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Who's making good jean belts these days?

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

  1. unlucky

    unlucky Active Member

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    That's because he wants your to buy their English Bridle, which is actually nothing like genuine English Bridle. Their skirting makes excellent belts. I've gone through at least 100 sides of it. How could it make great saddles and not great belts? A saddle takes a lot more wear, tear, stretching, and adjusting than a belt.
     
  2. Pliny

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  3. Rosenberg

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    Are there any black belts out there that will not fucking stain light colored pants?
     
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    great price, have you ordered from them before?
     
  6. IIIrd Icon

    IIIrd Icon Well-Known Member

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    1). Equus: Bakers Oak Bark [English bridle leather] :: "Carnaby" brass buckle

    2). "Joe Hill" Belt Project by Unlucky: Moser 17oz hand-stuffed steer leather, veg-tanned :: hand-cut Alabama Damascus steel buckle


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  7. benjamin831

    benjamin831 Well-Known Member

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    Baker's belt is the way to go!
     
  8. Islander

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    That Damascus steel buckle is pretty cool.
     
  9. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

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    I think that there are a a lot of good belts out there, if what you are looking for is a fairly basic belt that goes with jeans. That said, that's really not what I am looking for at this point. I have a lot of those. I really look for design, interesting treatments, and interesting buckles. These days, the belt that seems to get the most use is my 1.2" vintage Number (N)ine belt with a painted surface, and a pretty unique buckle (I've posted pictures elsewhere). It is very interesting without being huge/in your face, though that can be fun as well. There is nothing wrong with a plain belt in quality leather, but it's sort of the AA tee, raw denim, and Clarks Desert boot belt of the world - it's not going to look bad, but it's not really that interesting, either.
     
  10. mikecch

    mikecch Well-Known Member

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    I'd consider a plain belt in quality leather more for the dude who appreciates leather for the leather's sake.
    Not many folks can understand that, and certainly the 'quality' of leather is a concept that escapes many.
    If all that is done is rough cut some saddle leather and stick a couple of screws on, it is very much for the raw denim hipster.
    But to have a truly nice leather expertly & considerately made into a quality belt - with no artificial treatments to cover up the natural beauty of the hide or a buckle which distracts from the leather rather than bring out the colours - is something for the leather aficionado, a hobby which takes time to study & appreciate.

    The two leathers in IIIrd Icon's post are fantastic, and it would be a challenge to find better - certainly not something you'd find on a store shelf :p
     
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  11. IIIrd Icon

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    i got a few stylish ones, too__ even got a Number (N)ine with nice round solid brass buckle & brass peg to fasten instead of a prong. but, nowadays i'm all about the leather



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  12. LA Guy

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    I love leather. Really. But for me, that is only a part of the belt. Ditto with raw denim, tbh. I think that is is great, and I wear a lot of it, but at the end of the day, I want to see some interesting details and cuts as well.
     
  13. LA Guy

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    I think that I know that belt. iirc, it's very cool. Re the picture, I like that stuff, but you can do more with it. Just because the leather is great doesn't mean that you have to ignore the other parts of design. The Horween trickers come to mind. You can have something that looks amazing all around.
     
  14. Wooglin

    Wooglin Well-Known Member

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    Tory Leather belts are ridiculously cheap and the quality is unmatched. Sid Mashburn stocks these belts in his store and I personally own four of them. You can get them in a variety of styles and colors here: http://www.horsetackco.com/equestrian-belts.html
     
  15. IIIrd Icon

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    true, if money is not an issue. most times [you] have to make it happen & collabs/special orders come @ a price__ that's fair for some, obscene to others.
     
  16. bluthton

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    I recently picked up a dual prong kawatako belt from rakuten that I'm pretty happy with.
    Not exactly cheap but its an interesting design and appears well made
     
  17. Rambo

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    Bumping this. Still in the market. Anything new in the past 8 or so months? Reviews? Etc.?
     
  18. MacktasticGDogg

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    I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for, but I don't think anyone has mentioned Greg Stevens belts here, probably because he's primarily a watchstrap maker. I own two of his Standard belts and they're very nice. Great leather and workmanship. Certainly as good as anything I've tried in the same price range (~$100). I'm sure his Primo belts are great, but I haven't felt the urge to buy a $200 belt yet.
     
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  19. Rambo

    Rambo Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know where to source a 1.5" quick release buckle? Specifically, in the UK?
     

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