Belt Maintenance

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Concordia, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I was just sending a bunch of belts in to get shortened, and noticed that they were looking a tad scruffy. Nothing awful, but also nothing that I'd be pleased to see on the retail rack. I tend not to think about belts much except to choose the color in the morning. And I've never considered conditioning or polishing them because they might spend their day rubbing against some high-priced trousers.

    What do you all do to maintain belts? And for what reason would you ever give it the heave-ho, apart from its having become too small?
     
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  2. Shikar

    Shikar Senior member

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    I use Lexol conditioner. Rarely anything else.

    Regards.
     
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    fritzl Senior member

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    sometimes after i finished shoe maintenance i slip them through the applying socks. that's all for now.
     
  4. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Senior member

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    leather is leather.

    So if good enough for my shoes, then good enough for my belts.........I use Saphir Renovateur.

    on alligator belts I use the Saphir Reptile lotion.
     
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    AMG1 Senior member

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    I can just recommend Saphir.
     
  6. ThatGuy

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    Oh my. I used Saphir Renovateur on my alligator watch strap. I noticed that the cloth had a lot of the strap's dye on it. Did I do some damage to my strap? I didn't know if this Reptile lotion before I read this post.

    Thanks
     
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    hohneokc Senior member

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    I use Allen Edmonds Leather Lotion on my belts. It keeps them from cracking and it has no color so it won't rub off on your pants.

    Chris
     
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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Reno is more of a conditioner, not a cleaner, hence less solvents.....i wouldn't worry too much

    Saphir has this nice Reptile Band cleaning kit, available only in Japan...

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  9. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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    Sedgewick Leather Feed, available from Equus.
     
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    Second that, I use Sedgwick's leather care, best I've found so far. Don't know about it's use on exotics? but shouldn't hurt.
     
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