Handmade, hand Stitched (30mm) wide, Chocolate Brown or Black Belt. Made To Order.
Lovely, handmade leather belt made from high quality Italian veg tanned leather in a wonderful chocolate brown or ever stylish black colour.
Choose your thread colour
Choose from a Silver coloured buckle in a shiny nickel or matt nickel finish.
Choose your Length
Choose to Edge Crease
Please read the instructions on how to measure for your belt, before ordering. If you are unsure about your measurements or have any questions about how to measure for your belt, please contact us using the contact details on our contact page BEFORE ordering your belt. Belts are made to measure and therefore non-refundable.
Hand-stitched in the traditions of English Saddlery, using what is often referred to as double-handed or saddle-stitching. This traditional saddlery style method of stitching has greater integrity than machine stitching.
No sewing machines are involved in this process, all stitching is done entirely by hand.
Follow the traditions of Saddlery, and match your stitching to your leather colour or to your buckle.
To match the leather colour:
Choose hot chocolate coloured thread to compliment this lovely brown leather.
To match the buckle:
Choose Ivory coloured thread to match either a matt or shiny nickel-plated buckle.
DEEP SEA TEAL
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL THREAD CHOICES OFFERED ARE LINEN.
NONE OF OUR THREADS ARE METALLIC OR POLYESTER.
LENGTH OF BELT
Choose a belt length from 28” – 40”, including half sizes. Traditionally English saddlers work with imperial measurements, however many belt buckles come in metric sizes, this is why the length is measured in inches and the width in mm.
Select your belt length by measuring from the point where the leather folds at the buckle to the centre of the most used hole. See diagram and photos. Your belt will come with two holes either side of the most used hole to compensate for any waist size fluctuations.
These will be spaced 1” apart, giving you 5 holes. From the last hole there will be 5″ to the tip of the belt which is hand-cut using a saddler’s knife.
Refer to the belt measuring diagram for help, (see product photos). If you are still unsure as to how to measure correctly, please contact us via the details provided on our contacts page, or at the end of this description, BEFORE ordering your belt.
We do not offer a belt size longer than 40”, as we have found when using veg-tanned shoulder, cutting a strip much longer than this tends to give an end point to the buckle which is not as strong, as the point has to be cut from the hide too close to the belly, meaning it is not as strong.
Customers requiring a longer belt would be better suited to a bridle leather belt. Coming soon! Please enquire by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Customers interested in other kinds of modifications or personalisation to a belt should also enquire at email@example.com before ordering.
CHOCOLATE BROWN ITALIAN SHOULDER
BLACK ITALIAN SHOULDER
SHINY NICKEL FINISH
MATT NICKEL FINISH
We add an Edge Crease if the customer desires it. An Edge Crease is an impressed line made on the surface of the grain of the leather. It is indented from the edge of the leather item and runs around the edge of it. It forms part of the Saddlery process and compresses the edge of the leather, which makes it wear better. It also looks rather nice! But you can choose to have it without if you prefer.
This item is cut by hand without the use of a press and instead using a traditional Saddler’s knife and other Saddlery tools.
As this is veg-tanned leather, the edges of this belt are polished to a high shine by hand. We do not need to coat the raw edges in plastic as is necessary with chrome-tanned leather.
This belt comes hand-stamped on the reverse of the buckle turn with the distinctive egallowayleatherdesign logo.
Corners are nicked to prevent unsightly folding and bending and edges are bevelled to remove sharp edges created when cutting the item out by hand. A Saddler works in the same way to ensure equine comfort and therefore the safety of horse and rider. Following this approach, creates an item which is not only comfortable to use but a joy to handle.
The length of this belt is decided by the customer, please see instructions
The width of the leather used in this belt is 30mm
The thickness of the leather used in this belt is 3.5mm thick
MADE IN ENGLAND
This belt is made entirely, in a small workshop in Walthamstow, London, United Kingdom.
We suggest cleaning this belt with a soft lint free cloth and Fiebings 4 Way or Sedgwick and Co. leather care to maintain it’s appearance and water resistant nature. Please do not use shoe polish as even clear polish may occasionally darken leather.
If you feel unsure about doing this yourself, or any of the above information please contact us by email/phone/twitter. We will be happy to advise you and answer other queries you may have.
Phone: +44 (0) 7868 750827