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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Ranon's Hot Rivet: Upcycled Bicycle Tyre Belts by Andrew Dietch

Today's post is a Hot Rivet (product we LOVE) from Union Riveter, Ranon!

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of being involved with the 'Punk rock flea market' of the DIY Stage at Southsea Fest in Portsmouth, England.

Southsea Fest is an independent music festival "sailed by a scurvy crew of enthusiastic individuals incorporating promoters from across the south coast!"

Amongst the records, t-shirts, bread, cheese, and hummus (always feed your bands!) I found Andrew Dietch and his incredibly well made, and upcyled tyre belts!

These belts are made from reclaimed bicycle tyres which Andrew has taken and cleaned by hand, and again by machine before handcrafting in to fully functioning belts.

All of the buckles are fastened with chicago screws, so you can unscrew them and change them to further make your belt your own.
You can also request extra holes, or for the belt to be cut to your preferred length before it comes to you.

If you're stuck for a birthday or holiday gift for someone in your family, I would seriously consider one of these belts! Maybe a fixie fanatic, or a haggard BMXer, or just someone who will appreciate something a little bit different in fashion.

Although the title of this post is 'A gift idea for men', these belts really aren't strictly for anyone in particular. They come in various shapes, sizes, and thickness and will suit absolutely anyone. The heavy treaded ones make a really tough looking belt, great to wear with big baggy skater jeans, while the sleeker racer tyre belts would finish off a pair of skinny jeans PERFECTLY!

The best part of all, these are made from reclaimed materials wherever possible, materials which would have otherwise been destined for landfill or burning.

So when you're doing your holiday shopping, consider an Andrew Dietch belt!

You'll be the golden gift giver, that's for sure!

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  1. They are SO good! They look great in the pictures, but they're even better in person.

  2. Ooooh, they look awesome! Maybe I should get G one...