Affordable Leather Belts vs Braided Belts

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  1. BuffaloWang

    BuffaloWang Senior member

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    What seems to be in now/ would you guys recommend?
    Leather Belts vs Braided Belts

    Liking the "Tanner Goods Double Tongue Belts" but really only want to spend < $20 on a belt.
     


  2. Artking3

    Artking3 Senior member

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    You can't get anything good in either belt type for $20.
     


  3. BuffaloWang

    BuffaloWang Senior member

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    Minimum one would spend then?
    When talking about belts, is &quot;good&quot; defined for the look of it?
     


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    Artking3 Senior member

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    I think a good belt would be at least $80. &quot;Good&quot; as in the quality of the leather and the construction. A cheap belt might look like a more expensive one, until you feel the poor quality leather and it falls apart after a few uses. Spend a bit more and a good belt will last forever. I have both regular leather and braided belts, so its up to your own personal perference.
     


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    I can probably do a good simple one for 55 shipped. PM me
     


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    I can probably do a good simple one for 55 shipped. PM me

    no offense but random guy with 9 posts asking for $55 out of the blue, i wouldn't send money to you...
     


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    no offense but random guy with 9 posts asking for $55 out of the blue, i wouldn't send money to you...

    Join date is last year. Could just be a super lurker or something.
     


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    I only wear a braided belt in the summer.
     


  11. Spy

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    no offense but random guy with 9 posts asking for $55 out of the blue, i wouldn't send money to you...
    I've been posting my pieces for some time on Sufu (*under the same name, check the PYC leathercraft thread on supershopper), havent quite established myself on here yet. Just takes some time. And, superlurking.
    Anything like the Tanner Goods Double Tongue? http://www.tannergoods.com/products/...dle-tan-nickel I'm still in school, so money is a bit of an issue. Otherwise, I would just get that belt now.
    I dont have access to a double prong in a 1.5 size, but I do in a 2.0. I could make the belt slightly thinner than the buckle like Tanner does. Of course, I also can use single prong rollers. I have testimonials on other sites that I can send you too, I'm legit.
     


  12. HenryFlower

    HenryFlower Senior member

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    Do you do a natural belt?
     


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    You can also look into getting a custom belt. There are tons of guys out there who make gun holsters who do belts as well. They tend to be double thickness but the guy who made mine would make pretty much any style. They may not be as refined as others but the leather is top quality and they will last forever.
     


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    You can also look into getting a custom belt. There are tons of guys out there who make gun holsters who do belts as well. They tend to be double thickness but the guy who made mine would make pretty much any style. They may not be as refined as others but the leather is top quality and they will last forever.

    I'm pretty sure one of the hallmark igent moves is to make your own 1 hole belt.
     


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    Do you do a natural belt?

    Yea. I've got a great piece of 12oz saddle skirting ready to be stripped for belts in my shop.
     


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