Scheduled Down in May
Custom Leather Belts will be down for two weeks in May, from Wednesday, May 5, 2020, to Tuesday, May 19, 2020. The plan is to do maintenance and modifications to the Shop and take a few days off. During this time, there will be no production or shipments.
We will resume production and shipping on Thursday, May 20. You can place orders during this downtime, but they will not ship until several days after the down.
We custom make all of our mens leather belts to your specification. You select the belt's color, width, accents and buckle. They are available in all sizes including extra long belts up the 65". You can also order with or without a buckle.
The selection of available features to build your belt are described below. Our mens leather belts are made with top grain 9 oz to 10 oz (9/64" to 3/16" thick) harness leather. Harness leather is firmer than Bridle leather. Bridle leather is stuffed with oil and tallow during the tanning process which makes it more supple. For English Bridle leather belts see Bridle Leather Belts. Also see the menu on the left for more selections of women's and men's leather belts i.e work belts, tapered belts, ring belts, braided belts, etc. On this page there is information on how leather is graded. For our belts we use the back, sholder and butt area of the hide which is the most durable part of a side of leather.
The base price of our mens leather belts is $60.00. To build and order your custom made leather belt please go to the bottom of this page and make your selections from the drop down menus. Go to order now.
This is probably a good place to mention that around three out of ten belts ordered here are for women so therefore I suspect that the mens leather belts listed on this page are very popular with ladies too.
The color of the belts in the picture right from the top to bottom is black, dark brown, medium brown, tan and natural.
DEPENDABLE DELIVERY: Although these Quality Mens Leather Belts are custom made they usually ship in 2 - 7 days.
The belt shown above right is a 1-1/4" wide tan harness leather belt with the #3 buckle.
Available Colors for Mens Leather Belts:
The colors below are as close to the true colors as I can get. They, are standard colors. In actuality the colors in hand finished leather will vary within the same piece of leather similar to the way the color of wood varies when using stain. Every piece may have somewhat of a different shade. Colors shown below (left to right) is natural, tan, light brown, medium brown, dark brown and black.
Natural unfinished leather is a flesh color, that darkens a little with age and sunlight. It is unsealed so you can use whatever treatment on it that you like. The Tan is a British Tan color, Lt. Brown is darker with less orange, Medium Brown is darker and dark brown is close to being black. All of the mens leather belts are finished with Leather Balm (with Atom Wax). You can always apply another coat after you break it in. Leather Balm with Atom Wax is the name of the product and can be purchased at any leather supply/care store.
Belt Back Finish: The back of our mens leather belts can be left "Natural" or sealed with a clear sealer.
Basket weave is available for 1-1/4" and 1-1/2" wide belts only. Basket weave is available on 1" wide belts without edge groove or edge stitching. Basket Weave Embossing, shown on a 1-1/2" Natural finished belt, 1" dark brown belt and a 1-1/4" medium brown belt.
The basket weave pattern below is used on 1-1/4" wide belts when edge groove or edge stitching is ordered. The picture below shows a single edge groove. When ordering a mens leather belt I do not recommend both edge groove and edge stitching because I normally lay the stitch where the groove would go. So why pay for the groove if you can't see it.
When ordering a mens leather belt without a buckle you will be required to select if you want a tongue slot or not. Most buckles have a tongue therefore requires a tongue slot in the belt. A Western buckle or trophy buckle do not require a tongue slot in the belt. Since I do not know what type of buckle you will be installing on your belt so I need to know if a tongue slot is required.
When ordering many of our belts you have the option to have one, two or no keeper loops. Mens leather belts with a center bar buckle (e.g. the Garrison buckles, Oval buckles, etc.) do not require a keeper loop. Center bar buckles are designed to function as a keeper loop.
Please contact me when in doubt if a tongue slot or keeper loop is required.
Chicago Screws (fasteners)
Normally Chicago screws are used to fasten the belt fold and hold the buckle and keeper loop/s in place. Overall I believe they are the best option. Chicago screws allow the buckle to be removed plus they are more secure than snaps. When ordering a belt you will be asked if you want brass or nickel finish Chicago screws. Again this is most important to know when ordering a belt without a buckle.
Other fastening options are available e.g. snaps or rivets. Mens leather belts can also be stitched to hold the buckle and keeper loops. Please leave a note in the comment section when ordering if you would like one of these other fastening options.
BELT MEASUREMENT INSTRUCTIONS:
Your waist size or pants size IS NOT the measurement I need. Please see Determining Your Belt Measurement before ordering. It is extremely important to provide me with your correct belt center hole measurement. I cannot accept returns for belts that are too big or small if the wrong measurement is provided. This is the case when ordering any of our belts not just the mens leather belts. So please take the time to measure before ordering. If you are ordering a mens leather belt without a buckle click here for measurement instructions.
Base Purchase Price $60.00 US.
Build and Order Your Custom Made Men's Leather Belt