Originally Posted by Mr. Moo
Maybe not bridle. Here's Terry's description of the belt in an e-mail:
The leather is slow-tanned in oak-bark tanning liquor over a period of 12 months. The thickness is 5.7-6.5mm (15-16oz). The buckles are hand-cast and hand-finished solid brass.
Terry's stuff is bridle. Mike over at Indigoshrimp used to rave about it, but I never saw photos showing how the leather aged in the way that other leathers age. I have bridle leather belts and like them a lot, but think of them as a much more "dressy" leather. I wear them with casual pants and sport coats or whatever. Saddle and harness leather gets used with jeans, and I like them for how they evolve over time. They look "rougher" in their evolution than bridle, if that's the right word. More workwearish, I guess.