Old Merchant Taylors'


Merchant Taylors' is an independent boys school located in Hertfordshire. 

The school was founded by Sir Thomas White, Sir Richard Hilles, Emanuel Lucar and Stephen Hales in 1563 and now caters for 1100 students between the ages of 11 and 18.

The school's old boys, called OMTs, include naturalists, poets, academics, politicians, authors, sportsmen, actors and military figures, including 3 winners of the Victoria Cross.

The belt is designed on the old school tie and features a vertical pattern of purple, gold and black in the same proportions.

All of our belts are hand beaded in Kenya by the Maasai, using an average of 6000 beads.

We use the highest quality leather to ensure our belts are extremely long lasting and durable.

This belt is 1.5 inches wide.

The old Merchant Taylors' tie is not a tie at all. It’s a Manyatta belt.



We believe in being totally honest with our customers. Like a bespoke suit or pair of shoes, outstanding craftsmanship takes time. When the order is placed, the mamas in Kenya start beading your belt, utilising their cultural and ancestral skills. Once this is complete, the belt is sent to us in the UK. For this reason, please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery. Trust us - it is utterly worth the wait!

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