TRIBAL BRACELETS - Fine Leather
There are 7 sizes in total from
Petite to XXL
19cm (Women) - most popular
21cm ( Men)
22cm (XL Men) - most popular
We stock a few styles in 16cm and 17cm for children and very slender wrists.
We usually stock each style in more than one size - but special orders can be placed and delivery within 7 days UK.
FIT For Men The standard size leather bracelet for men is 21cm but this will vary according to the style, thickness of leather, wrist size and comfort. 19cm is not uncommon for slimmer wrists, 20cm is popular as are the XL 22cm and XXL 23cm.. For Women: The standard size leather bracelet for women is 19cm, 18cm is good for petite wrists, 20cm or 21cm work well for a larger wrist or for a bracelet worn in bangle style.
WHICH STYLES? Originally simple black braided designs with magnetic-rocker clasps for men were our outright best sellers but this has quickly developed into a more interesting and fashionable range for men, women, lads and teens. Single, double or multi-strand are available in a wide choice of colours.
OVER 25 COLOURS Black, brown in 3 shades, tan, copper, grey, white, white pearl, bright red, mute red, berry, violet, denim, navy blue, light green, dark green, pink, orange, natural and a selection of 2-tone such as tan+black , black+white and Red,White + Blue. o Almost all designs come in black and brown. o We offer a choice of colours in most styles but our selection will vary. o We aim to keep the colour shown on the website in stock. o Shades will vary, especially violet and blue due to the dye properties
CARE INSTRUCTIONS o Bracelets should not be allowed to get wet. They must be removed before washing hands, showering, bathing etc. Glue is used in some designs and bracelets could come apart if subjected to water. Dye is used in almost all cases and the possibility of transference will be increased if the leather gets wet. o Undue pressure should not be used on the clasps to avoid fraying or breakage.
LEATHER o The leather used in our Tribal Steel range is sourced from Egypt, India, Italy and Texas USA. o Cow hide, calf leather and lambskin are most commonly used. o The best quality bracelets are made from thicker grades of leather such as Nappa (the which is full grain ie cut from the top layer) . o Quality Nappa leather is sometimes used in double width strips which are plaited and folded in 2 lengthways to create a supple, double thickness, high quality bracelet. (EG: T1065, T872). o Lambskin is very soft and pliable. The narrow gauges ie 3mm-4mm bracelets or necklets will usually be hollow inside the tube, but 5mm upwards will have padding inside to maintain the shape. o The plaited bolo leather in 3mm-4mm will usually be hollow inside, and 5mm – 10mm will have leather inside. o As a general guide, higher quality plaited bracelets are more pliant and will have looser , slightly longer plait detail. This means the bracelet sits well, doesn’t pinch, feels good and wears well. o Some fashion items, mainly for youngsters, are made from cheaper stitched strips of leather, often with statement clasps. (See T1110-3)
CLASPS Our clasps are stainless steel and most are made in Germany although a few are sourced from high quality specialist Chinese companies. Most of our barrel clasps are riveted on at least one side, often both. Mechanical Clasps o Lobster or shrimp clasps (which is an extra large lobster clasp) have a spring mechanism like most bracelet clasps. The larger the clasp the easier it is to put on. Both are popular. o Steel circular tube shaped clasps have a rocker mechanism that pushes and clicks into the barrel to lock. Magnetic + safety Clasps o Slide-in clasps are used on some wider flat bracelets, especially men’s, and the clasp slides across the width of the bracelet and is held in place by both the metal casing and a magnet. o The pin-twist is a small barrel clasp with magnetic ends that close and then the barrel is twisted slightly until the pin locks into place. o A new range of strongly magnetic clasps which also have a safety- screw feature are now available. o Most of our magnetic-only bracelets have snug barrel fittings and a strong magnetic pull. They are not failsafe since if the bracelet does get caught, it could come off, but our wearer trials showed that these clasps worked well during normal use. The spherical clasp does not seem as secure but is popular.
STAINLESS STEEL We sell only 316L grade which is high grade SS most commonly used in jewellery and watch manufacturing. DYES The dyes used in our Tribal Steel range are vegetable based and pass the Azo Dye Directive and the PCP, Lead Free and Chromium VI Lab tests. Lab reports are available.