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post #451 of 1313

Do you guys think that satin finish is better for casual or more dressy outfits? I like that it's a bit more matte.

post #452 of 1313

Regarding formal belts: Do you think a black steel West End or Fillis would make a nicer formal belt for wear with a suit or slacks?

post #453 of 1313
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Originally Posted by aussiejake View Post

Do you guys think that satin finish is better for casual or more dressy outfits? I like that it's a bit more matte.

To me, polished is more formal. I think this is personal preference though and there probably isnt a right or wrong answer here.

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Originally Posted by cyclonus View Post

Regarding formal belts: Do you think a black steel West End or Fillis would make a nicer formal belt for wear with a suit or slacks?

Again, difficult one to give a definitive answer to because it depends what you like. The West End is the conventional choice but the Fillis is a nice twist, its just a little different than the belt buckles you see every day. My own preference would be the West End, but that is just personal preference.

I hope that helps!

Charlie
post #454 of 1313

Another satisfied customer here.  My belt arrived beautifully and carefully packaged and without a single flaw.  Charlie and Dawn also get an A+ for communication.  Now to decide on my next order...

 

 

 

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post #455 of 1313
Charlie:
What to do about water spotting/staining on a Baker's Russet belt?
post #456 of 1313
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Charlie:
What to do about water spotting/staining on a Baker's Russet belt?

Hi Dopey,

You cant completely remove marks from the Russet really, its nature is to patinate. Thats its major benefit, it produces tremendous colour and character as it ages, of course it also means it'll take marks you dont necessarily want as well unfortunately. It will absorb marks into itself as time goes by though.The best thing to do I think would be to give it a good treatment of leather feed - it won't remove the mark as such but it'll help to merge it into the surrounding leather.

I hope thats some help - PM me so photos if you like

Charlie
post #457 of 1313
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Just a quick heads up - I've just updated the Clearance Section today with some belts. I've not got pictures done yet, but they'll be there by the end of the day.

Dawn
post #458 of 1313
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Originally Posted by Equus Leather View Post

Hi Dopey,

You cant completely remove marks from the Russet really, its nature is to patinate. Thats its major benefit, it produces tremendous colour and character as it ages, of course it also means it'll take marks you dont necessarily want as well unfortunately. It will absorb marks into itself as time goes by though.The best thing to do I think would be to give it a good treatment of leather feed - it won't remove the mark as such but it'll help to merge it into the surrounding leather.

I hope thats some help - PM me so photos if you like

Charlie
Thanks. I used some of the Sedgwick leather feed and it helped a bit, though the marks are still pretty visible. I guess I will just have to wait for the rest of the belt to catch up.
post #459 of 1313
I'm having a hard time deciding between Hazel and Oxford Tan to match a pair of Walnut AE shoes. Can anyone with experience chime in please?
post #460 of 1313
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Originally Posted by TurboTropic View Post

I'm having a hard time deciding between Hazel and Oxford Tan to match a pair of Walnut AE shoes. Can anyone with experience chime in please?

The Oxford Tan is a fairly new colour for us so there aren't a huge number of belts out in circulation yet. I'm always happy to send samples though - just PM me your address and I'll put some in the post if it would help see it first hand?

Charlie
post #461 of 1313
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Originally Posted by IIIrd Icon View Post

hey, Charlie! i was in that BAKERS OAK BARK TANNED BELT limited run 1.5 yrs ago. my russet belt is aging fabulously, btw ... LUV it !

anyway, 'been hunting for some black bridle leather belt on 2-pronged brass garrison buckle.
'thought you did a SF run sometime ago on a natural [russet?] bridle, but couldn't seem to find the photo posting.
are you able to make it possible? how much would it set me back?

here's exactly what i'm looking for:

Hi All,

Quite a few people have been in touch about the belt above - as promised its on the website now here. This is an evolution of the Russet Military belt we did a while ago, this version is its smarter cousin but retains the same double tounge and stitching that made the original popular.

On a side note Ive nearly tracked down some really nice quality suede I hope, also by popular demand - will keep the thread updated when Ive seen samples..

Charlie
post #462 of 1313
Another thumbs up for Equus here! I ordered the burgundy west end to go with my AE Park Avenues, and then got worried that the burgundy's would not match. I had them send me the swatches, and sure enough they didn't match, and didn't really compliment each other either. They had almost finished making my belt, but Charlie said it was no problem and offered to make a new one in Australian Nut for me! Outstanding service, and a great belt that seems to be very solid!

I will definitely be buying more as I wear out my cheaper department store belts.
post #463 of 1313
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Originally Posted by JonChops View Post

Another thumbs up for Equus here! I ordered the burgundy west end to go with my AE Park Avenues, and then got worried that the burgundy's would not match. I had them send me the swatches, and sure enough they didn't match, and didn't really compliment each other either. They had almost finished making my belt, but Charlie said it was no problem and offered to make a new one in Australian Nut for me! Outstanding service, and a great belt that seems to be very solid!

I will definitely be buying more as I wear out my cheaper department store belts.

Glad to have helped :-)

Just a thought for you guys in the US - we price everything in £Sterling so the £-$ exchange rate is very in your favour at the moment, its a cheap time to buy ;-)

Charlie
post #464 of 1313

Just ordered two belts this morning! Didn't have much of a choice, this thread and the pictures forced my hand. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

Just curious, how long does it take for them to be made and shipped?

post #465 of 1313
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Originally Posted by anakin View Post

Just ordered two belts this morning! Didn't have much of a choice, this thread and the pictures forced my hand. icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

Just curious, how long does it take for them to be made and shipped?

Hi Anakin,

Thanks for the order :-)

Everything is made to measure and to order and we have a waiting list of a calendar month or so - we'll keep you updated on progress though

Charlie
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