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post #871 of 1602
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Originally Posted by Equus Leather View Post

I wouldn't, unless you have a much better than average cobbler they'll butcher them in my experience. if we can shorten them by 3" or more we can shorten them invisibly from the buckle end and restitch so they are as good as new.

I lost about the same amount last year - great for the figure, decimates the wardrobe though!

Charlie

That is my fear. Looking at the stitching and how well made the belt is I don't want them to ruin it.

And yes the wardrobe is so difficult to manage. My tailor has done a lot to alter my suits and sport coats but there is very little anyone can do without throwing off the whole garment which sucks as well. Oh well
post #872 of 1602

Hi all,

 

The belts look really great, I'm planning to order one of them to match with my C&J Finsbury (Chestnut) :

http://www.crockettandjones.com/product/finsbury-chestnut#.UneOtnBmh8E

 

I really like the colour of the Scott Oak Bark Harness belt, may I know if the two colours match with each other? I am afraid my screen cannot show the colour properly. 

 

Thank you very much for your comments in advance.

 

Cheers,

Steven

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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by stevenchow View Post

Hi all,

The belts look really great, I'm planning to order one of them to match with my C&J Finsbury (Chestnut) :
http://www.crockettandjones.com/product/finsbury-chestnut#.UneOtnBmh8E

I really like the colour of the Scott Oak Bark Harness belt, may I know if the two colours match with each other? I am afraid my screen cannot show the colour properly. 

Thank you very much for your comments in advance.

Cheers,
Steven

Hi Steven,

i would say that those shoes are lighter and redder than the Scott tends to be so probably not a really good match. probably Sedgwick Australian Nut is closer really. The Scott is lovely leather though - well worth a go if you don't mind the colours not being exactly the same.

As a generality I would say using the Bakers leathers to match shoes is quite tricky - the process Bakers use is very non industrial and the colours definitely vary from skin to skin. This isn't the case with the Sedgwick leather, they are very true from skin to skin and batch to batch. The Bakers leather has more character, the Sedgwick more consistency

I hope that helps

Charlie
post #874 of 1602

I didn't know you guys had a thread :)

 

A couple of the aussies recommended your belts and they look good was pretty pumped to see a burgundy option with a silver buckle but then others suggested bridle leather isn't good for a formal belt (belt to wear with suits) is that correct?

post #875 of 1602
Nonsense! These belts are awesome. I wear mine with suits every day. If that's wrong, well then I don't want to be right!
post #876 of 1602
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Osiris2012 View Post

I didn't know you guys had a thread smile.gif

A couple of the aussies recommended your belts and they look good was pretty pumped to see a burgundy option with a silver buckle but then others suggested bridle leather isn't good for a formal belt (belt to wear with suits) is that correct?

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Originally Posted by 63AMG View Post

Nonsense! These belts are awesome. I wear mine with suits every day. If that's wrong, well then I don't want to be right!

Personally I would agree with 63AMG ;-) ! The objective answer is its personal preference. The standard bridle leather belts are around 3 1/2mm thick and the Sedgwick leather is shiny, refined and consistent and perfectly suitable for suit wear, many, many people do wear them for exactly that purpose as 63 said, including me. Some people prefer a stitched calf belt for formal wear though and as with anyone who likes what they own they think thats the only thing to wear. We make a bridle leather version thats on the website and a calf version that isn't for those who like stitched edges. They are rather lovely but also rather expensive - we hand stitch everything we make and it takes a long time.

I think the short version is you'll be fine with either style - pick the one you like :-)

For e.g. quite a loud example in bridle leather
DSC_0465.JPG

Hope that helps!

Charlie
post #877 of 1602

Thanks for the response guys, always great to see the affiliates so active in a thread too certainly makes buying from them easier :)  that and close out dates to receive before xmas so got my order in.  Burgundy with a nice silver buckle, great to have a buckle choice.

