(No120) 38" Trouser size 1 1/2" wide Black Oak Bark Tanned Bridle Leather Belt

  • £59.00

Handmade very high quality black full grain oak bark tanned leather belt, with a solid made in England stainless steel buckle, oval holes for strength, hand rounded edges for supreme comfort, and incredibly strong traditional hand hammered saddlers copper rivets to secure the buckle. The leather for this belt comes from the last remaining oak bark tannery in the world.

Oak bark tannage is a long, gentle process that protects the natural fibres of the hide. Expert curriers finish the leather by hand with a special blend of natural oils and greases that protect and feed the leather whilst simultaneously emphasising the natural grain and colour. The result is leather that is unrivalled; hardwearing, strong and with a distinctive colour.

This leather is hand dyed at the tannery, and will show the natural characteristics of the hide, including veining and strikes....reflecting the animals life....it really is 'leather as it used to be' and is said to be 'the finest in the world', and is used by the most exclusive leather workers in the world. It is pretty thick and will vary down its length but is around  4.5mm and up to 6mm thick.

They are fantastic with casual outfits, for formal dress suits etc. I would suggest my standard bridle leather belts at circa 3.5mm thick are more appropriate. Please note these belts are serious heavy duty and will require a little breaking in, but looked after you will be rewarded with many years of outstanding wear, and a great patina....this really is leather at its best. 

Sent in a presentation box, and tissue wrapped.

Choosing your belt size:
This belt is sized to a 38 inch trouser size.
Trouser sizes are usually about 4 inches less than the necessary belt length, but it can vary slightly by country and even by shop, so the best way of getting your size just right is to measure one of your existing belts.  
  • Measure from the very end of your buckle to the hole that you like best....see the diagram above for an example; and if that measurement is around 42" this belt will fit perfectly.
  • This belt has extra holes to allow adjustment plus or minus 3 inches of the stated size, so there is plenty of adjustment either way.
If you have any queries about sizing please email me at harrycycle@gmail.com Thanks.

Please measure carefully to ensure a correct fit!

Price includes free Royal Mail First Class 'Signed For' delivery in the UK. I also post around the world using Royal Mail International Tracked - please refer to the Shipping Page for the subsidised prices, there is flat rate shipping, so two belts go for the same postage.