Wiley Brothers Belts
2123 Ivy Road
Charlottesville VA 22903
Contact Person: Marcus Wiley
Phone: (434) 806-9633
The brothers Wiley grew up in rural Virginia on an active horse farm, where they becameinvolved in equestrian activities at an early age. On the Wiley farm, the brothers experienced daily interaction with horses and the specializedleather goods that go along with them. Training, conditioning andcompeting horses bred a deep appreciation for the look, smell, feel andincredible durability of English bridle leather. Today this is thematerial at the core of all Wiley Brothers products.
Theleather Wiley Brothers uses is tanned and hand-curried in England. It is producedusing traditional and natural tanning methods that employ vegetabletannins such as Sumac, Chestnut and Oak. The resulting leather whichcomes in four luxuriously rich colours, is both sturdy and beautifullyfinished.
Wiley Brothers products are artisan-built in Charlottesville, Virginia.Wiley Brothers starts with large hides which we then "strip" into belt lengths. Thisis only the first of the fourteen steps required to make a WileyBrothers belt. The ends are shaped, split and punched. Edges arebeveled and dyed and finally burnished with wax on a burnishing wheel.The buckles and keepers are stitched on by hand, with an awl and waxcoated thread. Hand stitching is a time consuming process rarely foundin leather work today, but for us it is a point of pride that sets ourbelts apart from the rest. The last step in creating our artisan-builtproducts is the buffing of each finished belt with soft shearlinglamb's wool, to a soft, even sheen.
Wiley Brothers belts and accessories are studies in simplicity, elegance, quality andfunctionality. They are designed and crafted to stand the test of time.When it comes to making a quality product, the team at Wiley Brothers feelsthat compromises are unacceptable. Their products reflect theirappreciation that the finer things in life come through vision,patience and attention to detail.
Made in Charlottesville, made in Albemarle County, made in Virginia, made in the USA.
Buy local Charlottesville, buy local Albemarle County, buy local Virginia.
American made leather belts, belts made in Virginia.
Tours Available: No
Brick & Mortar: No
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|Date added: 19.11.2008|