Chester - English Oak Bark Bridle Leather

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Our classic Chester, this time in remarkable English oak bark bridle leather

The leather for this collection is sourced from the prestigious J & FJ Baker, the only oak bark tannery remaining in the UK. Each local hide is pit-tanned for over 14 months using sustainable resources and a completely natural process. You can see a fantastic video of the tannery process on their site.

The leather itself is a substantial, heavy 5mm thick hide, usually used by harness and bridle makers. This is the kind of belt that will be passed down for generations.

  • 40mm wide
  • 6 holes to adjust for comfort
  • English oak bark tanned bridle leather
  • Hand polished and lacquered solid brass buckle
  • Handmade in England

We pride ourselves on the materials we use and the craftsmanship of each of our products, and we want you to be wearing - and loving - your purchase for many years to come. 

We are so confident in our products that we offer a no quibble guarantee on all of our products against any defective workmanship or materials.  Just send it back to us and we will repair or replace free of charge. 

TLC Service

We also offer a TLC service for your belts, where we can shorten them, refresh the edges and feed the leather to have them looking and feeling brand new.  This service is just £9.00 to cover the postage back.

 

Please be aware some belts are only able to be shortened a maximum of 2 inches due to their construction
**PLEASE BE AWARE EXCHANGES AND RETURNS ARE NOT AVAILABLE ON PERSONALISED ITEMS**

Exchanges in the UK are fuss-free at Mackenzie & George.

Simply send back with either the returns form with your order - in which case you just need to circle the relevant option, or the receipt from your show purchase.  You'll need to make sure that the following is included if sending the receipt:

  • Name
  • Order No.
  • Return Address,
  • Phone number/Email address
  • Details of the exchange (size bigger/smaller, different colour, different style or refund).

Send it to us here:

Unit 1, Broad Oak Farm
Whitchurch, Shropshire
SY13 3AQ

Please return your purchase in an unused condition and ensure it is well packaged to avoid damage in the post.  Do ensure you get proof of sending, and allow up to 10 working days for your exchange to be made and sent back out. 

If the product is returned in an unsaleable condition we reserve the right to not issue a full refund.

If you are sending an item back for exchange from outside of mainland UK, there is a postage charge of £8.95.

 

Following the steps below should make belt buying pain free.  But we understand that sometimes it doesn't go to plan, which is why we offer Easy Exchanges on all our products (Unfortunately we can not refund nor exchange on personalised items, please follow the in-depth instructions at the end of the page for personalised items).

 

Men

Waist Size

M&G Size

27-29" 1
30-32" 2
32-35" 3
36-38" 4
38-41" 5
42-44" 6
44-46" 7
Where waist sizes overlap on to two M&G sizes, the smaller size will result in being in the last holes, with a smaller tip showing on the belt.

 

Women

UK Dress Size

M&G Size

8 1
10 2
12-14 3
16 4
18 5
20 6
22 7
Please be aware this is a guide only, and if wearing higher waisted, it is best to go down a size. 
Sizing In-depth
*Recommended for personalised items*

Tape Measurement

M&G Size

30-32" 1
33-35" 2
36-38" 3
39-41" 4
42-44" 5
45-47" 6
48-50" 7
 
Most of our belts have 6 holes, all 1" apart.  We measure our belts from the tip of the buckle to the 3 central holes for best recommended fit. The 2nd, 3rd or 4th holes give you room to wear them at different points and for the best balance on the belt. 
All belt manufacturers can and do measure belts from and to different points, so please be sure to use a tape measure using our method, or we recommend measuring around the point you'd like to wear the belt, and matching this up to the tape measurement guide. 
 
Hats
 To measure for a hat, we'd recommend measuring from the back of the crown to the forehead at the point you'd like to wear it. 
Extra Small 53/54cm: Small: 55/56cm Medium: 57/58cm Large: 59/60cm 
 
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My fourth re visit
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After a long search
Hello David, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your wonderful review. We are so delighted to hear that you enjoyed your shopping experience with us and that your new purchase was a big success! If we can be of any further assistance in the future then please do not hesitate to get in touch. Best wishes, Evie
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Faultless as usual
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Two belts
Hi Craig, Thank you for taking the time to leave your wonderful review. We are so thrilled you love your belts. If I can be of anymore help then please don't hesitate to get in touch. Best wishes, Evie
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Quality and service 5 star
Hello John, thank you for your wonderful review. I am delighted you enjoyed your shopping experience with us. If you would like any more help then please don't hesitate to get in touch. Best wishes, Evie