Most leather craftsmen make belts. In fact, many leather hobbyists make a belt as their first project. You can buy a belt from a department store, only to be back six months later because it fell apart. Or, you can buy a belt from those of us who still believe in making the real thing and it will last you decades. Like someone said, "you are too poor to buy cheap."
So, what makes my belts different?
-I use the absolutely finest quality Bridle Leather cowhide. The leather I use costs more, but it is hands down the best quality belt leather I have ever seen.
-I cut the hides myself. Nothing split and glued together. No funny business.
-Most of my colors I dye by hand; each one is slightly unique from the rest.
-I slick the edges of my belts to absolute perfection. You can feel the difference.
-I coat the edges with a durable acrylic product designed for leather edges. It frames the color of the belt nicely and makes the smooth edges much more durable.
-I use only Solid Brass hardware on my belts. (No junk hardware on any product I make.)
-I cut your belt to fit you precisely in the center hole, with 2 holes on either side. No guessing and no poorly fitting belt. (see below and pictures)
-And as always, I guarantee everything I make for life against defects.
1. Start by taking off your favorite belt. Don't let your pants fall down!
2. Place your ruler or other suitable measuring device to start where the inside of the bar meets with the tongue. (see picture) This is where your favorite hole goes through.
3. Measure from there to the hole you wear your belt in the most. (see picture) You may use inches or centimeters; be as precise as you wish!
4. Note the measurement in the "notes to seller" portion at checkout.
**Remember: measure twice, cut once! I will custom fit your new belt to your exact specification, to fit in the center hole. Try getting that kind of service from a department store!
**If you have any doubts or questions, feel free to drop me a note or call!
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
I will only use your shipping and billing address, and contact information
I can stamp your name or initials on most of my products, to make it that much more special! If you don't see an option for a monogram on the listing, don't fret. Simply drop me a note and I will be happy to help you out!
I have seven letter sets to choose from, with a variety of sizes and fonts.
*Please note that all sales are final for customized products. (I will of course happily remedy any error on my part.)
See the Gallery section of my website for some examples:
I do quite a bit of custom work. While custom work costs significantly more because of the extra time involved, you can get exactly what you want. I can do something simple such as changing inside pockets for carrying specific items, or I can design something completely new for you. Feel free to contact me to see what may be possible!
*Please note that I cannot accept returns on custom orders. (I will of course happily remedy any error on my part.)
See the Gallery section of my website for some examples of work I have done in the past:
Properly cared for, my products will last a lifetime or three. We have seen leather items from the civil war come in the shop that are still in excellent condition because they were cared for properly!
Over time, leather will dry out and needs to have oil put back into it. As a courtesy, I sell Neatsfoot Oil Compound to care for your purchase; it is the oil I use every day because of its superior quality and I highly recommend it.
You can find Neatsfoot Oil and other products in the LEATHER CARE section of my shop:
**Never use Mink Oil on my bags because it will rot the nylon thread and is NOT covered in my lifetime guarantee against defects.
Water will not damage my products. The finish I use is water resistant, but water may penetrate the leather some. The lining I use is a waterproof rip-stop nylon which will keep out the rain so you need not worry about your electronics and other items getting wet when you get caught out in the rain. Because, lets face it, that happens to all of us!
Water will cause the leather to dry out more quickly, so if your bag gets wet frequently, you should put oil back into it more often. (see Leather Care above)
My goal is to make the absolute best quality products possible; therefore, I guarantee everything I make for life against defects in materials and workmanship. With this in mind, I use only the finest quality leather, heavy nylon thread, rip-stop nylon lining, solid brass and stainless steel hardware available. If something goes wrong and it is my fault, I will happily fix it for free!
How long will it take to ship my order?
Some products I have in stock and ship as soon as I get the order. But, because I offer many colors and customizations, most items I make to order.
Usually it takes me about a week to get orders shipped, but it may take as long as 3 weeks, depending on how many orders I have to make and my craft show schedule:
If you are in a hurry for any reason, feel free to contact me and I will be happy to ensure you get your order on time!