VM, I stand corrected. Â I really hate your $1 belt (sorry) but that tooled black one is pretty cool. Â I'd probably switch out to a more interesting buckle, but the tooling is very interesting, and the leather is probably terrific. Â At $11, I probably would've bought 2 and used the extra one in some kind of art project (I've been toying with the idea of doing my own felt appliques on American Apparel long sleeve tees recently.)
I figured that the preppy blue-stripe belt wouldn't appeal to someone with a mostly PDC taste as yourself. For $1, I couldn't pass it up. I think we share a similar style - lots of PDC, unique items, attention to details, etc. However, I figured the belt would be a nice addition to a 'preppy' get-up that I do wear once every couple of months. Hell, it would be covered up unless my shirt was tucked in anyway. I am kicking myself for not picking up another black tooled belt. I got that for $11, but maybe four weeks after I purchased it, they had another in the exact same size that had gone down to $5 on clearance. I love that belt, and it would be really cool to try and switch in a vintage buckle. The leather is actually great, I believe that belt originally retailed for $75-$90, so the quality is decent. Much better than, say, the Joseph Abboud and Jhane Barnes belts that retail in the same price bracket.