{style inspiration: knotted belts}

. . . this morning's walk with the dog was already quite blustery, calling for a belted cardigan, a favourite combination at this time of year, and especially if the belt is beautifully and artfully knotted, as these from rilleau . . .

created out of necessity during the s
econd world war, when metal production [along with petrol and sugar] was diverted to the war effort, causing the unavailability of metal buckles, [normally made of brass, nickel and iron or steel], these knotted belts also have no rivets or stitches, and each is cut freehand, without a pattern, and hand finished -- wouldn't they be lovely against pale pink cashmere?

{images: rilleau leather via n'est style; shown from top, the tapered belt & the knotted belt}

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Blogger Tiffany. said...

Oh this is awesome!! I'm feeling for a DIY... Hmm...

September 06, 2011  
Anonymous anne Book ( Signature Style) said...

Just picked up a leather and gold at CUSP!
last week- can't wait to wear it with black cashmere fitted t-neck and black leggings. ( and boots of course Chicago style).

September 06, 2011  
Blogger Jane Flanagan said...

Love these - great find!

September 06, 2011  
Blogger Daily Cup of Couture said...

gorgeous! would love to pair that over a dress!


September 06, 2011  
Anonymous BirdyBlue said...

oh i love the belt!
I also would like to do a diy :)
maybe we should exchange experiences tiffany? Did you allready start your projekt?

September 06, 2011  
Blogger sécia said...

Loving the top one!

♥ sécia

September 06, 2011  
Blogger AiRene said...

this is great, thanks for sharing :)


xo, AiR

September 06, 2011  
Anonymous Taghreed said...

Wow so pretty.

September 06, 2011  
Blogger Audrey said...

Beautiful belts!!! Just visit the source, lots of great leather goods.

September 08, 2011  
Blogger Liz Stewart said...

Wow this is incredible! Which do you have, the bigger knot or the simpler one? I'm trying to decide which to get! Did anyone have any luck with DIY??

December 28, 2011  

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