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post #1411 of 1420
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Originally Posted by Equus Leather View Post

Hi Guys,

Exciting news! Our Damascus buckles have just arrived, finally after many months wait. They are made by a master knife maker who inevitable with good craftspeople has more orders than he has time so they took a while longer than I thought.

They arrive in a soft bead blasted finish that we've repolished so the high spots really contrast with the more matt low spots to bring out the Damascus effect, its very pretty. Very hard to capture the subtlety in a photo but we've taken some as best we can.

Given the buckle development has been documented her on StyleForum I haven't put them on the website yet so people here get the opportunity to reserve one before they go live. From previous experiences with the other Japanese Special editions I suspect they'll sell out very fast and more than half of them are already reserved. They will be £175 (+ VAT for us EU types) including an 1 1/4" strap in leather of your choosing. I think the Bakers London Tan and Oak Brown would work well, as would the Sedgwick Midnight Blue and Black to contrast with the light buckle, all the leathers would work well with it. We can also make up an L&R using them as well for an extra charge.

If you'd like to reserve one let me know. Ive emailed everyone I know about who has said they'd like one so if you do want one and haven't had an email shout!






Charlie

Hi All,

About 2/3rds of the buckles are now reserved, if you want one shout or you might not get one in this batch! A couple of people have asked if the SF discount can be applied, more than happy to do so as ever.

Thanks to all here once again for supporting these low volume runs - its a great way of us getting to work with interesting materials and people, for you guys to get interesting stuff and have input in the development and a great way of supporting the craftspeople making the raw materials. Its one of the things I like most about the forum

Charlie

Charlie
post #1412 of 1420

The buckle looks great, Charlie. It appear a bit yellow on my screen though. Is that just an effect of the lighting and the brown material that it's on?

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Originally Posted by Mr. Six View Post

The buckle looks great, Charlie. It appear a bit yellow on my screen though. Is that just an effect of the lighting and the brown material that it's on?

Its just picking up some colour from the suede in the background I think. The high spots are bright white and the low spots are a darker matt. Very hard to take a picture that represents both the texture and all the colours well!

Charlie
post #1414 of 1420

I received my belt this morning.

I knew from previous pictures on this thread that it would have been wrapped and tied but still I was very pleased by the packaging.

And what to say about the belt itself! Of course it is exactly as I requested (Australian Nut, with dye inside the holes), but far better than I was expecting, I am totally satisfied and already thinking about the next one.

Great job and top notch customer care Charlie and Dawn!

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I'm awaiting my first Equus belt, and your post aroused my organ of expectation, as Jane Austen might say. smile.gif Or maybe she wouldn't.
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I received my belt this morning.
I knew from previous pictures on this thread that it would have been wrapped and tied but still I was very pleased by the packaging.
And what to say about the belt itself! Of course it is exactly as I requested (Australian Nut, with dye inside the holes), but far better than I was expecting, I am totally satisfied and already thinking about the next one.
Great job and top notch customer care Charlie and Dawn!

:-) we aim to please. Glad you like it!

Charlie
post #1417 of 1420

Dye inside the holes is a good idea....

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Dye inside the holes is a good idea....

Its less necessary for our belts than lots of others. Our bridle leather s completely vegetable tanned so the core of the leather is "leather coloured" for want of a better description, it isn't chrome tanned white. There is a certain amount of contrast of course but I think its quite a pleasing one and shows the belts are made of very good leather. Of course its fine to disagree though, hence the dyed holes commented on above :-)

Charlie
post #1419 of 1420

Just a quick open question. Do you think the belts are appropriate for professional workwear (banking/consulting)?

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Just a quick open question. Do you think the belts are appropriate for professional workwear (banking/consulting)?

 

Just my opinion, but, I think these belts would be appropriate for business casual (khakis) but not business formal (suits).

 

Because of the style of leather (bridle) and buckle, these belts would not be appropriate for use with a suit or dress slacks. They would have to be paired with something like khakis or jeans (granted, you generally can't wear jeans in a professional environment, but just to point out the uses of such a belt). On a separate note, this is why I asked about belt buckles earlier in the thread; Charlie is preparing a more formal buckle that can be used with their lined and raised calfskin belt, which WOULD make a traditional, formal belt.

 

So the question now is whether your work environment is business casual or formal? If everyone is wearing suits, then I'd say no. But if you can wear khakis and a button-down shirt, then I'd say yes.

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