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I'm in need of a new belt to wear with my dress pants and suits. I've heard good things about leathergoodsconnection.

 

Would this work with a navy suit? 

http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/handmadeleather/bill1.jpg

 

Or should I go with the more traditional dress belt?

 

Also, does anyone know where I can find those sliding/rolling military style belts but in leather? I can only find canvas online. They're holeless belts that usually have a plate buckle. 

post #2 of 12
What occasion would this be for? I couldn't imagine wearing a belt of that nature in the office.
post #3 of 12
I would try to find something more ornate. But maybe that's just me. marchal.gif
post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by plei89 View Post

What occasion would this be for? I couldn't imagine wearing a belt of that nature in the office.

Seconded. That is way out in left field.

Allen Edmonds has some belts on sale right now with free shipping. They have a very nice pebbled leather for $50. Not as bland as regular calf, too.
post #5 of 12
Get the one made for Kent Wang. http://www.kentwang.com/accessories/bridle-leather-belt.html It has enough options that you should be able to get what you want.
post #6 of 12
I'm going to get a West End belt from Equus Leather, one of the affiliates here.
post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by legodude View Post

...Would this work with a navy suit? 
http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/handmadeleather/bill1.jpg...

No. Much too sporty.
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by legodude View Post

Would this work with a navy suit? 

http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/handmadeleather/bill1.jpg

 

Or should I go with the more traditional dress belt?

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That is not a 'dress belt'. A belt is more formal the plainer it is, and any belt to be worn with a suit should be a single colour with a plain brass or silver buckle. Anything with that amount of ornamentation is way too informal to be worn with a suit, and in this case way too ostentatious to be worn with anything.
post #9 of 12
please no!
post #10 of 12
Somebody please think of the children.

I recently purchased two Allen Edmonds Wide Basic Dress Belts - One brown and one black. They are great and exactly what a belt should be.
post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by legodude View Post

I'm in need of a new belt to wear with my dress pants and suits. I've heard good things about leathergoodsconnection.

Would this work with a navy suit? 
http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/handmadeleather/bill1.jpg

Or should I go with the more traditional dress belt?

Also, does anyone know where I can find those sliding/rolling military style belts but in leather? I can only find canvas online. They're holeless belts that usually have a plate buckle. 

The belt pictured on that link likely would not be considered a dress belt by most observers. I don't know about leathergoodsconnection, but you may want to check out www.beltoutlet.com and especially www.beltmaster.com. Genuine leather belts in dress (and casual) styles that are inexpensive. (No, this is not spam; I am a satisfied customer of both.) A well-intentioned suggestion; all the best to you, no matter what your choice.
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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum View Post

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That is not a 'dress belt'. A belt is more formal the plainer it is, and any belt to be worn with a suit should be a single colour with a plain brass or silver buckle. Anything with that amount of ornamentation is way too informal to be worn with a suit, and in this case way too ostentatious to be worn with anything.

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