom: after seeing your space, she'll find, match up, and cut to size literally thousands of belts with which to deck your walls, stairs, doors, coffee table, or floors, which will now no longer buckle. Going in your trousers rather than around them are over 30 ever-rotating wallet styles (from subtly trimmed bi-folds, to zip-arounds made from seven different pieces); she also puts out holdalls, satchels, briefcases & laptop-friendly messengers, and she'll even take vintage buckles & saddle-leather to make whole new belts, which you can pay for with money pulled out of your old one.
She's also expanded into the world of seatbelts, busting out a line of less-worn, more sleek-looking bags, accessories, and, of course, hammocks, whose sturdiness will prevent you from being that which humiliatingly drops.
Published: February 2, 2012 at 2:00am EST
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