HANDMADE LEATHER BELTS MADE TO ORDER BY CHARLIE FINDLAY IN LONDON.

Handmade leather belt, 2 inch wide

 Handmade leather belt, 2 inch wide oak bark tanned leather £120 buy

MONGOOSE MOON handmade leather belts are sturdy and solid, and stand out from the crowd in their strength and quality. The buckles have a satisfying weight that compliments the high-quality leather. These handmade leather belts are great for wearing with jeans.                                                                    

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ENGLISH OAK BARK LEATHER TANNERY: While seeking out the most exquisite leather available for belts I discovered the last remaining British oak bark tannery in Colyton, Devon. This tannery consistently supplies the most beautiful and finest quality leather hides, both oak bark and vegetable tanned. There has been a tannery here for over 2000 years since Roman times. The Baker family has run this business going back over 150 years with 5 generations. They create English bridle leathers that have an incredibly high tensile strength yet are light in weight and beautifully supple.

I always visit the tannery to select the leather myself, it is a pleasure to choose as each hide has a unique quality and character. I generally keep over 20 different hides in stock in a variety of colours and thicknesses, corrected and uncorrected leather. Each piece of leather creates a unique belt that should last you a lifetime.

The processes used today to tan leather have little changed over the years. The local stream still flows through the waterwheel that in turn agitates the tannic liquor within the pits that are filled with local cattle skins. This 12 month process naturally and slowly transforms the skins into the most fabulous quality leather. The leather is then hand stained with vegetable dyes and the hides are stuffed with natural oils and waxes to protect the surface and feed the leather. There is no water pollution in this process and the waste is fed immediately back into the river. This leather is used by artisans all over the world to make the finest products that are available.

When you receive your order from mongoose moon it will arrive in eco packaging that is 100% recyclable. When you open your parcel you will smell the leather and then feel the quality of your new belt in your hands.

Watch this slideshow to learn more about the process of tanning leather with oak bark in Colyton.

ALL MONGOOSE MOON BELTS MADE TO SUIT YOUR SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: We aim to fulfil your every need and pride ourselves on our customer service. We love to hear reviews from our clients, here is a one from Graham after he ordered his first mongoose moon leather belt:

The belt arrived today. The colour is perfect and the workmanship is top notch in every way. Thank you for all your help and excellent service, I have no doubt I will be coming back to you soon for possibly another belt. Thanks again.
Kind regards, Graham

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CHOOSE:

  • The width of belt you require from the menu.

  • The style of the buckle and whether you would like a solid brass buckle or a nickel plated solid brass buckle. ( If your choice differs from the example shown add it to the special requirements box ) 

  • Colour of leather, choose from any examples. ( If your choice differs from the example shown please state the ‘name of the belt’ in the special requirements box that has the colour leather you would like ) 

Colour samples

  • Type of leather, oak bark tanned or vegetable tanned. Please see specific categories as the thicker oak bark leather can only be used with certain styles of buckle. ( Choose from drop down menu where applicable )

  • I normally have around 20 different leather hides in stock, if you do not find the exact type of leather or colour please contact us to discuss the options available to you. See J&FJ Bakers Co Ltd. colour chart here.

  • The hides are cut using a traditional plough gauge.

  • The edges burnished using a bone folder and then sealed.

  • Buckles attached with 5 solid brass rivets, either brass or nickel plated.

  • Each belt ends with an English point.

  • 5 oval holes are punched at one-inch intervals, the middle hole made to suit your measurement.

  • Please follow my measuring instructions and your belt should fit perfectly.

How to measure for handmade leather belts

  • Once you have placed your order I will contact you either by email or telephone to confirm the length of belt you require. 

SHIPPING:

  • I ship using Royal Mail next day, signed for delivery. Cost of P&P in the UK is £8.50.

  • Mongoose moon handmade leather belts are sold worldwide, please check the shipping rates for more detailed information.

  • Once I have your belt measurement your parcel should arrive with you within 7 to 10 working days for UK orders. Shipping to other countries varies accordingly.

  • I carefully package the belts to protect the surface of the leather whilst in transit. Our eco packaging is 100% recyclable paper and card.

Handmade leather belts inside packaging

  • Your belt will arrive packaged in it’s own box. Please tell me if you would like multiple belt orders posted together or separately. This can effect any import duty, VAT & handling fee when belts are sent outside of Great Britain.

Packaging for belts parcel

HELP:

  • Please contact Charlie on +44 20 8470 6443 if you have any questions regarding your order, choice of leather or buckle etc.

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