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The personality is highlighted not only by human nature, education, beliefs and everything else that is inherent to man, but personality can also be enhanced by the features of the outer form.

Fashion connoisseurs mention a lot of different accessories that are essential co-creators of th etotal image – necktie, eyeglasses, cufflinks, socks and purses, etc.. However, we have chosen the most important men’s outfit accessories and co-creators of the image, which we usually refer to our customers.

1. Watch – not only counts time, but is one of the most important accessories that emphasize mens individuality and style. The watch can be both sporty and classic, with different types of dials, different color variations, mechanical and electronic. Watches that are worth more than one million and has a long years of history, dating back to the 1700s and still being produced today, has created its own prestigious brand and there are also watches that are loved and inherited from generation to generation.

2. Shoes – without a doubt, our eyes takes a glance at the shoes that a person is wearing. And the shoes are one of the externally eye-catching elements of style. Leather, fabric, colorful, classic, sporty, classic and sporty in combination. And the main thing is clean and well-groomed, although we often see those who have been idle for some time and are tired, dirty.

3. Belt. How we can not mention belts.  Belt not only performs its purpose functionally, but it can be made as an accent in the overall image by choosing a brighter, colorfull, more textured or patterned skin, with engracing, also choosing the appropriate buckle with an accent. Who said that the belt should be classy elegant? You have to dare to choose bright belt and believe us – more brighter, different and more eye-catching belt will fit for any outfit.

If you dare to choose different than most people do, then at Andrii Art you have the opportunity to assemble a belt that will be original, brave and totaly crazy!

Blog – almost everyone has heard such a term. And such title associates with a specific person, its thoughts, routine or diary in electronic format. 

Blogs are presented in different formats. It is believed that the first blog was Links.net, created by Justin Halls in 1994, when he was a student. At that time it was not called a blog but a personal diary. In 1997, the term “weblogs” was created. This term was invented by George Barger instead of “logging the Web”.

Quoting Māra Kūla’s article -Personal Latvian Language, published in the newspaper “Diena” on April 17, 2007, an explanation of the English “blog” can be found here – on the Internet.
And, namely, “blogs are periodic, sequential publication of people (not staff) thoughts and network links on the Internet.” “Blog” is an abbreviation of “Web Log” and reflects what happens in the blogers personal or work life and on the Internet, and it combines diary and reference elements. Each reader can interact with the author of a particular blog and other readers; blogs are also called in full name as “web log” or “weblog”.

Latvian linguists recommend blogs to be called other way, but Andrii art will stick to the name BLOG.

Blogging, or describing one’s life, events, or interests, has taken a solid communication niche nowadays. Social sites are no longer imaginable without bloggers who post their views, explaining things, creating video material, advertise or present a wide variety of things that are being passed to them from different pruducers, manufacturers and dealers. Blogging for a long time now is profitable and even prestigious occupation. You even cannot understand what is more prestigious – to be a president of a country or to be a blogger? 🙂 It’s even scary to imagine how much power bloggers have to influence people. Therefore, every bloger has to think about how big the responsibility is for what they are writing, doing, or telling.

Andrii Art’s website/online store also has a blog section. There You can read everything what is important to Andrii Art – everything about belts, about skin, about tools, about Andrii Art. The purpose of the blog is not only to tell about what is happening in Andrii Art, but also to educate about the different areas related to products and their production. Blogs are written not just because of what interests us but also to build a dialogue with our site visitors.

Andrii Art wants to be not only a manufacturer of beautiful things, but also a friend who provides additional knowledge about the areas where we gain knowledge every day.

See you in the blog section and we are also looking for suggestions from you about what you want to read!

Do you think the leather goods you have bought behave differently as your own skin? If you don’t take care of the skin, it begins to dry out, begins to peel, flaw, it ages – everything is almost the same as with our own skin!

Each belt we make comes with a user manual that specifies what do NOT do with a belt, so that it does not lose its original appearance.

We want to tell you what are the factors affecting the skin condition and what to do with it:

Do not hold leather garment for a long time in high temperature. The leather reinforcely looses natural moisture, it dries out. One of the biggest enemies of the leather is dehydration. Dry skin should be regularly groomed to prevent cracking and drying out. Once a year, the leather belt must be noursihed with a leather-nourishing balm or cream intended for the car’s leather care or shoe care or furniture care. We use a lotion containing mink oil, beeswax and is gasoline-free. The cream is very rich with mink oil which is not greasy and  absorbs very well allowing it to feed the leather deeper, while also softening and protecting it. After this cream the product does not remain greasy, as it is with other creams. In any case, after application of the product, the excess must then cleaned with a soft cloth.

Do not store leather belt in direct sunlight  for a long time. The colour gets pale in the direct, long term ultra violet light.

Avoid soaking the belt with liquids (water, etc.), but if it gets wet, it should be dried as soon as possible by hanging. After drying, nourish it with a cream.

