or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › Limited Run Double-Pronged Oak-Bark Tanned Belt - Group Buy Project with Equus Leather
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Limited Run Double-Pronged Oak-Bark Tanned Belt - Group Buy Project with Equus Leather

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
Greetings to my fellow denim & leather nerds!

I'm opening an expression of interest list for a new group buy belt project!
This time it's with a workshop in England called Equus Leather, run by cCharlie who is trained in classic english saddlery and who has been making leather crafts professionally since 1995.
See the affiliate thread here:
http://www.styleforum.net/t/260644/equus-leather-bridle-leather-belts-official-affiliate-thread

The belt this time around will have a little bit of a military twist to it, being a 1.5" wide hand-cut strap, fitted with a solid-brass custom double-pronged garrison-style buckle, ending with a slant edge tip.

The buckle fold will be held together by hand-sewn saddle stitching in thick, waxed irish linen threads. the edges left raw after a clean cut (i mean, really clean.)

The leather will come from Baker's tannery - their English oak-bark tanned cattlehide leather which is referred to as the russet bridle butt. The leather will be 6 mm thick (or a little more), have an incredible grain growth, and is "natural" coloured for optimal evolution with time!

pb280223.jpg

This is one of the very best cattlehides available in the world, undergoing a long, slow but gentle oak-bark tanning process (1 year and 1 day sitting in up to 72 of Baker's bark tanning pits) and then finished off by hand.
Very few tanneries in the world produce leather in this old-fashioned way - it is how vegetable tanned leather used to be made.

Anyway, please do let me know if you're interested - send me a PM or e-mail me directly.
I'm taking names for the newsletter list until New Year.
post #2 of 21
Price?
Do you have any pics of the buckle?
post #3 of 21
Thread Starter 
Charlie quoted aaround 65 British pounds.
Photos of the buckle will be available in the next newsletter update!
post #4 of 21
Thread Starter 
Update on shipping costs: approx. £10 for non EU, £8 for EU and £4.80 for UK for Royal Mail International Signed for for 1 belt, with an additional £4 per extra belt.

Also, an introduction from Charlie:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Equus Leather View Post

Hi All,
Just to let you all know we're participating in another limited edition run, this time specifically for the Russet and Denim people. Mikecch is organising it and is the brain behind the belt and he's the chap you'll need to speak to if your interested in signing up, though of course I'm very happy to answer any questions. You can PM him here
The belt is going to be made from c. 6mm Bakers Russet Oak Bark Tanned Bridle Leather - around 1 mm thicker than the last batch that we made. We can make it in this weight because of the extra flexibility the Bakers tanning process gives - 6mm in standard veg tan would be so wooden you could hardly bend it. The belt will have a solid brass square double sided military style buckle with 2 tounges. As with everything we do its entirely hand made and will stitched by hand with a heavy off white thread. Its quite a different style from our main line of products but given what I've seen of other russet belts on the market I think will probably be the best quality Russet jeans belt of this style available and I'd be amazed if it didn't last a lifetime.
We're going to charge £65 + shipping (also + VAT if your in Europe). Mikes collecting names and we aim to start the run in Jan. It'll take 4 - 6 weeks from order to delivery as we are using only the very heaviest of the Bakers Russet output so the leather has to be specifically picked for us as its finished.
The thread for the run is here any questions I'm sure Mike or I can help. I'll post photos of a prototype in a few days.
Charlie
post #5 of 21
If you're going to do it via the forum can you post the details here as well? I really don't need more email clogging up my box and your last collab with Unlucky got completely FUBARED for me via that method.
post #6 of 21
Thread Starter 
Most of the details are up on the top post already smile.gif
I'll cross-post the prototype that Charlie is working in here, as well as dates for ordering time-frame.
So, if you're only following this thread and do not plan on e-mailing me, you won't miss out either!

Though, for more personal rantings, I really must do it via private methods, either PM or e-mail.
post #7 of 21
Yeah all this is cool story bro without pics.
post #8 of 21
Thread Starter 
^ The story is just as important - this is a group buy project for like-minded folks. I'm not simply advertising belts.
Edited by mikecch - 12/16/11 at 8:40pm
post #9 of 21
Thread Starter 
A quick follow-up...the prototype has been made!
Here are a few pics from Charlie - the final version will look more or less the same with a couple of minor tweaks, including the appearance of the pins and the thread thickness:

63c1e609dsc0259.jpg
505e38bddsc0260.jpg
21ca47f8dsc0258.jpg
8353b32cdsc0257.jpg

That's the end of the updates I'll be doing here.
Please do PM me if you're interested; the project will close at new year.
post #10 of 21
those look amazing. wow.
post #11 of 21
Yeah looks cool, my interest is piqued.
post #12 of 21
the slant edge tip just ruins it, why are you so fond of that tip?

anyways my LGC belt is still going strong after 3 years, i don't need another work belt 1 is enough. however i am looking for a dress belt and if you someday decide to do a project for a 1.25" black dress belt i would definitely be interested.
post #13 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by iroh View Post

the slant edge tip just ruins it, why are you so fond of that tip?
anyways my LGC belt is still going strong after 3 years, i don't need another work belt 1 is enough. however i am looking for a dress belt and if you someday decide to do a project for a 1.25" black dress belt i would definitely be interested.

um, they make other belts.

you could also buy this one and spray paint it black.
post #14 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by pebblegrain View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by iroh View Post

the slant edge tip just ruins it, why are you so fond of that tip?
anyways my LGC belt is still going strong after 3 years, i don't need another work belt 1 is enough. however i am looking for a dress belt and if you someday decide to do a project for a 1.25" black dress belt i would definitely be interested.

um, they make other belts.

you could also buy this one and spray paint it black.

pebblegrain - you never fail to make me laugh. you must have a "dumb shit" alert system, because whenever someone says some dumb shit, you're always there to let them know.
post #15 of 21
Any chance of a nickel buckle?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Streetwear and Denim
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › Limited Run Double-Pronged Oak-Bark Tanned Belt - Group Buy Project with Equus Leather