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
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).
The most accurate and simplest way to find the perfect size. Just measure an existing belt from the TOP of the buckle to the most worn hole (usually evident by a crease in the leather).
Or simply wrap a tape measure around yourself at the point you'd wear the belt and use that measurement.
Use this measurement to choose your belt based on the 'Tape Measurement' column below.
This is a less accurate method, but the below should give you a rough guideline of what size to buy.
Most of our belts have 6 holes, all 1" apart, and we recommend best fit to be in the 2nd, 3rd or 4th holes giving you room to wear them at different points and for the best balance on the belt.
However, if you prefer a longer or shorter tip, just take a look at our chart below to see what hole your measurement will line up to make your choice.