The Pennine belt could be considered to be the little brother to our Lifetime belt. It uses the same J&FJ Baker oak bark tanned leather and the same solid brass west end buckle, but in a smaller 32mm width, and without the edge creases, giving a slightly more minimalist look.
This is a 100% English made belt. Using Oak Bark Tanned Bridle Butt leather from J&FJ Baker of Colyton, Devon, the last remaining Oak Bark Tannery in England. The Brass West End buckle is cast in sand in Walsall. The brass saddler’s rivets and tool used to set the rivets, are also made in England.
There is also the option for Chicago screws in place of the rivets, giving the possibility of changing the buckle in the future.
J&FJ Baker leather goes through a long gentle process that protects the natural fibres of the hide unlike modern tanning methods. The process takes from 12 to 24 months, using the best hides and Oak bark from Wales, the Forest of Dean and Cumbria.
The hides are dyed by hand at the tannery in an irregular way giving a unique appearance to each belt.
The result is a beautiful piece of full grain leather, full of character and showing scars and bites from it’s previous life.
This really is a belt which can be eventually passed down to your children and grandchildren.
Made to order in 3-5 weeks from ordering to dispatch.
We make the belt for you, so will size it for you rather than using shop style generic sizing. The Aim is to determine your “Belt size” which is a different thing to your waist or trouser size. Once we have your belt size, we make your new belt so that it will fit you on the middle hole, giving you adjustment either way if ever needed.
There are two methods available to work out your belt size. Method 1, if understood and measured correctly, is by far the most accurate.
Measure an existing belt.
We ask you to measure a current belt from the end of the leather strap where it meets/starts to fold around the buckle (not including the buckle itself) all the way down to the HOLE YOU USE MOST/FITS YOU BEST.
This is your belt size.
Please note: The belt size is usually around 2″ bigger than your jeans size.
Add 3″ to your trouser size. For example, if you wear 32″ jeans, order a 35″ belt.
If in doubt over the belt size, go bigger, rather than smaller.
This method is not as accurate as method 1. However it maybe useful if you are buying the belt as a gift and know the recipients trouser size, but cannot measure one of their existing belts.
If you are still in doubt, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
If you would like your initials adding to the back of the buckle area (not visible when worn) please state this in the comments box when ordering.
3-5 weeks until dispatch from West Yorkshire, England.
Many of our belts are available in a number of different colour finishes. For more information on the colour of the materials please read our colour guide.