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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. archetypal_yuppie

    archetypal_yuppie Well-Known Member

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    That is helpful. I'm not seeking an exact match, but I definitely have a gap that I want to fill.

    Upon rereading, the following is only helpful if you're familiar with Edward Green leathers, and probably useless if not, but here it goes:

    A failure would be to receive a belt that is materially darker than I expect, which would overlap with my other dark brown bridle leather belt (from Coach), which is very dark brown (darker than Edward Green's "Dark Oak Antique"). I need something lighter that will match well with medium browns such as EG's Edwardian, without being as light as Maple or Tan, or as orange as Chestnut.

    As long as other batches of Oak Brown tend not to be significantly darker, that is the color I'm looking for. And notably, I tend to like the variation within the strap, since most of my shoes tend to have some variation as well due to factory antiquing & normal wear/polishing.

    When making an order, would requesting a bias toward a lighter batch/strap from your available stock do any good?
     
  2. Equus Leather

    Equus Leather Well-Known Member

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    After a little googling - assuming good photos I would say about as dark as EG Dark Oak is probably as dark as it ever gets, and we aim for lighter on the whole, but on the whole not lighter than the photo I posted.

    Very happy to try and help if you indicate a colour preference. The only caveat would be it may take longer if we are using a batch thats darker than your preference.

    Im glad you like the colour variation - to me makes the leather work really well with antiqued/burnished shoes.

    Charlie
     
  3. Equus Leather

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    Couple of quick development photos

    This is a Gold Barenia watch strap under development. 3mm thick, unraised (unusual for us but an interesting look) hand stitched with Ecru Lin Cable. The second photo is with an 8 week old wallet to show how the leather darkens and matures. A belt in the same design will follow in due course

    Charlie

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    Hi Charlie, do you have a comparison shot of Baker's Aust. Nut and Burgundy? Which one is darker? Also, I would appreciate it if you could let me know when you have a batch of Oak Brown that's between EG Dark Oak and Dark Brown. Thanks.
     
  6. Equus Leather

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    I haven't Im afraid. The counterintuitive answer though is the Bakers Aus Nut is more Oxblood than the Sedgwick Burgundy is. The Bakers Aus Nut has elements of red and black and tends to be quite pull up - it gets redder when flexed and is quite dark otherwise, particularly when not in full sun. The Sedgwick Burgundy is a rich deep brown rather than an oxblood type colour. Its very nice, but it isn't an oxblood.

    I hope that makes sense!

    Charlie
     
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    I'll see if I can take a photo tomorrow, I have both you're talking about and find the Bakers much better as a burgundy belt than the burgundy Sedgwick, as strange as that sounds.
     
  8. barky

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    thanks joiji!
     
  9. OzzyJones

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    Clearance belt ordered Wednesday night, mailed yesterday, received today. Delighted with it; your QC is obviously a lot stricter than mine would be!
    Great service from Equus again, many thanks!
     
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    Great, glad you like it! Most of the clearance section is sizing errors, so we made a 34 not a 35" for e.g., but otherwise perfect and QC (Dawn) caught the error before it left us. The rest is small cosmetic flaws that happened late in the making process or minor marks in the leather that weren't noticed whilst the belts were being made - we scrap anything worse than that.

    Still some bargains to be had! They are all eligible for the SF discount as well, and VAT deduction if leaving Europe.. http://www.equusleather.co.uk/index.php/Clearance-Belts/View-all-products.html

    Charlie
     
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    Don't scrap it, PM ME!!!! (38s & 39s only) :D
     
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    I had to grab this one as it was in my size. I have no real idea on what I'll be wearing it with yet, but I'm a huge fan of Equus belts and the Winchester buckle in particular (this would be my 3rd one), so I was too weak to resist. :D
     
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    Great score! Gutted it wasn't my size
     
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    "It's a trap!"- General Ackbar
     
  16. MacktasticGDogg

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    No kidding! It's got me thinking about a BRG watch strap. :p
     
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    Okay, hopefully this helps some people in regards to the leather colors. These are mine, with a shot straight out of the camera. Colours are fairly true to life, but I'd welcome Charlie to weigh in and say how close he thinks they are.

    Top to bottom: Black, Dark Havana, Aus-Nut, Burgundy, Aus-Nut (Bakers, Chocolate suede. They're all 1.25 or 1.5 inch, with satin stainless buckles, and I'm very pleased with them. Must admit, if I were to order again I may stick entirely to the Bakers leathers, although thats due to personal preference rather than quality.

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    Good collection :) ! My only additional comment would be that the Bakers Aus Nut is only that colour in full sun, generally its darker. Its a really interesting leather because its so difficult to characterise. Charlie
     
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    finally put in my order today. just wanted to say Charlie was quite patient and helpful throughout the whole process despite some issues on my end. and now the wait begins!
     
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    Glad to help and appreciate the custom :)

    Charlie
     

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