Our Custom Tapered Belts are hand made using high quality leather and buckles. They are made in the U.S.A by me per your specifications. You can build and order your belt from the available features listed at the bottom of this page.
Tapered Belts are cut from 9-10 oz (9/64"-5/32" wide) top grain, oak tanned harness leather or 10-12 oz bridle leather. Harness leather belts are hand dyed and finished. The back of the harness leather belts can be left natural, sealed or dyed and sealed. Bridle leather is dyed and finished at the tannery. The edges of all belts are beveled, burnished and dyed.
You can order tapered belts 1-1/4" wide tapered down to 3/4" or 1"; 1-1/2" wide, tapered to 3/4", 1" or 1-1/4"; and 1-3/4" tapered to 3/4", 1" or 1-1/4". Each end of the belt is tapered.
The belt on the right is a 1-1/2" black bridle leather with the basketweave pattern and a 1" nickle roller buckle.
Below is a black harness 1-1/4" wide belt tapered to 1" with the #2.1 buckle set.
Above is a tan 1-1/4" tapered belt shown with buckle set #8. There is a lot of light on the picture. The true color of the belt is closer to the tan harness leather shown on the color palette below.
Above is a 1-1/2" wide medium brown harness leather belt tapered to 3/4". This tapered leather belt includes brown edge stitching and the basketweave embossing. Customer supplied the buckle set. I think this belt would also look nice with black stitching.
A 1-1/4" wide belt that is ordered with edge groove or edge stitching has a different basketweave pattern in order to fit the width properly. You can view a picture of the pattern here.
To the right is a 1-1/4" to 3/4" tapered belt made with dark brown bridle leather, black stitching and the #18 buckle.
Looking for a heavy duty tapered leather belt. Check out our one and two layer tapered belts here. Great for a gun belt or work belt.
Harness Leather Colors:
When hand staining leather every piece is different. It is like staining wood. Variations in color happens because the grain density varies and the dye is absorbed differently throughout the belt. The colors shown below are as close to the true colors as I can get. Colors shown below (left to right) is natural, tan, light brown, medium brown, dark brown and black.
Bridle Leather Colors:
Bridle colors shown below (left to right) is tan, chestnut, medium brown, British medium brown, dark brown and black.
Belt Back Finish:
The back of harness leather tapered belts can be left Natural, Sealed with a clear sealer to make it smooth, or dyed the color of the belt and then sealed. For Black belts we recommend an un-dyed sealed back.
Bridle leather is dyed and finished on both sides at the tannery.
The buckle set number is noted below the buckles image. The buckle set / buckle number is needed when ordering (order below). Please make a note of the one you like.
Tapered belts can also be ordered without a buckle.
For a list of available buckles in 1-1/4" widths see on this list here.
For Available Buckles in 1-1/4" widths see here.
When ordering tapered belts I will need your "Center Hole Length (CHL)and not the Overall length. Don't worry about Overall length, I need Center Hole Length. To Determine the Center Hole Length when ordering a belt with or without a buckle see Determining Your Belt Measurement page. Actual practice has shown that the CHL is about 2" more than waist size. It is extremely important to provide me with your correct belt measure. I cannot accept returns for belts that are too big or small if the wrong measurement is provided. So please take the time to measure before ordering.
DO NOT go by a number printed on the back of your belt. Other manufacturers numbers may vary and your belt may have stretched with use if you are ready for a new one.
If you are ordering a belt without a buckle click here for instructions on how to measure your belt.
Although these Quality Leather Tapered Belts are custom made they usually ship in 2 - 5 business days.