Belts appropriate for dress wear

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  1. legodude

    legodude New Member

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    I'm in need of a new belt to wear with my dress pants and suits. I've heard good things about leathergoodsconnection.

    Would this work with a navy suit?
    http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/handmadeleather/bill1.jpg

    Or should I go with the more traditional dress belt?

    Also, does anyone know where I can find those sliding/rolling military style belts but in leather? I can only find canvas online. They're holeless belts that usually have a plate buckle.
     


  2. plei89

    plei89 Senior member

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    What occasion would this be for? I couldn't imagine wearing a belt of that nature in the office.
     


  3. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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    I would try to find something more ornate. But maybe that's just me. :marchal:
     


  4. MattR

    MattR Senior member

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    Seconded. That is way out in left field.

    Allen Edmonds has some belts on sale right now with free shipping. They have a very nice pebbled leather for $50. Not as bland as regular calf, too.
     


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    Mute Senior member

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    Liquidus Senior member

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    I'm going to get a West End belt from Equus Leather, one of the affiliates here.
     


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    Orsini Senior member

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    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    :crazy: That is not a 'dress belt'. A belt is more formal the plainer it is, and any belt to be worn with a suit should be a single colour with a plain brass or silver buckle. Anything with that amount of ornamentation is way too informal to be worn with a suit, and in this case way too ostentatious to be worn with anything.
     


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    ter1413 Senior member

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    please no!
     


  10. bjornb17

    bjornb17 Senior member

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    Somebody please think of the children.

    I recently purchased two Allen Edmonds Wide Basic Dress Belts - One brown and one black. They are great and exactly what a belt should be.
     


  11. johnvw

    johnvw Senior member

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    The belt pictured on that link likely would not be considered a dress belt by most observers. I don't know about leathergoodsconnection, but you may want to check out www.beltoutlet.com and especially www.beltmaster.com. Genuine leather belts in dress (and casual) styles that are inexpensive. (No, this is not spam; I am a satisfied customer of both.) A well-intentioned suggestion; all the best to you, no matter what your choice.
     


  12. johnvw

    johnvw Senior member

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    ^ This.
     


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