In 2012, after looking for a quality American hardware producer for over two years, Smith Shop was approached by Detroit Denim Company founder, Eric Yelsma, to produce simple high quality belt buckles. Four years and 500 buckles later, Smith Shop now produces the highest quality American made belt buckles for Detroit Denim Company, Ginew USA, and Cormac Kelly. Smith Shop's fabricated buckles are forged, formed, soldered, filed, sanded, and finished at our Detroit studio and are made of 100% solid metal (copper, brass, or recycled sterling silver). They are simple, extremely functional, and beautifully crafted. They are sold exclusively through our retail partners. For wholesale inquiries email us.
In 2016, Smith Shop was approached by Vortic Watch Co. to create a high quality watch strap buckle that exemplifies the American manufacturing tradition. Expect to see Smith Shop buckles on Vortic watches soon!