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post #151 of 162

Do all belts crack in/around the usual belt hole you use?  Or is this an indication of a cheap belt?  I.e., if I am on a modest budget, is it worthwhile to invest in an expensive belt or should I get the Bass outlet $10 belts and expect to replace them every 6 mos-1 year when they start to crack.

post #152 of 162
I am no expert in a technical sense but have been adventurous with belt purchases over the years. My Zegna, Dunhill, Bally, and all such branded belts have come apart soon enough for me to wonder if these guys choose the right OEM partners. Dunhill's buckles are terrible as I've seen with two of them, and these babies cost 400 bucks in retail. Boss is as always one of the poorest in quality.

And yet while in NY six years ago a colleague took me to Century 21 and I bought a couple of 'Donald Trump' belts - his apprentice show was popular so on a whim I bought the two. I've worn the bejesus out of those belts and they are sturdy as always. Even the belt holes are perfectly fine. None of the usual cracks and nicks and unhinged buckles.
post #153 of 162
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Originally Posted by ihavezippers View Post

Do all belts crack in/around the usual belt hole you use?  Or is this an indication of a cheap belt?  I.e., if I am on a modest budget, is it worthwhile to invest in an expensive belt or should I get the Bass outlet $10 belts and expect to replace them every 6 mos-1 year when they start to crack.


Bill's Khakis is selling a fantastic all around top quality leather belt made by hand and, I shit you not, by an Amish craftsman, that are fantastic. They will cost you about $65.00 US but you should easily get 5+ out of it and I will never wear out this belt. It was offered in brown and black in a slight pebble.

post #154 of 162
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Originally Posted by Apollotrader View Post


Bill's Khakis is selling a fantastic all around top quality leather belt made by hand and, I shit you not, by an Amish craftsman, that are fantastic. They will cost you about $65.00 US but you should easily get 5+ out of it and I will never wear out this belt. It was offered in brown and black in a slight pebble.


Can one buy it online?
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post #156 of 162

I quite like these. Though I wish it didn't have that white stitching.
post #157 of 162
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I quite like these. Though I wish it didn't have that white stitching.


I thought the same thing until I put it on, it adds a little pop.

post #158 of 162

I have some belts that I really like from http://www.solesurvivorleather.com/ and http://www.orionleathercompany.com/default.asp.  They are better for casual belts, as they are mostly pretty thick and more often than not somewhat wide.

post #159 of 162
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Edited by superbanker36 - 8/27/13 at 9:40pm
post #160 of 162
*bump*

I've developed a recent addiction to chromexcel leather, which now includes belts. I bought a CXL belt from Rancourt and love it. I personally like that it's lined and has the added stitching, as opposed to a single strip of leather. This belt will undoubtedly last a very long time, so I think it's worth $105. I used to wear some cheap Chinese made belt that has lasted me for years but I now have a newfound appreciation for craftsmanship and would gladly pay extra knowing that a lot of time and effort went into that product. Yes, no one will see my belt but that's hardly the issue for me.
post #161 of 162

I already wrote it on another discussion, Adriano Meneghetti belts I think are top quality

post #162 of 162

What about Anderson´s? I think they make good belts

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