Equus Leather - Bridle Leather Belts - Official Affiliate Thread

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  1. MacktasticGDogg

    MacktasticGDogg Senior member

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    When will the Russian grained calf belt become available? I might want one to go with my Alfred Sargent chukkas of the same leather. I read somewhere that only one color is available in this leather, so I'd assume the color of your sample is the same as my shoes.
     


  2. Equus Leather

    Equus Leather Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Probably fairly shortly, but not quite there yet - I'll post to the forum when we have them ready.

    Russian calf is a finishing technique and grain pattern, the offcut above is tanned by Horween and there are 4 or 5 colours available - likely Sargents are using the same leather so there may well be several choices. To complicate matters though the leather arrives lightly finished - Sergeants will very likely have refinished or burnished it so it may look quite different to ours. Post some photos though and I can take a look

    Charlie
     


  3. Equus Leather

    Equus Leather Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Interesting! Who made the wallets and do you know the origins of the leather? Charlie
     


  4. Equus Leather

    Equus Leather Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Just a heads up for people. We've just added 1", 1 1/8" and 1 1/4" versions of the Fillis in Brass to the website. They are lovely well proportioned buckles and look really good made up. No photos on the website but they will go on in due course - the stainless and brass are the same though really.

    I know people have been missing the 1 1/4" Fillis - hopefully this will be useful to those holding out for its return!

    Charlie
     


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    Hey Charlie! Do you guys offer the Kensington buckles in stainless steel? If not do you have any plans to? Thanks.
     


  6. Equus Leather

    Equus Leather Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    We don't, its a brass only buckle I'm afraid. Ive tried to get the foundry to do a white metal version - no luck so far Im afraid!

    Sorry!

    Charlie
     


  7. thecool85

    thecool85 Senior member

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    Ahh ok. I was really hoping you didn't say that lol. Oh well. Maybe one day.

    One other thing, if I may. I just placed an order but forgot to put in the styleforum code. Can I do that retroactively?
     
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  8. MacktasticGDogg

    MacktasticGDogg Senior member

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    Thanks for the reply Charlie. Here's the pair of AS boots (Radwell) I have with the hatch grain leather (as of now, AS only offers one color of this leather):
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  9. Equus Leather

    Equus Leather Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I cant be 100% certain but I think thats Horween Russian calf in Sienna. Its much more burnished than ours though, we keep it fairly "au natural" so it hasnt got the highlights your boots have. I'll keep the forum posted with photos of ours when we have a belt to photograph though so you can see first hand

    Charlie
     


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    Thanks for the feedback Charlie. I look forward to seeing pictures of the new belt.
     


  11. MoldyBiscuit

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    Thanks. The wallet (right) is by tanner goods which, according to the website, uses 'english bridle leather' and the one on the left is custom made by ObbiGoodLabel. I was told the material is 'premium' japanese leather but I was more concerned about the design than the leather at the time tbh.
     


  12. ramadharma

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    These belts look beautiful. Do you know the metal composition of the various different buckles? I have a very bad contact allergy to nickel that is set off by trace amounts. Are the stainless steel and brass hardware nickel free? What about silver?
     
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  13. Equus Leather

    Equus Leather Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I do to a certain degree but not enough to certify them given you have a problem with nickel. The foundry that makes our buckles uses nickel quite a bit and likely uses the same melting pots and molds for brass and pewter as the nickel so I'm not sure I would risk it. The stainless is probably OK but isnt a certified grade, its just stainless, so again I wouldnt guarantee it though I imagine it will be OK.

    Two possibly helpful suggestions -

    1) If you have a source of your own for buckles that you know are fine we're very happy to make a belt around your buckle

    2) We could have a brass or stainless buckle palladium (or somthing else) plated. Without knowing your history I dont know if that would be sufficient for you but worth a thought as a physical barrier

    Im more than happy to chat by PM or email about your specific needs if that would help

    Charlie
     


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    This question is for Charlie or anyone else with enough experience to answer it. Which Equus leather belt would go best with EG's Bauxite leather?

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    I'm guessing hazel, or maybe the russet Baker's after it has worn in a bit - but why don't you get him to send you some samples? I received some with my last belt order and it takes the guesswork out of things.
     


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