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Remember the days of making mix tapes for friends and family, all with weird titles and decorated with markers? Something about the tactile media that still attracts us nostalgic 80s kids! So... go back and give your best friend in the world a belt buckle mix tape!

This buckle is pictured unsealed, waiting for someone to give it a creative label, or leave it a blank mystery tape.

Please allow up to three days for the creation of your buckle. Custom changes and requests are welcomed; please convo me before purchase.

:: NOTE: Every buckle is unique and may differ slightly in color or condition from the photographs presented. The license plates used to create these buckles are in various stages of wear and tear. Vintage In Retrospect does our best to create a quality, good-looking product while maintaining the true condition and look of real used license plates. If you are concerned about the look of your unique buckle, please contact us. .::

I've designed these buckles with bits of vintage, retired, and found-alongside-the-road vehicle license plates, mostly from the state of Michigan.

Vintage In Retrospect buckles are MADE TO LAST. Our buckles are sprayed with layers of lacquer to protect the paint from chipping, especially on those vintage plates that are in danger of giving up their colors. Rust is a natural part of the lives of these plates, so they, too, are preserved by the lacquer to create the unique, weathered look vehicles get here in the wintry north. The plates in the buckles are textured, but will not snag on clothing or fingers.

Buckles fit snap belts from 1.5" - 1.75". The silver-colored nickel buckle is 3" x 2". Belt pictured is not included. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Shipping to USA is by USPS with tracking. International customers, contact me for shipping cost.

Custom orders and strange requests are always welcomed!

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Cassette Tape Belt Buckle - Recycled License Plates - CUSTOMIZE ME


  • Materials: license plate, nickel belt buckle, mosaic grout, metal glue, lacquer, metal paint
  • Ships from United States to select countries.
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