Hi guys ...
Thanks for all the comments. We agree that matching belts would be a very cool idea.
We have had belts available in the FJ line before ... mostly basic colors, simple reptile prints with/without concho hardware.
In a MyJoys belt scenario, the belts would have be made 'on the fly'. We would need to use the same raw materials (calfskin and full grain leathers) and build the matching belts at the same time. The best part about MyJoys from a OEM standpoint is that we only manufacture products when we have orders, resulting in no closeouts and unwanted finished goods.
That said, our shoe factory, while absolutely brilliant at making shoes (and only FJ shoes) is just that ... a shoe factory. As we talked about yesterday with 19hole during his visit, making belts is not rocket science, but still requires an investment in machinery, people and training.
At FJ, we never do anything half way, so if we were to ever do this, we would only launch it when we know we have made the best quality product we can. No promises at this point, but we will certainly take the feedback you have been providing and see where it takes us.
Keep the comments coming!