Published on 18th May 2017
1. If you could describe Sipahi & Co in one sentence what would it be?
Combining expert craftsmanship with the finest natural materials, we create sustainably sourced leather goods, made exclusively in Great Britain. Our philosophy? Buy once – cherish forever.
2. In more details what does Sipahi & Co do?
Sipahi & Co. leather is sourced from the last existing tannery of its kind. Working with hides from small surrounding farms in the West Country, this extraordinary tannery uses oak bark to tan their leather; a rare practice that takes 14 months. This gentle, but lengthy process protects the natural fibres of the hides, ensuring a distinctive, durable leather that develops a beautiful patina with age.
Why are we so passionate about our leather? Not only is it sustainable, non-polluting and 100% environmentally friendly, but we believe it is the finest material available today. We won’t settle for anything less.
Our buckles are sourced from one of the last remaining foundries in England. Individually sand cast and hand polished, these buckles are manufactured entirely by hand using re-purposed scrap brass; this is recycling in its purest form.
Leather and buckle meet in the saddlery. Using an ancient saddle stitch method, our belts are handmade using the traditional tools of English Master Saddlers and Lin Cable Au Chinois, a resilient waxed linen thread. Every detail is considered, from burnished edges to oval shaped belt holes for a perfect fit.
3. If you could give todays gentleman one grooming tip what would it be?
We are experts for belts and in terms of belts you do not need to stay obsessively on trend. We have observed over time that men naturally tend to bond emotionally with the belts they wear and have a hard time letting go even if it has passed its best looking days.
Invest in selected ‘well-made’ classics that age beautifully and let them develop the marks of your life.
We always say that like a fine Bordeaux, high quality leather is defined by its capacity to age gracefully and a Sipahi & Co. belt does just that; softening and wearing in the most beautiful way.
4. How important is do you think it is for guys to take pride in their appearance and overall presentation?
One feels good if one looks good – It boosts self-confidence and self-esteem. How you feel sets the tone and energy level of how you live your life on a daily basis. Your “vibe” attracts your tribe!
5. What can attendees expect to see from Sipahi & Co at The Gentleman’s Grooming & Lifestyle Show 2017?
We are looking forward to sharing with you our belt collection which we can monogram for you on the spot.
We will also show you an inspiring video that takes you back behind the scenes into a different world where products are still hand crafted according to ancient techniques and time honoured craft traditions in the UK.