Avoid belt contact with chemicals, solvents or paints. Never use chemicals to clean the belt.

Keep the belt in dry place and certainly not in a closed plastic bag. It is best to keep the belt in hanged (on a wooden or plastic hanger) to keep the belt in its shape.

Clean the belt only with a soft cloth in order not to scratch the leather.

When wearing a belt, its moistening with the human sweat is unavoidable. A person is sweating and everybody are sweating – some does more, some less and sweat also gets on the belt, either through clothes or directly.

It may seem strange to you that we point out that you can NOT swim with the belt, but experience shows that there are also such cases.

Each Andrii Art belt, before it goes to its owner, is moistured with a cream, impregnated with oils – fed, softened. The belt to the client goes already with a pleasant murmur, creaky sound and a pleasant leather scent.

We would like to tell You a little bit about that what kind of belt width we are making in Andrii Art masterstudio.

We do not claim to be absolutely right that our belt widths are the only standard to be followed, but by exploring world practices, benchmarks and offers, we have come directly to these belt widths. You can wear any belt in any pants, as long as it can get through the trouser loops.

You will ask what will those width affect and why exactly these width?

The 3.5cm wide are intended to be worn in classic style trousers, but of course also will fit for the free time pants. Buckle manufacturers try to make 3.5cm wide belt buckles more elegant and solid, but this does not mean that belts with such width and buckles can not be worn either on free time trousers or jeans. Belts with this width are also suitable for ladies.

4cm wide belts are worn with jeans and leisure time pants. The buckles are slightly more massive and are available with a freer, more artistic design. There are also customers who choose to wear belts with such a width to classic style trousers, but you should be careful whether this belt will go through the trouser “loops”.

Belts with both width looks great with different types of engravings – both initials and different types of drawings. All that remains is to allow your fantasy to work!

From the very childhood we know that skin is one of the materials that is used in many ways. But have you thought that the skin is one of the oldest and most valuable discoveries of mankind.

Our ancestors have hunted animals for ages, to have something to eat, then from their skin made clothes, shoes and also used leather to to arrange dwelling. Like at that time, nowadays the skin is mostly by-product. Animals are mainly grown for the production of meat, dairy products and wool, but not specially for the production of skin. Approximately half of the produced leather is used for footwear production and only 25% for clothing production and about 15% of the total production amuont is used in production of furniture. The use of leather is already depicted in wall paintings in ancient Egyptian tombs. It is evident that things such as sandals, clothes, gloves, baskets, bottles, shroud were made from the leather. Leather was also used in the manufacture of military items.

Skin tanning, which is a natural and environmentally friendly skin treatment process, is believed to have begun in Greece, where the ancient Greeks, using certain wooden barrels, dipped their skin in solution of leaves and bark of trees, so that the skin would gain longevity and could be stored and used to create different things. These are the first evidences of tanned skin, which became one of the most important trading things in ancient Greece. The Romans found a wide range of use for the leather, including shoes, clothes and also military equipment – shields, saddles and other horse-riding gear. Leather is still used today for these needs, there are only changes in leather types and leather processing technologies. But we will tell about later.

Andrii Art also uses the vegetable tanned leather that is known from ancient times to make our belts, that would serve in long-term. The thicknes of the leather we use if 3.0-3.4 mm, which provides sustainability of the belt. As one of our customers said by assessing the quality of our belts and leather – the belt has a pleasant skin thickness, skin smell and creaking.

We will tell you why we make such an accent on that we use only A class leather for our belts. Many do not pay attention to this matter, and it does not seem so important, because who cares what class of leather is cut and used to create the final product.

Let’s start with the fact that the leather is divided first from which part of the animal it is obtained. There is a back part, lateral part, head part, abdomen part and shoulder part. We use the so-called “double shoulders”, which is the both sides of the shoulder. This part is thick and dense. Our belt thickness is 3.0 – 3.4 mm, which ensures that the belt will last longer, is tightener and holes do not stretch.

How does the leather divides into the classes?

Each leather is being reviewed and divided according to its quality. The leather, from which our belts are made, is from Italy, the Alpine cow from which the skin is obtained has grown in the French alps, where there is clearly no insects and other factors that are influencing leather quality as it is with the cattle raised in Latvia. This is one of the reasons why leather is not obtained in Latvia.

There is a six-grade skin gradation:

Class A – No defects, scars, or signs.

Class B – 5-10% defects (small scars, insect bites, etc. may be present).

Class C – 10-20% defects

Class D – 20-30% defects

Class E – 30-40% defects

Class F – this usually is rejected the factory and is destroyed.

Leather, that is used for making belts in Andrii Art, in the factory, before coming to us is throughly tested to fit the needs we are seeking – to be exactly Class A leather and have the thickness we need. The manufacturer, with whom we have been working together for the long term, is very careful about this skin selection, and therefore we are able to provide our customers with high-quality, premium-grade belts.

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