Quick Release Bridle Leather Belt 1 1/4"

£125.00 13 reviews

Code: QR114-B&P

Product Description

One of our most famous and unique Bridle Leather belts, they are available in all waist sizes with Brass or Nickel plated solid Brass buckles in a 1 1/4" (32mm) width and colours; Black, Nut, Newmarket Tan, British Racing Green, Dark Havana, Light Havana, Navy Blue, Red, London Tan and Conker.

Product History

The unique Quick Release Belt, the first one of its’ kind made by Tim Hardy in the mid-nineties, by chance when he discovered an old 1” buckle pattern in a market in Ludlow, England. Snapping it up for pennies, he remembered it owed its origins to the firemen of yesteryear when during the 'Great Fire of London' he believes, early fire tenders equipped with this type of buckle on straps retaining the coiled leather hoses, utilised its quick release mechanism to free their hoses with speed.

How To Order The Correct Belt Size

Thanks to more than twenty years of solving this dilemma for my customers, I felt it worth sharing the solution with those of you facing such a decision or anyone who might be interested.

Please contact Tim if you have any problems with ordering on: 07977 093913 or via Skype on: live:info_545243

Dimensions: 1140mm x 32mm x 3.5mm approx.

Weight: 220g

Packaged weight: 430g


Trying to find a belt that will last a while has become impossible where I live. Even finding one that looks good takes some effort. I spend more and more money yet get less and less for it. When I splurged on a nice looking one for $90 recently, the black colour began wearing off after only a few months. I don't enjoy shopping; I want to spend my life wearing my clothes while doing what I really want to do. Finally I resorted to searching the web and chose this belt of Tim's in a black colour. I've only had it a few months, but it is clearly superbly made, and so far there are no signs of wear whatsoever. It looks like I won't have to be shopping for a belt anytime soon, except for getting a brown one from Tim when my current one is ready to be replaced.

Received the latest order but now I have a predicament. Which one to wear? This is my third belt from you and they are all excellent! The quick release has special significance for me as I am a Fire Chief and both the belts will have a special place in my heart.Thanks again for the great work and turnaround.

Best Wishes across the ponds,

When it comes to watches, shoes & belts there is no substitute for quality & your belts are second to none Tim absolutely delighted with them, thank you
Mike Brown

Mr Hardy
Thank you very much for returning the belt so quickly with the amendments made.
She's a beautiful belt and I will wear her on my wedding day with pride.
Without getting sentimental I would like to say that your skill and expertise as an artisan leather craftsmen is second to none. We live in very mass-produced times, so what you do is amazing. I hope your business goes from strength to strength. I for one will be in touch for more belts in the future.
Please send me a bill for any changes and the P&P as it was my ignorance at measuring belt sizes that got us into this situation in the first place.
Thanks again.
Kind regards
Mat Fox
Bethnal G, London

After 10 months of everyday use, I am extremely happy with this belt.

-Thick leather belt that resist wear and tear
-Quick Release buckle was well built. Extremely heavy duty. One of my initial concern was that it the the quick release system might accidentally catch on something and loosen itself, but after using it as a work belt (heavy industrial setting) more than once, suffice to say that it never released by accident.
-Belt has been used in casual, formal and work wear...brass buckle is versatile and do get a lot of compliments.
-comes in a nice gift box with a handwritten thank you note.
-look for studio stock sale for competitive pricing

Cons: Price is not as attractive as some of the many other comparable hand sewn leather belts company. (almost 10 to 20 pounds more)
wished it went out the door faster than 10-14 days.

Overall experience: excellent
Z. Chen

From the moment I took this belt out of the box and felt the weight and solidness of it I knew it was a quality product that will probably outlast me.
I will take a look and see if I can find another that will work as an outdoor work belt.
Thank you very much for this wonderful belt,
Aaron Kennedy - U.S.A.

Dear Tim,
Belts arrived safe and sound. Wonderful stylish product, keep the flag flying.
Very best wishes,
W.Gilbertson-Hart - Leicestershire, England

Dear Tim,

The belts arrived safely last week and I am very pleased with them. They fit perfectly and are of lovely quality. I'll certainly remember your business next time I am interested in purchasing a belt.

Kind Regards,

Timothy weston

Hi Tim,
The belt arrived today! It's a work of art, beautifully made and fits
my denims (and more to the point *me*) perfectly.
I'll be wanting a 1.5" version but with the hole at 35". Will that be
possible or is 34/36 the only option?
Best regards
C. Shearer, London

Tim, received my belt today and I'm most pleased. Your craftsmanship an quality is most appreciated. I really like the buckle although I'm not sure how it will work on a daily basis. It looks amazing. I will definitely keep you bookmarked if I need any other fine leather goods.
Larry D. Hand, D.D.S.,L.L.C.
Louisana - U.S.A.

Thanks, Tim. I actually purchased one of your quick release belts from you a few years ago and absolutely love it so I thought I'd get another. The quality really is top notch and superior to any of my other belts, even my Filson belt. That's why I thought I'd give one of your other belts a try in a lighter color and a nickel plated buckle to match my lighter colored leather shoes and my stainless steel watch
A Ortiz

Finally received the belt, I guess the post office was dragging their feet. It took me all of 30 seconds to tear through the package and the box to put it on. The belt looks amazing, pictures don't do it justice. :-)
Thank you!
J Castanada - Brazil

Arrived safely this morning. Perfect sizing and a beautiful piece of craftsmanship. Thank you very much Tim.

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Standard Shipping Rates for Bridle Leather Belts

Currency £ (GBP) € (EURO) $ (USD)
UK Shipping (Flat Rate) 5.75 6.50 7.00
Europe (Flat Rate) 7.95 9.00 9.50
International Shipping (Flat Rate) 14.95 17.00 18.00
Royal Mail Airsure or International Signed For 16.95 19.00 20.00

Shipping Destinations

We can ship to virtually any address in the world. When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.

You may wish to use your own shipping company account in which case you must notify The Worcestershire Leather Company prior to placing your order.

Delivery and Availability:

Worcester, Broadway, Hanbury, Blenheim, Hereford and Quick Release belts in Black or Nut colour: 10 – 14 working days dispatch from receipt of order and payment. Wallets 10 – 14 days dispatch from receipt of order and payment.

All other products or colours normally 20-30 working days after receipt of order. we will try to contact you if we expect a delay over this amount of time.


You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.). If the error is a result of yours we will only refund the goods value once the goods are received in an unused /unworn, brand new condition.

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

If you need to return an item, simply fill in our returns form. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.

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