- After 43 years of operating
a leather shop it was time for the next step. Ann Marie and I
closed the Main Street store after Christmas of 2012. We
now make our belts from our new workshop at home and sell through
this website. As explained on the briefcase page, Im
making a briefcase now and then offering same for sale.
In order to preserve some peace and quiet in semi-retirement,
we do not have a business phone. You may order using email and
pay through PayPal (see below) or send a check and a note the
old fashioned way. Please feel free to email any questions.
NORMAL SHIP DATE IS ONE TO TWO
WEEKS FROM ORDER DATE DEPENDING ON THE WORK LOAD
We are keeping up. We can make
and ship belts ordered by Dec 15th for on time US delivery. Ask
as it gets closer.
IF A BELT IS NEEDED FASTER, IT
DOESN'T HURT TO ASK - WE TRY TO ACCOMODATE.
- US addresses:
January 19, 2016 New Postal Rates
- We mostly use
US Priority Mail
$7.00 for small orders - 1 or 2 belts
$8.00 for a wider belt - western US
$8.00 for 2 to 3 belts postal zones 1 - 4,
$10.00 zones 5 & 6, $12.00 zones 7 & 8
From zip code 04543
$13.50 for several belts
Larger orders at cost
Foreign Lands - We ship most anywhere:
- USPS Priority
Mail rates for international shipments have increased quite a
bit. The small flat rate box (one or two narrow belts) is now
US$ 25.00 to Canada and US$ 32.00 to 35.00 everywhere else.
First Class Mail (up to 4 lbs) ranges from US$ 15.00 to US$ 25.00
depending where you are and the weight. Not as fast, but just
- CHECKLIST FOR
üShipping address - please be clear
üBelt style number (based on the buckle)
or style name
- (please avoid
using photo reference designations)
- üColor of leather strap - 5 choices
- üSize - Please tell us you used the size guide.
- Sales Tax: Maine residents please
add 5.5% sales tax if mailing in your order. We will add
it to your total if you order using email.
- BE SURE TO USE
OUR SIZE DIAGRAM!
- Your measurement
will probably be 2 to 5 inches over your pant size.
Pant waist size or size printed on the back of your belt
is NOT a reliable number.
PLEASE MEASURE AS SHOWN ON THE BELT PAGES. WE CANNOT ACCEPT AN
ORDER IF YOU HAVE NOT MEASURED AS WE ASK. SIZE IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
BELTS ARE MADE TO ORDER AND ARE NOT RETURNABLE UNLESS DEFECTIVE.
- ABOUT BELT
- To help you decide
on belt strap color, it might be good to know about dyeing leather
hides. The hides we use are vat dyed not sprayed with artificial
finishes. This allows for deeper penetration of color. Although
the tannery uses the same formula for every dye batch of a color,
hides can take the dye differently. Consequently, a color might
vary a bit from hide to hide.
- You can get a
better feel for the variations in color by looking at all the
belt pages to see the differences.
- About burgundy:
Our burgundy is on the light side and might be somewhat redder
that some deeper burgundies. If you are looking for something
more oxblood or like cordovan, this is not what you want.
Using PayPal is simple. Place your order in an email to us. We
will reply with the amount due, time of delivery, reference to
Paypal, and any questions we might have. At our request, Paypal
will send a payment link to you. Paypal accepts credit cards.
You do not need a Paypal account.