To wear these buckles you have to be a bit bold and rugged just like the beer. These buckles are also a tribute to my beloved grandfather, John Biondi, who was the lead mechanic for Walti-Schilling Co. in Santa Cruz, CA. Part of his job included making the slaughterhouse meat packing operation run more efficiently. I still remember touring the stockade and cold storage meat locker. I guess it’s no surprise that my grandfather also taught me how to box.