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Oh I know. And when you rotate them with other lovely belts they last even longer! I don't have sons to hand these things down to!!
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Originally Posted by Equus Leather View Post

We aim to tempt!

If you want to justify lovely things economically remember they will last a very long time. A £168 Rentetsu will still be lovely in 10 years time, maybe more so than when new and will have only cost you £17/year, thats maybe half the cost of buying rubbish belts and throwing them away when they look awful over the same periodl. Real luxury goods should be economic over their lifetime, just a brief wince when you buy them :-)

Charlie

Good point, Charlie.

High quality leather, properly looked after, ages really well.

From my 1990 pre-Prada Churches, to my 1996 (£1,200!) custom leather motorcycle suit; I expect the same from the belts I've bought from you in the past year :-)

To get really obsessive (what? Here on SF? ;-) , the creases on the elbows of an old motorcycle jacket are IMO the finest examples of leather ageing and conforming to the wearer.
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That is a great looking belt! I had been toying around with the thought of getting the Wakugi belt over the last few days. But the striations on the Rentetsu won me over immediately.
 

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Yup. They are being made at the moment and I hope will be here next month. Again they are being made by a single craftsman in Japan, this time a knife maker, so they've taken a while

Charlie

Can you PM me when those come in? Thanks.

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Well, all the Rentetsus sold out in a little over 12 hours, thank you everyone as ever. We'll try and get a few slipped in to our Damascus order for those that missed out!
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Originally Posted by Dave13 View Post

Good point, Charlie.

High quality leather, properly looked after, ages really well.

From my 1990 pre-Prada Churches, to my 1996 (£1,200!) custom leather motorcycle suit; I expect the same from the belts I've bought from you in the past year :-)

To get really obsessive (what? Here on SF? ;-) , the creases on the elbows of an old motorcycle jacket are IMO the finest examples of leather ageing and conforming to the wearer.

Yes, I agree, leather that has conformed to you really can't be beaten. Riding boots that have had a few years use are my own favourite example I think. On an every day basis I love how my Barenia watch strap has formed to the shape of my wrist. Its completely smooth on your wrist and you only realise how much its conformed when you lie the strap flat.
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That is a great looking belt! I had been toying around with the thought of getting the Wakugi belt over the last few days. But the striations on the Rentetsu won me over immediately.

Likewise!

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Can you PM me when those come in? Thanks.

Of course! As ever we'll announce them here as well

Thanks all,

Charlie
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Thread Starter 
I suspect there are probably some classic car fans here so thought this would be of interest. We're making a custom bonnet strap for this for a friend, its a 1934 Singer Nine thats a regular hill climb, rally and trial competitor. Strap not fitted but I'll repost a photo of the finished article!



Charlie
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British racing green in action:




Paired with these:

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Thread Starter 
BRG and Nickel West Ends are one of my favourite combinations, I have one myself

Thanks for the photos!

Charlie
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