Replace leather belt instructions

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Want to reuse a buckle, be it a solid gold, branded or simply a buckle of sentimental value, but can’t seem to buy a leather belt without buckle? Look no further!

The leather belt is an essential item, but the buckles outlast the leather belt straps in most cases. Aquila Fashions provides replacement leather belt strap services for customers who wish to keep their beloved buckles, replacing their old belts with belts that are made of full-grain leather only.

The following is a continuously expanding list of brands and types of buckles we have replaced belt straps for. Feel free to browse them through for belt replacement ideas:

By brands

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The step-by-step instructions

Step 1: belt structure

Is your leather belt strap open ended or close ended:

Open-end: One end of the belt plays no aesthetic function and can be shortened. Eg, most regular belts. Sometimes, they may be stitched directly onto the buckles because that end plays no (aesthetic) function except to hold the belt onto the buckle. It can still be unstitched and shortened and are considered open ended nevertheless.

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Close-end: Both ends of the belt are sealed and play an aesthetic function. The length is precise. Shortening these belts require special attention, to reseal the cut end properly and to dye the exposed edges. Eg, Dunhill belts, Hermes belts, LV belts, Yves Saint Laurent belts etc.

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Step 2: belt strap width

What is the width of your current leather belt strap? Please round up to the nearest millimetre (28mm, 30mm, 32mm, 35mm).

 

Step 3: colour and model

Decide on the colour and model of your new full-grain leather belt strap. The following will give you a fairly good idea of what is available:

Black leather belts

Brown leather belts 

Tan leather belts

Other colours

Belt models

  1. Premium (PR)
    • encompasses most belts, please refer to colours on the left
    • has stitching along belt edge
  2. Premium calf (CP)
    • made of calf leather
    • black colour only
    • has stitching along belt edge
  3. Premium Italian (IP)
    • made of leather imported from Italy
    • has stitching along belt edge
  4. Stitchless (SL/SP/IS)
    • no stitching along belt edge

 

Step 4: length

The length to purchase is best based on the length of the belt you currently use. Please ensure that the old belt you are measuring is not one that you have not used in years and that may be too short for you now.

Open-end: Measure the length of your current leather belt strap from the tip of the buckle to the hole that you use most often, as shown in the diagrams. It does not matter if that hole is the hole in the center or not. The rationale is to measure the actual length that you wear.

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Close-end: Measure the length of your current leather belt from the pin to the most used hole. It does not matter if that hole is the hole in the center or not.

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Our waist size is not an accurate length because most people wear their belts close to the hips, rather than directly on the waist. Please indicate the desired length in inches.

 

Step 5: other information

Please provide other information if necessary. For example, do indicate if your leather belt requires more holes in order to screw the the buckle onto the belt strap. Feel free to amend and email us the diagrams above and add in the necessary dimensions where required.

 

Step 6: Confirming your order

  1. Send order or place inquiries by emailing keching at keching@aquilafashions.com.sg or whasapping +65 96637673.
  2. Once all inquiries have been properly addressed and you are ready to confirm purchase, please make payment in full to either of the bank accounts stated below.
    • We accept Paypal (for international orders only).
  3. Most products are made to order and will take up to two weeks to day of postage. For time sensitive orders, eg gifts for birthdays, etc please give us at least two week’s notice as we have to factor in the amount of time mailing takes.
  4. For extremely urgent orders please make arrangements to collect your ready product directly at our factory.

Please make payment to:

POSB Savings 195-60696-0

Name: Goh Aik How

 

Step 7: After sales support

If mail gets lost, Aquila Fashions will send you another belt accordingly. Just inform us that that you have not received your order.

Length of belt too long: arrange an appointment with Keching to have it shortened at our factory.

Length of belt too short: we welcome a one for one exchange, provided it is in re-saleable condition, ie absolutely no marks or signs of the belt having been worn. Applies to international customers as well.

If belt is in pristine condition, arrange an appointment with Keching to have it exchanged at our factory. For international customers, please arrange to ship belt back to us via any service that provides a tracking number. We will ship the second belt out to you as soon as we receive the first belt. Further shipping costs apply.

On reasonable grounds, Aquila Fashions reserves the rights to refuse any exchange/replacement etc.

To purchase

Please order or place inquiries with Keching via:

  • keching@aquilafashions.com.sg
  • whatsapp +65 96637673
  • LineID kechingaling

Copy and paste

For your convenience, copy and paste the following in your email:

Step 1. structure of belt: open end/close end (delete accordingly)

Step 2. width: indicate (round figure up to nearest millimetre)

Step 3. colour and model: indicate

Step 4. length: L = ? / L1 = ? / L2 = ? (fill in and/or delete accordingly)

Step 5. other information: indicate

There are no hard and fast rules, so please do not worry about mistakes. We will clarify with you all details before confirmation of order via payment is made.

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