Originally Posted by deadly7
My belts are starting to rip, and I have the damnedest time finding belts I like. Any recs for a solid leather belt that will last years of regular (3-5 times/wk) wear?
Gotta get belts that are literally solid leather.
Most belts you buy are "Genuine Leather" or whatever the weasel-word is that refers to a compressed ground up leather paste formed into a belt shape and then covered with a thin veneer of actual leather. Basically the equivalent of the $10 ikea coffee table for your waist.
I've run into this same problem and narrowed down my options to Equus Leather (interact lots on SF, provide SF discount and VAT refund), Zissou (forum member), and Narragansett Leathers.
I've emailed Narragansett to try and order since they seem to have what I want (and are the cheapest option), but I am still waiting for them to get back to me.
AE belts are also legit leather.