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post #1486 of 1495
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Hi All,

I thought Id post a couple of photos we took of the Calf L&R the other day given we've been talking about formal belts a little bit. This is a Black Italian Calf face, black hand stitched Lin Cable and a natural calf lining along with a Nickel West End. We started off making the belts with a black lining but I prefer the contrast this gives despite making it much more difficult to make technically. Currently we only have this leather in Black but we'll widen the choice in due course. These aren't the best photos we've ever taken but black is really really hard. Apocryphally this is why the little black dress is declining in popularity - photographers hate having to take pictures of them for the web!

http://www.equusleather.co.uk/belts/lined-and-raised-belts/the-lined-and-raised-calf-leather-belt-html.html





Charlie
post #1487 of 1495
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Hi All,

We've just had our second batch of Damascus buckles arrive from Japan so I've been able to get the belt on the website. The first batch sold out the day we got them so we didnt have any to sell by the time we got the photos taken! I intend to keep these in stock as much as possible because I think they're lovely but theres only one guy making them for us and he's extremely busy so I think there may well be big gaps in supply - if you want one I'd buy one while you can! For those waiting with baited breathe for a belt from the first batch who haven't already had it Im planning to get more made next week so keep an eye on your email :-)

http://www.equusleather.co.uk/belts/special-edition-belts/damascus-belt.html



Charlie
post #1488 of 1495
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More new things on the website! As Ive mentioned in passing a couple of times we've been doing a lot of work to get our Sterling Silver production back on line. Its taken a long time, partially because we're always so busy development can get left to one side but more than anything because we've found it so hard to find a firm to work with for the casting who really gets the idea of quality. Thankfully we seem to have solved that so heres the first of the belts back in production, with more to come in due course. I can see this buckle working really nicely with the Calf L&R as well for people who prefer a stitched formal belt

The Sterling Silver Mayfair






post #1489 of 1495
^ That looks great!
post #1490 of 1495
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Originally Posted by Mr. Six View Post

^ That looks great!

:-) Thanks, glad you like it!
post #1491 of 1495

What kind of care does sterling silver need?

 

Also the website has been freezing up a lot for me lately and going to your hosting services error page.


Edited by MSchapiro - 10/19/14 at 7:12pm
post #1492 of 1495
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What kind of care does sterling silver need?

Also the website has been freezing up a lot for me lately and going to your hosting services error page.

Hi MS

I use a couple of sterling buckles myself from the original run from maybe 2 1/2 years ago and they don't need any more maintenance than a brass or nickel buckle really. We treat them with Renaissance Wax the same as all our buckles before they leave us to give some initial tarnish protection and we include a silver cleaning cloth with each one that work amazingly well. The hardness is also pretty similar to brass. Of course like any metal they can get scratches and marks but they're a solid metal so a good silver polish will normally make them look as good as new. In the long term much lower maintenance than a plated buckle really.

Re the website, there aren't any problems Im aware of, certainly none Ive seen from here and the server monitoring doesnt show any issues. Anyone else had any problems? I'd love to see a screenshot of any error messages anyones seen. Thanks for the heads up - will keep an eye on it

Charlie
post #1493 of 1495
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Originally Posted by MSchapiro View Post

What kind of care does sterling silver need?

Also the website has been freezing up a lot for me lately and going to your hosting services error page.

Hi All,

Have identified the problem I think. We have had a backup job running at 1 am our time that pegged the database server cpu completely for a couple of hours per night that we hadn't picked up on. After a hardware upgrade I think all should be sorted but we'll keep an eye on it

Charlie
post #1494 of 1495
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Originally Posted by Equus Leather View Post

Hi All,

Have identified the problem I think. We have had a backup job running at 1 am our time that pegged the database server cpu completely for a couple of hours per night that we hadn't picked up on. After a hardware upgrade I think all should be sorted but we'll keep an eye on it

Charlie

Just a brief update on the above - hardware upgrades done last night and appear to have sorted and made the site in general a bit snappier, but of course if anyone has any issues we'd love to hear about them :-) Back to making L&Rs - leather is more tractable than web servers!

Charlie
post #1495 of 1495
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Hello everyone, Dawn here!

I've been busy adding belts to our Clearance Section and have more to go on today, some great bargains to be had!

I'm also finalising the last order dates ready for the Christmas rush, they'll be posted here as well as emailed out, but one final date that is fixed is the following:

Midnight Friday November 14th - Lined & Raised Belts, Wallets, Watch Straps & Key Fobs.

Dawn
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