A substantial belt made from thick 4.5mm English bark tanned leather fitted with a solid brass harness buckle.
Our bark tanned leather belt is a casual belt that looks great with jeans, cords and chinos. The belt is packaged in a gift box with the the story of its making on the sleeve.
It is made in Devon with leather from a local tannery, the last of its kind in Europe. Bark tanning transforms the hide of a Devon cow into leather using the bark of mimosa and chestnut. No chemicals are used in this process.
The buckles are cast in sand in a foundry in Walsall, West Midlands.
Tanner Bates are traditional leatherworkers. Everything you see is made by us by hand in our leather workshop in Dartington, South Devon.
Available in Dark Havannah or Black. We fit solid brass buckles which can also be plated with nickel for customers who want a shiny silver finish.
Widths 1.25" and 1.5"
Our belts are made from tough bark tanned hides originally made for bridles and harnesses. Bark Tanned Leather has a long tradition in this country which modern industry has left far behind. There is, however, one tannery left nestling in the Devon Hills powered by a waterwheel producing the very best bridle and harness leather using a mixture of tree barks including chestnut and mimosa. These specific tree barks contain the necessary tannins to transform Devon cowhides into leather. Just 3 things, tree bark, Devon river water and time produce a very special leather that is prized throughout the world.
Natural leather needs feeding from time to time (more often in a dry hot environment). Apply a lavish dose of Tanner Bates Hide Food every six months to ensure long and supple service. A complimentary tub of Hide Food is supplied with every belt.
To fit waist/trouser sizes 30" - 44"
Widths 1.25" and 1.5"
How to find your size:
We measure our belts by trouser size so that's one way you can order.
Alternatively, to be more accurate:
1. Measure on an existing belt the distance between the point where the leather meets the buckle to the hole you use all the time = distance 1
2. Add 2" or 5cm
3. Distance 1 plus 2" or 5cm = Trouser Size