Garrison Leather Belt – Tärnsjö Organic Veg Tan/Copper Edition
Barnes & Moore's Garrison belt was born out of a desire to make a high quality belt, that would look good, stand the test of time, and essentially hold the jeans up!
Barnes & Moore settled on a simple, functional design, with a focus on the quality of materials and workmanship, and set about creating a belt that we would be proud to put their name to.
For this version, Barnes & Moore chose natural vegetable tanned leather from Sweden’s reputed Tärnsjö tannery.
World famous for its quality and ethical manufacturing process, and also the only certified ‘organic’ tannery in the world! The leather has a ‘creamy’ texture, slightly darker in shade than our English natural veg tan, and is also full grain so it will show some shade texture and natural marking. Over time it will age naturally, changing colour from its natural state to varying darker shades of tan.
For hardware Barnes & Moore wanted to offer something a little different to complement Tärnsjö’s stunning leather so Barnes & Moore had their Garrison buckle cast in solid copper by England’s last remaining sand cast foundry. They’ve been casting brass since 1837, so they’re pretty good at it, and as a testament hold the Royal Warrant and supply goods to Her Majesty the Queen of England! They were kind enough to cast us a buckle made to our own unique design, from solid copper, which we felt complemented the leather perfectly. The copper is polished initially, but will change colour as it ages with exposure to air and contact, allowing each buckle to develop its own unique patina.
Each of Barnes & Moore's Garrison buckles weighs in at a hefty 100g and is built to last a lifetime.
The result of Barnes & Moore's endeavours is a belt of outstanding quality, handmade with the care and attention that mass production will never imitate.
How they make it
Each leather belt strip is hand cut to our standard width of 38mm (1.5’’), trimmed to size and the tips hand shaped. The edges are bevelled and hand ‘burnished’, which seals the fibres of the leather, not only for aesthetics, but to help prevent the edges absorbing moisture. The strap is then cut to receive the buckle, which is riveted by hand. Finally the belt holes are punched and the leather is hand polished.
About the leather
Established since 1873, Tärnsjö Garveri are amongst 5% of tanneries in the world using traditional vegetable tanning to produce their leather. The tannery is located in a forest on the banks of the Tärnsjön lake in Sweden and uses hides from local Swedish farms to produce superior quality leather.
Tärnsjö are committed to responsible, sustainable manufacture, and to minimising the environmental impact of the tanning process. Each hide can be traced back to the farm it was sourced from and each process it goes through is certified to be fully organic.
Standard width of the Garrison is 38mm (1.5”).
English hand cast, heavy, copper buckle with. Fitted with copper plated rivets and solid copper keeper.
Supplied with Barnes & Moore's vintage effect gift box, made from recycled materials and complimentary 5ml bottle of natural English Neatsfoot Oil to condition the leather.
Barnes & Moore's belts are sized to suit the majority of standard jean/trouser waist sizes and have six holes for adjustment Please order your normal jean/trouser waist size (28’’-42’’).
If your waist size falls in between Barnes & Moore's standard sizes, simply order the next size up i.e. for a 33” waist, please order a 34” belt.