When I visited with Kiel James Patrick back in April, he handed over a braided rope belt prototype for a first look. His eponymous nautical accessories brand has since rolled out an entire line in an array of color-ways ranging from solids to multi-color renditions. These belts, like his bracelets, are made entirely in Rhode Island; an achievement Patrick continues to pride himself on. I like the solid color sailing belts best. Their versatility and classic colors make cinching them up into autumn seamless. For the kids in the northeast, to confine their sailing belts to the summer would be a travesty. Any excuse to be near the ocean, or simply be reminded of being near the ocean (or any body of water for that matter), is blithely welcomed if not encouraged. At just under $90, the “handmade in New England” cachet is well worth the price of admission. Order 4” up from your waist size to ensure a perfect fit (i.e. as a 32” waist, a 36” belt is a perfect fit in both the club buckle and d-ring style).
Kiel James Patrick has teamed up with Unabashedly Prep to accoutre one lucky lady and gentleman in a signature sailing belt of your choice. To enter, visit KielJamesPatrick.com and scribble in the comments below the belt name and size you want by September 17, 2010. For everyone else, enjoy 10% off when you use promotional code “unabashedlyprep” at checkout.
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