If you haven’t heard of Mane Jane, you need to check out their website right now. Mane Jane is a company that creates unique, one-of-a-kind spur straps and reversible belts. They have a wide selection on their website that you can order, or you can place a custom order with basically any color threading, leather, and charm (for spur straps) that you want.
I found Mane Jane through one of their East Coast Representatives on Twitter. Full Disclosure: I am now an East Coast Rep., and Mane Jane is one of our advertisers. However, I absolutely adore their products and did so before I became a representative and before our advertising partnership began! The founder of the company, Shelby, is an absolute sweetheart and so easy to work with. She’s also a lawyer, which makes her extra awesome. Additionally, turn around time after you place your order is super fast, and shipping is even faster, which is fantastic considering she makes everything by hand!
Currently, I own two pairs of spur straps and a belt. I also have another belt coming in very soon. For my first belt, I choose black patent leather on one side and a turquoise leather on the other. The belts also come with either a silver or gold stirrup shaped buckle. I chose silver because silver is my favorite tone of metal. My second belt will be white crocodile on one side and black leather on the other side with turquoise stitching and a silver buckle. I can’t wait to get it, and I will post photos as soon as I do!
The belts are super easy to reverse, and they are made so that it’s super easy to coordinate with different types of outfits. Reversible belts are totally in right now, especially because you are paying one price for two belts, and the reversibility makes for so many more #ROOTD combinations. Plus, you can even wear these belts with your everyday outfits. One client I just sold a belt too created her belt with not just riding in mind but also her work outfits.
My first pair of spur straps was black patent leather with turquoise threading to match the Charles Ancona shadbelly I will be getting. I also got charms on mine – there is a “J” on one and an “S” on another for my initials. The great thing about the spur straps is they are unique and keyed to your personal fashion sense, but they aren’t so flashy that they would be flagged in the hunter or equitation ring. I know many people who have custom Mane Jane spur straps that would be considered “unconventional” for the hunter/equitation rings because of the charms or threading, but they still compete in them (and place!)
I also just got another pair of spur straps that I absolutely adore and that match the Evil Eye charm I have on my saddle. They are pure black leather with Hamsa charms that have the Evil Eye in the middle. Being Italian, I totally believe in the Evil Eye folklore, and I love having the Evil Eye as a subtle part of my riding gear as I believe it keeps away negative energy and helps keep me positive and doing well with my riding.
When you get your Mane Jane package, the spur straps come with a cute little pouch in which to store them when they’re not in use. Like I said before, the shipping is super fast as well, so you won’t be waiting forever for your custom belt or spur straps, which is surprising considering how custom you can make either item.
The leather is high quality and durable. I’ve worn my belt and spur straps many times, and I haven’t noticed any wear or tear or loose threads. The items are definitely worth the price.
Now for the best part: Since I am an East Coast representative, you can order through me and get 10 percent off. You can do this by tweeting me, emailing me, or PMing me on Facebook, if we are Facebook friends, or through The Legal Equestrian Facebook page. I would be happy to help you design your perfect belt or pair of spur straps, and I promise you will be 100 percent happy with your purchase!
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