customise your order

HOW TO CUSTOMISE YOUR BELT ORDER:

  • Choose the width of belt you require from the menu.

  • Select the style and size of buckle.

PLEASE USE THE SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS BOX TO ADD ANY CHANGES TO YOUR ORDER.

  •  Appearance of buckle: solid brass / nickel plated solid brass.

  • Colour of leather. I normally have around 20 different hides in stock. Please contact me to discuss thickness and colours available.

    See more about colours

  •  Please request ‘extra thick Bakers leather’ if you are looking for a belt that stands out from the crowd. There are 5 different buckle styles that are suitable for the extra thick leather. 2 inch Fiddich, 2 inch Clyde, 1.75 inch Orrin, 1.75 inch Ness, 1.5 inch Lowland

  • All our leather is of exceptional quality from J&FJ Baker & Co Ltd. Learn more about this oak bark tannery on our home page.

  • Once we have received your order Charlie will make contact with you to confirm the length of belt that you require. Please discuss any other special requirements.

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

THE MAKING PROCESS:

Mongoose moon belts are all bespoke, made to suit your individual requirements.

  • A traditional plough gauge is used to cut a strap from the selected hide. The strap width is cut to fit your choice of buckle. Two narrow straps are also cut for making the belt keepers.

  • The edges of the straps are chamfered and coated with a specialist gum. These edges are then burnished with a bone finder until perfectly smooth. Once dry, an edge coat is applied to seal the edge, usually 4 applications are required.

  • A slot is punched for the buckle spike. The buckle is then attached to the strap using 5 solid brass rivets to secure it firmly in position.

  • The end of the belt is cut to an English point and the same processes are applied to the raw edges as above.

  • The oval belt holes are carefully punched at 1 inch intervals with the middle hole of 5 to suit your measurement.

  • The leather and buckle are both given a final polish before shipping.