- Mar 22, 2010
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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 horsesReceived 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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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