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Seiko does a good job with band selection. 

With that said my new Seiko 5 strap has made me realize what a huge difference there is in quality between my Equus strap and the stock Seiko straps, even on their higher end lines. 

Glad you like it :-)

We're still developing the watch straps all the time, its starting to come together into a range we're really proud of. The straps arent perfect yet, but Im a great believer that if you think youve got it just right you arent being self critical enough and so your work stagnates. I cant really talk about the details yet but we're in the early stages of making straps for two of the top end UK watch makers, and more in discussions at the moment. Its an area I really enjoy - the level of detail required is very challenging and at times somewhat frustrating, but when the challenge and frustration pays of its a really satisfying area to be working in

Charlie
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Seiko does a good job with band selection. 

With that said my new Seiko 5 strap has made me realize what a huge difference there is in quality between my Equus strap and the stock Seiko straps, even on their higher end lines. 

I thought my GS and Credor straps are pretty good compared to most aftermarkets.
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I thought my GS and Credor straps are pretty good compared to most aftermarkets.

I think those are their highest end lines, rather than higher end Presage I was thinking of, but you should absolutely post pictures of those wink.gif.

I have handled the Credor straps and they are very nice, but I prefer my Equus. Perhaps because it is MTM it is more comfortable.
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Hi Guys,

The Damascus buckles have nearly sold out - on three left so if you want one to hang around, they'll be sold out again soon!

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

In other news, heres a quick snap of a custom order, full Barenia coat wallet thats used the last of our secret stash of leather. Given the difficulty of working with the leather I was pleased with the end results!



Couple more wallets still to photograph

Charlie
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Question about the Stratfield Belt:  Would appreciate feedback from Stratfield owners on how well they pair with suits?

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Question about the Stratfield Belt:  Would appreciate feedback from Stratfield owners on how well they pair with suits?

Answering as a Stratfield owner rather than maker I certainly wear them with suits. If the size and hole counts is just right so all the holes are invisible I think its probably the smartest, sleekest look available from us actually

There are quite a few suit wearing Stratfield owners here who will hopefully chime in!

Charlie
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Answering as a Stratfield owner rather than maker I certainly wear them with suits. If the size and hole counts is just right so all the holes are invisible I think its probably the smartest, sleekest look available from us actually

There are quite a few suit wearing Stratfield owners here who will hopefully chime in!

Charlie

@Equus Leather
NVM i just read that rusticalf is only 3.5mm so thats a fine thickness for suits.
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@Equus Leather
NVM i just read that rusticalf is only 3.5mm so thats a fine thickness for suits.

Yup, can also be configured on request as well from say 3.25 to 4.25mm to suit your requirments and use case. I like 4 mm, thats my ideal thickness, we can change nearly any aspect of that style of calf belt design to accomodate its owner though
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Belated wallet photos as promised! These are goatskin and Baranil. Personalisation featured with its owners consent!



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Answering as a Stratfield owner rather than maker I certainly wear them with suits. If the size and hole counts is just right so all the holes are invisible I think its probably the smartest, sleekest look available from us actually

There are quite a few suit wearing Stratfield owners here who will hopefully chime in!

Charlie

Thank you Charlie. I just placed an order with Phoebe by phone on Thursday for a Stratfield w/Palladium buckle, and an extra Stratfield strap in a different color. 

 

Since I placed the order I read through this thread (should have done my homework first!), and saw advice to go with three holes at 3/4" only for the cleanest look. I emailed Phoebe about possibly modifying my order since it just went in. I'm confident in my measurement, and my waist size has not varied more than 3/4-1" over 20 years to don't anticipate needing the additional holes.

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Thank you Charlie. I just placed an order with Phoebe by phone on Thursday for a Stratfield w/Palladium buckle, and an extra Stratfield strap in a different color. 

Since I placed the order I read through this thread (should have done my homework first!), and saw advice to go with three holes at 3/4" only for the cleanest look. I emailed Phoebe about possibly modifying my order since it just went in. I'm confident in my measurement, and my waist size has not varied more than 3/4-1" over 20 years to don't anticipate needing the additional holes.

Great, Im sure Phoebe will be able to help

My advice would be to aim for the shortest hole being the one you use, so if the hole you wear your current belt on is 34" say, have the middle hole be 34 3/4" so the last hole is the one you'll use so if you expand or wear lower rise trousers you'll have 1 more hole to go before any are visible. Thats obviously totally not the way a regular belt should be sized, you'd be aiming for the middle hole to give yourself symmetry and lots of room to adjust but thats not really the design intention here

Charlie
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In more Baranil related updates, Ive finally got the Baranil watch straps on the website for those who've been asking for them!



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Great, Im sure Phoebe will be able to help

My advice would be to aim for the shortest hole being the one you use, so if the hole you wear your current belt on is 34" say, have the middle hole be 34 3/4" so the last hole is the one you'll use so if you expand or wear lower rise trousers you'll have 1 more hole to go before any are visible. Thats obviously totally not the way a regular belt should be sized, you'd be aiming for the middle hole to give yourself symmetry and lots of room to adjust but thats not really the design intention here

Charlie

 

Much appreciated.

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Question about the Stratfield Belt:  Would appreciate feedback from Stratfield owners on how well they pair with suits?

I wear my Stratfield only with suits as it is quite a sleek and formal belt. It practically replaced all the Westends which are now delegated to less formal tasks.
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Is that for the guy from Tlaxi Dliver?
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