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post #991 of 1553
I'm not sure whether it would be the aesthetic you want to maintain bit what about a double prong buckle for a 1.5" or wider belt?
post #992 of 1553
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Not sure if Ive posted this chap before, seems appropriate though - I'll see your windswept grouse and raise you a leopard!


Will you make belts with that leopard?
post #993 of 1553
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Originally Posted by archetypal_yuppie View Post

Will you make belts with that leopard?

With pleasure. The buckle came from Patrick Mavros in London and was sourced by a customer though we could happily do that. They aren't cheap but are rather lovely and are as well made (as you'd expect given the price). The leopard is here - I rather liked him, if they made a Cheetah buckle I would have one for myself just for fun.

Charlie
post #994 of 1553
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Originally Posted by Mr. Six View Post

I'm not sure whether it would be the aesthetic you want to maintain bit what about a double prong buckle for a 1.5" or wider belt?

We actually already do. The Garrison and the Sam Browne are both double tounge 1 1/2" belts. We made a double tounge Kensington the other day in 1 1/2" as well and that worked really well so we may well add that to the product line. Most of the single tounge buckles have a groove for the tounge to sit in so they aren't as amenable to double tounge versions though

This is perhaps the daddy of all double tounge belts - full military spec custom 2 1/4" Sam Browne in Australian Nut fully hand stitched in yellow Lin Cable that we finished last week - slightly rubbish iPhone photo though Im afraid.




HTH

Charlie
post #995 of 1553
^ Totally forgot about those. shog[1].gif I was thinking of something like the West End or Fillis but dual pronged.
post #996 of 1553
Have you ever considered ring belts? It might not be your thing, I guess.
post #997 of 1553
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^ Totally forgot about those. shog[1].gif I was thinking of something like the West End or Fillis but dual pronged.

Double tonged West End would certainly be nice. I'll put my thinking cap on, that style of buckle tends to have a tounge groove as part of the design which means they can't be converted from one to two tounges without looking odd. Leave it with me and I shape see if I can find something nice that will work..

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Have you ever considered ring belts? It might not be your thing, I guess.

We've made them before but don't have them on the website. I don't haven't a problem with them aesthetically, though I do think the rings can wear the leather quite badly. I think the suede might work well with them.

Thanks for the thoughts all

Charlie
post #998 of 1553

My latest Equus belt arrived last week...safe, sound and wonderfully packaged as usual. I added the Scott Oak Bark belt this time around and it exceeds expectations once again. I've grown quite fond of the 1 3/8" width and brass buckle. This is certainly more rugged and casual than the West End bridle belts I own and works best with my casual attire. The brown mates well with most of my footwear rotation including AE dark brown shell cordovan, C&J scotch grain brown calf (Islay boot), Alden cigar shell and Alden brown CXL.

 

 

Next to my burgundy West End bridle belt:

 

 

And a family shot:

L-R:

1 1/4" Australian Nut West End, SS buckle

1 3/8" Scott Oak Bark, brass

1 3/8" Burgundy, brass

1 1/2" Russet Bakers Bridle, brass roller

 

 

For referrence, I posted this a while back to illustrate the versatility of Equus' burgundy West End bridle. It mates nicely with AE burgundy shell and Alden color 8 shell (the two in the middle below).

 

 

 

Thanks Charlie and Dawn. I truly enjoy wearing these wonderfully hand-crafted belts. I *think* I should be all set now (for a while at least)  :D.


Edited by patrick_b - 2/8/14 at 7:55am
post #999 of 1553
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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post

My latest Equus arrived last week. Safe, sound and wonderfully packaged as usual. I added the Scott Oak Bark belt this time around and it exceeds expectations once again. I've grown quite fond of the 1 3/8" width and brass buckle. This is certainly more rugged and casual than the West End bridle belts I own and works best with my casual attire. The brown mates well with most of my footwear rotation including AE dark brown shell cordovan, C&J scotch grain brown calf (Islay boot), Alden cigar shell and Alden brown CXL.




Next to my burgundy West End bridle belt:




And a family shot:
L-R:
1 1/4" Australian Nut West End, SS buckle
1 3/8" Scott Oak Bark, brass
1 3/8" Burgundy, brass
1 1/2" Russet Bakers Bridle, brass roller




For referrence, I posted this a while back to illustrate the versatility of Equus' burgundy West End bridle. It mates nicely with AE burgundy shell and Alden color 8 shell (the two in the middle below).





Thanks Charlie and Dawn. I truly enjoy wearing these wonderfully hand-crafted belts. I *think* I should be all set now (for a while at least)  biggrin.gif .

:-) Glad your enjoying them!

Really interesting photos, thank you for posting them. Particularily interesting to see how nicely the Russet has aged, at first glance I thought it was London Tan.

Charlie
post #1000 of 1553
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Originally Posted by Equus Leather View Post

:-) Glad your enjoying them!

Really interesting photos, thank you for posting them. Particularily interesting to see how nicely the Russet has aged, at first glance I thought it was London Tan.

Charlie

I'm happy to share the photos. Your craftsmanship truly shines with hi-res imagery!
post #1001 of 1553
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I'm happy to share the photos. Your craftsmanship truly shines with hi-res imagery!

Thanks Patrick :-) In truth though the leather is what makes the photos, all we can do is try and do it justice and tell its story

Charlie
post #1002 of 1553
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It's been a while since we introduced a new buckle to our collection and I've been having a think about what shape/design we might have space for. Is there anything you think we are missing from our range that you'd like to see?

You need a more dressy/formal buckle.
post #1003 of 1553
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It's been a while since we introduced a new buckle to our collection and I've been having a think about what shape/design we might have space for. Is there anything you think we are missing from our range that you'd like to see?

I would suggest slimmer verison of West End. I think it would look gorgeous
post #1004 of 1553
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Odd I/O View Post

You need a more dressy/formal buckle.

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Originally Posted by attk View Post

I would suggest slimmer verison of West End. I think it would look gorgeous

Thanks for the suggestions guys, all appreciated

Charlie
post #1005 of 1553

Charlie-

 

I am sorry if this has already been asked, are you still doing the sterling buckles? I went to your site and could not seem to find them as I had before? Perhaps you could post a link?

 

Thanks,

 

R

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