We use the traditional skills of the English Saddler that is the core of our work and we fuse those skills with European leatherworking with their greater emphasis on thinner leathers to make a belt that has the feeling of quality, substance at the waist and subtlety of our traditional English work with the detail and material of the Continental. The belt is 100% hand stitched and will have in the region of 750 stitches, each individually sewn by hand with two needles, an awl and Lin Cable thread by a time served craftsman over several hours. Each belt represents around a full days work
Because of the lighter weight calf leathers used for this belt the overall thickness is great for suits and lighter clothing. The belts are lightly padded in the centre to create the familar beautiful raised profile our L&R belts all share and are around 3.75mm in the centre - the "Goldilocks" thickness - which isnt too thick and works well with formal trouser belt loops but also isn't so thin as to feel insubstantial. We line the belts with Gold Zermatt Calf for a pleasing contrast and to make sure the lining lasts, looks as good and ages as pleasingly as the outer leather. The central internal layer is also leather (like all our belts) to make sure the belt ages well. Many inferior versions of these belts crack and fall to bits when the cardboard (we're not joking) falls to bits - not an issue with an Equus belt
These belts can feature our captive running keeper system so you can have all the benefits of a running keeper to position where you need it (typically after your first belt loop so the tail is completely still) with no risk of losing it, which you can choose as an optional extra. The retaining strip behind the belt is made as carefully as the rest of the belt to make sure its unobtrusive, comfortable and strong but without undue bulk.