- 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, I'm now
taking orders for same.
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.
- PLEASE NOTE
- OUR WORKSHOP IS AT HOME.
- THE CORONA VIRUS HAS NOT AFFECTED
OUR BELT MAKING EXCEPT THAT SHIP DATE FOR BELTS IS NOW A WEEK
- IF A BELT IS NEEDED FASTER, IT
DOESN'T HURT TO ASK - WE TRY TO ACCOMODATE!
- US addresses:
- January 28,
2020 New Postal Rates
We mostly use US Priority Mail
$8.30 for small orders - 1 or 2 belts
$9.60 for a wider belt - western US
$9.90 for 2 to 3 belts postal zones 1 - 4,
$11.75 zones 5 & 6, $13.75 zones 7 & 8
From zip code 04543
$15.00 for several belts
Larger orders at cost
Foreign Lands - We ship most anywhere:
USPS Priority Mail rates for international shipments - the small
flat rate box (one or two narrow belts) is US$27.00 to Canada
and US$32.00 to 37.00 everywhere else.
- First Class Mail
(up to 4 lbs) ranges from US$17.75 to US$27.00 depending where
you are and the weight. Not as fast, but just as reliable.
- 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.
Please order belts
using the following format:
- Street Address or PO Box
City _______________________________ State
- Postal Code____________
Country (if other than USA) ______________________
- Belt style# or name _________________________________
Leather strap color _________________________________
- I used the size guide
- check if yes___________________
Additional info/comments ___________________________
- Briefcase - this usually
involves an email conversation
- 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.