Originally Posted by 5shot
Nothing against Equus (I have emailed him several times and he has been more than helpful in answering questions), but I actually like the look of my belt better (as compared to the Equus Lined and Raised Belt). I guess I just don't have the right eye, and I am certainly not going to change my design to something I am not happy with.
The stitching is a requirement of the design (2 Piece with a lining), and the Chicago Screws are required to allow changing of the buckle, so I can't eliminate those either.
I guess I am just stuck with a "Generic" until I find a suitable buckle.
Why even come here asking for opinions? Clearly you like your belt and feel its your best option, which is fine. I am sorry to be crass; as a person who works in consumer goods, if I ask for feedback form potential customers, I just note the feedback and mull over the details later. I don't argue with them or explain design challenges, or even come off as somewhat defensive. No one is saying you have a poor eye or any of that.
I don't think anyone is saying to abandon your original design that clearly sells (kudos it is a nice belt), maybe you create another belt or do a line extension.
My point, we don't work in the belt trade so we are not going to know all the little nuisances and challenges you might face in regard to the opinions posted. I feel like that is a conversation you have with your vendors (and yourself) after all the data has been reviewed.
Jus offering opinions, friend!