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About Solid Leather

We are dedicated to the quality, durability and style of our belts. We build our belts to last a lifetime as staple features in your wardrobe. Learn more about our design and fabrication processes on our about page.

We create our belts from start to finish in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, where artisan Jesse Bateson works from his studio near the beautiful Otonabee River.

We currently sell our belts exclusively through our online store, but you’ll soon find Solid Leather products in select local fashion boutiques. Be the first to know about our new retail locations by signing up for our mailing list.

From design templates to the polished product, Artisan Jesse Bateson carefully handcrafts each Solid Leather belt. Once cut from premium steer hide, we apply a special blend of oils and dyes that create a uniform colour and rich patina. Next, we burnish the edges for a clean, lasting finish and apply a topcoat, sealing and protecting the leather. Lastly, each belt is completed with a premium buckle and hand stitching.

At Solid Leather, we believe a leather belt should last a lifetime. That’s why we guarantee our belts for life: if your belt no longer functions, we’ll repair or replace it free of charge. Contact us if you have any questions about your Solid Leather belt.

We’d love to hear about your ideas and work with you to create beautiful leather products. Contact us with your project, and we’ll let you know if we can collaborate.

Because we carefully price our handcrafted belts, we rarely discount our products-however, we occasionally have special offers, join our mailing list to keep in touch with Solid Leather and be informed of sales and promotions; because we understand that life is better with choices we will soon be offering an essentials combo which provides a discount with the purchase of two solid leather belts and shipping is always free within Canada.

SIZE & STYLING

Because we want your Solid Leather belt to fit perfectly, we’ve developed a dedicated sizing page with detailed instructions for choosing the right-sized belt: Size Guide

No problem! You can either head to your local shoe repair shop and have a new hole punched, DIY with this great punch available through our online store [Coming Soon], or take advantage of our free returns (in Canada only) and we’ll happily re-size your belt.

Though we design our belts with men in mind, we encourage everyone to enjoy our products: If the belt fits, wear it! Or contact us to discuss creating your own unique custom belt. 

Matching both the colour and formality of your leatherwear will improve your style. Matching colour is easy: wear black with black, brown with brown, and tan with tan. Matching formality is a little more subtle but equally important. Just as a tan belt can look out of place with black shoes, an ultra-casual pair of brown suede loafers doesn’t pair well with an equally brown but much dressier slim leather belt. Similarly, your finely polished oxfords could do without that great big belt buckle.

We designed Solid Leather belts to suit every occasion. With our three product lines—Casual, Formal, and Distinction—you can dress up or down, and with our wide range of stock colours and custom dye options, you can match any footwear and coordinate with every outfit. With our three product lines, there’s a Solid Leather belt for every occasion. Visit our Facebook and Instagram for style ideas—and remember to share your #solidleather styles with us for a chance to be featured!

PRODUCT DETAILS AND CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Each belt is cut from premium steer-hide from Herman Oak tannery, a well-known and trusted North American tannery. All of our hides are veg tanned for over a month, ensuring minimal stretch and strong, long-lasting products.

We focus on quality from start to finish, so we pay attention to every detail. We hand stitch with high-tension nylon cord with a 35-pound breaking point to ensure seam durability. With the environment and your health in mind, we use eco-friendly dyes with a special blend of natural oils and spirits.

We love creating custom colours to match your other leatherwear. If our standard colours don’t quite match your favourite shoes (think of those bright red sneakers or grey-and-black-lined brogues), we’ll work with you to find the perfect shade. Contact us for more information.

Absolutely! We want your Solid Leather belt to perfectly suit your style. If you’d like to use your own buckle, contact us for measurement instructions and styling options.

A little love can go a long way. Occasionally (once a year is enough) apply leather conditioner, which will help keep your belt soft and supple for years to come.

Shipping

Because each belt is made to order, shipping estimates include design and fabrication time. Typically, for Canadian customers, your belt should arrive within 10-15 business days once your order is finalized. We cannot guarantee delivery times for international orders as customs processes vary; however, your belt will ship out in one week from order confirmation, and we’ll send you shipping information so you can track your order. If you haven’t received your belt within 45 days, please Contact us at and we’ll make sure it’s still on its way.

If you need your new Solid Leather belt for that up coming special occasion, contact us and we’ll do our best to get your belt to you on time! Note that if we need to use a faster courier service, additional charges will apply.

We offer free standard shipping anywhere within Canada and the United States. For faster delivery, additional charges will apply. We also ship internationally at additional cost—find out more here.

We do! We want everyone to enjoy Solid Leather belts, so we make international ordering as easy as possible. International shipping rates are calculated and payable upon checkout, but note that your local government may also charge tax and/or duty fees. We’ll send you a tracking number once we ship your order so that you can follow your item as it travels to your door.

New tracking numbers may take up to 24 hours to activate from the time you receive your shipping confirmation. If it's been more than 24 hours and your tracking number still isn't working, email us at and we'll check on your order.

From the time we confirm your order, production and shipping take 10-12 business days in Canada and up to 45 days internationally. If it’s been longer, please contact us and we’ll make sure your order is safely on its way.

EXCHANGE AND RETURNS

We have lifetime 100% satisfaction guarantee. We want you to love your Solid Leather belt whether you’ve just received it or if you’ve had it for a while—if it doesn't meet your expectations or no longer performs as it should: we’ll repair or replace it free of charge. See our return policy for more details. Contact us to start the return, exchange, repair process or for additional questions.

Size Chart

Determine your proper pants size using a pair of pants that fit well and could stay up without a belt. If you are unsure always, go with the bigger size. Like tailors, we can always remove material but can never add more.

Be as specific as you can. Pant size 32 but a 31 would fit better if they made them? Put that.