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HenryJ

Bogue Falaya River

is STILL dark and cold.
Jul 23rd, 2016 07:55 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm with mfitz when it comes to reversible belts. I have had two, both lasting less than a week before falling apart.

Bought a black one and a brown one last week, both from the Dollar General. So far, so good. Lasted longer than the reversible ones.

RKSTRAT
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USA

"Clapton is Good"
Jul 23rd, 2016 08:41 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

As I mentioned, I am looking for a thin 1 inch belt with a low profile buckle. I am sifting through all of the links you guys provided!

Similar to the stories here, the belt I am wearing is about 20 years old and still looks great. All it says is "Split Cowhide On Plush Cowhide", "Made In Italy"....and "34/65" (my pant waste size is 32). The lettering is still pristine! Also the belt has a curve to it. Hmmmm...."Plush" with a curve...sounds....."Fancy" :-).

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Eat. Sleep. Guitar.

Repeat
Jul 23rd, 2016 09:37 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Fra-JEE-lay...it must be Italian!"

HenryJ

Bogue Falaya River

is STILL dark and cold.
Aug 9th, 2016 08:42 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Well, my Dollar General $10 black belt has already begun peeling. May have to spring for something more expensive and of better quality. Like real leather.

Chris Greene
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Idaho, USA

I need a drink and a quick decision
Aug 9th, 2016 10:42 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You get what you pay for. Buying garbage is a false economy.

Pinetree
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NW Pennsylvania

Aug 10th, 2016 12:20 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I paid just under a hundred dollars for my Beltman, and fully expect it to last my lifetime.



Gato
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Southern Calif

Aug 10th, 2016 07:12 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ellie May Clampett got by just fine with a length of rope.

(Of course she also wore that double barreled sling shot).

mfitz804
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Staten Island, NY

Godzilla the Thread Killa
Aug 10th, 2016 10:19 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

In Okinawa, belt mean no need rope hold up pants.

- Mr. Miyagi, "Karate Kid", 1984.

RKSTRAT
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USA

"Clapton is Good"
Sep 5th, 2017 08:13 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I resurrected this thread as I found some nice causal belts for a reasonable price. They are not lined, but for now I was not looking for a dress belt.

Check out American Eagle Outfitters.

(This message was last edited by RKSTRAT at 10:15 AM, Sep 5th, 2017)

Charlie Macon
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Yeeeehaaaa!
Sep 5th, 2017 08:58 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Still wearing my $12 Guatemalana leather Dockers belt from over a year ago. It has more of a "road-worn" look to it now, probably worth $12,000.

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Sep 5th, 2017 10:05 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I ordered two of these, one brown and one black, in March 2014, and they're still looking great and going strong. The micro-adjustment ensures you're always working with a "just right" fit, with the side benefit of never wearing out the adjustment holes.

Mission Belt

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USA

"Clapton is Good"
Sep 5th, 2017 10:55 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"40mm metallic buckle. 1.5" genuine leather with synthetic coating."

I try to avoid anything synthetic in belts, but its good to know that they are working out for you!

mroulier
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Suburban MD.

Are your prayer beads maple or rosewood?
Sep 5th, 2017 11:01 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have a Nordstrom rack nearby. Got a brown top grain leather belt a few years back and then a black one fairly recently. Each was a tick under $50 but they are more structurally sound then any of the Dockers belts I bought at JC Penney after 3 years of daily wear.
The black one is from Mezlan..they apparently do some high end stuff...handmade in Spain.

RKSTRAT
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USA

"Clapton is Good"
Sep 5th, 2017 12:15 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I have a Nordstrom rack nearby."

Yes, I am looking at dress belts there!

johnny1111
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Sep 5th, 2017 01:34 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

There is NO question that Chris knows and understands the cost/quality/value equation.

Chris a "fancy boy?" Again, no question!

mfitz804
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Godzilla the Thread Killa
Sep 5th, 2017 06:37 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Looking at the canvas Mission Belts for casual wear, looks nice. I may just order one.

Chris Greene
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Idaho, USA

I'm Uncle Sam, that's who I am
Sep 5th, 2017 06:56 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Fancy or Nancy? More a traditional sort who values things that are made well, last, and, most importantly, were bought on sale!

FlyonNylon
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East Tennessee

Sep 5th, 2017 06:57 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I got a "Katahdin Iron Works" belt from LL bean last year and have been impressed with it's quality. Thick full hide leather, brass buckle, well worked and finished. Soft and fine; should last a lifetime.

LL Bean belt

Chris Greene
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Idaho, USA

I'm Uncle Sam, that's who I am
Sep 5th, 2017 07:30 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

And they probably guaranty it as long.

davywhizz
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Redesdale UK

"Still Alive And Well"
Sep 6th, 2017 03:18 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I think I've told this story previously, so apologies if you've heard it. Anyway I'm old now so I'm allowed to repeat stuff. When I was a boy, from age 10 or so, I always bought belts from a traditional saddlery shop in my home town. The saddler had belt blanks hanging in the shop but made yours while you waited and cut it to your size. They cost very little - I think the first one I got was £0.40 - and Arthur would adjust them later for free if you needed extra holes or a repair. He made beautiful saddles and bridles too, also bags.

Since then I've loved leather and the smell of it takes me right back to Arthur's shop. The nearest I've ever found to the belts of my youth are made by the wonderfully named Hrothgar Stibbon in Bristol, England (link below). I phoned him once about an order and he said his aim is also to recreate the old craftsmanship I'm looking for. He does custom guitar cases too, but I'd be afraid to ask the cost. I've got three of his belts and they are excellent.

Hrothgar Stibbon

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