Hitman009, I'm not sure if I am the person you're thinking of, but I started a thread on interchangeable-buckle belts a few months ago. In a nice bit of luck I found a bunch of Trafalgar belts at Filene's basement (dark brown and black) with switchable buckles shortly thereafter. Allen Edmonds used to carry them but stopped doing so. Â In the thread someone mentioned that both Moreschi and Hermes sell belt straps as well. A few known sources: James Reid Ltd has a great selection of belt straps in a variety of widths and also sells a nice selection of silver buckles. I found calf belt straps at Brooks Brothers a while ago, but now can only find them in alligator. Finally, there seemed to be a decent selection of belt straps at David Morgan at reasonable prices. In short, I found that interchangable buckles are not easy to find, but are also not that rare if you keep your eyes open. Please do let me know if you find any good sources for really nice, high-end leather belt straps (e.g. any Brits out there who know of a saddle-maker that also does gorgeous belt straps? Any New Yorkers have dope on 7th Avenue suppliers of high-end, post-season items?).
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8/19/04 at 11:35pm