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What width should one go for for pairing with jeans?

Turnaround time?

 

 

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For width, all of the above is good advice. Maybe the sweet spot is 35mm or 1 3/8" though, Im starting to wear that width more than anything. There arent a huge selection of buckles but the range is growing as time goes by.

Charlie

 

 

I'm a big fan of the 1 3/8" as well. I ordered several in that width including a Shackleton & Scott. I don't wear them with suits but they are versatile enough for jeans to chinos to flannel trousers & SC.

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Hi Guys,

I thought Id post some development photos of some of the design work thats been going on recently. We're working on a lot of aspects of buckle design, some tweaks to the way existing things are made or ore designed, some completely new products. Quite a bit of it will take ages to come to fruition, its amazingly time and resource intensive to get a design just right, but heres a little insight

This is a little family photo. This is the underside of the original Stratfield on the left, a new Damascus buckle about to be launched with the first iteration of a new pin design, and then the final launch version of the same pin on the left. You can see we made the finalised version pin longer, and substantially wider over the course of testing


The original Stratfield pin works really well, but I felt we could improve it for new designs. You can see we've added a second shoulder in to the pin so the buckle is held to the strap when the belt is undone even without the side pieces the Stratfield has to help do that



Heres a couple of shots of the buckle on my every day Baranil/rusticalf strap

Strap fitted to the buckle



Done up - enough coming through but no more



Definitley a post for the detail freaks! Its a amazing the difference tiny differences make though

Charlie
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Having just dropped and dinged my stratfield buckle yesterday, this is a welcome upgraded design. Definitely more secured now.
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Hello, what's the current turnaround looking like? Love my Bakers Oak Brown and wanting to add a west end black to the mix. Wanting to time it appropriately due to current travel. I know Christmas time was backed up 1month+.

Thanks!
Edited by dmash - 2/16/17 at 3:33am
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Also, any plans for a wallet with coin pocket on the right side when opened? Definitely a necessity for a lot of EU folks......hate having coins in my pocket.
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Hello, what's the current turnaround looking like? Love my Bakers Oak Brown and wanting to add a west end black to the mix. Wanting to time it appropriately due to current travel. I know Christmas time was backed up 1month+.

Thanks!

Hi,

Sorry for the belated response, I have been under the weather this week so have been away from social media for a few days recovering!

Probably about the same lead time at the moment, but if you need the belts for a given date we'll certainly try to help, drop me an email or pm

Charlie
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Also, any plans for a wallet with coin pocket on the right side when opened? Definitely a necessity for a lot of EU folks......hate having coins in my pocket.

Actually yes, as lots of people have asked for this. I'm testing so nice Swiss made press studs at the moment, once we're happy and we have a design for the leather past as well we'll get one lanched. Ive always struggled to find a source of excellent press studs which is why we havent done this up to now, but I think probably this is sorted now

Charlie
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Fantastic, looking forward to it. A full ostrich with a coin pocket sounds like something dreams are made of.
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Hi - new to the thread so I'm sure my question has been asked before but I can't find the answer so far. Why are some buckles available with Bakers leather and some only available with bridle leather?

Thanks!
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Hi - new to the thread so I'm sure my question has been asked before but I can't find the answer so far. Why are some buckles available with Bakers leather and some only available with bridle leather?

Thanks!

In part because the Bakers leather is thicker, so some of the buckles (like the Berkley) might be a little harder to use. More than anything its about just presenting a traditional, classic belt though which the West End family of buckles best do, but we can certainly make custom versions of the belts with nearly all the buckles. Drop me a PM if you like and we can chat through the options

Charlie
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Hi Guys,

We've just got a batch of the Mayfair buckles that have been out of stock for ages for those of you who have been patiently waiting, ready to go on the website

http://www.equusleather.co.uk/belts/bridle-leather-belts/mayfair-bridle-leather-belt.html




Sorry they have been out of stock for ages, I think we have resolved the supply chain problems with the people who make these buckles for us now! We're also slowly working through the issues keeping our Parisian buckles in stock, I know lots of people keep looking at the website waiting for them to come back in to stock. The company we use in Paris to make them has changed hands after 180 years of family ownership, and its fair to say they have change management issues! The buckles they make are as good as ever though, and its all slowly coming back on line now.

Charlie
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Hi Guys,

We just took delivery of three new colours of alligator skin, a dark brown Havanna, a Storm Grey and a Gold





Available in both watch straps and wallets!

Charlie
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Thread Starter 
Hi Guys,

Small (10 pieces each) delivery of 40mm Aspleys in Brass and Palladium just in for those who have been waiting a long time to order them!

http://www.equusleather.co.uk/belts/equus-parisian-collection/aspley-bridle-leather-belt.html

Charlie
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