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Leather belt care – make it last a lifetime!

Practical, stylish and dependable. A go-to accessory, unwavering in its support. A loyal leather belt is a coveted item for any man’s wardrobe. Knowing how to care for a leather belt properly is essential to really get the most out of it. If you treat your belt with the care and attention it deserves, it will serve you faithfully for a lifetime. Here we’ve gathered together the most important tips on how to care for a leather belt. With this expert advice, you’ll have your leather belt care routine polished in no time.  1. Get the right fit The first step of effective leather belt care comes before you even make a purchase. Ahead of investing in a belt, make...

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How to build an ethical wardrobe

In a world of ‘fast fashion’ it's easy to forget about how to build an ethical wardrobe. When clothing and accessories are sold cheaply and replaced quickly, it’s easy to get swept along with the desire for the latest trends. As we banish piles of poor-quality, only-worn-once clothes to the bin and follow insatiable cravings for the next round of cheap, trend-focused garments, it’s not surprising that the idea of an ethical wardrobe often escapes us. As the sustainability issues of the fashion industry amplify, and horror stories from manufacturing processes come to light, there has been a surge in the number of people looking to become more environmentally-conscious when it comes to their wardrobes. Take our wonderful Colville Leather...

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The ageing process of natural vegetable tanned leather

Take a close look at a genuine leather product, and you’ll find a story waiting patiently to be discovered. Those wrinkles? Each one tells a tale. That scratch? A sign of adventure, of secret escapades. As a leather product ages, it develops a patina unique to its owner’s touch, adopting a distinctive character depending on how and where it is used. Natural vegetable tanned leather is no different – in fact, this type of leather is famous for its particularly striking ageing process. As it matures and interacts with its environment, its colour gradually deepens … darkening the more it is exposed to sunlight. This beautiful, organic weathering process is packed with charm and intrigue. Join us as we delve...

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How to find your belt size

A good belt is like a loyal, steadfast friend, staying with you through the years, growing old with you. It sees you through the pressures of everyday life. It shares the most special of occasions with you. To get the most from your belt though, a good fit is essential. Choosing the right size can be tricky, as your waist measurement doesn’t correspond directly to your belt measurement. This can sometimes catch people out, so that’s why we’ve made this handy guide on how to find your belt size. With these helpful tips, you can make sure your new purchase fits perfectly. How to find your belt size by measuring an existing belt If you already have a belt at...

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Groomsmen Gift Ideas for 2017

You’ve set out your seating plan, coordinated the catering and finalised the flowers. The big day is edging closer. Have you thought about ‘thank you’ gifts for your groomsmen? You want a gift that’s special, yet affordable … thoughtful, yet practical. It can be tricky finding just the right thing, so that’s why we’ve rounded up some great groomsmen gift ideas to get you inspired. Handcrafted leather gifts for groomsmen We craft everything by hand in our Devon workshop, with quality and longevity in mind. The wonderful thing about our distinctive leather products is that, as they age with use, they will each develop a unique patina depending on how and where they are used. With the right care and attention,...

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