Originally Posted by jet
fuck the belts send me those fucking socks
Jet, socks are available at Woodlands Supply Co.: http://www.woodlandsshop.com/collections/mens
Originally Posted by tomorrowstars
I thought the price had gone up, didn't realize it was by that much. I wonder how much of a profit per item they were making at the original price. I hate to judge, but it seems like a big jump without the product itself changing at all.
Everything is made by hand, in their Portland workshop. Cost of goods, cost of labor, etc--all those things go up year over year. No one is getting rich of making belts and wallets. There are a number of high quality, made in the USA leather goods makers these days. I think Tanner is among the best for quality-to-price ration. I like Billykirk and Makr plenty, but have you looked at their prices?
Purchasing decisions are made on a lot of factors, and price is a big one, but if you want a cheap belt, of decent quality, there are plenty of places to get one. If you want to support a small brand who makes things by hand, there are also a number of choices, at different price points, but there is a cost level to this kind of product.