It was March of last year when Charlie Trotter of Equus Leather wrote me about his bespoke bridle leather belts. He makes belts by hand, using the same techniques that sufficed for hundreds of years before the invention of machinery, and prices them well below what they would sell for in a department store (from £33, or about $50, to £120, or roughly $185).
Not being a belt-wearing guy I have not tried them, but I did wait to see what people thought about his work. Well, the word on the 'net is very good. Those who do wear them should find Equus worth a look.
Photo: Equus Leather