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how many did you receive in this shipment?

Hopefully enough to go around! We'll see when they get here..
post #2582 of 2633
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any examples of black baranil belts?

Missed this - sorry.

I havent managed to take a good photo of the black yet, its a tough one to photograph. Its character is very like the other baranils - flat, semi matt and will burnish over time, but without the colour change of the browns. Its very black - no grey or blue. Happy to send samples if it helps!


Charlie
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Missed this - sorry.

I havent managed to take a good photo of the black yet, its a tough one to photograph. Its character is very like the other baranils - flat, semi matt and will burnish over time, but without the colour change of the browns. Its very black - no grey or blue. Happy to send samples if it helps!


Charlie

Please do send samples. PM me for details. Thank you
post #2584 of 2633

Hello Charlie,

 

New to the thread and really the forum. I've been reading on here for a little while trying to upgrade my wardrobe to quality items that will last and I've gleaned great advice from many threads on here. As I've turned my attention to belts, I've seen many recommendations to consider your belts, and many happy individuals who have. So I placed an order for 4 of your West End belts and I'm counting down the production/shipping time until they arrive.

 

On a side note, I saw a written interview with you as I was learning more about Equus Leather and loved the one comment you made about how you "hate everything plastic." I mentioned it to my wife and she said, "sounds like your kind of guy." It's nice to see people who value quality materials and hate the disposable focus that society currently has. 

 

Dave

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Hello Charlie,

New to the thread and really the forum. I've been reading on here for a little while trying to upgrade my wardrobe to quality items that will last and I've gleaned great advice from many threads on here. As I've turned my attention to belts, I've seen many recommendations to consider your belts, and many happy individuals who have. So I placed an order for 4 of your West End belts and I'm counting down the production/shipping time until they arrive.

On a side note, I saw a written interview with you as I was learning more about Equus Leather and loved the one comment you made about how you "hate everything plastic." I mentioned it to my wife and she said, "sounds like your kind of guy." It's nice to see people who value quality materials and hate the disposable focus that society currently has. 

Dave

Hi Dave,

Thank you for the custom and Im glad you enjoy what we do. I do hate the disposable nature of some of our culture now, its fair to say fast fashion isn't what we do, or have any desire to!

Charlie
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Hi Guys,

Few quick photos from the last couple of days

First of all we have some new goatskin colours, Marine and Storm Grey. Ive always loved darker interesting shades in aniline goat and these are really nice ones. Great for wallets but watch straps would be good to!





And a few watch straps - some may well belong to people here. Oak bark tanned bridle, grained Annonay calfskin and glazed Alligator




Charlie
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Really beatiful goatskin! But if I choose goatskin for my wallet(outside). Will it be too soft and too easy be worn away? Can the wallet be used as long as a calf wallet?
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Really beatiful goatskin! But if I choose goatskin for my wallet(outside). Will it be too soft and too easy be worn away? Can the wallet be used as long as a calf wallet?

Goatskin is tough stuff, weight for weight its stronger than calf and we certainly havent experienced any longevity issues with it. The grain is a little softer than a cow leather, but harder than say St Crispin calf (which we also use), and the goatskin marks less than a calf. I dont think you'll have a problem - happy to send samples so you can feel first hand though

Charlie
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Charlie, could you do a belt in goatskin or is it not big enough?
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Charlie, could you do a belt in goatskin or is it not big enough?

Sadly not big enough! The skins are somthing like 2' 6" long maybe. Its a shame, I always prefer the natural grain they have to an grained calf

Charlie
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I should have held out another week for the marine goat!

 

Now I'll need to buy another watch so I have an excuse for an extra strap!

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Charlie, are you having the Damascus buckles acid etched now? I think I got one of the last sand blasted ones.
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Received this recently. Rusticalf #28 with a palladium Mayfair. Beautiful work!



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I should have held out another week for the marine goat!

Now I'll need to buy another watch so I have an excuse for an extra strap!

Well who ever needed a better opportunity to buy a watch than that? :-)

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Charlie, are you having the Damascus buckles acid etched now? I think I got one of the last sand blasted ones.

Yes - the first couple of batches where bead blasted and polished, I had one acid etched as a trial and loved it, so all of the most recent versions, inc the new batch (might be here today!) are acid etched

Charlie
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Received this recently. Rusticalf #28 with a palladium Mayfair. Beautiful work!




Really pleased you like it :-)

I thought it was a really nice piece of leather as I was making it, I enjoyed it! Heres a few quick photos I took of it at the time





Charlie
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