Howler X Cityboy: The El Gallo Buckle
Posted on October 16, 2014
The El Gallo Buckle is our latest collaborative creation with anvil master Wes Groot at Cityboy Forge. After the overwhelming popularity of the rooster on our Gaucho Snapshirt, we were dying to get this gallo hammered into metal. As with all Cityboy buckles, this one is highly customizable on the back with words of wisdom, geographic coordinates, girlfriend's names, battle cries, or whatever else you want (within reason). Claim one of these buckles for yourself here and now.
We are sure that many of you seen our previous buckle collaborations with Wes Groot and Cityboy Forge: the classic Howler Monkey, the Jolly Roger, and the Coordinates Buckle. All of these are evidence of just how much we love what Wes and Co. do at the Forge. Wes is an artisan who manipulates the elements into heirloom quality, wearable art. To do this he uses old school techniques like hammering, weaving, forge-pressing and repoussé, a process where sheet metal is manipulated to create three-dimensional designs. Like us, Wes is driven by creativity, ideas, and the desire to keep making original things that reflect his personality and that of his customers. On top of that, he’s just a good dude. Watch Wes' craft and process in the video below and check out more on the Cityboy Forge website.