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

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Received my laced bridle belt yesterday. Firstly, I will note that it is beauty and the tannage liquor quite fragrant. For the StyFo braintrust, I will also note that the Flat West End - true to its name - is a flat buckle. Some of the images had me of the belief that it was chunkier. Also, I might have gone with a 5" tail in place of the 4" I specified.

Unfortunately the waist measurement I lifted from a sample belt didn't quite map to the final result in terms of fit - the laced bridle is about 1/3" snugger when worn at the third (middle) hole. @Equus Leather I'm hoping this is a negligible enough difference and wondering if you may have some recommended tips for stretching the belt, recognizing that bridle leather is pretty resistant to stretch?

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Its a smart belt with the Palladium hardware! I really enjoy the laced belts, here's an iPhone snap of it when it was being prepared for parcelling at this end, and one from the website that shows the lacing. Its a uniquely English style of making a belt, the technique originates from Reins for horses

See The Laced Belt here

In terms of the fit, I think 1/3rd" will become negligible, different trouser thicknesses probably make more difference than that. Theres literally no way the belt will stretch, bridle leather just doesn't to any meaningful measure. What it will do though is soften, and as the leather breaks in and moulds to you the softness will yield a little extra, so I think it'll end ups being spot on

The chunkiness of the Flat West End often catches people out - you must like chunky buckles! Different tail lengths for custom orders not at all a problem for the future



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Hi Guys,

We've been working on an update of the website over the last little while. It hasn't been without some trials but its live right now. Its mostly a technology refresh - should be considerably faster and more cross platform compliant now, but we've also been working on an improved menu and navigation which should make finding your way around a little easier. We've chosen not to migrate passwords as a security measure so if you have an account with us when you go to log in you'll need to reset your password - link here https://www.equusleather.co.uk/customer/account/forgotpassword/

We have another more substantial menu update planned shortly that should make drilling down in to what we do even easier

Any and all feedback welcome. Site is here https://www.equusleather.co.uk/

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Thanks!

Charlie
 

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Its a smart belt with the Palladium hardware! I really enjoy the laced belts, here's an iPhone snap of it when it was being prepared for parcelling at this end, and one from the website that shows the lacing. Its a uniquely English style of making a belt, the technique originates from Reins for horses

See The Laced Belt here

In terms of the fit, I think 1/3rd" will become negligible, different trouser thicknesses probably make more difference than that. Theres literally no way the belt will stretch, bridle leather just doesn't to any meaningful measure. What it will do though is soften, and as the leather breaks in and moulds to you the softness will yield a little extra, so I think it'll end ups being spot on

The chunkiness of the Flat West End often catches people out - you must like chunky buckles! Different tail lengths for custom orders not at all a problem for the future



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Charlie
Thank you. I've got a pair of thick, 19oz denim I'm going to try breaking it in with. And, again, beautiful work.
 

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Hi Charlie - I have a quick question on card case customisation.

I'm planning to order a Lloyd Card Case with Espresso Baranil outer and Rust Chevre inner (beige thread), but thought it would be nice to have some subtle contrast on the interior, with the leather that comprises the chevrons in the dark brown Setter Chevre. Would that be possible and do you think that combination would work well?
 

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Hi Charlie - I have a quick question on card case customisation.

I'm planning to order a Lloyd Card Case with Espresso Baranil outer and Rust Chevre inner (beige thread), but thought it would be nice to have some subtle contrast on the interior, with the leather that comprises the chevrons in the dark brown Setter Chevre. Would that be possible and do you think that combination would work well?
Hi! That sounds a nice idea, we can certainly do that. Actually, my suggestion though would be to go for Baranil Espresso for the seagulls, so there's a reflection of the exterior on the inside, plus a grain contrast, and that way there isn't two different browns that dont quite match (Espresso/Setter). What do you think?

The interior modifications you cant put through the website, but we can sort out by email afterward

Hope that helps!

Charlie
 

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Hi! That sounds a nice idea, we can certainly do that. Actually, my suggestion though would be to go for Baranil Espresso for the seagulls, so there's a reflection of the exterior on the inside, plus a grain contrast, and that way there isn't two different browns that dont quite match (Espresso/Setter). What do you think?

The interior modifications you cant put through the website, but we can sort out by email afterward

Hope that helps!

Charlie
That's a great suggestion, thanks Charlie. I still haven't decided whether to go with the contrast or keep it simple, so I'll follow up via email when I order if I decide to go with the custom option.
 

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That's a great suggestion, thanks Charlie. I still haven't decided whether to go with the contrast or keep it simple, so I'll follow up via email when I order if I decide to go with the custom option.
Cool - here to help as and when!

Charlie
 

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