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Equus Leather - English Handstitched Bridle Leather Belts - Official Affiliate and Review Thread

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Thanks, Charlie, either way, a curve or circle takes a whole lotta practice/skill and the patience of a Saint to achieve such uniformity and consequently, such beauty.
Well Done, your (collective) work amazes me!
 
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...Well Done, your (collective) work amazes me!
It continues to amaze me as well: the belts, the wallets, the briefcase etc are made with so much eye for detail and quality, it’s a daily pleasure to look at them and to have them in my hands
Equus is “hors categorie”....🙏
 

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Thanks, Charlie, either way, a curve or circle takes a whole lotta practice/skill and the patience of a Saint to achieve such uniformity and consequently, such beauty.
Well Done, your (collective) work amazes me!
Thank you! Yes, this is a game for the patient. You have to take pleasure from the process not just the outcome to be good.

It continues to amaze me as well: the belts, the wallets, the briefcase etc are made with so much eye for detail and quality, it’s a daily pleasure to look at them and to have them in my hands
Equus is “hors categorie”....🙏
Thank you very much - means a lot :)
 

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Please post more pics of this beauty.
We don't see enough of them in the wild.

Come to think of it, we don't see much of Equus goods in used condition, am curious how these beautiful products age with use and the marks the owners put on them.

Yes! More the merrier!
On this topic, here's a photo for last week. One of our more specialist belts, this is 6mm thick Undyed oak bark tanned bridle leather from J&FJ Baker in Devon (the very bottom of England). It makes an amazing denim belt and builds a wonderful patina as it ages and will literally outlast either the jeans or the owner. I use a Scott belt for the same purpose for a slightly quieter look but the Russet looks amazing after a few years.

Bakers Russet Jeans Belt

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Hi Guys,

A couple of photos from today

Our Notebook cover, this is an updated photo showing the new design of the tab closure. We've been playing with it a little to get the proportion and form just right, also a picture of the twin pen loops, made to keep the pen mounted centrally even if its smaller than the loops. You can see the green goatskin we line the main body of the inside, plus the tab, strap and pen loops with. We've been doing a lot of these recently for customers own choices of notebooks which is always fun as a fan of nice stationary!





and just for fun, here's a photo of the finally attached lock and hasp on the current briefcase we're working on. Personally I love the subtle contrast of the copper and brass - we also do solid brass throughout and palladium

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Gorgeous work, Charlie.

I've been catching up on Styleforum threads I follow and it's pretty surreal given what's going on.

I hope the community here will continue to support your work during this time.
 

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Gorgeous work, Charlie.

I've been catching up on Styleforum threads I follow and it's pretty surreal given what's going on.

I hope the community here will continue to support your work during this time.
thank you Ben. I hope so too. Difficult time for everyone but we’ll get through it if we pull together as a community
 

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Hi Charlie, I was wondering if it’d be possible to get a belt strap with nickel colored Chicago screws. Trying to check out and realized that there is not a place to enter that Information!

Cheers,

Fok.
 

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On this topic, here's a photo for last week. One of our more specialist belts, this is 6mm thick Undyed oak bark tanned bridle leather from J&FJ Baker in Devon (the very bottom of England). It makes an amazing denim belt and builds a wonderful patina as it ages and will literally outlast either the jeans or the owner. I use a Scott belt for the same purpose for a slightly quieter look but the Russet looks amazing after a few years.

Bakers Russet Jeans Belt

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Now that’s how a belt for jeans should look. Outstanding.
 

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Here you go, this is mine. This was a special edition for a Denim forum years and years ago. Russet 6mm bridle finished leather, it’s gone a beautiful colour

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