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Who's making good jean belts these days?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Rambo, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. Rambo

    Rambo Well-Known Member

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    Info's kind of scattered around, and everybody and their mother seems to be making custom belts nowadays, so I thought I'd get your opinions on where I should get some new belts. Unlucky is awful with his emails and LeatherGoodsConnection sucks. Any other suggestions or options? Anybody in house making good shit? I know we have a few custom belt makers on the forum.
     
  2. Erenoth

    Erenoth Well-Known Member

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    I'm shopping around for one as well, and keep finding myself leaning towards one of Saddlebackleatherco's latest creations-

    http://www.saddlebackleather.com/categories/132-Belts

    Surprisingly, I've yet to see anyone comment on them on SF. I haven't ordered one yet, but so far I've heard nothing but praise for them. The "three strips attached together" sounds kinda odd, but after reading more about the process, and comparing other options (Tanner, Zissou, KMW to name a few), it doesn't seem as asinine as I originally assumed. The simplicity of the belt is nice, as well, although nine holes does seem kinda silly. All in all, I'd buy one outright if they were offered in an untanned state.

    Thoughts?
     
  3. brad-t

    brad-t Well-Known Member

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    LGC sucks? Curious how.
     
  4. meso

    meso Well-Known Member

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    Zizzou (sp) on the forum.
    Epaulet has some nice one and two prongs just in.
    Sugar Cane makes really thick ones that will last forever.
     
  5. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Well-Known Member

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    I forwarded Dave a link to the thread and mentioned there's interest in untanned... let's see if it's possible.
     
  6. Erenoth

    Erenoth Well-Known Member

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    I've been meaning to email him about it, but never got around to it. If it ends up happening, I'll be ecstatic to say the least.
     
  7. indesertum

    indesertum Well-Known Member

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    Samurai makes some seriously beautiful ones if you can afford it
     
  8. mike868y

    mike868y Well-Known Member

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    corter if you're on a budget.
     
  9. Alfa159

    Alfa159 Well-Known Member

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    Unlucky (as in don't mourn organize, as in Scott)? He is great with my emails always responds well within 24 hours. He also differentiates himself from the competition with using horse hide for belts and has custom buckles.

    *disclaimer: I havent bought a belt from Scott but am in process of buying a wallet.
     
  10. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

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    For washed leather, Jeanshop. They seriously have the best dyed leather belts for the price ($155). Just be aware that a size XS fits a size 32 man.

    There are tons of other belts that are Jeans friendly. I like anything from Marni to Dries van Noten. My go to is still my KMW belt though.
     
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    hxh_killua Well-Known Member

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    Not for the point of throwing shit at this vendors back but just to let OP know. I got a belt from Corter and the buckle was rusted and he was not responsive after the belt was shipped.
     
  12. warrenjl1

    warrenjl1 Well-Known Member

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    This summer I've pretty much only been wearing my braided leather belt from J Crew and my hoof pick belt from Leatherman Ltd. via Hickorees. Both are great belts and can't be beat for around $60.
     
  13. Rambo

    Rambo Well-Known Member

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    Had two separate shitty experiences with them. I have two of their belts that don't fit me, despite endless emails with the measurements, up for sale now. They're beautiful but not what I wanted, nor do they fit. I just fucking gave up on them.

    Unlucky (Scott) is a great guy, and makes great shit, but he's too unreliable with his communication. I missed out on the forum special belt, and another belt I had interest in, because I just couldn't get to him reliably. I have a custom belt in #8 shell cordovan colored horsehide up for sale as well. Trying to branch out this time.
     
  14. Harbin

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    Yeah, eric takes a while to respond. I think he's usually super busy since he does every order himself.
     
  15. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Well-Known Member

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    Been wearing a Tanner Goods belt this summer with my jeans/chinos.
     
  16. madstaxbro

    madstaxbro Well-Known Member

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    Fixed. Unless you want an actual rawhide belt, sounds kinda painful.
     
  17. lummers13

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    +1 for Tanner Goods. Got the 13oz belt in Natural for Christmas. It's darkened up quite nicely with use, and still barely broken in. It looks a few shades lighter than the Saddle Tan color. They range from $79-98 each and they're all handmade and are made as ordered. http://www.tannergoods.com/collections/belts

    Or if you've got 2 bills to drop, try Kenton Sorenson's roller buckle belt. http://www.contextclothing.com/item.php?id=1506 and http://www.kentonsorenson.com/#!store

    If you've got a pair of raw denim you're pairing it with, mind as well have a belt that breaks in and develops its own character with wear, just like your denim :slayer:
     
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  18. jimmyfingers

    jimmyfingers Well-Known Member

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    my vote goes to Unlucky. Fair price, good communication, and highly committed in making the customer happy. I had a problem with a belt due to measurements and he took it back and made me a new one w/ no questions asked.

    I think it is just him, but the emails are always answered within 24hrs. The only negative I can think of is you might have to wait a few weeks for your belt to be custom made. Not really a big deal in my eyes, since the belt will practically last a lifetime.
     
  19. shurgen

    shurgen Well-Known Member

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    I bought a bracelet from Hollows and he was super quick in replying.

    I gave it to a friend who ended up losing the clasp by accident and he replied to those e-mails (where to find replacement piece) within a few (3-5?) hours as well.
     

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