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Best untanned belts

post #1 of 141
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I'm looking into getting an untanned leather belt, and it seems like in the $100 and less range, it's Tanner, Corter, or ALD. Which is the best quality leather? The ALD one is the most expensive, but is that only due to the brand being well known? Have any other suggestions?
post #2 of 141
I'm thinking of getting one from Hollows Leather... found him on here, and his stuff looks really nice. Some stock pieces, some custom I think. Maybe someone who's gotten one of his untanned can chime in...
post #3 of 141
unlucky i just got one from him, its fantastic (and was also inexpensive--$55)
post #4 of 141
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Originally Posted by alexwgoody View Post
I'm looking into getting an untanned leather belt, and it seems like in the $100 and less range, it's Tanner, Corter, or ALD. Which is the best quality leather? The ALD one is the most expensive, but is that only due to the brand being well known? Have any other suggestions?

I don't know which is best, but I have a Corter belt (not the super-thick one) and it has been great for the last year or more. I like it a lot.

-Ian
post #5 of 141
Unlucky is your man. Excellent work. I have 3 belts from him.
post #6 of 141
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Originally Posted by alexwgoody View Post
I'm looking into getting an untanned leather belt, and it seems like in the $100 and less range, it's Tanner, Corter, or ALD. Which is the best quality leather? The ALD one is the most expensive, but is that only due to the brand being well known? Have any other suggestions?
I have a Leather Goods Connection bridle leather belt in "natural" undyed leather. The leather is thick and supple...

FYI, I guess you mean to say "undyed or natural" instead of "untanned". All leather is tanned. Tanning is the process in which the animal hide is "cured" to prevent rotting. Whether or not it is dyed or stained is another matter.
post #7 of 141
I was just about to post about LGC belts. Really, really like them.
post #8 of 141
Do peeps find that raw denim tends to bleed onto the belts?
post #9 of 141
I have a corter leather belt, I highly recommend it.
LL
post #10 of 141
Unlucky makes an amazing belt at an unbeatable price. I own two unlucky belts and bought several others as Christmas gifts for family and friends. You can find more infomation on Unlucky and his belts here: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...ight=horsehide
post #11 of 141
I'll throw in a vote for Tanner. I bought one of their tan belts about 18 months ago. It has aged so wonderfully that I recently picked up two more in different colors. Be prepared to wait for your order for a little while as they make them per order, but their quality is excellent.
post #12 of 141
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Do peeps find that raw denim tends to bleed onto the belts?

Yeah son, they gets blue stains on they belts.
post #13 of 141
I bought my Tanner belt well over 2 years ago and I've worn it almost every day since then. It's nice, but I might get one of those LGC belts to have something a little nicer looking for work. I've bought leather goods from Tanner, Corter, and Hollows, and all are really good leathercrafters. You'll wind up with a nice piece no matter which direction you end up going.
post #14 of 141
I see that this is an old thread, but I'll comment on my Tanner. Have had it well over a year, leather is awesome, nice thickness and width without being ridiculous in either department. The aging of the leather is fantastic, makes me happy every time I handle it.

However, the hardware is unimpressive in heft, shape, and finish. It's just a little too...ordinary, compared to the character of the rest of the belt.

I got mine pretty cheap on B&S (~$45?) and I'm definitely not disappointed. However, if I buy another untanned belt I will probably go with ALD, maybe unlucky.
post #15 of 141
Opinions? It looks like this belt is two pieces bonded unlike the higher end ones that are one solid piece.

http://cgi.ebay.com/HEAVY-MENs-NATUR...item22f9b0dfbf
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