1.5" Black Quick Release Belt with Contrasting Brown Bridle Keeper- Hand stitched with Black thread
Black plated solid brass quick release buckle, Black bridle leather with Brown English Bridle leather keeper, hand stitched with black waxed ritza tiger thread.
The "Firefighter" Quick Release buckle was never actually used to hold up the fireman's pants, but rather, to keep the firehoses wrapped up. The quick release action allowed the firemen to quickly undo the buckle and gain access to the hose, when even a couple extra seconds could mean saving a life.
These buckles are functional, practical, and make a stylish fashion statement, all while telling a story.
The tension of the buckled belt will keep the buckle together, simply press down on the lever, and the buckle will come undone, allowing you to quickly remove the belt.
Handmade to order with full grain English Bridle leather and raw brass hardware. The buckle and belt keeper are secured with solid brass Chicago Screws, and are removable with a simple flat head screwdriver should you ever have the need. I bevel and burnish the edges with water and natural bees wax which give the edges a smoother hand feel.
English Bridle is the highest quality English leather, dyed in a traditional manner that gives a very nice hand feel and consistency of color. The leather is stiff and smooth and over time will become more and more supple, while maintaining it's strength.
Not to be confused with "top grain", or "genuine leather"; "full grain leather" is the highest grade leather there is, and will last you many lifetimes. My leather is sourced from a great tannery in the USA, and this English bridle comes in at 9-10oz.
To order this belt, please measure one of your old belts using the diagram pictured above. The system that I use is the most accurate method of measurement, and involves measuring from the end of the buckle prong, to the hole that fits you best (this method accounts for any difference in length between your buckle and mine). You can add your measurement in the measurement section above, or you can shoot me a message thereafter. Allow 2 weeks for completion.