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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. Equus Leather

    Equus Leather Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Just to let you all know, the finalised Barenia Watch Strap above is now live on the website. We'll get the belt version done in due course

    Quick picture..
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    Theres still a bargain or two to be had in the Clearance section!

    Charlie
     
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    Thanks a lot Joiji, that's very helpful. Bakers' Aus Nut looks real good.
     
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    Just received my belts. They are superb! Customer service is also exceptional and very friendly. Thank you!
     
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    Great pictures guys! It sure is easy to end up with several Equus belts, isn't it? I ended up with three over the course of a couple of months! I'm probably not done yet either.
     
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    Equus Leather Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Lovely photo :)

    Glad you like them and thank you for the kind words

    Charlie
     
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    Charlie out of curiosity what would you recommend for re-sizing the belts. I have lost 30 pounds and I am on the second to last hole of 7 holes and I need to have the belt shortened. What do you recommend? Taking it to my local cobbler?
     
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    ^^^HOW?? I can't seem to lose 1lb!!
     
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    I used to drink a lot of soda and eat a lot of dessert. Went cold turkey and lost a ton
     
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    (sorry Charlie..off topic here.)

    JK, No carbs?
     
  10. Equus Leather

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    I wouldn't, unless you have a much better than average cobbler they'll butcher them in my experience. if we can shorten them by 3" or more we can shorten them invisibly from the buckle end and restitch so they are as good as new.

    I lost about the same amount last year - great for the figure, decimates the wardrobe though!

    Charlie
     
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    That is my fear. Looking at the stitching and how well made the belt is I don't want them to ruin it.

    And yes the wardrobe is so difficult to manage. My tailor has done a lot to alter my suits and sport coats but there is very little anyone can do without throwing off the whole garment which sucks as well. Oh well
     
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    Hi all,

    The belts look really great, I'm planning to order one of them to match with my C&J Finsbury (Chestnut) :
    http://www.crockettandjones.com/product/finsbury-chestnut#.UneOtnBmh8E

    I really like the colour of the Scott Oak Bark Harness belt, may I know if the two colours match with each other? I am afraid my screen cannot show the colour properly.

    Thank you very much for your comments in advance.

    Cheers,
    Steven
     
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    Equus Leather Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Hi Steven,

    i would say that those shoes are lighter and redder than the Scott tends to be so probably not a really good match. probably Sedgwick Australian Nut is closer really. The Scott is lovely leather though - well worth a go if you don't mind the colours not being exactly the same.

    As a generality I would say using the Bakers leathers to match shoes is quite tricky - the process Bakers use is very non industrial and the colours definitely vary from skin to skin. This isn't the case with the Sedgwick leather, they are very true from skin to skin and batch to batch. The Bakers leather has more character, the Sedgwick more consistency

    I hope that helps

    Charlie
     
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    I didn't know you guys had a thread :)

    A couple of the aussies recommended your belts and they look good was pretty pumped to see a burgundy option with a silver buckle but then others suggested bridle leather isn't good for a formal belt (belt to wear with suits) is that correct?
     
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    Nonsense! These belts are awesome. I wear mine with suits every day. If that's wrong, well then I don't want to be right!
     
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    Personally I would agree with 63AMG ;-) ! The objective answer is its personal preference. The standard bridle leather belts are around 3 1/2mm thick and the Sedgwick leather is shiny, refined and consistent and perfectly suitable for suit wear, many, many people do wear them for exactly that purpose as 63 said, including me. Some people prefer a stitched calf belt for formal wear though and as with anyone who likes what they own they think thats the only thing to wear. We make a bridle leather version thats on the website and a calf version that isn't for those who like stitched edges. They are rather lovely but also rather expensive - we hand stitch everything we make and it takes a long time.

    I think the short version is you'll be fine with either style - pick the one you like :)

    For e.g. quite a loud example in bridle leather
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    Hope that helps!

    Charlie
     
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    Thanks for the response guys, always great to see the affiliates so active in a thread too certainly makes buying from them easier :) that and close out dates to receive before xmas so got my order in. Burgundy with a nice silver buckle, great to have a buckle choice.

    Just wondering in terms of length are your 32" spot on 32" or do they tend to run long/short? That question seems strange but somehow being pretty specific sizes they still tend to vary
     
  18. Equus Leather

    Equus Leather Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Great, thanks for the order!

    In terms of lengths, the leather should be more or less exactly the ordered size to the middle hole, +/- a tiny bit. The only things to be aware of is stuff the website mentions, for e.g. the Lined and Raised bridle leather belts need an extra 1/2" because of their thickness, as does the Scott, and the Garrison and in particular the Sam Browne need an extra " than our normal sizes because the buckles are shorter then normal. Always happy to help with any queries like that though

    Charlie
     
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    FWIW, the lengths on my two belts were spot on.
     
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    Equus Leather Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Here's a link to our most recent Newsletter if it didn't arrive in your inbox: http://gmtiny.com/3193A

    It has the last ordering dates for guaranteed Christmas delivery. Managing the Order Book alongside Royal Mail Posting Dates can prove quite tricky, so we like to be organised early!

    Tomorrow, the 13th November, is the last date for those of you in Canada, The USA, Greece, Poland and France.

    Dawn
     

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