Leather Tapered Belts

Our Custom Tapered Belts are hand made using high quality leather and buckles. They are made in the U.S.A per your specifications. You can build and order your belt from the available features listed at the bottom of this page.   Above is a black leather tapered belt made with harness leather with black edge stitching and buckle set #15.  The belt width is 1.5" with a 3/4" taper.  Next is a medium brown bridle leather with medium brown stitching and stainless steel buckle.  The belt width is 1-1/4" with a 3/4" taper.

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, or non-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.

Below is a black harness 1-1/4" wide belt tapered to 1" with the #11 buckle set.

Black Belt with 1.25

Above is a dark brown bridle belt 1-1/2" wide with a 1" taper shown with buckle #17.2. 

Tapered Medium Brown Harness Leather Belt

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.

Above is a 1.5" wide belt tapered to 1".  Made with English medium brown bridle leather with black edge stitching, one keeper loop and the #18.3 brass 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.

Above is a 1.25" wide belt tapered to .75".  Made with English black bridle leather with black edge stitching, and buckle set #12. 

Belt Colors and Leather Available for Tapered Belts

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 leather colors are tan, chestnut, medium brown, British medium brown, dark brown and black.  Please note that British Brown Bridle leather normally is thicker than the other bridle leathers and can be as thick as 1/4". It is also firmer than the other Bridle leathers.



Medium Brown

British Brown

Dark Brown


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.

Available Buckle Sets and Buckles for Tapered Leather Belts

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.

Set #3 Available for 3/4" and 1" belts/billets.

Diablo - Available with one keeper only.

Set #4.5
Available in 1" only.

Silvery Floral. Available with one keeper only.

Set #6
Available in 1" only.

Silver plated - Available with one keeper only.

Set #7
Available in 1" only.

Silver planted.  Available with one keeper only.

Buckle Sets below are available with one or two keepers.  Select the number of keepers during check out.  One keeper will be used if "as needed" is selected.

Set #11
Available  3/4"

Set #11
Available  1"

Set #12
Available in 3/4" and 1".
Set #13
Available in 3/4" and 1"
Set #15
Available 3/4" only.
Set #20
Available in 3/4" only.

Set #21
Available in 1" only.

Set #22
Available in 1" only.
Set #24
Available in 1" only.
Set #25
Available in 1" only.

Available Buckles in 3/4" and 1" widths follows:

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.

#1.0.0 for 3/4"
#1.4 for 1"

Solid brass roller.

#1.2.1 for 3/4"
#1.2.2 for 1"

Chrome finish over solid brass roller

#1.2.3 for 3/4"ON BACKORDER
#1.2.4 for 1"

Stainless Steel roller

Available in 1".

Nickel finish over solid brass.  Oval center bar buckle. No keeper loop is required for a center bar buckle.

Available in 1"

Solid brass. Oval center bar buckle.  No keeper loop is required for a center bar buckle.

#16.0 in 1"
#16.1 in 3/4"

Stainless steel roller buckle.

#16.3 for 1"
#16.4 for 3/4"

Solid brass roller buckle with stainless steel tongue.

#17.1 for 3/4"
#17.2 for 1"

Nickel finish over solid brass.

#17.5.1 for 3/4"
#17.6 for 1"

Solid brass.

#18.0.2 for 3/4"

#18.0.2 3/4" is Stainless steel.

#18.3.1 for 3/4"
#18.4 for 1"

Solid brass

For Available Buckles in 1-1/4" widths see  here.

Belt Measurement:

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.  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.

Note: If a belt is being ordered without a buckle and you have belt keeper/s that you are planning to add to the belt, you must select one or two keepers when ordering so we know to design the belt with fasteners (e.g., Chicago screws, snaps, etc.) for one or two keepers.  

Build and Order Your Custom Made Tapered Belts Below

Required Selection *

Belt Width *

Select Leather & Color *

Center Hole Measurement *
  Please measure.

Select Buckle Number *

For 3/4" and 1" buckles see list above.
To view 1-1/4" buckles click on

If No Buckle do you want tongue slot cut?

Back of Belt Finish

Select Keeper loops

Brass, Nickel or Black Screws

Edge Stitching?

Basket Weave embossing or No Basket Weave


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