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post #91 of 135
Here's a picture of the Cause & Effect styles that I have in the store. Sorry for the shitty iPhone pic, someone lost the charger for the DSLR ffffuuuu.gif

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In order:

1.25" Horween Horsehide w/ Hand Wrought Copper Buckle (Billy achieves the texture by wading in the weather, rubbing the leather against rocks, and laying it out to dry in his yard icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif) - $180
1" Horween Natural Chromexcel w/ Hammered Brass Buckle - $150
1" Distressed Black Horsehide w/ Hand Wrought Brass Buckle - $150

I can personally attest to the fact that the first one looks sick when lots of indigo rubs off on it...
post #92 of 135
^ I find it very curious, but for me personally the most precious part of horsehide, regardless of tannage, is the grain. For a collector, it's that distinct horsehide pore pattern and grain impression that most lust after.
Why is the grain deliberately damaged?
I would have thought, for a similarly distressed look, cattlehide would suffice?
post #93 of 135
Thread Starter 
Well, I'm in for two of the special edition Equus belts. What's next to try I wonder....
post #94 of 135
^ A good quality skirting leather?
Nothing ages with character quite like it.
post #95 of 135
Thread Starter 
And? Come on Mike, don't leave a brotha hangin'. Give me some rec's!
post #96 of 135
Mmmm, the easiest way is probably to find a dude who can make you a nice one from Wickett & Craig or Herman Oak skirting.
I am sure a few brands or shops sell nice raw leather belts too, but they usually don't reveal the where & the how of the leather, and it makes buying difficult unless you could handle and see the leather in person.

I think a very raw, undyed veg. tanned leather belt is something that everyone who is interested in leather should try at least once icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #97 of 135
^Funny, I've talked to a rep at W&C and he advised me against making belts from their skirting. He said it was too brittle for the application.
post #98 of 135
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Originally Posted by Stewbone View Post

http://www.barsonyholstersandbelts.com/servlet/the-56/Heavy-Leather-Belt-1.5%22/Detail

Barsony Leather from Oregon

Very cheap (20$) for a thick (10 oz) and well made belt that ive been wearing for 2 years now.

I have been thinking of getting one these since they are so cheap. The owner sucks at communicating. Does these come with chicago screws? I do not care for their buckle
post #99 of 135
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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post


Single Prong belt in unfinished Bridle leather. It starts off stiff and blonde, and gets radically darker and softer with wear. These came out really handsome.


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Epaulet Unfinished Bridle Leather Single Prong Belt: $88

I just picked up this belt from Epaulet. It's going to look really beautiful with some age/wear.
post #100 of 135
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Originally Posted by zissou View Post

^Funny, I've talked to a rep at W&C and he advised me against making belts from their skirting. He said it was too brittle for the application.

That's interesting...but I must say I don't agree with him :P
I am wearing one made of W&C skirting right now actually, and it's a bit more than one year old - and ageing very well (should do an update soon!)
Granted, I do treat my raw leathers fairly heavily, and this one has acquired a very dramatic pull-up effect now.
post #101 of 135
post #102 of 135
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Originally Posted by zissou View Post

^Funny, I've talked to a rep at W&C and he advised me against making belts from their skirting. He said it was too brittle for the application.

That's because he wants your to buy their English Bridle, which is actually nothing like genuine English Bridle. Their skirting makes excellent belts. I've gone through at least 100 sides of it. How could it make great saddles and not great belts? A saddle takes a lot more wear, tear, stretching, and adjusting than a belt.
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post #104 of 135
Are there any black belts out there that will not fucking stain light colored pants?
post #105 of 135
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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post

http://www.narragansettleathers.com/gallery.html
quality + affordability

+1 on this, awesome belts!
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