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post #106 of 135
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+1 on this, awesome belts!

great price, have you ordered from them before?
post #107 of 135
1). Equus: Bakers Oak Bark [English bridle leather] :: "Carnaby" brass buckle

2). "Joe Hill" Belt Project by Unlucky: Moser 17oz hand-stuffed steer leather, veg-tanned :: hand-cut Alabama Damascus steel buckle


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post #108 of 135
Baker's belt is the way to go!
post #109 of 135
That Damascus steel buckle is pretty cool.
post #110 of 135
I think that there are a a lot of good belts out there, if what you are looking for is a fairly basic belt that goes with jeans. That said, that's really not what I am looking for at this point. I have a lot of those. I really look for design, interesting treatments, and interesting buckles. These days, the belt that seems to get the most use is my 1.2" vintage Number (N)ine belt with a painted surface, and a pretty unique buckle (I've posted pictures elsewhere). It is very interesting without being huge/in your face, though that can be fun as well. There is nothing wrong with a plain belt in quality leather, but it's sort of the AA tee, raw denim, and Clarks Desert boot belt of the world - it's not going to look bad, but it's not really that interesting, either.
post #111 of 135
I'd consider a plain belt in quality leather more for the dude who appreciates leather for the leather's sake.
Not many folks can understand that, and certainly the 'quality' of leather is a concept that escapes many.
If all that is done is rough cut some saddle leather and stick a couple of screws on, it is very much for the raw denim hipster.
But to have a truly nice leather expertly & considerately made into a quality belt - with no artificial treatments to cover up the natural beauty of the hide or a buckle which distracts from the leather rather than bring out the colours - is something for the leather aficionado, a hobby which takes time to study & appreciate.

The two leathers in IIIrd Icon's post are fantastic, and it would be a challenge to find better - certainly not something you'd find on a store shelf :P
post #112 of 135
i got a few stylish ones, too__ even got a Number (N)ine with nice round solid brass buckle & brass peg to fasten instead of a prong. but, nowadays i'm all about the leather



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post #113 of 135
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Originally Posted by mikecch View Post

I'd consider a plain belt in quality leather more for the dude who appreciates leather for the leather's sake.
Not many folks can understand that, and certainly the 'quality' of leather is a concept that escapes many.
If all that is done is rough cut some saddle leather and stick a couple of screws on, it is very much for the raw denim hipster.
But to have a truly nice leather expertly & considerately made into a quality belt - with no artificial treatments to cover up the natural beauty of the hide or a buckle which distracts from the leather rather than bring out the colours - is something for the leather aficionado, a hobby which takes time to study & appreciate.
The two leathers in IIIrd Icon's post are fantastic, and it would be a challenge to find better - certainly not something you'd find on a store shelf :P

I love leather. Really. But for me, that is only a part of the belt. Ditto with raw denim, tbh. I think that is is great, and I wear a lot of it, but at the end of the day, I want to see some interesting details and cuts as well.
post #114 of 135
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i got a few stylish ones, too__ even got a Number (N)ine with nice round solid brass buckle & brass peg to fasten instead of a prong. but, nowadays i'm all about the leather
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I think that I know that belt. iirc, it's very cool. Re the picture, I like that stuff, but you can do more with it. Just because the leather is great doesn't mean that you have to ignore the other parts of design. The Horween trickers come to mind. You can have something that looks amazing all around.
post #115 of 135

Tory Leather belts are ridiculously cheap and the quality is unmatched.  Sid Mashburn stocks these belts in his store and I personally own four of  them.  You can get them in a variety of styles and colors here: http://www.horsetackco.com/equestrian-belts.html

post #116 of 135
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I think that I know that belt. iirc, it's very cool. Re the picture, I like that stuff, but you can do more with it. Just because the leather is great doesn't mean that you have to ignore the other parts of design. The Horween trickers come to mind. You can have something that looks amazing all around.
true, if money is not an issue. most times [you] have to make it happen & collabs/special orders come @ a price__ that's fair for some, obscene to others.
post #117 of 135
I recently picked up a dual prong kawatako belt from rakuten that I'm pretty happy with.
Not exactly cheap but its an interesting design and appears well made
post #118 of 135
Thread Starter 
Bumping this. Still in the market. Anything new in the past 8 or so months? Reviews? Etc.?
post #119 of 135
I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for, but I don't think anyone has mentioned Greg Stevens belts here, probably because he's primarily a watchstrap maker. I own two of his Standard belts and they're very nice. Great leather and workmanship. Certainly as good as anything I've tried in the same price range (~$100). I'm sure his Primo belts are great, but I haven't felt the urge to buy a $200 belt yet.
post #120 of 135
Thread Starter 
Anyone know where to source a 1.5" quick release buckle? Specifically, in the UK?
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