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Who makes the best belts?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dreamtripper, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. Kingstonian

    Kingstonian Well-Known Member

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    +1 for Equus Leather. I'm quite pleased with the two belts that I've received from them (brown and black).

    Likewise with the four belts I have from Equus. Australian nut and burgundy are - surprisingly - not very different colours though. Black is always useful. London tan is more a Summer colour in the UK.
     
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  3. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Well-Known Member

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    These look really rather nice and sound like they are made properly. Do you have one and if so does it live up to the marketing?

    Charlie


    I do not, but will own duret in the future.
     
  4. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Well-Known Member

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    I have to say - Torino belts, their elite line, carried by Saks, at least in NYC, are amazing.
     
  5. watchcollector2454

    watchcollector2454 Well-Known Member

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    another endorsement for equus
     
  6. gululv

    gululv Well-Known Member

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    If they still have it in stock, buy the swedish army belt from inventory, very happy with mine!
     
  7. HRoi

    HRoi Well-Known Member

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    My Martin dingmans have not really held up well. My best belt right now is an Hermes. I read the hate above but their workmanship really is second to none. Just buy a nondescript buckle like i did so you don't get labeled by others
     
  8. Dodo

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    If they still have it in stock, buy the swedish army belt from inventory, very happy with mine!

    just got one, can't wait to wear it!!
     
  9. NJScreenwriter

    NJScreenwriter New Member

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    Hey All, I apologize if this has been hashed already...I was reading through this forum, and researched a lot of these manufacturers that were mentioned...if nothing else, W. Kleinberg will be my choice, but I was wondering if anyone hear had heard of Saddleback Leather. I am looking for a belt where I can change the buckle, one that I'll have for several years at least and that will look good during that time. Any suggestions?
     
  10. Winston S.

    Winston S. Well-Known Member

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    There is a saddleback leather thread on here. I do not have any of their belts, but I think they will probably be too casual for my use at least.

    If you are looking for the option to swap buckles, you may also want to check out Tanner Goods. They also have an official thread on here.
     
  11. Equus Leather

    Equus Leather Well-Known Member

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    As do we ;-)

    Charlie
     
  12. Winston S.

    Winston S. Well-Known Member

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    Yes Equus also has an official thread on here too!
     
  13. Mr Engineer

    Mr Engineer Well-Known Member

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    bump....


    any suggestions? I am looking to purchase a light brown belt for no more then $200.
     
  14. silentfox74

    silentfox74 Active Member

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    I bought my black quick release belt from http://www.worcestershireleathercompany.com/ and I am extremely happy with it. Thick leather, and solid brass buckle. The difference between a hand made belt and store (even some brand name belt) is noticeable. I may buy my next belt from Equus Leather for comparison and their price point is more attractive.
     
  15. CalTex

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  17. Geezer

    Geezer Well-Known Member

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    No idea who makes the best - if the best can actually be defined.

    I have a few C&J made belts, that seem to meet almost any belt need I have (note - I wear braces with all bar one of my suits, and a fair number of my trousers have side adjusters rather than loops). I am interested that EG sell belts, and assume they must be a belt version of their shoes, but feel no need to trade up from C&J, who appear to produce a well made product from good materials in a suitably unostentatious style.

    I really can't imagine that I would want anyone to notice my belt, frankly.
     
  18. Geezer

    Geezer Well-Known Member

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    Apologies for double post, due to clicky issues.
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2013
  19. AlexE

    AlexE Well-Known Member

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    Can second this. I have two C&J belts too and I am very happy with them too.
     
  20. TheBeltMakers

    TheBeltMakers New Member

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    Hi dreamtripper,
    We are The Belt Makers. We quote a 10 day turnaround for retail purchases and would love to get in touch with you. Do please email us: thebeltmakers@aol.com.
    Looking forward to hearing from you...
    Marie
     

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