Originally Posted by superego
what's my best bet for finding a brown engraved/etched brown belt besides ebay??
something like this (though not really feeling this particular item):
better still, are there other brands/vendors that do this sort of thing? rrl is the only one I've seen anything like this from
Yeah, RRL is tooled leather belt heaven.
Don't know why rl_store is selling that belt without mentioning that it has "union of craft" tooled across the back, big and bold. Seems like a potential return just waiting to happen.
You can get some tooled leather belts off etsy for sure.
ACE leather belts can be had from the new affiliate Thurston brothers. I think they are pretty pricey though.
LVC makes them, so too does Lee and Wrangler blue bell once in a while.
Terry Dear does tooling, but not sure if he does floral tooling in addition to Celtic tooling. LGC likewise does tooling, but not sure if they do anything other than basic basketweave pattern.
RRL is very fond of tooling some leather belts with an aztec/southwestern pattern (geometrical). They're very nice. But for a much cheaper alternative that look just as nice just look up aztec tooled leather belts on ebay and you'll find some great vintage ones made by Chambers.
But, yeah, if it's only floral tooled you're looking for, etsy has a ton of custom options, and you can keep your eye out for the occasional LVC.