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No. 1 Leather Belt – Italian Bridle Leather

Great belt for khakis and jeans, for which it was designed.

(92 customer reviews)




  • Casual style belt
  • Full-grain Italian Bridle leather
  • 1 3/16”W
  • 3 sizes available from 26”-50”
  • Made in America

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No. 1 Leather Belt Adjusting Design – One Size Fits Most

Colonel Littleton designed our belt collection with more than a nod to the military and sportsman’s tradition. When the belt first came out, the general reaction was “Why hasn’t someone thought of this before?”

The uniqueness of this collection of belts is in its’ adjusting feature. The traditional front buckle belt allows only three inches of fluctuation. Colonel’s belt adds another 8 inches, adjusting in one-inch increments. This means that one size fits almost everyone, which also makes it a great gift item.

Here’s how it works. Rather than adjusting and readjusting the belt in the front and messing up the leather, you park it in the middle position, where it belongs, and make any necessary adjustments on the side. That way if you have on bulkier trousers, a heavyweight shirt, or layers for warmth… if you lose a few pounds or, heaven forbid, gain a few… your belt accommodates all these variations nicely.

Colonel chose sturdy Italian Bridle Leather for these belts which is perfect since it resists stretching. This heavier leather comes from a tannery in Santa Croce Sull’Arno, Italy. Aside from being one of the most functional and practical belt collections on the market, this collection looks uncommonly good… especially with khakis and jeans, for which it was designed.

The No. 1 Belt is available in Brown Italian Bridle Leather with Solid Brass hardware or Black Italian Bridle Leather with Nickel finish hardware. 1 3/16”W. Made in our Col. Littleton Workshop, Lynnville, TN USA.

No. 1 Belt Size Chart:

  • Small – Fits sizes 26″ – 32″
  • Large – Fits sizes 34″ – 42″
  • XLarge – Fits sizes 42″ – 50″

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Belt Fit Guide

  • Our belts are sized based on the exact inside circumference of the belt when buckled in the front, center position.
  • In addition to the standard front buckle positions, our unique side adjusting feature allows another 8 inches of adjustment in 1-inch increments.
  • Measure your waist circumference and compare to our sizes to determine fit. Our belts sizes should compare to your waist size rather than your pant size, since pant sizing may vary by manufacturer.
  • If you are between sizes, we recommend going up a size. For example, a Large Belt fits waist sizes 34 to 42-inches; so if you have a 33-inch waist, select the belt in Large.

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92 reviews for No. 1 Leather Belt – Italian Bridle Leather

1-5 of 92 reviews
  1. There is nothing to say except this is the best belt ever. I got it in black with nickel fittings. It’s a little stiff because it’s new but it’s gorgeous and i’ve worn it with jeans and a suit. Compliments galore

  2. The No. 1 Leather Belt – Italian Bridle Leather- A Must-Have Accessory for Style and Durability!

    The No. 1 Leather Belt – Italian Bridle Leather deserves a resounding 5-star review! This meticulously handcrafted accessory surpasses all expectations with its exceptional quality and unmatched durability. The supple and luxurious leather used in its construction guarantees longevity, ensuring it remains a worthwhile investment for years to come and may even be passed down a generation. The belt’s impeccable craftsmanship, combined with its sturdy buckle and other hardware, showcases attention to detail and adds a touch of elegance to any outfit. Its versatility allows it to effortlessly transition from jeans to business casual wear, making it a must-have addition to any wardrobe. Treat yourself to this handsome leather belt today and experience the epitome of style and durability!

  3. Well I had to finally replace one of my old Col. Littleton belts ( Ranger ) with this belt. The Ranger belt has lasted many years, and I got my money’s worth. I’m disappointed that the large size Ranger belt is no longer offered, but hopefully I’ll get as much service out of this No.1 Leather belt. Keep up the good work, and I’ll keep being a grateful customer.

  4. I recently bought this belt for my husband for Father’s Day. I was SO IMPRESSED with the packaging when it was delivered. Wow! The detail on that alone made me excited to open the belt! The leather is so soft and expensive feeling. The buckles are beautiful. I cannot wait to give this to “the guy who has everything” and see his reaction! He’s a bit of a belt snob so I imagine it will be priceless!

  5. I bought this belt from a local men’s store in Louisiana 20 years ago. It’s still my go to belt for jeans. Quality craftsmanship

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We are committed to producing quality, handcrafted products that showcase our time-honored standards of excellence and deep respect for the Americana tradition. Col. Littleton products go through rigorous testing and numerous quality inspections before being shipped to our customers. Should you receive a Col. Littleton product that is defective in materials or workmanship, you can count on us to make it right. Our guarantee is limited to the cost of the product itself. It also does not cover normal wear and tear. We feel if you just plain “wore it out,” you got your money’s worth. Also, we cannot be responsible for an item which has suffered through alteration, damage due to improper cleaning, improper use, mishandling or accident. If we made a mistake in personalizing your product or if the product is defective in materials or workmanship, of course we’ll replace it. Otherwise, personalized products are not returnable.

Our Leather

Leather is a passion for me. There are more kinds of leather and leather processing out there than you can shake a stick at. You can mold leather into just about any shape or form. You can make every hide look just alike. You can dye it green, blue or even pink. You can apply a finish, coat it, spray it or make it look slick and shiny. That’s not what we’re about at Col. Littleton. To me the beauty is in the naturalness of the leather. People always comment to me about the special “feel” of our leather and how it becomes even more beautiful after it has some wear on it. It’s all about our leather process. When you buy Col. Littleton leather goods, you’re buying, for the most part, full-grain American vegetable-tanned steerhide that has received a minimum of alteration. We don’t apply a finish to hide character markings. The way I see it, every marking tells a story and covering them robs the piece of its life and character.

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Our Craftsmanship

I see a real resurgence in the country today for products made in America. Our focus is to design and create products that speak to the time-honored traditions that have made this country great such as handmade craftsmanship, authentic rich leathers and quality workmanship. There’s a nostalgic feel about the products we make . . . most of them could have been made 100 years ago and many are made using turn-of-the-20th-century methodology and machinery. Our products are true Americana; forged as our forefathers intended by people who care and take pride in making a beautiful product.