Your new (or old!) Blake Goods belt requires very little maintenance at all - dare we suggest they require no maintenance at all?
Our belts are made of top-quality vegetable tanned English Bridle Leather from Wickett & Craig, one of America's oldest and most renowned tanneries, and our factory has specialized in equestrian goods for over 40 years - they know their stuff and it's made to last!
Breaking In Your Belt
Because this leather is meant to last many years, it is often stiff at first. If you'd like, you can condition it with any popular leather conditioner, or even olive oil. Please note this may slightly darken a Caramel colored belt.
We suggest conditioning and rolling the leather back and forth in your hands - the warmth of your hands and the movement of the leather will help the conditioner to penetrate the leather and speed up the break-in process.
Long Term Care
We suggest you occasionally condition your belt every month or two. The most important thing is treat it carefully if it gets wet: condition it immediately and dry it dry in a cool, dark place rather than in front of a heat source. Then, condition it one or twice again once dry to restore moisture.
Blake Goods belts stretch very little due to the sturdiness of the leather - about one hole over the lifespan of the belt. We do not suggest sizing down in anticipation of stretching: it will happen so slowly you will not even notice! Please see our sizing page for more.
If you do run into an unforeseen problem with your belt that you think is due to a manufacturing defect, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make it right, either by sending a replacement or, if the product is out of stock, by issuing a merchandise credit.