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Belts

What’s your choice of belts? And why?

  • Allen Edmonds

    Votes: 5 83.3%
  • Brooks Brothers

    Votes: 1 16.7%

  • Total voters
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Anachronist

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Personally, I have to add that I don't own any of these manufacturers belts but have looked at them a number of times in their respective shops. The Allen Edmonds belts looked better made and of higher quality leather to me and I assume they make them themselves (which again would also make them more appealing to me) opposed to Brooks Bros, who will source them from several suppliers across the globe. In general I go less by brand rather than quality of craftsmanship and perceived leather quality. There are still a number of small quality manufacturers out there that make lovely leatherware and belts that, whilst being a little more expensive, will last a lifetime.

Sewn on buckles are always a good start opposed to the el cheapo reversible belts (who actually ever reverses a belt to show off the worn inner side??) and/or those with screw fastened buckles.
 

Purplelabel

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Neither. Hermes H buckle, Balmain lizard, soon to be Dunhill 'croc'(?) and a blue polo suede one.

#eurodouche
 

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Most of my belts are from Equus Leather. I do have a couple manistee belts from AE to go with my Walnut and Bourbon shoes. I really prefer the bridle leather belts for durability. While the AE belts look nice, they just don't hold up quite as well as bridle leather. But, I do like the better patterning on the manistees. So, it depends on how often a given belt is being worn. For a belt I was wearing 2 or 3 times a week 50 weeks a year it would be hard for me to use anything other than bridle.
For my suits, I wear braces, so the plain styling doesn't matter.
 

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I bought a Boss belt a few years back for around $100 and was sorely disappointed. I figured the quality would be good but the leather is cheap. After only a few months the leather became brittle and started showing white scratches. I also have the Manistee Dress Belt from Ellen Edmond and I like it a lot. Good quality and a fair price. Here is a link https://global.allenedmonds.com/acc...F74011.html?dwvar_SF74011_color=74006#start=3. I have always liked the Bottega Veneta belts because I love the matte dark grey buckle they use. But I didn't want to spend $550 on a belt. I found a very good alternative here https://dalgado.de/en/shop-men/belts/remy?c=63. The quality is amazing and it is almost $400 cheaper than the Bottega belt. Hope that helps!
 

jaxenro

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For daily wear I use the belt that I bought with my concealed carry holster. A bit thick but it’s heavy duty leather

For dressier I have a few Brooks Brothers dress belts. With the employee discount the price just becomes too good to turn down
 

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For me, it totally depends on the outfit: Smooth leather belts for suits and overall more dressy outfits. I love to pair my Allen Edmonds shoes with the matching Allen Edmonds belt. It is the same color and the same "hole pattern" (sorry for the lack of the proper term). For more casual outfits, I enjoy wearing braided or wool belts. I think it is a very clean look to pair suede Chelsea Boots with a like-colored suede braided belt.
 

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These are a few standard pieces i keep in rotation. From right to left: White leather Perry Ellis, great for spring/summer wear (linen suits, etc.). Johnston & Murphy American Alligator, standard for suits. Leather Italian belt I picked up while in Tuscany. Snakeskin belt, good for khaki/twill suits.

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For those of you living in Europe, the German belt manufacturer "Kreis" is a recommendation : http://www.kreis-ledermanufaktur.de/ ... unfortunately the website is only in German :-/

Outstanding leather quality and craftsmanship (especially their cordovan belts last a lifetime) and the ability to even customize your own belt make this manufacturer a good choice.
 

bigwilly

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I have more belts then I could possibly ever need. The best value belts from my collection I feel are the Allen Edmonds, Magnanni both are crafted of good quality leather.
Flashy name brands like LV and Salvatore Ferregamo are nice but overpriced for what it is. The quality of leather is meh and you really are paying for the name.
Prada and Canali are nice and in my experience the quality of the leather is better than the above noted 2 brands.
Hermes belts are crafted with very fine leather and the buckles are finished to the nth degree but at the price it should be.

Hope this helps
 

Prakash kumar

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Such a subtle addition to a man's outfit. It is easy to see why a man would go for one of cheaper quality. However, I would highly advise against this. Along with being a practical accessory, a belt can be a great transition piece between your bottom and top halves. I firmly believe that every man should own a few belts. However, you may be hesitant to spend more than you need to for one.
 

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