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

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Yep. Those hallmarks are super sharp.
Question regarding bridle leather care: I'm getting conflicting information from the Equus website and the J&FJ Baker website regarding the use of oil based leather feed. Equus recommends using leather feed from Sedgwick (https://www.equusleather.co.uk/inside-our-workshops/leather-care/caring-for-bridle-leather-belts.html). However, J&FJ do not recommend oil-based leather feed (https://www.jfjbaker.co.uk/leather-care). Can you explain the discrepancy here? Thanks
Actually, both websites are in full agreement. Sedgwick Leatherfeed isnt oil based, its grease based so its perfect for grease based (ie Bridle) leather. Its effectively the grease Sedgwick use to turn leather in to Bridle leather. Bakers use a slightly different formula, but effectively its exactly the same thing. Hope that makes sense!

Actually, oiling Bakers leather with a really good Neetsfoot oil is possible too. It has to be a natural Neetsfoot not an imitation mineral oil, and it works best if you then use a grease based feed afterward to seal the oil in, but it works very well for leather that needs to be in the weather, so not really applicable for belts but useful for outdoor sort of leather

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Maybe I'll take the plunge, @Equus Leather. I've been looking at the laced bridle belt, and I'm wondering whether to go with 1 1/4" or 1 1/2". Normally I would prefer 1 1/2" with denim (which is how I'm planning to wear this), but I gather that the lacing already makes the belt somewhat wider. Any thoughts about which size will wear more like a "normal" or standard 1 1/2" leather belt?
 
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Maybe I'll take the plunge, @Equus Leather. I've been looking at the laced bridle belt, and I'm wondering whether to go with 1 1/4" or 1 1/2". Normally I would prefer 1 1/2" with denim (which is how I'm planning to wear this), but I gather that the lacing already makes the belt somewhat wider. Any thoughts about which size will wear more like a "normal" or standard 1 1/2" leather belt?
The 1 1/4" version of the laced belt will be a lot closer to the 1 1/2" normal belts. The lacing definitley adds getting on to 1/4", so my advice would be the 1 1/4" version anyway.

Hope that helps!

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The 1 1/4" version of the laced belt will be a lot closer to the 1 1/2" normal belts. The lacing definitley adds getting on to 1/4", so my advice would be the 1 1/4" version anyway.

Hope that helps!
That does indeed help. Order placed! One further question, @Equus Leather.

The description of the laced belt says that it's possible to get a leather covered roller buckle, but I couldn't find that option. Should I just send an email with my order number and that request?
 

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That does indeed help. Order placed! One further question, @Equus Leather.

The description of the laced belt says that it's possible to get a leather covered roller buckle, but I couldn't find that option. Should I just send an email with my order number and that request?
Thanks for the order! Yes, please do send an email - that options obviously been missed from the website, sorry!
 

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Ordered a belt from you a couple of days ago. Now the wait begins :)
 

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Hi there -- I'm trying to get a belt order put together and had a couple of questions:

1. Can you provide a dumbed-down explanation of the differences between the Scott harness belts, the Bakers bridle, and the West End bridle? I'm looking for something that would be suited to denim and more casual, heavier chinos. Would one of those options work best that purpose?

2. Is there a particular reason that the Bakers bridle is offered in 1 3/8" width only with the roller buckle? It seemed a little strange since there are other belts with 1 3/8" West End buckles.

Thank you.
 

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Hi!

To answer the questions

1) The Scott is a hefty harness leather belt. Very good for jeans if you want somthing chunky. The Bakers bridle is a similar thickness, but a softer leather so more general purpose - jeans and chinos. The Sedgwick (as used for the West End) is a little thinner again and a bit smarter looking, so smarter jeans, chinos suits. Hope that helps!

2) Thats a bug. The 1 3/8" West End was dropped but he foundry a while back, so has largely been removed from the website, though we do have a few and we can get them intermittently. The 1 3/8 West End Roller is still in production though

I hope that helps!

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1) The Scott is a hefty harness leather belt. Very good for jeans if you want somthing chunky. The Bakers bridle is a similar thickness, but a softer leather so more general purpose - jeans and chinos. The Sedgwick (as used for the West End) is a little thinner again and a bit smarter looking, so smarter jeans, chinos suits. Hope that helps!
Thanks so much for the clear explanation. I'm sure this comes through clearly in person but it wasn't readily obvious to me inthe website pictures. (Well I guess I could tell that the Sedwick was the smarter option; but the Scott vs. Bakers bridle distinction wasn't so obvious.)
 

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Thanks so much for the clear explanation. I'm sure this comes through clearly in person but it wasn't readily obvious to me inthe website pictures. (Well I guess I could tell that the Sedwick was the smarter option; but the Scott vs. Bakers bridle distinction wasn't so obvious.)

:) Here to help!
 

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