belts, wallets, clutches/pouches & more!
The part of the belt that houses the tongue, which keeps the belt closed and can also secure the end of the belt. Coming in all shapes, colors, and sizes, buckle hardware can break or fall out with use over time. We can repair components of the buckle or replace it entirely (depending on the brand).
What needs repair?
Wallets, Clutches/Pouches & More
Areas on your belt, wallet, or other SLG that have become unsewn, can be restitched as needed to close any open seams.
We can strip and reapply the edge coating to seal and protect edges on wallets, belts, and other SLGs. When resealing edges on a belt, we often recommend stitching either side to close the open seams before the sealant is applied to the edges.
Snaps, studs, stones, magnetic closures, belt buckles, hooks, chains, and may more! Whether your original parts can be reused, or a similar generic option is necessary, we can perform a wide variety of hardware repairs and replacements.
When cleaning/washing, the exterior will be carefully hand-cleaned to remove surface-level dirt. The washing option is best suited for fabrics, suede, and coated canvas. Washing will not remove deep staining, discoloration, ink, or dye transfer.
After being washed, a leather item that has a natural leather finish can be conditioned to moisturize the leather and maintain the original look.
Recoloring leather is needed when the original color/finish is worn/faded/stained. Our color specialists custom-mix colors to match your item as closely as possible. The color is then carefully applied by hand in our refinishing studio.
When an interior seam is unsewn, we can repair it.
We can replace plastic ID windows.
With constant use, a zipper pull can become weak and break. If made of leather, we can make a custom replacement. If your original pull is metal, we have generic options available.
If the slider is off track, we can realign or replace most sliders.
When the zipper tape is torn, or teeth are missing, we replace the zipper. We select the best match available for zipper tape color and teeth color and size.
Convert pouch/wallet to crossbody/wristlet
We can add tabs with rings to allow the addition of a chain or strap, so your favorite SLG can be worn as a wristlet or crossbody.
Resize a belt
We can shorten belts or add holes to adjust the fit. We can also extend belts depending on the style.
…and many more!
When buckles break, they may be able to be repaired with custom pins or screws to fit your unique style belt. Also, if a buckle is too loose and falls off the leather, we can reinforce the area so the buckle stays on tight.
When repair is not an option, we can custom make some hardware pieces, such as the tongue on the buckle. We can also order a new buckle for some brands.
Edges around the sides of the belt can crack or peel and need to be resealed to bond the leather and create a finished edge. We can reapply edge sealant to help prevent future damage to the leather.
Torn leather can be mended, or we can make new leather components for belts, depending on the style.
Holes can be added to make the belt smaller or larger. We can also tighten some holes when they are too stretched out, among other solutions for worn holes.
If a belt is too large, we can shorten it to your desired length. Depending on style, we may also be able to lengthen belts.
CUSTOM LEATHER BELTS
Inquire about our custom leather belts, made to your specifications. We can also make reversible leather belts to give you the choice of two colors, or make a belt fit a buckle you’re not ready to let go of quite yet!
After being washed, a belt that has a natural leather finish can be simply conditioned to moisturize the leather and maintain the original look.
Recoloring leather is needed when the original color/finish is worn/faded/stained. Our color specialists custom mix colors to match your belt as closely as possible. The color is then carefully applied by hand in our refinishing studio.
Don’t see your small leather good listed above?
Contact us with photos of your item, and we will provide an initial assessment.
Before & After Transformations
LV Custom Flap Rebuild
Hermes Leather Refinishing
Louis Vuitton Rip Repair
“I sent in my favorite Louis Vuitton wallet for edge sealing, restitching, and leather conditioning/coloring. LV corporate told me my piece was rejected for repair because they couldn’t re-stitch the edges…so I chose Rago Brothers because I knew they could fix it. I just received it back today, and it looks wonderful! They were able to expertly stitch/repair the edges and color the beautiful cobalt blue to match exactly. It looks better than it did when it was new.
I’m really happy with every aspect of the services and professional rapport they provide at Rago Brothers. I know I’ll be sending many more things their way, as I unconditionally trust their expertise. They are truly masters of their craft! Thank you all for the amazing job!
– Diana W., Phoenix, AZ