Originally Posted by xcoldricex
thanks LA Guy, i'm in the process of selecting a belt - EG, redmoon, one of these, maybe a visvim but i can't really judge the actual quality of the belt. of the baltazar's I only really like the black silver studs belt- but that width looks huge- does it really fit into most jeans? there's not that much extra room when i wear my cheap three row pyramid belt. i guess i should measure.
i never did understand why HTC belts were so expensive.
If you order, you can get the belts extra wide, but the general width is just .75 inches, which is pretty typical for jeans belts. HTC belts are expensive because of the hype. Their original belts were all constructed from vintage belts from all over (mostly the US), but I have a feeling that they don't do that any more. I guess that I like Baltazar more that Redmoon for 2 reasons.
1) Not as hyped up among denimheads
2) Distinctive patterns. The studs belt is a really interesting take on the typical pyramid belt, and great quality. I find that Red Moon and HTC belts have very similar patterns, just that the former is better made.