For the stuff I make, it wouldn't make sense as I'd have to charge like $500 for a belt and most of that would go towards buying the buckles, but if you search for sterling silver western buckles on ebay you'll see some pretty amazing stuff.
I mean wow
Basically you are dead on. I don't even think Tandy produces them so much as purchases batches of them from China the same as all the other hardware suppliers (this is not a knock against the quality, I'm surprised at the detail you can get out of mass produced buckles like these), and then you...
That Silver Ostrich buckle is gorgeous. The hardest part is sourcing the buckles. I've found some gorgeous ones before that then somebody wants me to duplicate and I can't find the buckle anymore.
I've been liking these ones with smaller buckles where the strap tapers at the ends.
Are you saying the 105/107 are slimmer than the new yorkers? The new yorkers taper quite a bit past the knee, but with a nice loose top block. Maybe you could get the painter denim and taper them but I dunno about all that.
+1 with everybody else though, my charcoal new yorkers are in heavy...
I mean I'm already a pretty big orslow-head, I just really like all their products and the construction details. For the new yorkers specifically:
- roomy top block
- button & drawstring waist
- breezy fabric
- good pocket size
I've been wearing my pair so much since I got them.