Located just north of Tokyo, the saddle leather used for the production of Inception's belts are sourced directly from the famed Japanese leather tanner, Tochigi Leather. Opting to use Bend (horse butt) leather which is known as a premium leather featuring firmness and durability, the leather cuttings are vegetable tanned for at least a month or longer than normal at the request of the brand - resulting in a leather that is full of character and packing that patina-potential. Additionally, Inception treads the unbeaten path with their leather dyeing, always doing so with the fibers intact, resulting in further rigidity. The leather goes through a process of glazing using a high-pressure iron after it has been dyed. Before being cut into belts, the leather is smoothed out to a 5mm thickness and the back portion dyed and polished before cutting and beveling. This entire process is done by a single leather craftsman in Inception's roster.
Quickly becoming a popular buckle type amongst denimheads, Inception combine a slim 35mm belt width with a fine set of hardware. Fireman buckles originated from the United Kingdom, and were historically used for the rapid deployment of hoses. Not just functional, the custom-sourced brass parts of this buckle are expected to patina just as beautifully over time, in tandem with the leather.
Clocking in at a beefier 40mm width, Inception's take on a classic Garrison Belt is simple yet flawlessly crafted. Featuring a polished nickel-plated garrison belt buckle, Inception opt for the use of Chicago screws in place of classic buckle sewing construction. All that's left for your to decide is which leather you want to take to patina paradise.