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post #46 of 162
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I will never fit that in my media room. Plus where will I find styrofran cups big enough?
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post #48 of 162
I wonder if I could get a vintage Marantz stereo system veneered in tortoiseshell.
post #49 of 162
The belts sold at JM Weston are not bad, and I think they make them inhouse. With the exception of leather quality - which is probably just a notch below Hermes/Duret - the craftsmanship is excellent IMO.

I like those Duret/Aubercy belts tremendously. And I'll second RJ's EG belts.
post #50 of 162
Edward Green will make you a MTM belt in your exact size of first quality leather in any of the colors they offer in their shoes for a very reasonable price. I got one in chestnut to match my Banburys and it is the nicest belt I have.
post #51 of 162
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Originally Posted by lee_44106 View Post
The mentioning of high satisfaction with Banana Republic belts confirms my impression that when it comes to belt, price does not equate quality. Exotics leathers surely cost more, but as long as the leather is of decent quality, the buckle brass or some other durable metal (like sterling silver), and the stitching decent ( I hate the glued together belts), then the belt is good enough.
Two good things to look for. In a previous thread on this topic we came to the conclusion that there isn't much else to look for: http://styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=46785
post #52 of 162
I have a reversible Ferragamo belt that was 300 bucks and at this rate (daily wear, 9-5, 4 times a week since its reversible) it won't last more than 2 years, sounds good on paper but considering I have belts I paid 50 dollars for that I've had for over 5 years, it doesn't seem worth it. The leather on the Ferragamo is wearing VERY fast, this could, however, be related to the fact that its reversible and the construction isn't as good as a one sided belt.
post #53 of 162
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Originally Posted by RJman View Post
Actually, I'm sure Montblanc's leather goods used to be decent, as they were made by Seeger. Its continuing expansion probably means that corners will be cut. But my problem with them is their wretched logo-ing.

I was a very big fan of Seeger's belts (&c), but the line changed very quickly when Montblanc took over as I recall. In particular the quality of the leather became just average almost immediately. I probably could have lived with the logo were that not the case.
post #54 of 162
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Originally Posted by gvibes View Post
I'm working in a lot lower price range than most of you folks, but I love my belts from www.leathergoodsconnection.com.

does anyone know how much of a difference there is between the harness leather belt and the bridle leather belt? so far i know that the bridle leather belt is slightly thicker
post #55 of 162
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Still, most of the other ABP stuff I've seen looks pretty good.

I've only ordered a watchband from them and while I think it's noble that they hire blind people to do the finishing, I wasn't very impressed.

But maybe their belts are better.
post #56 of 162
I picked up a RLPL belt and English-made Polo belt at Marshall's for $20 and $10, respectively. The leather on them is top notch. The silver buckle on the RLPL tarnishes like no other though. I can't speak for China-made Polo belts. I have felt some of them and they seemed similar to Perry Ellis belts and the likes.
post #57 of 162
Like everything else in my wardrobe, I own a ton of belts. And I'm forever buying new ones...

Some of them were obscenely expensive (including several of my much beloved Paciotti belts that I purchased back in the day, which have held up quite nicely over the years)...while other belts of mine were picked up at bargain prices.

One of my recent favorites is a Ben Sherman reversible...fairly wide (1 1/2"?), with a "gun metal"-tone buckle. Looks especially great with jeans, and I found it at Filene's for around $25 bucks. I was in there the other day and noticed that they had gotten plenty more in stock.

I also recently picked up several very nice looking, decently made belts by Tumi...also at Filene's. I believe I paid around $29, and yet they have the look and feel of much more expensive belts....Very nice fit and finish. I definitely recall seeing the same Tumi belts a few months ago at Nordstrom's, at retail prices ranging from $89 to $120.

Dennis
post #58 of 162
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Originally Posted by bdeuce22 View Post
Any opinions on allen edmonds belts? I am in the market for new btls and haven't had the time to check them out in person
I just purchased two of the wide basic dress belts -- one in black calf and one in dark brown. I like them very much. Plain and simple and they appear to be well made.
post #59 of 162
JW Cooper in NYC carries alot of nice belts and buckles, but you are going to pay for it. Figure 300+ for buckles and hides. Incredible selection in a swank store at Columbus Circle.
post #60 of 162
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Edward Green will make you a MTM belt in your exact size of first quality leather in any of the colors they offer in their shoes for a very reasonable price. I got one in chestnut to match my Banburys and it is the nicest belt I have.
How much do EG belts cost?
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