Equus Leather - Bridle Leather Belts - Official Affiliate Thread

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  1. ShawnBC

    ShawnBC Senior member

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    Hope in a year and a half I'll too possess 4 Equus Leather belts; in fact I'm already eyeing the racing green leather and maybe one oxblood/burgundy in color, but with different buckles!
     


  2. Equus Leather

    Equus Leather Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Thanks guys, much appreciated :)

    We've been working on more photos for the new website which is still slowly progressing. The models today will be a navy bridle watch strap with matching stitching, a barenia raised rather than flat watch strap with natural calf lining, both for our new deployants. I'm also working on a natural leather watch strap idea, we'll post photos if we manage to take good ones!

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  4. Equus Leather

    Equus Leather Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Some photos as promised!

    This is a natural calf strap prototype. The leather is undyed vegetable tan with several coats of carnauba wax to deepen the colour a litre and bring out the grain. It will darken and patinate significantly and quickly - one for the fans of watching russet colour age. Ive seen a few russet colour straps around of late - all seem rather crude though so I thought I'd try a more refined look. This is handstiched with Ecru lin cable, quite a subtle contrast now but as the leather darkens the stitches will come through more clearly. I think this leather would be a really interesting vehicle for strong contrast thread as well, the colour of the stitch will really stand out.

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  5. Equus Leather

    Equus Leather Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Last batch of photos for the day. This isn't a prototype, this is a variation on our Barenia strap. This has a slightly raised profile, is lined with natural calf calf and is designed to be used with our RHD deployant with 1 hole only. I love Barenia, its lovely to stitch, ages beautifully and is very photogenic.

    As above this is hand stitched in ecru - my favourite thread colour. Its a good contrast thread, its bright enough to contrast but because its off white it goes well with the lighter brown leathers and never looks artificial

    Charlie

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    What ever happened to the wallets? I remember there being a lot of talk about it some months ago. Are you still planning to start selling them or did you change your mind?
     


  8. Equus Leather

    Equus Leather Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Definitley not abandoned, but temporarily on hold. We struggle to keep up with demand so its difficult to develop new stuff as well as keeping our waiting list at sensible levels and of course we have to prioritise getting stuff to people in a timely manner. Keep watching this space though, they will appear! The leather and other raw material sourcing is done - just need to fully develop our patterns.

    These are the prototype card cases that were being talked about a little while ago - fully hand stitched with Lin Cable and made with goatskin linings and a Barenia or English Saddle Hide outer

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  9. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Would it be possible to do a suede Sam Browne?
     


  10. Equus Leather

    Equus Leather Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    The underlying pattern would work in the suede I think, not sure the stitching would stand out very well, the suede tends to hide it - that aside don't see why not

    Charlie
     


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    Riva Senior member

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    Hi Charlie,

    Which leather type would be the most flexible for a belt? Also would it be possible to send in a belt to change the buckle? I'd like to replace the old brass with nickle.
     


  12. Equus Leather

    Equus Leather Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Hi Riva,

    Of all our leathers the Bakers Australian Nut is the most flexible - it is oiled during the currying and finishing process so its much more flexible for its thickness than any of our other leathers. The Sedgwick bridle leather is next, it starts of quite firm but will soften and break in well and can be helped along with a little neetsfoot oil if you specifically want to make it flexible - its easy to overdo though! We're very happy to send samples if it would help?

    No problem at all re the buckle, drop me a pm or email with the details, we'll make sure we have the buckle you want and we'll get it organised for you.

    Charlie
     


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    Equus Leather Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    We often get asked for pictures showing the different buckle finishes we offer:

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  14. Equus Leather

    Equus Leather Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Since the New Year, Charlie and I have been working on our new website. Many hours, days and weeks have gone into it, a true labour of love! However, we are 'almost' there and I thought you guys at the Style Forum would like a little sneaky peak.....so here you go:

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    Got my first Equus order over the weekend: black Sedgwick with blue stitching and matte nickel West End buckle, and Baker's Australian Nut with green stitching and matte nickle West End buckle. Really very happy with both - great fit and great quality.

    The Baker's Australian Nut really seems like a versatile color in that it's a deep brown that also has some red in it. It paired up quite nicely with both dark brown, C&J handgrade chestnut, and #8 shell.

    Dawn was kind enough to include some leather swatches and I've already got a couple more orders in mind:

    - Racing green, maybe with the WE roller; I think this could be a great and subtle alternative to a black belt when wearing black shoes
    - Baker's Oak Brown in a casual double-tongued setup, probably the Sam Brown
    - Baker's Dark Stain with a polished WE
     


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