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Sedgwick Selection info

For those who know leather, simply to handle this luxury item makes them look up and smile.

Sedgwick's best bridle leather is world renowned for its strength, durability, density and lustre.

These belts are made using Bridle Butt leather dressed by J&E Sedgwick & Co and obtained by The Belt Makers from the supplier with the Royal Warrant.

Every belt is lovingly hand stitched at 8 stitches to the inch by a National award-winning craftsman. There is no ‘mass production’ in the Sedgwick ranges.

As with any traditionally tanned English Bridle Butt leather, a waxy residue may appear on clothing for the first few times of wearing. This is normal and should brush off.

Over time the belt will naturally mold itself to the shape of the wearer. This is all part of the beauty of owning a real belt that should be a favourite for years to come.

Raised Belts

Jake Humphreys wears TBM The Belt Makers Raised Belt in Black on live BBC F1 coverage
Jake Humphrey wore
TBM The Belt Makers
Raised Belt in Black
on live BBC F1 coverage

British Spirit £395.00
TBM's Sign
ature Piece

Sedgwick Leather

From £295.00

Take an exceptional belt to the next level

A Raised belt is the epitome. It enhances the lustre of the Sedgwick leather from just about any angle, yet it can still be worn in that understated way that oozes quality and good judgement.

The Raise consists of a Sedgwick top layer with a beautifully subtle, raised centre section and a Sedgwick lining. The making of one of these stunning pieces represents hours and hours of work by a National award-winning craftsman. Raised belts contain typically around 800 stitches, every one of them worked by hand and the British Spirit considerably more.

Custom Raised Belts - see the Gallery for some ideas

Choose to match your belt to your team colours, to your bag and shoes, suit lining, shirt and tie... there are so many options and we are happy to help if you would like to contact us.

You can make your selection from our full range of Sedgwick's leather colours, our buckles and, of course, our edge and stitch colours.

Shades are shown as a guide only. If you would like to see a sample of your chosen leathers including edge and stitch colours please contact us


How do I order?

You will need to contact us with the following information... don't worry if there seem to be too many options, we can talk you through it.

1. Choose your Leather

You are welcome to ask for leather samples

Black leather
Dark Havana leather
Dark Havana
(very dark brown)
Australian Nut leather
Australian Nut
(rich reddish brown)
Conker leather
(deep chestnut tan)
Light Havana leather
Light Havana
(golden tan)
London Tan leather
London Tan
(light golden tan)
Red leather

Green leather

Blue leather

Burgundy leather


2. Choose your Buckle

Buckles are either brass with a stainless steel tongue or all stainless steel - see below

Brass Buckles
All 1¼ inch wide

Brass Buxton
Brass London Dee
London Dee
Brass Flat West End
Flat West End
Brass Swell Front West End
Swell Front West End
Brass West End
West End


Stainless Steel Buckles
Widths as shown

1 1/8 inch wide Stainless Steel West End Roller
1 1/8 inch wide
West End Roller
1¼ inch wide Stainless Steel West End Roller
1¼ inch wide
West End Roller
1¼ inch wide Stainless Steel West End
1¼ inch wide
West End
1½ inch wide Stainless Steel West End Roller
1½ inch wide
West End Roller


3. How many keepers?

One fixed keeper
One fixed keeper by the buckle
Two fixed keepers
Two fixed keepers

Custom belts can be made with one or two fixed keepers stitched in place next to the buckle.
For your convenience we will always supply custom orders with a loose keeper ('adjustable' or 'free running' belt loop).


4. Choose your Edge Colour

This can compliment or contrast with your leather colour... it's entirely up to you

  • Black
  • Brown
  • Red
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Yellow
  • Natural


5. Choose your Stitch Colour

This can match your edge colour... but it doesn't have to

  • Black
  • Brown
  • Red
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Yellow
  • White


6. What size?

Your trousers size is not always the same as your belt size!

Please check your belt size carefully.

  1. Take a belt you like to wear on this or a similar-fitting outfit
  2. Measure the leather part only
  3. Measure from where the leather touches the buckle to the hole you most often use: this is the measurement we need

Please ensure the width of the belt will fit through your trouser loops, especially for formal wear


7. Drop us an email

We need your chosen options and contact information and then we can confirm your order with you and send you an invoice.

Do check the invoice carefully as payment will indicate your confirmation of the order.

Please give us 6 weeks following receipt of cleared payment to make and dispatch your order.

Finally... it would be very much appreciated if you could let us know when your order has safely reached you. Thank you.

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The Belt Makers is part of 'The Work Shop', Partners: Mark and Marie Buckfield