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$18,000 Belt

Kale Miles Belt Has 8oz of Platinum

— January 17, 2008 — Luxury
While some may argue this accessory puts money to waste, all I can assure is it will put it to waist. This $18,000 belt will make standing out from the crowd a cinch.

The opulent men's accessory is actually the world's most expensive belt. It was created by men's accessory designer Kale Miles whose belts range from $240 to this $18,000 piece.

It's not coated in diamonds or precious jewels, so what gives it its value? It's all in the buckle. The clasp is made out of nearly 8 ounces of platinum, and considering today platinum is worth $1,570.59 and ounce, that makes an 8 oz buckle alone worth $12,564.76 US. The belt has a strap made out of some of the finest leather in the world.

"Kale Miles uses full grain leather from the oldest bridal tannery in the world on the platinum line; at an average leather weight of nine ounces it's tanned for over one year, which results in a longer lasting leather that gets more beautiful with age," a press release detailed.

Of course, the belts are custom made to ensure each piece is unique and fits as an $18,000 belt should. Customers send in their measurements and Kale Miles adds an additional two inches to the regular size; making it smaller is never a problem, and you wouldn't want to have to shaft a piece of luxury like this to the closet just because you indulged a little too much over the holidays.