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Custom Belt Straps & Ranger Belts

Bench-made by Hand

Each of Neil's belt straps is cut, stained, burnished, stitched, and finally polished to a rich, lustrous finish - by hand. They are bench-made, one-at-a-time, in much the same way as they would have been a century ago. They are authentic, bench-made Americana.


Examples of Custom Belt Straps

Custom Straight Channel Buckle Belt Strap
Custom Straight Channel Buckle Belt Strap
shown with our Tabula Rasa buckle
US $ 75.- Belt Strap only
Custom Straight Belt Strap
Custom Straight Belt Strap
shown with our New York buckle set
US $ 85.- Belt Strap only
Custom Tapered Belt Strap
Custom Tapered Belt Strap
shown with customer's engraved buckle set
US $ 95.- Belt Strap only
Custom Ranger Belt Strap
Custom Ranger Belt Strap
shown with customer's inlaid buckle set
US $ 215.- Belt Strap only


Engineered Belts and Buckles

Neil's belt and buckle designs have a clean, understated, contemporary look, many of them in the traditional format of a ranger strap and four-piece buckle set. When Neil started making belts in 1986, he very soon realized that many, if not most, buckles are not "leather-friendly". In order to make the best possible fit between the leather and the buckle, he would have to come up with some creative solutions. The engineering of his belt straps dovetails with the shape of the buckles as only a leather-worker and silversmith being the same person - a true renaissance-man, can achieve.

Side view of Mojave buckle set on Ranger strap

Example of the uniquely sleek profile of Neil's ranger belts.
Unlike some rangers, they are not at all bulky, and they are extremely comfortable to wear.

Available Belt Strap Colors

Black black strap
Cordovan cordovan strap
Dark Chocolate dark chocolate strap
Light Chocolate light chocolate strap
Tan tan strap
Light Tan (natural) light tan strap

Note: These colors are all approximations, except for black. Leather is a natural product, and every strap is unique. The hand-staining process complements, and brings out the character in the leather. Some colors are hand-mixed as they are applied to each strap.

It is an art as well as a science. As a result, no two belts are exactly alike.

Belt Strap Sizing Guide

  • Important Sizing Information:
  • There is a minimal amount of standardization in the belt industry, so even though you may "know" your size, please follow these instructions.

  • As it takes Neil hours to custom cut and finish your belt strap, we ask that you take a few minutes of your time to give us an accurate size.

  • Your "actual" (measured) size will often be about 2" - 2½" longer than your "off-the-rack" belt is marked. This is normal.

  • If you need help, please call us. We're good at this!
    Toll-free in the US: 1-888-501-7807
    International: +1-928-554-4461
    The current time at NR Hunt Studio is 06:48 PM

Measure a favorite belt from the point at which the tongue meets the buckle, to the most commonly used hole (not necessarily the center hole).
See illustration:

Belt measurement sketch

For cross-referencing, it is helpful to have blue-jean size, as well.
If a belt is not available, run non-elastic string through pant belt-loops, and cut or mark where they meet; measure length.

Belt Strap Assembly

Note: With the exception of the Tabula Rasa buckle, Neil's custom belts are stitched, unless the customer requests Snaps. Neil generally prefers stitching, but in some situations, the practicality of snaps is desirable.
For more information, see
FAQ: Stitched or Snaps?


How to order a Custom Belt Strap

To order a custom belt strap for your
  • new NR Hunt buckle or set simply choose your strap style when selecting your item, and follow the prompts from the shoppingcart to select size and color.
  • custom engraved buckle or set discuss it with us when we talk about your custom order by phone or email.
  • personal or antique buckle or set Neil needs to have the buckle on his bench in order to make a properly fitted custom strap for it.
    Please call us toll-free within the US at 1-888-501-7807 or
    internationally at +1-928-554-4461 , or
    email us at
    info@nrhunt.com to discuss the procedure.



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