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non-metal belt buckles?

post #1 of 18
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im trying to find a belt buckle that won't irritate my skin allergy to metal.. does anyone know where to find a simple plastic (or whatever isn't metal) belt buckle? i'm not looking for anything fancy.
post #2 of 18
leather belt buckles are not too terribly hard to find, you can sometimes find wood or plastic ones also. It really just depends on how much you are willing to spend. Check your local mall, or western store. Those are the only places in my area with belt buckles, but i'm sure there are countless other retailers with belt buckles on both the coasts.


in the past my gf has made many sorts of things out of clay, this leads me to believe if one were so motivated they could make a belt buckle or any number of things out of clay also.

robbie
post #3 of 18
Motorcyclists, car nuts/restorers/hot rod guys, and engineers have specially made buckles that are covered in leather to keep from scratching their work. Unfortunately they are pretty hard to search for because everything comes up "leather belt with buckle". I know it's been posted about here before. If I find a source I'll post it.

Are you allergic to precious metals? Maybe a plated buckle would work as well?
post #4 of 18
Acronym makes a ballistic plastic belt that I have, its more of a casual belt however. I bought it specifically for cruising through airport security.
post #5 of 18
Hello,
My son is extremely allergic to metal. I am desperate to find a belt buckle that does not look to feminine, yet it cannot have any metal. Could anyone please help me with this I would really appreciate it.
Thanks
Candy
post #6 of 18
Where would I find Acronym I looked it up and it gave me some weird website. Could you please help me with this I would really appreciate it.
Thanks
post #7 of 18
Aha! I found one of the ones I was thinking of before:



http://bmwrides.com/eshopprod_cat_31...ATHER_BELT.htm

I thought I had found another one with a round buckle, but anyway, that one should be covered almost entirely in leather. Probably the pin sticking out underneath will be metal. Hope that helps.
post #8 of 18
Aha again. Look for "mechanic's belts". The pin to hook the holes is sewn into the leather and the flap overlaps:



http://www.aandtleather.com/MechanicsBelt.htm
http://www.beltoutlet.com/mechanicsbelt.html
post #9 of 18
Thanks so much for all your help. I REALLY appreciate it.
Candy
post #10 of 18
I actually sort of like those 'mechanic's belts'. They are very subtle which is good on certain occasions. They are pretty cheap, especially for a leather belt, so I may actually grab one. Plus... you never know when you'll need a scratch and spark resistant belt. This is the one I like:
post #11 of 18
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Thanks so much for all your help. I REALLY appreciate it.
Candy
No problem! Send him over when he needs some new jeans.

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I actually sort of like those 'mechanic's belts'. They are very subtle which is good on certain occasions. They are pretty cheap, especially for a leather belt, so I may actually grab one. Plus... you never know when you'll need a scratch and spark resistant belt.

This is the one I like:

Yeah, I kind of like those too. It'd be especially cool in a nice light tan-brown, maybe with the metal piece sewn in having some shape that would eventually imprint through the front?
post #12 of 18
These are kind of cool as well:

http://www.shopdenimonline.com/store...?idCategory=77



They also have a couple of leather covered buckle belts and hidden buckle belts.
post #13 of 18
If he's wearing a belt for less formal occasions, you can get nylon belts as well. Example: I feel like there are New England companies that make critter belts with whales and duckies and stuff on them too, and I think they're pretty neat. I found the one above with a google search for "nylon belt".
post #14 of 18
Belt buckle is one of the most important accessories for all including kids and women. The above statement would have sounded a little out of the world if it was used in days when belts were associated mainly with men, a time when it was considered that men need it to hold their pants. It was then also considered to be a necessity and had nothing to do with fashion. Things then have changed a lot, today it is a need combined with latest fashion trends.
post #15 of 18
Etsy has nice ones made of wood.
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