Old St Edwards (St. Edward's School)
St. Edward's is one of the most pre-eminent co-educational boarding schools in the UK, situated in north Oxford.
Known colloquially as 'Teddies', it was founded in 1863 by the Rev. Thomas Chamberlain and in 1873 the school moved to the Summertown area of Oxford.
In the First World War, more St. Edward's pupils, pro rata, went to serve their country more than any other school in the UK.
St. Edward's was presented with a stained glass window by the RAF in recognition of 'the superb contribution to the war effort made by former pupils of the school'. These included the legendary Guy Gibson and Sir Douglas Bader.
In 1982, St. Edwards' admitted its first girl and is now fully co-educational.
Alumni include Peter Carter-Ruck, Sir Geoffrey de Havilland, James Forrester, Kenneth Grahame, Lord Olivier, Jon Snow and Sir Stephen Tumin, as well as the afore mentioned war heroes.
The belt is designed on the old school Rhubarb tie and features a vertical pattern of green, red and pink 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 St Edward's School tie is not a tie at all. It’s a Manyatta belt.
IMPORTANT - HOW TO MEASURE A 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!