 

Just wondering in terms of length are your 32" spot on 32" or do they tend to run long/short?  That question seems strange but somehow being pretty specific sizes they still tend to vary

post #878 of 1602
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Osiris2012 View Post

Thanks for the response guys, always great to see the affiliates so active in a thread too certainly makes buying from them easier smile.gif  that and close out dates to receive before xmas so got my order in.  Burgundy with a nice silver buckle, great to have a buckle choice.

Just wondering in terms of length are your 32" spot on 32" or do they tend to run long/short?  That question seems strange but somehow being pretty specific sizes they still tend to vary

Great, thanks for the order!

In terms of lengths, the leather should be more or less exactly the ordered size to the middle hole, +/- a tiny bit. The only things to be aware of is stuff the website mentions, for e.g. the Lined and Raised bridle leather belts need an extra 1/2" because of their thickness, as does the Scott, and the Garrison and in particular the Sam Browne need an extra " than our normal sizes because the buckles are shorter then normal. Always happy to help with any queries like that though

Charlie
post #879 of 1602
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Originally Posted by Equus Leather View Post


Great, thanks for the order!

In terms of lengths, the leather should be more or less exactly the ordered size to the middle hole, +/- a tiny bit. The only things to be aware of is stuff the website mentions, for e.g. the Lined and Raised bridle leather belts need an extra 1/2" because of their thickness, as does the Scott, and the Garrison and in particular the Sam Browne need an extra " than our normal sizes because the buckles are shorter then normal. Always happy to help with any queries like that though

Charlie

 

FWIW, the lengths on my two belts were spot on.

post #880 of 1602
Thread Starter 
Here's a link to our most recent Newsletter if it didn't arrive in your inbox: http://gmtiny.com/3193A

It has the last ordering dates for guaranteed Christmas delivery. Managing the Order Book alongside Royal Mail Posting Dates can prove quite tricky, so we like to be organised early!

Tomorrow, the 13th November, is the last date for those of you in Canada, The USA, Greece, Poland and France.

Dawn
post #881 of 1602
Many thanks Dawn, mine did get stuck in the spam folder, and I hadn't visited SF a while rolleyes.gif

We were just talking about a christmas gift for my dad (I mentioned that ordering a belt might be too late), so the newsletter with the info on your RTW belts did come in handy, but even more so the last ordering date for western/middle europe...

Looks like we have to determine the size quickly and place the order today smile.gif

...and congratulations to the (freshly) Married happy.gif
post #882 of 1602
Thread Starter 
Hi Mariooo,

Thanks for the congrats - the wedding seems a very long time ago! I might post a sneaky picture when Charlie isn't looking smile.gif

Quick heads up that tomorrow (November 17th) is the last ordering date for Western Europe (excluding France, Greece and Poland) for guaranteed delivery before Christmas.

Dawn
post #883 of 1602
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Originally Posted by Equus Leather View Post



Personally I would agree with 63AMG ;-) ! The objective answer is its personal preference. The standard bridle leather belts are around 3 1/2mm thick and the Sedgwick leather is shiny, refined and consistent and perfectly suitable for suit wear, many, many people do wear them for exactly that purpose as 63 said, including me. Some people prefer a stitched calf belt for formal wear though and as with anyone who likes what they own they think thats the only thing to wear. We make a bridle leather version thats on the website and a calf version that isn't for those who like stitched edges. They are rather lovely but also rather expensive - we hand stitch everything we make and it takes a long time.

I think the short version is you'll be fine with either style - pick the one you like :-)

For e.g. quite a loud example in bridle leather
DSC_0465.JPG

Hope that helps!

Charlie

 

Charlie, that's a really nice belt.  May I ask how much it would cost?

post #884 of 1602
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Chowkin View Post

Charlie, that's a really nice belt.  May I ask how much it would cost?

Glad you like it :-)

Our Lined and Raised range are all around £250 or so, depending on the options

Charlie
post #885 of 1602
Received my Bakers Oak belt and London tan dog collar and lead. All look great tho I somehow managed to order the wrong width of lead! Let's see how strong this stuff is when my 55lb Staffie puts it to the test!
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