The Belt Makers' signature piece.
Our Signature Piece: the British Spirit.
Our British Spirit was born from a time, not unlike this one in some ways. It was inspired by the sense of team spirit that was exhibited by the players, supporters and volunteers that were ‘Team GB’ at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The red, white and blue stitching represents the colours on the British Union Flag or ‘Union Jack’.
When the volunteer Games Makers made the London 2012 Olympics happen, their selfless energy and skills were given so that we could benefit from the history being made. Sound familiar?
We love to make this belt and are very proud of it. The Raise style enables us to safely secure all the start and finish ends for each of the three decorative thread colours on the inside.
Each of the red, the white and the blue stitches - always in that order - are painstakingly hand sewn with a long back stitch, evenly along the full length of each side and around the tip. When done correctly this produces a candy cane style of striping along the inside.
A piece of thinned leather will sit between the two rows of candy stripes and the top layer can then be sewn onto a base piece, producing the raised effect.
A lot of work, as you can appreciate!
Which made us think.
Like those amazing, proud Games Makers of 2012 - but this time with utmost, awe-inspiring bravery - the doctors, nurses and other members of our NHS risk their lives in British Spirit in this historic time of pandemic.
For every bespoke TBM British Spirit Belt sold between now and 30th November 2020, we'd like to donate £25 to NHS Charities Together.
Can I say that again?
For every bespoke British Spirit sold between now and 30th November 2020, we'd like to donate £25 to NHS Charities Together.
Order one for yourself, for your partner, for your sibling, your best mate. Together we can repay some of the awe-inspiring workers of the NHS.
Leather: Black, Sedgwick’s First Grade English bridle butt; 3 layers, each thinned.
Buckle: The standard buckle is a 1 1/2 inch (38mm) wide stainless steel ‘West End Roller’
You can request a smaller buckle (for belts used on narrower trouser waistbands) at the same price
Belt sizes: From 30 inches to 70 inches (for 50 inches and over please +£190)
Gift boxed, can be returned if unsuitable
To add personalisation to your bespoke order, please add Personalisation
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Postal services are insured.
Please contact us for extra services, such as combined postage.
Our returns information can be found at the foot of all our webpages.
All sizes quoted are approximate and any accessories shown in photography are not included.
Please allow up to 28 days for your belt to be handmade for you and dispatched.
Please select for: Further leather wear and care information
Originally inspired by the sense of team spirit exhibited by the players, supporters and volunteers that were 'Team GB' at the London 2012 Olympic Games; the red, white and blue stitching represents the colours on the British Union Flag, or 'Union Jack'.
Three, thinned pieces of the best Sedgwick leather are painstakingly layered together and handstitched both decoratively and functionally, over the course of a number of days.
Involving approximately 1600 individual hand stitches, this belt will certainly catch the eye. It looks amazing and is well worth the investment.
|Buckle material||Stainless steel|
|Internal buckle size/belt strap width (approx)||1½ inch (38mm)|
|Buckle name||West End Roller|
|Secondary leather colour (Raise or Inlay belts)||Black|
|Stitch colour (for buckle fixing)||Black|
|Decorative or other stitch colour||Red, White and Blue, Black|
British Spirit Belt
- Brand: The Belt Makers
- Product Code: British Spirit
- Availability: This item will be made to order for you. Please allow up to 28 days for dispatch (not including weekends and holidays).
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