Leather belts.

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  1. jeremiah

    jeremiah Well-Known Member

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    nice. So these belts I make are totally customizable. I will make them how you like them.

    I have some nice antique brass beveled double cap Chicago screws in the mail.
     
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    Mountaineer belt. Made with two Chicago screws. 1.75” wide. Tapered billet end.
    Hermann Oak old world harness leather.
    I made this for myself and will wear and as leather darkens will update. But guys, these belts are what is good for what ails you.
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    Nice work Jeremiah!
     
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    My two belts came yesterday, a brown and a black as shown in Jeremiah's photos above.

    Perfection and the heavier bridle leather is awesome.

    There is only one problem--I'll never need another belt, so my wife lost out on a Christmas gift for me, since I always seems to get a belt from her at Christmas!
     
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    Yeah good to hear. Glad that came quicker than expected.

    One thing. It’s harness leather , not bridle leather. While bridle leather is nice. I have yet to find one I like to use that feels and ages nicely.

    One thing I always am trying to improve upon is my edge work. But when you have the right leather this job, while a still bit of work doing by hand rather than with a mechanized burnisher, is made easier.
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    The arco and the belt.
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    hey guys. wanted to take a second to address something. Recently I have been told by someone my prices were "unreasonable" for a belt. I can certainly appreciate that not all people want to spend $70 for a hand made belt. Not to mention that my offering of the Hermann Oak old world harness leather belt is still $20 cheaper than one vendor and $60 cheaper than a second vendor. Same design, same leather, same belt. Not going to debate the craftsmanship part. I am in no way implying I can make a better belt for cheaper, I am saying I do make a quality belt that will last you many many years on par for a cheaper price. I wish I could ship these cheaper but I don't know how to do that properly. I can't fold these belts into an envelope or roll them up and hope something doesn't flatten them during shipping. I would owe you another belt if that happened. So I choose the smallest box possible while making sure the belt will arrive to you in the state in which I packed it.
    I have no control over the shipping costs set by the USPS.
    I take about 3 hours to make a belt right. I do really good edge work. I do this by hand by the way. I don't do this for a living, but I do it because I love making them. I stand behind them and am quite proud of every belt I send out. I don't use leather that will be too floppy or stretched out of shape or curling over a year from now. I don't like thin belts and I don't wear them. I make a belt that will serve you well on adventures. You can scuff them up and the leather will not tear, but take on character and you will have stories to tell wearing these.

    If I never sold another belt, the only sadness I would have is not being able to make one, but I need to put a value on my time and care I take to craft these. I customize them to your liking. Anyway, wanted to say this because I have had two people approach me but back out when I mentioned price and shipping price. I am not going to back down on my prices though. It is what it is. These are made with care and love and I don't think its fair to call the value I put on my time and efforts and materials as "unreasonable". Prices are in the first post.
     
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  8. Juanito

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    "Recently I have been told by someone my prices were "unreasonable" for a belt," as the "customer" spends $1,550 on a GW jacket, $30,000 on a an old Chevy, or $9.00 for a bottle of decent beer, $100 for a bottle of decent wine.

    That is a really old story. Look, people are willing to pay for quality, and if that individual doesn't want to buy one, then fine. I am not going to get all MBA about this, but you are not in a competition with Walmart, the same as JC is not in a race with the mall leather store, as a good Oregon Pinot is not in a race with Charles Shaw or Mad Dog 20/20, or Cole Hahn is in competing against Buster Brown, or Shoei and Arai motorcycle helmets are even concerned with HJC and Bilt.

    People will pay for quality and the best of the best. The others can duke it out in a race to the bottom.

    You are not middle market and I have never owned a better belt, including Langlitz which, incidentially, sells for more...and I would guess the same person would say Langlitz jackets cost too much, too.

    As Oscar Wilde had Lord Darlington quip that a cynic was 'a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
     
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    Well thanks. Maybe my post was knee jerk as I am certainly prone to. But thanks for the wise advice.
     
  10. tjoenn

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    I'll be ordering mine in July!! Nothing beats handmade and your prices are certainly not unreasonable!
     
  11. ties70

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    I am the proud owner of two of Jeremiah's belts.

    The craftmanship is excellent, the leather just beautiful and Jeremiah's approach to service is nothing less than A*****. He has sent me several emails, to discuss every little detail, and make sure that I got what I wanted. He went the extra mile to sent the belts to my vacation home in Florida....despite the narrow time frame of my stay there!

    His prices are more than reasonable for the quality you get. In fact, I left a Redwing leather belt in Florida, because it was a piece of junk compared to the new belts....Jeremiah's price was far below the price of the RW belt, though.

    Our fellow member B-Man has had his J Belts for some time now, so he should be able to give a mid-term review.

    Ties
     
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