Our latest delivery of handmade belts by Italian brand Anderson's is now available to shop online and in-store just in time for Christmas. The selection of belts are back in stock in both woven textile and calfs leather options, featuring three new multi colour-way variations. Head to our website or either store to shop now.
Having been born in 1935, Carlo Valenti went on to learn the art of belt making at a famous factory in Parma back in 1960. Following a six year stint at the factory, he founded his own brand and Anderson's was born. The name Anderson's was born from Valenti's love for the English tailor, Anderson and Shepard, that he purchased all of his suits from.
Mr Valenti asked one of his very good friends, Mr Pancaldi Bruno, founder of one of the best-known Italian brands, to join him. Together they travelled all over the world attending the most important exhibitions and making the name Anderson's synonymous with the highest quality of design and manufacturing, combining modern techniques with the experience and tradition of the "Parma leather artisans".
Sadly in 2006, Mr Valenti passed away but the company continues, run by his wife, daughter Elisabetta and son Riccardo. Anderson's is still – after more than 45 years – based in Parma, Italy, where 100% of belts are manufactured by 50 employees. Production takes place exclusively at the laboratories in Parma, where each individual operation is supervised by expert craftsmen.