About Cyclical Design

I grew up in NYC but spent my summers in southern Texas. I always had a fascination with the old,tooled leather belts that I discovered there.

I got a job right outta college on the Lower East side of Manhattan at a leather shop called Big Sex Outfitters. I was making fetish and bondage gear for a year.

Twenty years later I started to wonder why there weren’t any cool belts.

“Scenes”, like the ones on the old Western belts, that were more modern, or strange. That’s how I got my inspiration to do my line of belts. To combine an old art form with a modern esthetic, in a timeless fashion.

They are made to spec here in Portland Oregon with pride by myself.

-Ben Milam