Best Belt?

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  1. emptym

    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    It's very worn. It looks as if it's been rubbed with sandpaper. What is the polishing process like?
    Same as with shoes: a little conditioner followed by some colored cream. I wouldn't use polish. A good belt should last many years. I have some my sister gave me in 1984 that I still wear regularly.
     


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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


    I'm wearing that very same belt right now...one of my favorite Ebay snags.
     


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    mrbateman Well-Known Member

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    SirGrotius Senior member

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    Here's an epic threak which contains a lot of good info despite the OP:
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=180402


    Funny the OP thought that belts go unnoticed. I thought it obvious that accessories are king these days.

    To the OP it looks like you're on the right track with C&J. Having shopped around for belts recently, I have to say that I loved the leathers of some of the French belts (Hermes, LV, etc.), too, all of which you can easily find without the weird logos. A nice quality belt will look better over time. [​IMG]
     


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    Ben Silver's Crocket and Jones is expensive. Whether it's worth the price is a matter of opinion. I have the dark brown in a weekly rotation and the black one for special events.

    http://www.bensilver.com/Crockett-an...elts,5223.html

    The Brooks Brothers is less expensive and certainly acceptable. It's what I use to wear.

    MinnMD
     


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    Ralph Lauren Purple Label Made in England.

    FWIW there really is no "best" belt, just the one that "best" matches your shoes.
     


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    I wear an Hermes 'H' belt. What is so awful about them?

    Sure you can't buy real ones at a bargain price. You hating on those who can buy it?

    I would recommend you buy a belt from a leather accessories brand, rather than a shoe brand. Unless you like vanilla.
     


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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.


    I live about a mile from Maidas, they share space with a 'Shoe Hospital' that also sells Aldens. A great selection of belts and good service, but as you say, not cheap!
     


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