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Help me find some 1" dress belts

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Davidson, May 16, 2018 at 8:11 AM.

  1. Davidson

    Davidson Member

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    I keep reading that 1" wide is the classic size for men's dress belts but I am having a very hard time finding what I am looking for. I am a shorter man (5'6") so I want some dress belts that, proportionally, fit me the way that a typical 1 1/8" - 1 1/4" dress belt fits a man of average height. Currently, I wear 1 1/8" wide dress belts and they look acceptable but I really want to nail this detail. I'm hoping you all can help me.

    What I am looking for:
    • 1" (25mm) wide
    • Size 30
    • Smooth with no details (feathered edge or light unnoticeable stitching ok)
    • Very slim/sleek rectangular frame buckle - no box frame or round buckles
    • Basic colors - Black, Dark Brown, Burgundy, etc
    • Decent quality
    • Slim and supple leather - not heavy duty work belt style thickness
    Examples of the look I am after:
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    What I have found, so far:

    Equus Leather
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    These are the closest I have found, so far, but the ridges in the strap and the slightly rounded buckles make them slightly more casual looking than what I'm looking for. Still, pretty nice. I still might get one of these if I can't find what I am looking for.

    Narragansett Leathers
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    Again, more casual looking belts with casual looking rounder frame buckles. I'd get some of these for chinos and jeans.

    Trafalgar
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    Great looking straps but they only offer box frame buckles and they don't offer size 30. I'd rather not have to resize the strap and find a buckle elsewhere.

    Thank you in advance!
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2018 at 10:02 PM


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