:-) Lots of lovey things in there hopefully!
Yes, thank you Charlie and Dawn. Everything looks great.
While I don't have any pictures, this is what I received:
- 1-1/2" wide satin stainless steel West End in Sedgwick Burgundy Bridle Leather
- 1-1/4" wide polished stainless steel West End in Baker's Scott Harness Leather
- 1-1/2" wide satin stainless steel West End in Sedgwick Oxford Tan Bridle Leather
- 1-1/2" wide satin stainless steel West End in Sedwick Dark Havana Bridle Leather
- 1-1/4" wide polished stainless steel West End in Baker's Oak Brown Bridle Leather
- 500 ml of Sedgwick Leather Feed
This is the combination of two orders I placed around the end of June / early July. I have another belt on the way, a 1-1/4" wide polished stainless steel West End in Baker's Australian Nut. All of the belts were 36-1/2" in length and had the 7 holes at 3/4" spacing option. I probably could've gone to 37" for the length, but I has feeling ambitious ;) . I'm wearing the burgundy belt today on the dead center hole and it fits very comfortably. After lunch, I can kick it out a notch.
These belts are beautiful. I am very impressed and seeing these belts first hand have proven the quality and beauty of all of the photos of Equus Leather belts I have seen on the web.
Maybe I will get around to posting pictures of each belt in future posts. Obviously receiving five belts all at once is a lot to take in, but each belt has a great deal of character and I could point out many wonderful characteristics of each.
Thanks again Charlie and Dawn, they are beautiful and I look forward to years of use.
I will try to get some pics soon. The oxford tan I got to match a pair of Carmina saddle shell cordovan shoes. I actually haven't had a chance to check the match, but I know that they are as close as I could get in any case, so I'm not too worried. I was a little skeptical about the dark havana color being too close to black, but I find it to be a definite darm brown...... and it matches my Red Wing Iron Ranger boots in amber harness leather after I had applied boot oil and Obenauf's waterproofing to the boots, which turned them very dark and haven't really lightened up much since. The burgundy I got to match my color 8 shell cordovan shoes, which I got in the wider 1-1/2" width for a more casual belt since I already have a burgundy calf skin dress belt around 1-1/4" in width. The burgundy is a little lighter than my Alden color 8 shell shoes and boots, but it is close and I'm happy with it. I'm wondering/hoping that the Baker's Australian nut is maybe somewhat of a match to the color 8 shoes I have as well, since the swatch sample I had showed a slight reddish tinge to it. You can see that my game plan was to get nearly one of everything..... just to be sure.
I love the varigated look of the Baker's leather. I'm wearing the Scott Harness belt today which matches very nicely to a pair of brown shell cordovan shoes that I have with quite a bit of varigation in it as well.
The funny thing is, today I'm wearing the exact same shoes with the Baker's Oak Brown belt and it looks fantastic with it as well! My brown shell shoes are highly varigated and very versatile.
Not the best pictures, but here is the belt and the shoes