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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post


I feel exactly the same way and said something very similar about a year and a half ago. I took delivery of my 4th Equus belt in February this year.

Great images Charlie!

 

Hope in a year and a half I'll too possess 4 Equus Leather belts; in fact I'm already eyeing the racing green leather and maybe one oxblood/burgundy in color, but with different buckles!

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Originally Posted by ShawnBC View Post

Just dropping by to say that I've received my first Equus Leather belt 2 weeks ago (wasn't a SF member then, so I couldn't post it here) and boy I'm glad I went thru with the order! The belt is superb and the craftsmanship is impressive. I like the smell too!

I'm sure it won't be my last belt from you guys!

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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post

I feel exactly the same way and said something very similar about a year and a half ago. I took delivery of my 4th Equus belt in February this year.

Great images Charlie!

Thanks guys, much appreciated :-)

We've been working on more photos for the new website which is still slowly progressing. The models today will be a navy bridle watch strap with matching stitching, a barenia raised rather than flat watch strap with natural calf lining, both for our new deployants. I'm also working on a natural leather watch strap idea, we'll post photos if we manage to take good ones!

Charlie
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a navy bridle watch strap with matching stitching

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post #1069 of 1495
Thread Starter 
Some photos as promised!

This is a natural calf strap prototype. The leather is undyed vegetable tan with several coats of carnauba wax to deepen the colour a litre and bring out the grain. It will darken and patinate significantly and quickly - one for the fans of watching russet colour age. Ive seen a few russet colour straps around of late - all seem rather crude though so I thought I'd try a more refined look. This is handstiched with Ecru lin cable, quite a subtle contrast now but as the leather darkens the stitches will come through more clearly. I think this leather would be a really interesting vehicle for strong contrast thread as well, the colour of the stitch will really stand out.

Charlie




post #1070 of 1495
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Last batch of photos for the day. This isn't a prototype, this is a variation on our Barenia strap. This has a slightly raised profile, is lined with natural calf calf and is designed to be used with our RHD deployant with 1 hole only. I love Barenia, its lovely to stitch, ages beautifully and is very photogenic.

As above this is hand stitched in ecru - my favourite thread colour. Its a good contrast thread, its bright enough to contrast but because its off white it goes well with the lighter brown leathers and never looks artificial

Charlie



post #1071 of 1495
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Hi Guys,

Quick Sale heads up. Our West End Roller belt is discounted by 15% until the end of the month - good opportunity to add to or start the collection :-)



Charlie
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What ever happened to the wallets? I remember there being a lot of talk about it some months ago. Are you still planning to start selling them or did you change your mind?

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Originally Posted by Salanito View Post

What ever happened to the wallets? I remember there being a lot of talk about it some months ago. Are you still planning to start selling them or did you change your mind?

Definitley not abandoned, but temporarily on hold. We struggle to keep up with demand so its difficult to develop new stuff as well as keeping our waiting list at sensible levels and of course we have to prioritise getting stuff to people in a timely manner. Keep watching this space though, they will appear! The leather and other raw material sourcing is done - just need to fully develop our patterns.

These are the prototype card cases that were being talked about a little while ago - fully hand stitched with Lin Cable and made with goatskin linings and a Barenia or English Saddle Hide outer






Charlie
post #1074 of 1495
Would it be possible to do a suede Sam Browne?
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

Would it be possible to do a suede Sam Browne?

The underlying pattern would work in the suede I think, not sure the stitching would stand out very well, the suede tends to hide it - that aside don't see why not

Charlie
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Hi Charlie,

Which leather type would be the most flexible for a belt? Also would it be possible to send in a belt to change the buckle? I'd like to replace the old brass with nickle.
post #1077 of 1495
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Hi Riva,

Of all our leathers the Bakers Australian Nut is the most flexible - it is oiled during the currying and finishing process so its much more flexible for its thickness than any of our other leathers. The Sedgwick bridle leather is next, it starts of quite firm but will soften and break in well and can be helped along with a little neetsfoot oil if you specifically want to make it flexible - its easy to overdo though! We're very happy to send samples if it would help?

No problem at all re the buckle, drop me a pm or email with the details, we'll make sure we have the buckle you want and we'll get it organised for you.

Charlie
post #1078 of 1495
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We often get asked for pictures showing the different buckle finishes we offer:

London Dee - Polished


London Dee - Satin


Brass West End - Satin


Nickel West End - Polished


Kensington - Palladium
post #1079 of 1495
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Since the New Year, Charlie and I have been working on our new website. Many hours, days and weeks have gone into it, a true labour of love! However, we are 'almost' there and I thought you guys at the Style Forum would like a little sneaky peak.....so here you go:


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Got my first Equus order over the weekend: black Sedgwick with blue stitching and matte nickel West End buckle, and Baker's Australian Nut with green stitching and matte nickle West End buckle.  Really very happy with both - great fit and great quality.  

 

The Baker's Australian Nut really seems like a versatile color in that it's a deep brown that also has some red in it.  It paired up quite nicely with both dark brown, C&J handgrade chestnut, and #8 shell.

 

Dawn was kind enough to include some leather swatches and I've already got a couple more orders in mind:

 

- Racing green, maybe with the WE roller; I think this could be a great and subtle alternative to a black belt when wearing black shoes

- Baker's Oak Brown in a casual double-tongued setup, probably the Sam Brown

- Baker's Dark Stain with a polished WE

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