The Belt Makers' signature piece.
Our British Spirit was originally 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.
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.
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.
The red, the white and the blue stitching represents the colours on the British Union Flag or ‘Union Jack’.
Each of those red, white and 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.
In total, three thinned pieces of the best Sedgwick leather are painstakingly layered together and hand sewn both decoratively and functionally, over the course of a number of days.
A lot of work, as you can appreciate!
Involving approximately 1600 individual hand stitches, this belt will certainly catch the eye. It looks amazing and is well worth the investment.
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 to fit 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
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Postal services are insured.
Please contact us for extra services, such as combined postage.
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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
|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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