DuranceauMasterworks

Quality Leather Goods

31 Sales

DuranceauMasterworks

Quality Leather Goods

31 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Nicholas Duranceau

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Nicholas Duranceau

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Austin

Austin on Nov 25, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Brilliant work, as usual. I won't buy leather goods from anyone else. Shipped right on time. Thanks again, always a pleasure doing business with you!

Ashton Saunders

Ashton Saunders on Oct 18, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic service and a great quality belt. I would recommend this shop to anyone for leather goods. I know that the recipient of this gift will love it. Couldn't ask for better craftsmanship! Will definitely be back in the future.

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About

A Garage Floor Might Not Be The Comfiest Place To Work, But Boy Does It Work!

I've always enjoyed making things for the people I love, especially during Christmas. When Christmas rolled around in 2011, I had all sorts of new gift ideas. I really wanted to make my older brother something that would last him a long time; something useful and personal. The thought of a hardy leather belt imediately sparked my interest and curiosity.

Long story short: I bought some leather, found a nice buckle, got to work in my garage, and crafted him the worst belt I've ever seen.

Being a perfectionist, despite his adoration of my gift, I couldn't stand the thought of him wearing that sad thing. From that point forward, I made it thing to improve my beltmaking skills until I was satisfied with what I was making. That process took me about five or six months... being a perfectionist. As soon as I was happy with the appearance and feel of my belts, and when I was positive that my belts would last a long, long time, I started selling. And I refuse to sell any product that I am not 100% satisfied with.

I have spent countless hours carefully examining every belt I come into contact with. Most of my inspiration comes from Lucky Brand, Abercrombie, and about a million products from old-school leatherworkers I've come across online.

Most of my time outside of making belts - and I really should stop saying belts, because I make other strappy stuff too - is spent thinking about what kinds of things I can make! I feel kind of bad for my lovely girlfriend because she has to suffer through all of my excited ranting about leather.

So the real story is this: it's just me, my leather, and a stuffy garage. I could never be happier.

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  • Nicholas Duranceau

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I was born in a small town in western Washington and moved to Mount Pleasant, SC when I was 17. About four years later, thanks to God, I fell madly in love with leather! I live, breath, and dream the art of leathercraft.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 30, 2012
Welcome to my policy page! I'm pretty psyched that you came to check out what this store is all about.

I have entrusted Jesus Christ with every aspect of this business, and because of that, I will do whatever I can to provide a service to my customers that is more than fair. When it comes to my leatherwork, I am obsessed with quality and will refuse to sell any item that fails to meet my crazy standards.

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Bolero Belt Co. leather products are all entirely hand-crafted (including stitching and everything!). I use only grade-A leathers, oil-based dyes, natural oils to condition the leather, and spirit based finishes.
I really appreciate you looking around. If you have any questions at all, feel free to shoot me a message!

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- Belt Sizing -
The quickest and easiest way to give me an accurate size is to measure a belt you already own. Measure from the tip of the prong of the buckle (the part that rest on the buckle; or for plate-style buckles, the area where the prong sticks down from the buckle) to the hole that you use. If you don’t currently have a belt, give me a waist measurement using a tape measure. Measure over the pants you would wear a belt with, and make sure the tape measure is snug, but not too tight.
Belts vary from 1 inch to 1 3/4 inch wide and can fit up to 50 inch waists. If there is a need for something a little longer, please send me a message and we can go over some options.

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- Leather Care - PLEASE READ
Submersion in water can potentially damage the leather. I have actually tested my products (by jumping into a pool with one of my belts on :D), and the belt returned to its previous state after drying. But even so, do take care of your products; if leather is exposed to water in this manner multiple times, it will eventually rot and probably become brittle. If you do submerse one of my products, let it sit until it's fully dry. DO NOT rub it with any kind of cloth. That's a great way to ruin the surface of the leather.
Leather is also a very porous material. Over time, leather loses its natural moisture (and the oils that I treat it with) and gets a bit thirsty. But don’t worry - there are tons of affordable leather care products out there for you to recondition your goods. Another good alternative to that is to take your product to a shoe repairman and have him fix it right up!
If you have anything else you want to discuss, you can always message me. For all other info, take a look at my policies page: http://www.etsy.com/shop/BoleroBeltCompany/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav

Accepted payment methods

Payment
PayPal is the way to go. It's safe and quick - and plus, it's the only option available for my shop!
Shipping
Please allow 1-2 weeks for me to make your item/items. I do everything around here, so if I get swamped... bummer.
Delivery time shipping with USPS generally takes 3-7 business days. If you want quicker shipping, let me know so we can make it happen.

*If you want your shipment insured, let me know so I can change your listing. Once your package is on its way, I can't be held responsible for any losses or damages - it's up to USPS.

IMPORTANT: The shipping address posted on your Etsy checkout is the one I ship to (Paypal may have a different address. Double check so we can make sure we get the fastest shipping!
Refunds and Exchanges
If I made some sort of mistake on your product, I will replace it as soon as possible! Just make sure to let me know the second you discover the mistake. Acceptable errors include misspellings of what you sent to be written, incorrect color(s), or sizing that differs from what you ordered. If for any reason I can't replace the product, I will give you a store credit or a refund.

IMPORTANT: Make sure you measure twice before letting me know the size you need. I am very precise with sizing and will make sure it is exactly what you ordered. I can't allow a refund for a bad measurement on your part.
Also, make sure to care for your leather items. I can't take mistreated goods back, so be sure to read the "Leather Care" section above!
Additional policies and FAQs
There is nothing I love more than a custom order! If you want any sort of alteration, any kind of lettering, or if you have a wild idea that you would like to see come to life, share that stuff with me and I'll see if I can make it happen! I do have one rule though: I refuse to produce anything inappropriate or profane, so let's keep it clean ;)

I'm always available to email for custom info, so message me up anytime!