Buckles, buttons, grommets, studs. Metal on a guitar strap? We just don't get it. A number of other "high end" manufacturers use metal in the design of their straps -- especially metal buckles for adjustment. We just don't see why you'd want metal scratching and dinging your favorite guitar or bass. No one needs a metal buckle digging into their back on stage or causing damage to and intrument when its put back in the case.
We know how valuable your intruments are and that resale value is important. From the beginning, Italia Straps have used an elegant no-hardware design that's east to adjust. Just say no to metal...on your guitar strap.