Waxed canvas has an unmistakeable rugged charm that few other materials come close to. Mixing the tough texture of canvas with a water repellent wax coating, it is a perfect material for the outdoors. The waxed surface also patinas in cool and unique ways, adding to its masculine appeal. The RIOS1931 Waxed Canvas 2-piece strap, a companion to the Waxed Canvas Mil-Strap, is a thick, sporty strap that features canvas wrapped around leather, for a solid feel. The edges are hand-stitched with doubled thread for an extra sturdy appearance.
Founded in 1931 by watchmaker Riemer Oswald, RIOS1931 is a German-based brand that is independent and family owned. With a wide variety of straps in a range of materials, what sets them apart is a focus on handcraft and traditional techniques. Their straps employ processes with over 100 steps for exceptional detailing and durability. Yet, despite the labor intensive method in which they are made, RIOS1931 straps are surprisingly affordable.