Bespoke leather goods
Ottely is a small bespoke leather goods workshop based in Gloucestershire. Everything we make is designed and hand crafted in our studio.
We use the finest leathers, sourced from the best tanneries in the world, and combine traditional and modern techniques to create items that have a timeless elegance and are made to last.
We specialise in handbags, belts and small leather goods such as wallets and iPad cases, but we are not limited by that - past commissions have ranged from sandals to luggage straps for vintage cars and motorcycles!
If it can be made from leather we can help. Call us for a friendly, informal chat about your requirements. We also work on prototypes and product design and welcome collaborations with other artists and artisans.
WHAT MAKES A BESPOKE HANDMADE BELT SPECIAL?
It is the attention to every detail, no matter how small, that goes in to the construction that makes a handmade belt so special. Traditional techniques that have been developed and refined over centuries and the finest material combine to make a belt that will last for years and years and get more beautiful with age.
Starting with the finest bridle leather, only the best and strongest part of the hide is used. The belt blank is cut parallel to the spine as this has the greatest tensile strength. Many belts are cut from the shoulders perpendicular to the spine and consequently stretch more.
Our belts are made specifically for you, to whatever length you require right down to the last 1/8 inch, so that they do up to the middle hole, no more having to make do with ill fitting standard small, medium or large belts.