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Rochester Bridle Leather Belt

Posted by Simon Harrison on Friday, October 27, 2017, In : Belts 

A classic Leather belt design using a whole Swage buckle.
My Rochester handmade leather belt uses a swage buckle. These are usually used on horse headcollars but make a perfect buckle for a leather belt. Solid brass is used for this leather belt.
Leather is Oak Bark tanned for a superior, individual finish to your bespoke leather belt. Bridle leather is used as it is one of the finest cuts of the hide, strong, flexible, and resilient. Dark Havana is used for this handmade bridle leather belt.
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A New belt for the winter

Posted by Simon Harrison on Thursday, September 28, 2017, In : New Products 

The Halifax.
This one uses a solid Brass West End Roller buckle from Abbey England. At 1 1/4 inch wide it is perfect for casual wear and jeans.
Dark Havana Oak Bark Tanned Bridle Leather belt that is made to order for a truly bespoke leather belt. The stitching is carried out by hand using a heavy waxed linen thread.
This leather belt also has no creases down the edges for a smooth design.
A single fixed keeper loop is stitched in behind the buckle with the stitches running underneath the loop ke...

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History of the Belt - Prehistory

Posted by Simon Harrison on Thursday, August 7, 2014, In : History 

3350BC – 3100BC – The Ice Man

This amazing fella was discovered on a mountain in the Otztal Alps, South Tyrol, Italy on 19th September, 1991 by two hikers. He was partially encased in glacier ice and so well preserved that originally he was thought to be an unfortunate mountain hiker that had met his end. After recovery of the body radiocarbon dating revealed that the iceman lived between 3350 and 3100 BC, making him 5000 years old.

Among the many items of well preserved clothing found...


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Does my Belt Need a Running Loop?

Posted by Simon Harrison on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, In : Belts 

What is a running loop?

A running loop is a small loop of leather that is free to move up and down your belt. It is normally the piece that you lose when it falls off!

What does a running loop do?

The reason behind the running loop is that it is there to keep the point of the leather tight against the rest of the belt, and hence, your waist.

Do I need one?

This all depends on the style of your belt. A casual belt, for instance, worn with jeans will not normally require a running loop as the point ...


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Why should you buy a handmade leather belt?

Posted by Simon Harrison on Friday, May 30, 2014, In : Belts 
If you walk in to any department store you will be able to buy a ready made leather belt. So why should you order from Oakside and have to wait for a belt to be made and then delivered!

Simple Really!

My leather belts are made by hand using traditional techniques and methods. The leather is top quality, 1st selection, English bridle leather – the best leather you can get! You can choose from a selection of standard designs and buckles, or you can be adventurous and design one of your own uniq...


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Simon Harrison Cordwainer at Oakside Saddlery Handmade, bespoke leather Made in England. Leather Collars and Leads for your Dog, Handmade, made to Measure Leather Belts, Leather camera straps, And Leather rifle slings for Field Sports. All made in the Traditional Hand-stitched way

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