Distressed, blackened, oiled leather wristband with big buckles. This concept artifact was inspired by my “Mod” belt when I was a little kid. My mom sewed special belt loops on ONE pair of my pants so I could wear my mod belt. It was really wide and the buckle was really big! Oh…and I was really cool!
Excerpt from “A Concise History of the British Mod Movement” by Melissa M. Casburn…
By 1965, the subculture had become a mass commercial phenomenon and the working class rebels who had helped to create the original cult disapproved of it, could no longer identify with it, and were beginning to loose interest. The original Mods were left in their 9-to-5 jobs, feeling cheated and upstaged. They were also growing older, starting families and careers and establishing homes for themselves. As all fads do, the image gradually lost the limelight and was eclipsed by the hippies and the steadily growing drug culture of the late sixties.
Due to the natural materials and processes used, each cuff is unique. Each will have its own grain and natural markings.
The cuff shown on my 7 1/2″ wrist is a size REGULAR.