Five Facts about the Dahlman Belt
1. Your belt will make you a member of a very exclusive club
The Dahlman Belt was the favourite belt of famous modernist designers and architects in the 50's and 60's. Cultural icons such as Arne Jacobsen and Børge Mogensen owned a Dahlman Belt. The legendary musician Miles Davis was even wearing a special version of the belt on the cover of his album “Kind Of Blue”. Arne Jacobsen also used the Dahlman Belt as a gift every time he visited fellow architects around the world.
2. You will never have to own another belt
Your Dahlman Belt is extremely durable. It’s made from the very best vegetable tanned leather from a small tannery in Tuscany and it will only get more beautiful with time. We have a belt in the store from the 1950’s that’s still working as perfectly as it did almost 70 years ago. If something happens to your belt – or any other product made by us – we will repair it for free in our atelier in Copenhagen.
3. Your belt comes with a free digital detox
Sometimes it’s nice to have something handmade in your accessory portfolio. You can see the stiches in your belt, you can feel the quality of the leather, and you can rest assured that no robots were harmed during the making of your belt. Real human beings made it. When you put it on, we promise that you’ll forget about the notifications on your iPhone X for a minute.
4. Your consumer conscience is clear with a Dahlman Belt
The majority of leather being produced today is chrome-tanned. This is an effective, low-cost and fast way of producing, but the use of chromium salts is neither good for the environment or people as the harmful chemicals remains in the finished material. Therefore we only use vegetable tanned leather. Vegetable-tanning is the old and traditional method by using natural tannic acids found in bark, leaves and fruits. It has a high durability and will age gracefully and develop a beautiful patina with use. This means that if you take good care of your belt, you’ll never have to buy another. That’s our take on a sustainable production.
5. A highly skilled leather artisan spent hours making your belt
Your belt has been on quite a production journey before being that stylish, indispensable item that holds your pants in place. Several hours and 78 stiches – hand sewn with durable Serafil thread – has gone into making your Dahlman Belt.