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Congrats! ~ Hoe

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Congrats!!!

Thanks guys, much appreciated :-)
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congrats! new baby here too!

Thanks! Sleep deprivation will rule in your household Im sure too then!

Charlie
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Congrats to you both! Just an FYI, "normalcy" will never return, there will only be a new normal. ;) But speaking personally, I would never want it to go back to how it was. Life has forever changed for the better. All the best to everyone!! 

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Congrats to you both! Just an FYI, "normalcy" will never return, there will only be a new normal. wink.gif  But speaking personally, I would never want it to go back to how it was. Life has forever changed for the better. All the best to everyone!! 

Yes, Im discovering the new normal :-)

Thank you to all for the good wishes, they're much appreciated

Charlie
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Having trouble ordering on the site.  Pardon me if I missed an announcement about website maintenance or temporary leave.

 

Congratulations on your new bundle of joy!

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Having trouble ordering on the site.  Pardon me if I missed an announcement about website maintenance or temporary leave.

Congratulations on your new bundle of joy!

Temporary glitch! Ive sorted it, thank you for the heads-up and sorry for the inconvenience!

Thank you also for the congrats! Both much appreciated

Charlie
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I was going to ask @Equus Leather this, but thought I'd get opinions from everyone here.

 

I'm looking to customize a couple of casual belts for denim and other casual pants. The Bakers harness belts like the Shackleton and Scott are no-brainers.

 

**I'm wondering if any of you prefer lined & raised belts for denim. And is it possible to get these made with the Bakers harness leathers instead of the Sedgwick bridle? Does anyone have a photo of a Bakers harness lined & raised? If you considered lined & raised vs just the thick harness--any reason you chose for or against lined & raised?

 

I do love the look of the oak bark tanned leather for denim. More wabi sabi. And I do love a nice, european-style slanted saddle stitch with contrast. Pairing the two seem like they might work well for casual wear, unless the leather or buckle are more formal looking.

 

I'd be wearing an lot of stitch down and GYW boots with to pair with these belts, which would also have contrast stitching on the soles.

 

I'd probably go with brass west end buckles in the Light Havanna & Dark stain colors. 1 3/8" if possible in lined & raised. Of course, I have to consider a damascus buckle as well.

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I was going to ask @Equus Leather
 this, but thought I'd get opinions from everyone here.

I'm looking to customize a couple of casual belts for denim and other casual pants. The Bakers harness belts like the Shackleton and Scott are no-brainers.

**I'm wondering if any of you prefer lined & raised belts for denim. And is it possible to get these made with the Bakers harness leathers instead of the Sedgwick bridle? Does anyone have a photo of a Bakers harness lined & raised? If you considered lined & raised vs just the thick harness--any reason you chose for or against lined & raised?

I do love the look of the oak bark tanned leather for denim. More wabi sabi. And I do love a nice, european-style slanted saddle stitch with contrast. Pairing the two seem like they might work well for casual wear, unless the leather or buckle are more formal looking.

I'd be wearing an lot of stitch down and GYW boots with to pair with these belts, which would also have contrast stitching on the soles.

I'd probably go with brass west end buckles in the Light Havanna & Dark stain colors. 1 3/8" if possible in lined & raised. Of course, I have to consider a damascus buckle as well.

Well, hopefully some of the guys will chip in!

In the meantime though, I know quite a few people are using the Bridle Leather Lined and Raised with jeans. The Bridle version is pretty hefty, 5.5mm in the centre so I think they go really well with heavier shoes or boots and jeans. We dont tend to use the Bakers leathers for them, though its not 100% impossible - drop me an email and we can chat through your idea if you like?

Charlie
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Well, hopefully some of the guys will chip in!

In the meantime though, I know quite a few people are using the Bridle Leather Lined and Raised with jeans. The Bridle version is pretty hefty, 5.5mm in the centre so I think they go really well with heavier shoes or boots and jeans. We dont tend to use the Bakers leathers for them, though its not 100% impossible - drop me an email and we can chat through your idea if you like?

Charlie


Thanks for the reply, Charlie. Email sent.

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After years of using Equus belts for work I've always thought there's something that makes them a bit informal compared to the usual French and Italian boutique varieties. Only today I realized that the rawly punched buckle holes are taking too much attention on the darker colored belts especially on a suit. This is especially apparent with the Stratfield. A 5 min upgrade with a fine tipped permanent marker fixed them up 😊

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Hi All,
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After years of using Equus belts for work I've always thought there's something that makes them a bit informal compared to the usual French and Italian boutique varieties. Only today I realized that the rawly punched buckle holes are taking too much attention on the darker colored belts especially on a suit. This is especially apparent with the Stratfield. A 5 min upgrade with a fine tipped permanent marker fixed them up 😊


Well customised!

