About the Brand:
Crafter: Isaac Paul
Location: Colorado (Previously Located in California)
"Never limit yourself, nothing is permanent." -Isaac
Isaac's career path started in the movie industry and he never thought he would end up a leatherworker. In fact, it wasn't until he first saw the Quick Release Belt Buckle, that has since become synonymous with Pigeon Tree Crafting, that he actually got into leathercrafting! Without hesitation, Isaac ordered a small batch of the buckles and Pigeon Tree Crafting was born!
"My favorite item to make is belts, as it's what started this all for me..." -Isaac
The Quick Release Buckle was what drew me to Isaac's belts. It wasn't so much the mechanism as it was the style of the buckle. That sexy curve and shiny brass (as well as other color options) just called to me. So my first belt from Pigeon Tree Crafting, purchased around early fall of 2018, was the 1.5" Single Prong, Indigo Leather Quick Release Belt with Solid Brass Hardware.
Natural Indigo is a fickle beast. Because of its nature, the hand dyed (by Isaac) vegetable leather of the belt is quite unique in that there is so much color variance. No two belts will ever turn out the same. The process isn't quick either as Isaac dyes the leather strip several times with a waiting period in between each dip in order for the indigo to really become that gorgeous blue.
The next belt I received from Isaac was his 1.5" Double Prong, Quick Release Belt in Burgundy Sedgwick Leather. The Double Prong Buckle is patented by Pigeon Tree Crafting and cannot be found anywhere else. The buckle works just as well as the single prong and holds the belt a bit tighter to the waist than its counterpart. Initially, I was concerned that the belt might be too bulky but that is certainly not the case as as it is the same size as the original despite the extra prong on the buckle.
The Burgundy Sedgwick Leather is a bridle leather and is very beautiful. Isaac leaves the natural waxes that you can buff out (or let it happen naturally), leading to a shiny finish. The leather is more flexible than its Indigo Belt counterpart and is so soft.
If it wasn't for my oak bark tanned leather belt by Carmine Jack Leather Company, these would get more wears. However, I still find myself going back to them, especially when I wear black boots (which is now becoming more common for me) because both burgundy and indigo compliment them so well. Without these belts, and Pigeon Tree Crafting, I might not have gone down the Heritage Wear tunnel. My wallet thanks you Isaac.