Bridle is a vegetable tanned leather, which generally produces stiff, non-stretchy leathers; however, unlike most veg-tans, bridle is treated with oils, tallow, and waxes to create greater flexibility and give the leather a smooth finish on both sides.


English Bridle Leather Belt

  • Herman Oak English Bridle leathers are some of the highest quality vegetable(veg) tanned hides. The authentic property of English Bridle is its ability to acquire patina over time. Veg tanned the old-fashioned way using a  one to three-month process that utilizes tree bark and other natural tannins, this leather is prized for both its beauty and workability.  

    Herman Oak is one of the premeir tanneries in the US using only American steer hide to tranform is to one of the finest leathers in the US.  Herman Oak was founded in 1881 to handle the local harness trade and to supply the wagon trains of settlers travelling west along the Lewis and Clark trails.


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