Supple Brown Satchel and Belt

A good friend of mine asked me if I could build him a bag to replace his previous beloved courier bag.  He asked me to make the bag clean looking: no buckles on the lid.
It took quite a while before I stumbled upon the idea of magnets, and even longer before I solved the problem of how to attach them without stitches.  I think the result turned out quite well.

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Beautiful Fall Look
Clean Front
Clean Front
Morton Supply Co. Logo
Morton Supply Co. Logo

Engraved Initials
Engraved Initials
Dapper Bag and Matching Belt.  Note the small contrast 'X' detailing to match the bag.
Dapper Bag and Matching Belt. Note the small contrast ‘X’ detailing to match the bag.

Custom Belt and Wrist Bands

Here are a couple of bands and bracelets and a custom belt recently commissioned by a good friend in Dartmouth.
You can see his initials carved into the belt behind the buckle.
The belt is simple and clean with a carved groove detail, setting off the colour of the leather inside against the darker dye.

The bands are shown below.

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Custom initials and a simple buckle w/ snaps to be able to change buckles
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Grooved detailing along the edges
Close up of the end of the belt
Close up of the end of the belt

Here are the the two wrist bands I created:

Solid Band: 2.25 inches
Solid Band: 2.25 inches
Clean side
Clean side.  Embossed border

The other band: Split band

Split band
Split band
Unclasped
Unclasped

Hand Made Belts

Here are an assortment of the belts that I have done.  Some have buckles stitched on, while others have snaps that allow for the ability to change between buckles.

This belt is my daily belt.  It was factory tanned; the same leather as the Tan Bag, though it has darkened some with use.

My daily belt
My daily belt
Hand Stitched Detailing
Hand Stitched Detailing
Belt End
Belt End

Below is a selection of a few of the other belts with some of the patterns that have been tooled or carved.
Each of these belts was hand dyed from vegetable tanned (natural) leather after being tooled or carved.

Hand Stained and Hand Stitched
Hand Stained and Hand Stitched
Carved Initials
Carved Initials
Hand Dyed. Tooled Pattern.
Hand Dyed. Tooled Pattern.
Another Tooled Design.
No Dye: Oiled Leather. Tooled Design.
Hand Dyed. Carved to Natural Leather Colour.
Hand Dyed. Carved to Natural Leather Colour.