Originally Posted by Shoeliker
Just ordered my first Equus belt last night, and once again I'll sing the wisdom of having the samples on hand. I upgraded to the Baker's Oak Brown because the samples clearly showed the subtleties of colour richness that the Bakers display. In comparing the samples with various shoes, the Bakers complemented a wide range of various shoe colours. I'm not big on having an exact match between belt and shoes, so I loved how, every time I put the Bakers sample next to a different shoe, it seemed to complement the shoe in a new and :happy:interesting way.
One thing I'd enjoy hearing comments or feedback on: I asked the Equus crew to use their professional expertise to pick a thread colour for me. I chose Lin cable, mostly thinking that I wanted to do anything possible to enhance what I imagine will be a long-term product life. I thought I wanted a very slight complementary colour, not an exact match, and I couldn't tell from the Web pics. However, on a West End belt I wonder if it matters much, as very little if any stitching shows on these belts, I imagine.
I look forward not only to receiving my purchase but also to someday buying more belts. I love buying things from companies that (from what we see on this forum and in what is communicated on the Website) have such a customer-oriented approach and an ethos grounded in a true love of the work they do.
Thanks for the order! Ive marked it as having Beige Lin Cable, its a lovely subtle contrast to the Oak Brown, I think you'll like it :-)
Originally Posted by Equus Leather
Glad to help and pleased you like what we're doing. We genuinely do love what we do and what we make, its not just words on the website. We're very lucky to have a business that lets us make lovely things for a living and that funds the ongoing development of (hopefully) yet more lovely things.
The Rose Gold option is live on the website - no photos as yet but will follow in due course!
Originally Posted by Riva
Can you share the link Charlie? I can't seem to find it.
On any if the belt pages there's a buckle finish option as you configure the belt. You should find Rose Gold in there as well as Palladium, polished and satin. If not something has gone wrong! Let me know if so and I'll take a look.The best buckle to pick for plating is brass, no need to pay extra for nickel etc.
Originally Posted by jssdc
Congrats! I'm a big equus fan - I have four and will be in the market for 2-3 more once I have a permanent address again to ship to. Regarding the thread colour, it's really something that there for you individually but not something that anyone else can actually see when you're wearing it. I've done Baker's Aus Nut/green thread, Sedgwick Oxford Tan/red thread, Sedgwick black/blue thread, and BRG/black thread. I like looking at each of the combos before I put them on but they're not visible after the belt is buckled.
Exactly this - its therefore safe to have a louder contrast colour than you might do if it were visible