At first glance, the Trakline Express Belt looks like a regular leather waist band that uses a classic frame-and-prong buckle. Except, it isn’t. Instead, the belt comes with no holes, using the traditional buckle style as a mere aesthetic element.
So, how does the belt lock? It uses a proprietary locking system, which uses a track that’s sewn into the back of the leather to secure everything in place. Even better, that adjustment track comes with 40 locking positions that measure a quarter of an inch apart, ensuring it can be adjusted to the exact size of your waist, enabling a perfect fit.
Made by Kore Essentials, the Trakline Express uses a faux frame-and-prong buckle, giving it a classic aesthetic that should stand out next to the rest of the outfit’s belt line. Each buckle is removable and can be swapped with other 1.4-inch wide Trakline belts, keeping it functional long after the leather has succumbed to wear. The belt is made from 100 percent genuine cowhide leather, while the buckle is cut in a high-quality zinc alloy with a hardwearing scratch-resistant coating. Three finishes are available for the buckle: nickle, chrome, and gunmetal.
Unlike typical leather belts, it comes in a single size that will fit any waist from 24 to 44 inches. If you have a smaller waist, that means the leather band will be too long, so the company recommends trying it on first and cutting the belt yourself (with scissors, although you could use an axe to make it more fun) to customize the fit.
A Kickstarter campaign is currently running for the Trakline Express. Pledges to reserve a unit starts at $49. All items ship in April.