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post #226 of 1328
I wonder what kind of substance you use to dye your belts. I've got your tan belt. Honestly, the leather smells like trout or salmon. In fact, the light orange color of the belt reminds me of the color of these fishes.
post #227 of 1328
Received this today!
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post #228 of 1328
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Received this today!
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Rankiz, can you tell me which model you got? I love the look of it, but wasn't sure if that is a west end?

Thanks in advance.
post #229 of 1328
Rankin,

Can you tell me which model that is? Not sure if it is the west end?

Thanks in advance.
post #230 of 1328
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Originally Posted by the_sulks View Post

I wonder what kind of substance you use to dye your belts.

 

Trout and salmon.

 

 

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I've got your tan belt. Honestly, the leather smells like trout or salmon. In fact, the light orange color of the belt reminds me of the color of these fishes.

 

Then it is working as intended.

post #231 of 1328
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Originally Posted by Jackie Treehorn View Post

Trout and salmon.

Then it is working as intended.
Are you serious? Why do they need to use fish?
post #232 of 1328
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Originally Posted by MakingChanges View Post

Rankin,
Can you tell me which model that is? Not sure if it is the west end?
Thanks in advance.

Hi Rankin,

That photo is a Stainless Steel West End - hope that helps!

Charlie
post #233 of 1328
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by the_sulks View Post

Are you serious? Why do they need to use fish?

I think he might have been joking ;-)

We don't dye any of the leathers ourselves - bridle leather is always dyed and finished at the tannery/curriers that make it. I'm quite certain there no fish in the dye though! The grease that makes bridle leather bridle leather always contains a certain amount cod liver oil - its a natural grease that all good bridle leather tanners use in my experience. It doesn't smell fishy though, nor does the leather, at least in my experience and I do work with it everyday! It just smells leathery really. If you want a really fragrant leather the Bakers Australian Nut smells amazing, to the degree I thought about making car air fresheners in a moment of weakness at one point..

Charlie
post #234 of 1328
Yes, it's a Stainless Steel West End belt in Dark Havanna. The most versatile color, perfect for my first "high-end" belt.
post #235 of 1328
Does the satin finish on the buckles last? Or will it get worn and shiny after a while?
post #236 of 1328
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Originally Posted by robowarrior View Post

Does the satin finish on the buckles last? Or will it get worn and shiny after a while?

Hi Robowarrior,

It'll last well, the metal is physically brushed with an abrasive wheel to make the satin marks. I can't see it wearing away for a number of years, though I guess it depends how hard its life is. If ever the satin degraded to the point an owner wanted the finish re-doing we can happily re-satin, the buckles are solid brass/stainless/nickel so we can re brush without worrying about a plated layer being damaged.

Hope that helps,

Charlie
post #237 of 1328
Dear Charlie,

I've got a question.

I'm the owner of #25/40 Styleforum belt.
Yesterday I went to see the football match Italy vs. Germany with my friends at our universities public viewing.
Unluckily not only our team lost to the Italians just as you Englishmen did, but also I sat in a rain shower which lasted for almost 3 hours.
I was literally soaked to the skin.
When I put off my pullover at home the disaster presented itself to my eye.
The belt lost a lot of color on its inside and dyed my white OCBD shirt brown/burgundy all around the waistline.
I have not done anything to the shirt aside from hanging it dry over night.
Do you think the color will go away with machine waching it at 30°C or should I treat it somehow differently?

Best,
Jan
post #238 of 1328
Thread Starter 
Hi Jan,

That doesnt song good! I'd try to wash the item as hot as it will manage with a biological powder if poss and see how you get on. Ive never heard of the Bakers Aus Nut having colour issues so don't have any experience of washing its dye out - I'd imagine though that if it came out when soaking wet it'll then wash out in the washing machine again.

I'm very happy to follow up with Bakers for more help if you'd like me to, maybe PM me some photos if you like and I'd appreciate it if you let me know how you get on.

Charlie
post #239 of 1328
I would follow this guide.
post #240 of 1328
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I would follow this guide.

All looks sensible advise and unlikely to cause problems IMO..
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