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post #2056 of 2066
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I have hatchgrain shoes and a hatchgrain belt, how could I not?

Indeed :-)
post #2057 of 2066
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Hi Guys,

We're launching a new belt today! This is the second in our series paying tribute to the great British explorers, the first was the Scott, this time its the Shackleton. On this day in 1914 the expedition led by Sir Ernest Shackleton left British waters, so it seemed today is a good day to launch the belt! The expedition culminated in one of the greatest fetes of human endurance, a 700 mile open boat journey across the Southern Ocean and South Atlantic after their boat was lost to the ice pack. Like the Scott we've designed the belt using oak bark tanned 5mm harness leather from J & F J Baker in Devon and we're using leather, buckles and stitching that would have been current at the time. The formulation of the leather for the Shackleton is different than the Scott, we've made the leather more dense and firmer, Shackleton the man was famous for his endurance so we've formulated the leather accordingly for the belt! It'll make a great casual, outdoor and jeans belt and like everything I design one of the key goals is for the belt to become an old friend, the belt in your wardrobe you'd never lend and would morn if it was lost.

http://www.equusleather.co.uk/belts/bakers-of-colyton-leather-belts/the-shackleton-harness-leather-belt.html





Charlie
post #2058 of 2066

Hey Charlie!

 

A friend of mine is looking for a watch strap for a Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Squadra which seems hard to source since that model is a bit bulkier than the normal Reverso.

 

Would you be able to help him?

 

Thanks in advance.

post #2059 of 2066
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Hey Charlie!

A friend of mine is looking for a watch strap for a Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Squadra which seems hard to source since that model is a bit bulkier than the normal Reverso.

Would you be able to help him?

Thanks in advance.

Yup, should be able to. We've made quite a few JLC straps over the years - each one is made for the watch its for so no problem customising them!

Charlie
post #2060 of 2066
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Hi Guys,

We're launching a new belt today! This is the second in our series paying tribute to the great British explorers, the first was the Scott, this time its the Shackleton. On this day in 1914 the expedition led by Sir Ernest Shackleton left British waters, so it seemed today is a good day to launch the belt! The expedition culminated in one of the greatest fetes of human endurance, a 700 mile open boat journey across the Southern Ocean and South Atlantic after their boat was lost to the ice pack. Like the Scott we've designed the belt using oak bark tanned 5mm harness leather from J & F J Baker in Devon and we're using leather, buckles and stitching that would have been current at the time. The formulation of the leather for the Shackleton is different than the Scott, we've made the leather more dense and firmer, Shackleton the man was famous for his endurance so we've formulated the leather accordingly for the belt! It'll make a great casual, outdoor and jeans belt and like everything I design one of the key goals is for the belt to become an old friend, the belt in your wardrobe you'd never lend and would morn if it was lost.

http://www.equusleather.co.uk/belts/bakers-of-colyton-leather-belts/the-shackleton-harness-leather-belt.html





Charlie

How is the colored compared to the Scott? Also what widths is it offered in?

 

Didn't think one could possible make a belt more durable than the Scott...

post #2061 of 2066
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How is the colored compared to the Scott? Also what widths is it offered in?

Didn't think one could possible make a belt more durable than the Scott...

Its much lighter than the Scott, a light tan. A little darker than the Bakers London Tan and lighter than the Oak Brown - as ever very happy to send samples!

In terms of durability, really either this or the Scott should last forever so in use there may well be no practical difference in longevoty. The formulation for the Shackleton produces a firmer leather though, so if you want dense weight bearing harness leather this is the one. We try and have the Scott leather feeling a little more broken in, just as thick but a touch more give.

Hope that makes sense!

Charlie
post #2062 of 2066
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Its much lighter than the Scott, a light tan. A little darker than the Bakers London Tan and lighter than the Oak Brown - as ever very happy to send samples!

In terms of durability, really either this or the Scott should last forever so in use there may well be no practical difference in longevoty. The formulation for the Shackleton produces a firmer leather though, so if you want dense weight bearing harness leather this is the one. We try and have the Scott leather feeling a little more broken in, just as thick but a touch more give.

Hope that makes sense!

Charlie

Yes it does, my Scott has become very flexible and supple over time. 

 

Also sent you a PM. Some great stuff in clearance. 

post #2063 of 2066
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Yes it does, my Scott has become very flexible and supple over time. 

Also sent you a PM. Some great stuff in clearance. 

Yup, I love my Scotts. My every day in the workshop belt is the first Scott ever made and its got better and better over time - I love it, despite me having shrunk three holes since I bought it!

Charlie
post #2064 of 2066
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Hi Guys,

Havent posted any photos for a little while, so here's a quick few from the last couple of weeks in the workshop

Lovely Patek Phillippe deployment on a Barenia strap



Custom 3/4" wide Italian Calf L&R



Australian Nut Bridle Leather Lined and Raised with Oxford Tan Lining - always a great combo




Hazel Bridle Leather watch strap with Orange Lin Cable, really pleasing combination



We're working on a the first of the Rusticalf straps right now so we'll try to take a good batch of photos of those in a the next few days as well

Charlie
post #2065 of 2066
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Hi All

Another photo, Novonappa Stratfield strap with Orange Lin Cable hand stitching. Great combo with the Palladium finished buckle



Charlie
post #2066 of 2066
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Hi Guys,

Just had some nice customer photos of an Oak Brown watch strap made using oak bark tanned bridle leather from J & FJ Baker in Devon we've made on a Breitling Transcend I thought Id share - nice watch and always nice to see our work in action.





Dawn and I are off on holiday for a week - the team is still beavering away but you wont get a response here or by email quite as quickly for a few days so bear with us :-)

Charlie
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