Kentucky Harness Belt with Brass Nameplate

Authentic leather “Harness Belts” handmade in the heart of the Bluegrass: Carefully cut, crafted, and hand-rubbed to the highest levels of craftsmanship.

Welcome to the day job”. We cut our belts from select bridle leather hides and use only solid brass buckles and plates. The buckle is attached with brass Chicago screws for easy replacement. We hand rub the edges and seal them to a smooth finish. We are proud of the leather we use and do not hide its quality behind dyed edges.

The heavy, beautiful leather makes this the perfect belt for dress, but is durable enough to wear every day.

Available in 3/4″, 1″, 1-1/4″, and 1-1/2″ widths.

Available in either a classic, simple creased edge or in our popular, stylish stitched edge. The stitching is done in a contrasting brown thread.

Simple sizing (just order your actual pants waist size) makes ordering easy, and if your belt does not fit simply return it to us, pay a shipping charge, and get a free replacement.

Since our belts are PERSONALIZED and custom made to order, they may be exchanged for sizing (shipping payment required), but are otherwise NON-RETURNABLE.

WORD TO THE WISE: The more print you ask us to put on the plate, the smaller the letters. We suggest no more than 20 letters and spaces MAXIMUM for a good result.

Need more information about sizing, colors or returns?

1 1/2 inch wide…Creased Style
mens work
$40.00 each

Plate to say

 1 1/4 inch wide…Creased Style
mens dress and casual
$35.00 each

Plate to say

 1 inch wide…Creased Style
ladies casual/mens dress
$30.00 each

Plate to say

3/4″ wide…Creased Style
children/ladies dress
$28.00 each

Plate to say

1 1/2″ wide…Stitched Style
mens work
$45.00 each

Plate to say

1 1/4 wide…Stitched Style
mens dress and casual
$40.00 each

Plate to say

1″ wide…Stitched Style
ladies casual/mens dress
$35.00 each

Plate to say

3/4″ wide…Stitched Style
Children/ladies dress
$33.00 each

Plate to say

Please allow 2 weeks for delivery.
Continental United States only. Shipping charges are $8.50 per Gift Shop combined order unless otherwise specified.

Some notes about our Name Plate Belts

Below we have addressed some of the most frequent questions about our Name Plate Belts.

We size our belts from the buckle end (not counting the buckle) to the tightest hole. By ordering the true waist size this method of measurement generally makes the belt fit in one of the middle holes allowing you a little room either direction.

Men’s belts are usually easy. If a guy wears 34″ pants order him a size 34 belt. The only accommodation you normally might need to make is for any over-size buckle they may want to put on the belt or if they wear “slim cut”.

Women’s and children’s belts tend to be a little trickier as different manufacturers will “tinker” with the sizing a little.

For women the following is considered a “classic fit”:

sizes 1-2 take a 24″ belt
sizes 3-4 take a 26″ belt
sizes 4-6 take a 28″ belt
sizes 7-9 take a 30″ belt
sizes 10-12 take a 32″ belt
sizes 13-14 take a 34″ belt
sizes 15-16 take a 36″ belt
sizes 18-19 take a 38″ belt
sizes 20-21 take a 40″ belt
size 22 takes a 42″ belt

For boys jeans the following is considered a “classic fit”

sizes 1-2 take a 20″ belt
sizes 2-5 take a 22″ belt
sizes 6-8 take a 24″ belt
sizes 9-12 take a 26″ belt
sizes 13-16 take a 28″ belt

For girls jeans the following is considered a “classic fit”

sizes 4-5 take a 20″ belt
sizes 6-7 take a 22″ belt
sizes 8-10 take a 24″ belt
sizes 11-14 take a 26″ belt

If all else fails and you want to be sure, the solution is pretty simple. Take a belt that fits the person and measure the leather part of the belt from the buckle end (not counting the buckle) to the tightest hole of the belt. If the belt has more than 5 or 6 holes punched just measure to the fifth hole from the tip end. Alternately, measure from the buckle end (not counting the buckle) to the hole they are wearing it in and then subtract two inches.

We make upwards of a thousand belts every year, but once in a while (our best estimate is 3% of the time), using our “pants size” method of sizing will not work for any number of reasons. Please understand that we do not have anything to gain by selling you the wrong size belt, and we are willing to make your belt ANY size that YOU order…but essentially we have two choices: First, we can continue recommending our current sizing method and expect a return rate of about 3% OR we can come up with another method and risk a return rate of 97%. Our method is imperfect, but it is all we have.

If the belt you order does not fit exactly like it should, you can return it to us for a replacement for only $8.50 to cover our shipping & handling costs. Simply return the belt to

C&W Western Horse
58 Peak Lane
Cynthiana, KY 41031

Please enclose $8.50 (cash, check, money order), and be sure to include your instructions (i.e. “belt needs to be 2″ longer.”) and if possible a copy of your receipt or packing list. Call 1-859-234-9905 if you need more information.

We frequently get emails asking us for pictures of our chocolate versus our chestnut or our stitched version versus our creased version.

There are two problems with the illustrations of the colors.

The first has to do with the difference in computer monitors. On my screen the below picture shows the color difference accurately and vividly. On yours…I have no idea what they look like.

The second is that since we are dealing with COWS here, different hides will vary a shade or two. There is frequently even a noticeable difference in different areas of the same hide.

For the record though, the top belt and the one on the right are chestnut. Chestnut is best described as a shade of burgundy, usually a light burgundy.

The left belt is chocolate. Those hides range from medium brown to dark brown, but usually dark.

The belt on the right is creased. The other two are stitched.