Equus Leather - Bridle Leather Belts - Official Affiliate Thread

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  1. daizawaguy

    daizawaguy Senior member

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    Count me in...prices please!
     


  2. Equus Leather

    Equus Leather Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Really pleased people like them. I loved it when I saw it but nice to see Im not the only one.

    Pricing is yet to be determined but I think is likely to be around an additional £75 per belt. I thought originally they might have been more by the time we've got them made and into the country given the skill and craftsmanship involved but we've managed to keep the costs more or less under control. Initially it looks like they'll be 1 1/2" only but we'll work on getting them in smaller sizes as well, particularly 1 1/4"

    Will keep everyone updated as ever.

    We also have a small quantity of black iron buckles we're going to make Russet belts from. They are individually handmade by a Japanese blacksmith from traditional iron temple nails - different look than most of our work, but rather cool and I love genuinely craftsman made things. Once we've one made up I'll post some photos.

    Charlie
     


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    That sounds interesting too - what is the width going to be on these? I have found I don't get on with much over 1 1⁄4".
     


  4. Equus Leather

    Equus Leather Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    1 1/2" for these, though each buckle is different as they are hand forged so there may be slightly narrow ones down to 1 3/8"

    Charlie
     


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    Ah too bad the damascus steel won't be available in 1 1/4 anytime soon. I wanted to get some bakers belts with them. BTW, how would I go about getting some samples?
     


  6. Equus Leather

    Equus Leather Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    The Bakers belts suit 1 1/2" quite well, I think the Balers London Tan with a Damascus buckle would be spectacular! We will try to get them in 1 1/4" though, its a size that suits the shape and elegance of the buckle.

    Drop me a pm or email with your address and we can get some out in the post

    Charlie
     


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    How much would the Baker's russet with black iron buckle be, Charlie?
     


  8. Equus Leather

    Equus Leather Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Hi Ozzy,

    We haven't priced the Wakugi buckles formally as yet, but around £130 is a reasonable estimate without VAT.

    Quick photos - they aren't brilliant but give you an idea

    Charlie

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  9. Equus Leather

    Equus Leather Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Good afternoon everyone, we have a new website! Same address, new look. Hopefully it will give you a better shopping experience along with a greater feel for who we are and what we do. We've made it clearer on how you can customise all of your bespoke items and added the sample packs as a product to order - remember, we post these FREE to anywhere in the world.

    As ever, a discount code is available 'NEWSITE14' gives you 14% discount on your cart.

    Some other new features:

    • You can now chose a courier option for delivery, rather than just Royal Mail.
    • Improved choice of leather and buckle care products, including Saphir!
    • Online order management when you log into your account.

    First online order gets a free Care Kit (Leather Care, Renaissance Wax & PreLim) :)

    This has been a labour of love for Charlie and I as we've done the majority of it ourselves....inevitably there will be the odd mistake somewhere so please do give us your feedback, both positive and negative. Hopefully the problems our friends in the Far East had checking out on the old website are now long gone.

    Dawn
     
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    Great, I expect to make my first order soon and I'm in the "far east" :).

    How long is the discount code valid for?
     


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    I think I found a few glitches with the new website.

    1) The 1 1/4 inch belt option is not possible with some buckle options in various Bakers belts.

    2) The cowdray suede belt is showing double the options.

    3) Not a glitch but it seems the prices of your belts increased post-website change?
     
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    Just put in my order. Can't wait. =]
     


  13. Equus Leather

    Equus Leather Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Hi Ironist,

    Thanks - will look into the glitches ASAP.

    Some prices have had a small increase - the website upgrade has not been cheap and leather gets more and more expensive to buy, the leather market is massively cut throat at the moment, but we have also changed the format of how the prices are shown by removing increments and incorporating them into the base prices, so any increases aren't as steep as they may initially look. We've also changed how shipping works so the rates are calculated on the fly which has overall reduced the postage charge. For e.g. 1 belt shipped to the US is now 30% cheaper to ship than with the old website. All in all I suspect people will pay about the same per order, or that was our intention anyway :)

    Also, remember that those non-EU customers won't be charged the 20% VAT charge, and there's no charge for any of our samples to be shipped around the world :)
     
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  14. Equus Leather

    Equus Leather Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Fab - its always been somewhat of an embaresment the old website failed sporadically for orders to Singapore and Hong Kong for reasons I could never replicate.

    Coupon is valid until next Sat - feel free to share :)

    Charlie
     


  15. Equus Leather

    Equus Leather Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I think we've managed to prevail regarding getting the Damascus buckles in 1 1/4". Ive put in our order and I'll post them here when the buckles are made and here in the UK. Looking forward to getting them!

    Ive had lots of pms and feedback re the website - thanks again everyone

    Charlie

     


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