Parlour is a new line from Smathers & Branson that lets the brand play around a bit and get outside its preppy comfort zone. The designs take their hints from a specific, iconic time and place. The first batch looks right out of an 18th century jaunt around the Caribbean or the decks of a World War II-era battle ship. There are a ton of great designs, but none more so than the Kraken Needlepoint Belt.
The mythical sea creature from the deep appears ready to rise from your waist line and grab all unfortunate passersby. The needlepoint is backed by a deep teal leather and finished off with worn-in brown leather tabs and an antiqued brass buckle. The distressing gives the belt the look of one that’s been around for awhile, even if this line is brand new.