Buckle Up With Buncombe's Industrial-Chic Scrap-Metal Belt Clasps
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Look elsewhere for rhinestone-pitted skulls and bald eagles soaring against a backdrop of the American flag; Buncombe Buckles holds its own sartorially—as well as your pants up.
The one-woman, Asheville, N.C.-based company makes its industrial-chic, gender-neutral belt buckles from discarded metal parts looted from scrapyards, flea markets, and thrift and antique stores. (Belts are sold separately.)A pebbled steel-and-brass clasp or a fence line of metal pickets broadcast a Zen Garden vibe, while a quartet of enamel-brushed ovals is a fashion Rorschach test (is it a flower? A butterfly? A pair of sociable snowmen?)
If you want to get graphic, plenty of options await: a freewheeling swallow; a copper-colored whale, a frigate on choppy seas, sails at full mast. Looking for a way to soften up your tough-as-nails exterior? Indulge in your feminine side with a fragment of vintage floral tin encircled by braided steel.
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