I founded Wiley Brothers, a leather handcrafts company specializing in leather belts and accessories, in 1999 along with my brother Peter. Our Anglo-American heritage and involvement in equestrian traditions inspired us to create artisanal leather goods, applying the aesthetic and craftsmanship of fine equestrian tack and harness to our own belt designs. We have built our products around a material with which we have been well acquainted since our earliest years, English bridle leather.
We grew up in rural Virginia on an active horse farm, where we became involved in equestrian activities at an early age. On the Wiley farm, we experienced daily interaction with horses and the specialized leather goods that go along with them. Training, conditioning and competing horses bred a deep appreciation for the look, smell, feel and incredible durability of English bridle leather. Today this is the material at the core of all Wiley Brothers products.
The leather we use is tanned and hand-curried in England. It is produced using traditional and natural tanning methods that employ vegetable tannins such as Sumac, Chestnut and Oak. The resulting leather which comes in ten luxuriously rich colours, is both sturdy and beautifully finished.
Wiley Brothers products are artisan-built in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Our belts and accessories are studies in simplicity, elegance, quality and functionality. They are designed and crafted to stand the test of time. When it comes to making a quality product, we at Wiley Brothers feel that compromises are unacceptable. Our products reflect our appreciation that the finer things in life come through vision, patience and attention to detail. We hope you will enjoy how this sensibility finds its way into every belt and accessory we make.
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