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Belts and Buckles

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by fruitymetcalfe, Apr 26, 2006.

  1. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Red Moon are completely handmade by fanatics. Even the stitching (talking about their wallets etc - most belts are not stitched), though done by machine - the machine is wound by hand.
    The belts have superb thick leather, unusual 'keyhole' holes and pewter buckles.
    Red Moon also make a couple of styles of jeans. One slim fitting five pocket with a leather coin pocket. The other is a more complicated pair with big leather patches on the thighs.


    Redmoon leather goods are amazing. The embossed belts I have seen are amazing. But they make Baltazar belt prices ($196+) seem nearly reasonable. The only problem I have with them is the pewter buckles. I much prefer Brass, which, ime, is much more durable.

    At a much lower price, if you want simple belt and have a European hookup, Atelier La Durance has pretty tough belts for about 70 Eu. I also like some Dries van Noten belts, but these are hit and miss by season.
     


  2. PG2G

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    I really want one of those wallets...

    Maybe I should order a wallet with matching belt [​IMG]
     


  3. ringring

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    The wallets are really nice. They all generally fit into the back pocket of jeans - aside from the long wallets that stick out a bit.
    The wallets are rather thick and bulky though (they don't look like they will fit into your jeans but they do) - so it's not as an efficient way to carry money, as something slimmer like a J-Fold.

    You may have to ask them to put an eyelet and oval ring onto the wallets if you want to wear them with their wallet chains/braids.

    You need a matching wallet braid as well as a belt [​IMG]
     


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    PG2G Distinguished Member

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    Do you really think there is a big difference between the quality of a Red Moon belt and say a Hollywood Trading Company belt? Pricing seems similar, with Red Moon being a bit on the higher side.
     


  5. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Do you really think there is a big difference between the quality of a Red Moon belt and say a Hollywood Trading Company belt? Pricing seems similar, with Red Moon being a bit on the higher side.

    Red Moon belts are better quality than HTC belts, ime, excepting the pewter buckle. I personally like Baltazar belts, which are, of course, a different style altogether.
     


  6. jedwards

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    I bought the quick release belt "cheap" version, and its really nice.

    The clasp is a little fiddly though, so I find the belt is best for aesthetic purposes more than practical.

    I have put a nice REAL crocodile belt I just bought in the classfieds section if anyone's after a really cheap one, brand new. Unfortunately its too big for me!
     


  7. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I bought the quick release belt "cheap" version, and its really nice.

    The clasp is a little fiddly though, so I find the belt is best for aesthetic purposes more than practical.

    I have put a nice REAL crocodile belt I just bought in the classfieds section if anyone's after a really cheap one, brand new. Unfortunately its too big for me!


    It would be nice if you could post some pictures of the belt [​IMG]
     


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    It would be nice if you could post some pictures of the belt [​IMG]


    not sure which belt you wanted to see a picture of, so here they all are.

    [​IMG]
     


  9. LA Guy

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    Interesting (looking at cheap version of EG belt). Buckle looks similar, leather, not so much...
     


  10. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    Red Moon wallets, while interesting to look at, always struck me as impractical (they're gigantic!) but their belts are indeed pretty nice. I'm not a big fan of the current japanese infatuation with native imagery but the leather they use looks killer.
     


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    'tis true, many of the Redmoon wallets are huge, like 3 times the thickness of a J-Fold wallet.
    They do make some smaller versions too though.
     


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    Take a look at www.herve-n-sellier.com. Nice belts, very good leather work and quality buckles. I've just ordered a laced belt to wear with my jeans. I'm also interested in their "leathersmith" belt in natural leather.
     


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    the red moon wallets are big at first because of the stiffness of the leather- they decrease in size when you use them- but they'll still be bigger than a jfold.
     


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    This is a place for belts (among other things) reccommended by GQ. Probably some of the better belts I have ever seen (along with the RRL store in Soho that was selling beautifully brass studded worn dark brown leather belts for a thousand and up).

    http://www.lofi.com/dev/index.php?cP...91b8847717b28a


    Otherwise custom is always an option.
     


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    I'm a fan of Sugarcane's belts.
     


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