We've always left the holes undyed, for the single layer belts like yours because its part of the saddlery tradition we come from and for the multi layer more formal L&Rs because I like the honesty of showing the layers of the belt, its strata if you like. For that style of belt its very rare all the layers are leather, which our our, so Its nice to show the vegetable tanned heart of the belt. Its always been an informal option to have the holes dyed though - we do it for people routinely, just let us know when you order and we can make the holes match the edges or onfact be some other colour.

For the Stratfield, the ultimate answer to this problem is getting the size exactly right and ordering with three holes spaced at 3/4" - thats when the design really comes together. The tail of the belt is precisely 1" long, if you have 3 holes at 3/4" and you wear the belt on hole 2 or 3, there are no holes at all visible as they are covered, which I think is a great look and I think the point of the design. Of course more holes is more flexible, but if the sizing is right, you dont fluctuate in weight much you can get a really, really clean look quite easily. In particular it looks great with the calf version

Quick snap from yesterday




Charlie
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Anyone else experiencing delays in getting their belts? I have had my (very standard issue black) belt on the go since mid June and have been told there are delays in getting buckles...
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Anyone else experiencing delays in getting their belts? I have had my (very standard issue black) belt on the go since mid June and have been told there are delays in getting buckles...

We have had some buckle shortages, notably 1 1/2" Stainless Wet Ends, but one or two others. generally we run a little slower over the summer with staff holidays etc (and the arrival of Bertie!) but it sounds like theres a problem with your buckle. Drop me a message with your order no and I'll take a look and see whats going on!

Charlie
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We have had some buckle shortages, notably 1 1/2" Stainless Wet Ends, but one or two others. generally we run a little slower over the summer with staff holidays etc (and the arrival of Bertie!) but it sounds like theres a problem with your buckle. Drop me a message with your order no and I'll take a look and see whats going on!

Charlie
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We have had some buckle shortages, notably 1 1/2" Stainless Wet Ends, but one or two others. generally we run a little slower over the summer with staff holidays etc (and the arrival of Bertie!) but it sounds like theres a problem with your buckle. Drop me a message with your order no and I'll take a look and see whats going on!

Charlie

@Equus Leather i have also ordered a belt (nickel west end 1 1/2) about 3-4 weeks ago and i have not gotten an email with any status updates (thought you i would get an email about it going to the workshop or something at which point it cannot be changed anymore). I figured things run slower in the summer so thats not the end of world.
But i have also sent two email about changing the spacing of the punch holes, without any response. Am i to assume email has been received and handled without a confirmation or do i keep emailing you until i get a response?
Thanks
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@Equus Leather i have also ordered a belt (nickel west end 1 1/2) about 3-4 weeks ago and i have not gotten an email with any status updates (thought you i would get an email about it going to the workshop or something at which point it cannot be changed anymore). I figured things run slower in the summer so thats not the end of world.
But i have also sent two email about changing the spacing of the punch holes, without any response. Am i to assume email has been received and handled without a confirmation or do i keep emailing you until i get a response?
Thanks

Yo should always get a response to email. Where did you send it? Pm me an ill make sure it's sorted
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After years of using Equus belts for work I've always thought there's something that makes them a bit informal compared to the usual French and Italian boutique varieties. Only today I realized that the rawly punched buckle holes are taking too much attention on the darker colored belts especially on a suit. This is especially apparent with the Stratfield. A 5 min upgrade with permanent marker fixed them up 😊

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Originally Posted by Equus Leather View Post

Hi All,
Well customised!

We've always left the holes undyed, for the single layer belts like yours because its part of the saddlery tradition we come from and for the multi layer more formal L&Rs because I like the honesty of showing the layers of the belt, its strata if you like. For that style of belt its very rare all the layers are leather, which our our, so Its nice to show the vegetable tanned heart of the belt. Its always been an informal option to have the holes dyed though - we do it for people routinely, just let us know when you order and we can make the holes match the edges or onfact be some other colour.

For the Stratfield, the ultimate answer to this problem is getting the size exactly right and ordering with three holes spaced at 3/4" - thats when the design really comes together. The tail of the belt is precisely 1" long, if you have 3 holes at 3/4" and you wear the belt on hole 2 or 3, there are no holes at all visible as they are covered, which I think is a great look and I think the point of the design. Of course more holes is more flexible, but if the sizing is right, you dont fluctuate in weight much you can get a really, really clean look quite easily. In particular it looks great with the calf version

Quick snap from yesterday




Charlie

Thanks for the detailed explanation of the background behind your designs Charlie. I'll be ordering another Stratfield kit next month after vacation. Definitely will keep in mind the length to keep it clean smile.gif
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