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 (recently featured on Countryfile) - 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.
Every product is made in our Shropshire workshop and finished with solid brass hand polished & lacquered hardware.
40mm wide. 5 holes to adjust for comfort
THIS WILL BE 3-6 INCHES WRONG! PLEASE TAKE 2 MINS TO READ OUR GUIDE.
PLEASE BE AWARE EXCHANGES & RETURNS ARE NOT AVAILABLE ON PERSONALISED ITEMS.
The measurements we have given are to the second tightest hole of 5, which depending on the style are usually 1" apart. There is less of a gap between holes on styles like the Windsor and Burghley.
1. Measure an existing belt (RECOMMENDED METHOD)
Probably the most accurate and simplest way to do this. Just measure an existing belt from where the leather wraps over the buckle to the most worn hole (usually evident by a crease in the leather).
2. Measure yourself
Take a tailors tape measure either through the loops of your trousers or around the point you'd like to wear the belt. Use this measurement - don't make any allowances for the tip or holes as this is all worked out within the measurement we are given.
3. Use our size guide below
This is the least accurate method, but the below should give you a rough guideline of what size to buy.