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Best Belt?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mrbateman, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. mrbateman

    mrbateman Well-Known Member

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    All,

    I've had a brown Brooks Brothers belt that I've used for work for the last 4 or 5 years and it is now a bit worn and needs replaced. What are the best brown belts (dressier)?

    -Was thinking about hermes (not one of the awfull H belts but rather just a regular nice brown belt with a normal buckle).
    -I looked at a Brioni belt last weekend but it looked the same as my Brooks Brothers belt and cost 3 times as much.
    -How are Crockett & Jones belts?

    Your thoughts would be much appreciated.
     


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    ThinkDerm Senior member

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  3. mrbateman

    mrbateman Well-Known Member

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    I started with a search. There isn't that much out there. Thanks though.
     


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    I started with a search. There isn't that much out there. Thanks though.

    The favorite from my collection is the so called "H" Hermes.. I can't see why that bothers you but anyways .. [​IMG]
     


  6. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I order mine custom from Rewards in Austin or Maidas in Houston...http://www.shoprewards.com

    Both stores recondition them for free for the life of the belt as well (redye and replace snaps), I have a number of buckles (some classic, some western, some trendy) that I can interchange on the five straps I have (brown leather, black leather, brown gator, black gator, and tan elephant).

    They're not as inexpensive as BB but a much better deal.
     


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    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Crockett & Jones also makes some nice belts (I can't say I like all of theirs however). But, this suede one is especially nice. It would look especially good with tan/khaki, grey and navy.

    http://www.bensilver.com/Crockett-an...cco,13323.html


    love it
     


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    mrbateman Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I was thinking c&j - glad I asked. FTW haha

    Thanks everyone!
     


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    I picked up an Allen Edmonds belt a few months back and it seems very nice, especially for the price (on sale for $50).
     


  13. Cant kill da Rooster

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    A "bit" worn or a lot worn? Have you tried polishing it?
     


  14. mrbateman

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    A "bit" worn or a lot worn? Have you tried polishing it?

    It's very worn. It looks as if it's been rubbed with sandpaper. What is the polishing process like?
     


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    In my opinion the best belt is this: a sterling slide buckle (as long as you don't buy a branded buckle like Ralph Lauren or Brooks Brothers, you can find them at a good price) and a brown and/or black strap. When they wear out or if you need to match your shoes, you can always swap it out. Filson also makes great, long lasting belts, which are a little more casual.
     


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