Belt up: Stockade Leather

A shout-out to a good shop which doesn’t have a web site of its own:

About once every decade I buy a belt.

They last that long — I get them from a place in Elsternwick called Stockdale Stockade Leather (552 Glen Huntly Road), which I’m amazed is still in business because their stuff is so resilient — they must get a lot of repeat business.

Stockade Leather, Elsternwick

It looks rather like their belts are made in the shop — the front section is where they’re displayed, and further back it looks more like a workshop than a shop.

I went in today for a couple of belts. I don’t remember how much they cost last time, but now they’re $45, which is not unreasonable for quality that lasts. Another customer was in there praising their belts too.

I hope they’re still around in a decade when I need another.

Update 31/8/2014: I’ve somehow been getting this shop’s name wrong for years, thinking it was Stockdale not Stockade… and therefore not finding its web site. It does have one.

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6 thoughts on “Belt up: Stockade Leather

  1. Stockade does make sense for an oldie world crafty type shop.
    I agree that $45 is good value for something that lasts.

  2. That is great to read. Quality and durable belts. But strange how they are made locally. Shoes being made locally makes perfect sense due to the variety of feet size and shape. But belts?

    Anyway, I think there is a huge untapped market for custom-made polo shirts. They could measure us in a shop here and get tailors in Thailand to stitch them up. Win-Win.

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