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How much you would spend on a belt?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Miguel Antonio, Sep 29, 2007.

  1. Composer_1777

    Composer_1777 Senior member

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    Spending over a certain amount on a belt is pointless and the people who do only do so to satisfy a greater, deeper Psychological need.

    Calfskin is calfskin, Aligator is Aligator, Silver is silver and Gold is gold. So the logical, economical cut off price would have to be the price at which the preferred materials could be acquired and assembled.


    For me it would be 100$ for Deerskin with a decent metal for a buckle.
     
  2. PocketCircle

    PocketCircle Senior member

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    I find alligator skin etc tacky so a well made "normal" belt works for me and I don't have to spend too much on exotic varieties.

    It is possible to find very good Italian belts for $60-70.
     
  3. suited

    suited Senior member

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    Spending over a certain amount on a belt is pointless and the people who do only do so to satisfy a greater, deeper Psychological need.

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    Uh, that can be said about nearly every consumer product, and certainly for all products that are "luxury". Perhaps maybe you're not as on point as you suspect you are...
     
  4. Ringo

    Ringo Senior member

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    Does anyone have any recommendations for nice, minimalist dress belts with silver-colored hardware? Looking for black and brown (or reversible).
     
  5. Scrumhalf

    Scrumhalf Senior member

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    E Basic Dress Belt - about $40 at the ebay AE store.
     
  6. Marrakesh

    Marrakesh Well-Known Member

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    The most expensive belt i bought was one from HERMÈS for about 580USD .. and this would also be my limit. I thinka good price for a belt is about 300usd (like some Gucci, Prada..)
     
  7. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    I wouldn't pay more than $5K for a belt.


    - B
     
  8. 0b5cur1ty

    0b5cur1ty Senior member

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    I wouldn't pay more than $5K for a belt.


    - B

    Stinginess is not an admirable quality, you know.
     
  9. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant Senior member

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    Can you name some examples?

    Thanks,


    I picked up a Tumi belt at Filene's... retail was maybe $90-100. I paid $25. Given how well it is wearing, I'd probably pay retail for it. I start feeling pretty uneasy much higher than $100 for some reason... though I spent $50 on a pocket square that I'll probably regret. [​IMG]
     
  10. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    if it is the belt that i absolutely got to have, that fills a complete hole in my wardrobe, and is the best leathers and most decadent, i would spend up to $200.
     
  11. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    Stinginess is not an admirable quality, you know.

    I refuse to pay more than $5K for a belt...I mean it.


    - B
     
  12. Metlin

    Metlin Senior member

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    I refuse to pay more than $5K for a belt...I mean it.


    - B


    Man, this place is full of miserly folks.

    First, folks want money for proxy, now this. What next?
     
  13. sjd

    sjd Senior member

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    A belt is probably the only item I have paid full retail price for. I needed a tan one to match my shoes so I was looking for something specific. I ended up paying $195 for a handmade Canali one. I love it but my wife thought I was slightly insane. [​IMG]
     

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