Belt – British Spirit

Belt – British Spirit by The Belt Makers

The British Spirit Belt brings you all the refinement of The Belt Makers’ hand crafting, with the addition of our National colours.

All TBM’s hand made Sedgwick leather belts are made from genuine vegetable tanned English leather obtained from the supplier with the Royal Warrant

Made by hand in the Devon workshop of a National Award winning craftsman, each and every one of these belts is lovingly hand sewn at 8 stitches to the inch

Another exceptional belt

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As a general rule of thumb, add a couple of inches to your trouser size: this should give you your belt size. Please be aware though that this doesn’t work for everyone, however, it is usually a very good starting point

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Description

Belt – British Spirit by The Belt Makers

Leather: Black vegetable tanned first grade English bridle butt by Sedgwick & Co

Detail: Red, White and Blue decorative stitch. Black edge, and Black linen thread stitching to seal layers, providing raised profile

Buckle: 1½ inch wide (38mm) Stainless Steel Roller buckle

Belt size: 38 inches*
*As a general rule of thumb, add a couple of inches to your trouser size: this should give you your belt size. Please be aware that this doesn’t work for everyone, however, it is usually a very good starting point

Availability
029 – 36


If you would like this same belt in a different size
, please select the appropriate option and let us know the size required; this can be made to order for you. Please allow up to 6 weeks at the moment for dispatching custom belts

The maximum size we can make from the butt cut of leather in this colour is usually belt size 48 inches

You can contact us via the Contact page or via our social media: links below and #TBMandFriends, @TBMandFriends

Find the Belt – British Spirit in store at The Belt Makers & Friends

More belt designs are also available to order from The Belt Makers‘ dedicated site

Our British Spirit was originally inspired by the sense of team spirit that was exhibited by the players, supporters and volunteers that were ‘Team GB’ at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. When the volunteer Games Makers enabled London 2012 to happen, their selfless energy and skills were donated so that we could all benefit from the history being made.

Across the UK, throughout much of 2022, British spirit was on display in great strength, as we joined in with the Commonwealth-wide celebrations of the historic Platinum Jubilee of our late monarch, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Following her sad passing,  was displayed once again. 

In May 2023 much respect and patriotism will be displayed once again; the red, white and blue flags, bunting and other decorations will festoon the streets and our shop window, for the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III. The United Kingdom hasn’t seen this level of national pride in over three generations.

We love to make our British Spirit belt and are very proud of it. The Raise style enables us to safely secure all the start and finish ends for each of the three decorative thread colours on the inside. 

The red, white and blue threads represent the colours on the British Union Jack, our officially recognised flag since 1908. 

Each of those red, white and blue stitches – always in that order – are painstakingly hand sewn with a long back stitch, evenly along the full length of each side and around the tip. When done correctly this produces a candy cane style of striping along the inside.

A piece of thinned leather will sit between the two rows of candy stripes and the two layers can then be sewn onto a base piece, producing the raised effect. This painstaking process takes several days.

Involving approximately 1600 individual hand stitches, this belt will certainly catch the eye. It looks amazing and is well worth the investment.