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Equus Leather - Bridle Leather Belts - Official Affiliate Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Equus Leather, Aug 10, 2011.

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  1. ncdobson

    ncdobson Well-Known Member

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    ^^^
    Thanks for the links, Charlie. I'm happy to wait for a quality belt, & I'm pretty sure I'll be able to keep my trousers up for another couple of weeks.

    Nick
     
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    Hi Charlie,

    maybe this will give you a better idea of the color of the shoes?

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  3. Equus Leather

    Equus Leather Well-Known Member

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    Hi Winston,

    From that photo I'd say its a good and probably perfect match - certainly I'd be happy to wear them together.

    My offer of an off cut still stands though if you want to check first hand - FOC - just PM me your address if you want one

    Charlie
     
  4. LaymanX

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    Ordered a West End in Australian Nut. Can't wait for delivery!
     
  5. Equus Leather

    Equus Leather Well-Known Member

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    Many thanks :)
     
  6. MacktasticGDogg

    MacktasticGDogg Well-Known Member

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    I ordered a Winchester quick release belt in Dark Havana about a month ago and received it today. It's definitely very nice and I think the quick release mechanism works great in addition to being very cool. I'm very pleased with the work!

    A couple of quick pics:
    Nice packaging
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    I haven't wiped the belt before taking this picture so it has some sort of a thin white powdery film on it. It's actually a very nice dark brown with a nice matte sheen to it.
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  7. Equus Leather

    Equus Leather Well-Known Member

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    Glad you like it :) The quick release buckles are clever bits of Victorian thinking and are rather cool

    The white stuff is tanners grease - the stuff that makes bridle leather bridle leather really. We don't rub the belts down too vigerously before they go because I've always felt it gave just a little more protection to the finish in transit. It'll either wear or rub of very easily with a soft cloth though.

    Charlie
     
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    Just placed an order for two west end bridle leather belts (Midnight Blue and Hazel). Can't wait!
     
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    Equus Leather Well-Known Member

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    Hi Winston,

    Much appreciated, thank you!

    Charlie
     
  10. Lopel

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    hello,

    Could you show what is a leather covered buckle roller ?

    for a West End Bridle Leather Belt, could you provide bigger pictures [than on your website] for burgundy, dark havana and australian nut ? It is quite hard to see the differences. I wish to match this color:
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    can the length between two holes be chosen ? what is the default length ?

    will you offer a reversible [with the choice for colours and buckles] belt in the future ?
     
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  11. Equus Leather

    Equus Leather Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    There is a little photo of a leather covered buckle in my avatar to the right <------ I can try and find a better photo if you want to see more detail but that should give you an idea I think.

    Re the colours, I think our leather colours page will have some pretty clear photos that should help here. I can find some hi res pictures I'm sure if you want to see bigger versions, I should probably PM/email them rather than post multi meg pictures here. Probably the best thing though is if we were to send you some off cuts so you can see first hand - much easier to see in real life if your trying to compare. If it helps I'd say the shoes are somewhere between Australian Nut and Dark Havanna but closer to Dark Havanna.

    The default pattern for our belts is for them to have 7 holes at 1" intervals starting 4" from the point. The centre of the 7 will be at the size you've ordered. Very happy to vary all of that as much as you'd like, everything is made specifically for its owner for exactly that reason, so 3 holes at 3/4" spacing or 5 @ 1" or whatever else you'd like is absolutely fine.

    Re reversible belts I don't think thats a direction we'll go. The unlined bridle leather has a flesh and grain side, the flesh side is finished but does look like the flesh side - its proper leather so no plastic coatings etc so the back is different to the front. Our Lined belts are all hand stitched (as is everything we do) and again hand stitching has sides, a front and back and whilst the back isn't untidy it isn't as neat as the front (this is the quick and easy way of telling hand from machine stitching if your not sure which it is) so not amenable to being reversible. Sorry!

    Charlie
     
  12. ncdobson

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    Hi, Charlie.

    My blue & BRG belts arrived today. They're beautiful! The colors are very subtle. Each belt has a slightly oily sheen on the outer surface. Should I leave them alone, or could I brush them with a horsehair brush to bring out the shine?

    Thank you very much,

    Nick
     
  13. lychyrychy

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    I received a london tan and burgundy with 1" width. Excellent construction and finish. Highly recommended and would buy again. :)

    Below is a pic with the burgundy belt. It has become my favorite!

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  14. Equus Leather

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    Hi Guys,

    Glad you like the belts :)

    Regarding the waxy finish, this is a very thin layer of the stuff that makes it bridle leather, the tanners grease. It's basically lanolin and beeswax. I tend to leave it on but if you'd prefer a flatter finish by all means buff with a soft cloth or soft brush if you like. It certainly won't do any harm and will just speed up the natural wearing off that'll happen anyway.

    Hope this helps!

    Charlie
     
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    What is the coupon code again?
     
  16. Equus Leather

    Equus Leather Well-Known Member

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    Hi All,

    The coupon code is StyleForum10% - any problems I'm more than happy to help

    Charlie
     
  17. deveandepot1

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    Thanks!
    I will be buying a belt this week.
     
  18. Equus Leather

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    Good stuff! let me know if I can be of any help

    Charlie
     
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    I am good. This will be my third order.
     
  20. ncdobson

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    Hi, Charlie.

    I ordered straps without buckles earlier in the summer, but I now want to order buckles, too. I'm interested in the London Dee & Kensington buckles shown on your site. Is it possible to order them alone?

    Thanks in advance,

    Nick D.
     

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