Founded in 1999 by the Bray brothers, Billykirk makes some of the handsomest ruggedly minimalist leather goods we've seen. Each piece, including this expertly crafted belt, is made by hand in the heart of Amish country using antique tools and master craftsman techniques. A best seller that easily dresses up or down, the mechanics belt was inspired by auto mechanics in the '50s who wore a similar style with an extra flap of leather covering the buckle to protect cars' paint jobs. (According to the Bray brothers, their slightly wider version is also popular among guitarists who don't want their belts beating up the backs of their guitars.) Hand-oiled, hand-stitched leather. Width: 1 1/4". USA.