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non-metal belt buckles?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by thefir, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. thefir

    thefir Well-Known Member

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    im trying to find a belt buckle that won't irritate my skin allergy to metal.. does anyone know where to find a simple plastic (or whatever isn't metal) belt buckle? i'm not looking for anything fancy.
     
  2. robbie

    robbie Senior member

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    leather belt buckles are not too terribly hard to find, you can sometimes find wood or plastic ones also. It really just depends on how much you are willing to spend. Check your local mall, or western store. Those are the only places in my area with belt buckles, but i'm sure there are countless other retailers with belt buckles on both the coasts.


    in the past my gf has made many sorts of things out of clay, this leads me to believe if one were so motivated they could make a belt buckle or any number of things out of clay also.

    robbie
     
  3. j

    j Senior member Admin

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    Motorcyclists, car nuts/restorers/hot rod guys, and engineers have specially made buckles that are covered in leather to keep from scratching their work. Unfortunately they are pretty hard to search for because everything comes up "leather belt with buckle". I know it's been posted about here before. If I find a source I'll post it.

    Are you allergic to precious metals? Maybe a plated buckle would work as well?
     
  4. culture

    culture Senior member

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    Acronym makes a ballistic plastic belt that I have, its more of a casual belt however. I bought it specifically for cruising through airport security.
     
  5. broadusc

    broadusc New Member

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    Hello,
    My son is extremely allergic to metal. I am desperate to find a belt buckle that does not look to feminine, yet it cannot have any metal. Could anyone please help me with this I would really appreciate it.
    Thanks
    Candy
     
  6. broadusc

    broadusc New Member

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    Where would I find Acronym I looked it up and it gave me some weird website. Could you please help me with this I would really appreciate it.
    Thanks
     
  7. j

    j Senior member Admin

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    Aha! I found one of the ones I was thinking of before:

    [​IMG]

    http://bmwrides.com/eshopprod_cat_31...ATHER_BELT.htm

    I thought I had found another one with a round buckle, but anyway, that one should be covered almost entirely in leather. Probably the pin sticking out underneath will be metal. Hope that helps.
     
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    broadusc New Member

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    Thanks so much for all your help. I REALLY appreciate it.
    Candy
     
  10. onion

    onion Senior member

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    I actually sort of like those 'mechanic's belts'. They are very subtle which is good on certain occasions. They are pretty cheap, especially for a leather belt, so I may actually grab one. Plus... you never know when you'll need a scratch and spark resistant belt. This is the one I like: [​IMG]
     
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    j Senior member Admin

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    Thanks so much for all your help. I REALLY appreciate it.
    Candy

    No problem! Send him over when he needs some new jeans. [​IMG]

    I actually sort of like those 'mechanic's belts'. They are very subtle which is good on certain occasions. They are pretty cheap, especially for a leather belt, so I may actually grab one. Plus... you never know when you'll need a scratch and spark resistant belt.

    This is the one I like:
    [​IMG]


    Yeah, I kind of like those too. It'd be especially cool in a nice light tan-brown, maybe with the metal piece sewn in having some shape that would eventually imprint through the front?
     
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    hi-val Senior member

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    If he's wearing a belt for less formal occasions, you can get nylon belts as well. Example: [​IMG] I feel like there are New England companies that make critter belts with whales and duckies and stuff on them too, and I think they're pretty neat. I found the one above with a google search for "nylon belt".
     
  14. stevebailey

    stevebailey New Member

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    Belt buckle is one of the most important accessories for all including kids and women. The above statement would have sounded a little out of the world if it was used in days when belts were associated mainly with men, a time when it was considered that men need it to hold their pants. It was then also considered to be a necessity and had nothing to do with fashion. Things then have changed a lot, today it is a need combined with latest fashion trends. [​IMG]
     
  15. mikecch

    mikecch Senior member

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    Etsy has nice ones made of wood.
     
  16. pdxpdx

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    I have a friend who has this problem. She coats her belt buckles with clear nail polish and it works for her. She also has to coat the back of the buttons on her jeans with it too. Maybe try this or another clear coat rather than find a belt you probably won't like.
     
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    randomkoreandude Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    makr buckleless belts but there is a brass stud but its small so maybe this would work
     
  18. Cowboybling

    Cowboybling New Member

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    I make leather covered belt buckles. If interested I could custom make one for you. If interested, send me an email and I can show you some pictures of what we do.
     

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