Carlos Santos Patina Belts
Your Trousers' Best Friend
Your belt is your trousers' best friend. It keeps them in place while at the same time looking elegant and professional. For more formal outfits, it is an excellent idea to match your belt to your shoe color.
Carlos Santos is famous for the Hand-Painted Patinas on their shoes. The Noble Shoe now offers Patina Belts in all 20 colors that you can select through the Patina Service in lengths ranging from 85 - 110 cm. Read further down for sizing advice.
Important! Belts usually take a few weeks to arrive! Colors Bosco, Barraida, Taupe & Tejo Available on request.
Finding The Correct Size
Don't worry, choosing a belt is easy and takes just a minute. Follow these instructions:
- Find your best fitting belt
- Lay it flat on a surface
- Measure with a measuring tape from the edge of the buckle until the third hole (if you are uncertain look at the measuring picture on this page)
- Select the belt closest to your size in cm
The leather has a unique smell and the belts have a high lustrous shine. This creates a harmony between your lower and upper outfit. Of course, it is Premium Calfskin from the finest tanneries. The Hand-Painting is excellent with natural nuances along the skin and the beautiful "irregularities" of a Patina.
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It took about 90 days from order date to arrive. The belt is decent quality, but I'm quite disappointed about the color, which was the point of me getting the belt. I got the Guimaraes patina to match my Chelsea boots, and the belt is medium-light brown vs the boots being dark brown. It is distinctly a few shades lighter to the point that I cannot consider it a matching belt. I emailed Kostas who advised it was normal due to the shoes being burnished. I could get the belt being slightly lighter as a result, but not to this degree. Kostas solution was that I apply brown cream to darken it, which is not a solution I would pursue as I'd be nervous about getting that color transfer on my clothes.
Seeing how it looked after one day's wear, I'm interested to see how the color holds up. I don't believe that I will purchase another Carlos Santos belt, as it sounds like it's hit-or-miss. I am still pleased with the boots, however. I wish I could post a picture here!
Bought the Adelaide Oxford in Guimares patina and got a belt to match. Very nice belt. Soft and versatile. The buckle and stiching are solid. Liked the shoe and belt so much that I bought a black belt and a shoe to match. (Also ordered an Oxford CS GMTO - will submit reviews of all three shoes at a later date) Back to the belt, it is a great product at a very reasonable price. As many others have commented, Kostas' service is outstanding. He brings a certain passion that is rare and refreshing.
Carlos Santos Patina Belts
Awesome color and the fit is great. I will be ordering more items.
Love the belts