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Why Argentinian Polo Belts are a design classic BUT probably NOT the right belt to wear!

Why Argentinian Polo Belts are a design classic BUT probably NOT the right belt to wear!

Although I consider Elliot Rhodes to be a leader in the field of belt design this does not preclude me from appreciating good design and products created by others. A... Read More
Which hole should my belt fit in? What is the perfect size? A definitive guide from a custom beltmaker

Which hole should my belt fit in? What is the perfect size? A definitive guide from a custom beltmaker

We have been custom fitting belts for 15 years now – it’s all we do – so hopefully we can give you some good insight on how best to fit... Read More
Choosing The Right Size Of Belt Based On Your Trouser Jeans Size A Guide And Explanation

Choosing The Right Size Of Belt Based On Your Trouser Jeans Size A Guide And Explanation

You Would Think It Would All Be So Straight Forward Surely Choosing The Right Size Of Belt Is Just A Question Of Checking Your Trouser Size And Then Ordering A... Read More
A Country Western Collaboration Introducing One Trick Pony

A Country Western Collaboration Introducing One Trick Pony

We're always looking for interesting partnerships with people who love our belts. Michael Pickering and Georgia Lennon aka 'One Trick Pony' started out as Elliot Rhodes customers but after a long... Read More
Retailers Landlords Government Sharing Risk In A Post Covid World

Retailers Landlords Government Sharing Risk In A Post Covid World

Let me start by being saying I am an eternal optimist when it comes to retail. In spite of the increasing shift to online shopping I remain a firm believer... Read More
The end of Tax Free shopping in the UK...Which genius came up with that?

The end of Tax Free shopping in the UK...Which genius came up with that?

So there was a quiet announcement at the end of the last week amongst all the furore over the 'law breaking' Brexit bill, that the government has decided, in its... Read More
Wearing a Black belt with brown shoes…Should you ever?

Wearing a Black belt with brown shoes…Should you ever?

This is one of those questions that I often get asked in store and one that seems to provide an ongoing conundrum for men especially. Unfortunately, the answer is not... Read More
6 Personal favourite belts - How, When and Where I wear them...and why I love them!

6 Personal favourite belts - How, When and Where I wear them...and why I love them!

My belt wardrobe as you can imagine is pretty extensive but each belt has its raison d'etre and I will always find a time or occasion to use each one... Read More
A soundtrack to 15 years...

A soundtrack to 15 years...

Music surrounds us every day - wherever we go, whatever we do there tends to be a soundtrack to accompany us! When it comes to the music we play in-store... Read More
Great Movies...Great Art...Great Belt Style!

Great Movies...Great Art...Great Belt Style!

As many of you will know I have a long standing passion for movie posters that started off 20 years ago when I was living in Paris...my preferred era being... Read More
A Personal note at a surreal time...

A Personal note at a surreal time...

In these surreal times it is hard for any of us to focus on business as usual. This is clearly not how I envisaged us celebrating our 15th Anniversary.Over the... Read More
Anatomy of a Shopfit...

Anatomy of a Shopfit...

The clock started ticking for us at 7.30pm on Saturday 29th February leaving us just 8 days to get our Covent Garden store back and operational ready to work on... Read More
Are Retail Entrepreneurs extinct or poised for a comeback?

Are Retail Entrepreneurs extinct or poised for a comeback?

Entrepreneurs are risk takers by nature. Inherent in the DNA of everyone who has ever launched their own business is a healthy appetite for risk that is if anything skewed... Read More
A candid view on Brexit from the front lines of small business...it's about more than just money!

A candid view on Brexit from the front lines of small business...it's about more than just money!

With each passing week I have been irked by my silence on all things Brexit. I know that my weighing in on the subject is not the same as some... Read More
Finding the perfect Jeans Belt – There’s more to it than you might think.

Finding the perfect Jeans Belt – There’s more to it than you might think.

If only I had a penny for every time a gentleman came into one of our stores with one of these classic statements… ‘You can wear any belt with your... Read More
Technology meets Style - Innovative Carbon Fibre Buckle Collection Launch

Technology meets Style - Innovative Carbon Fibre Buckle Collection Launch

  Carbon Fibre Buckle Collection – January 2019 After what seems an eternity our landmark collection of carbon fibre buckles has finally arrived. These sleek, hi tech, lightweight buckles are... Read More
Which belt for which occasion...a little guidance on belt protocol

Which belt for which occasion...a little guidance on belt protocol

Now I know everyone likes clearly defined fashion rules, one that are easy to follow without any ambiguity or risk of misinterpretation… When it comes to wearing belts there are... Read More
Belt Width - Debunking some myths

Belt Width - Debunking some myths

When our customers come in store they are often surprised at the number of different widths of belts we offer. The fact is that we start at thin 15mm width... Read More
Innovating with our landmark Harris Tweed belt collection

Innovating with our landmark Harris Tweed belt collection

When it comes to design we are always looking to push boundaries and experiment. We can only progress and learn if we look to expand our horizons, do things differently... Read More
Belts as Art...The Second Instalment

Belts as Art...The Second Instalment

Many of you will remember that a year or so back we met very talented photographer Josh Caudwell...and challenged him to come up with some original imagery that would really... Read More
Great Denim deserves a Great Belt

Great Denim deserves a Great Belt

What is it about Denim? The comfort, the fit, the durability or just the fact that it’s the most wonderful blank canvas for so many occasions? Somehow in a world... Read More
Megalodon shark tooth buckle

Megalodon shark tooth buckle

As the sage of the natural world Sir David Attenborough gets ready to celebrate his 90th birthday we here at Elliot Rhodes are taking a step back in time to... Read More
Spring/Summer 16 - Women's Style Guide

Spring/Summer 16 - Women's Style Guide

With Spring finally in the air it's time to unveil our latest styles and give you some insight on the catwalk inspiration driving some of this latest collection. Read on... Read More
Spring/Summer 16 - Men's Style Guide

Spring/Summer 16 - Men's Style Guide

With Spring finally in the air it's time to unveil our latest styles and give you some insight on the catwalk inspiration driving some of this latest collection. Read on... Read More
An Interview with Fashion Blogger Carl Thompson

An Interview with Fashion Blogger Carl Thompson

 Q & A Back in July we met up with fashion blogger and luxury shirt designer, Carl Thompson. After a good hour spent deciding on a personalised combination in our... Read More
Belts as Art...

Belts as Art...

When I started Elliot Rhodes some 11 years ago nearly everyone thought that creating a specialist belt brand was at best foolhardy. From day one my mission has been to... Read More