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Quality belts

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by bubba04, Sep 13, 2012.

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  1. bubba04

    bubba04 Senior member

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    Hey guys--

    Besides Epaulet, any suggestions where I could find a belt in the same leather finish as the one pictured below? I like the one in the picture except:

    1. I wish they had it with a brushed steel finish buckle and
    2. They don't have my size.

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    TIA
     
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    Thank you! Any others? Preferably in the U.S.?
     
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    Tanner Goods, carried by Unionmade and many other fine establishments.
     
  5. bubba04

    bubba04 Senior member

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    Perfect. Tanner Goods FTW!

    Thanks!
     
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    Hmmm, so after closer examination, it looks from the pictures on their site that they stamp their logo on the OUTSIDE of their belts?? Do they expect that you wear the belt long enough to cover the logo with the other end of the belt? Even if that's the case, that's a major turn off...

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    Any other suggestions for quality belts along these lines but with no stamped logos?
     
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    My tanner belt end covers the logo entirely. Unless you order it so you're on the very last hole, you'll be fine. I love my tanner belt.
     
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    Thought I should share that while looking at the web site for Tanner Goods, I noticed that they accommodate special requests through the online order form, so I picked up the phone and called them to ask whether I could have a belt ordered that does not have a stamp on the outside, and the answer was NO. I then asked if they would put their stamp on the inside of the belt and they said NO.

    I have to wonder if their belts are not really sold for $100 with a mandatory $12 discount for the free advertisement. :paranoia:

    Seems like a ridiculous way to keep from winning over a new customer...
     
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    Closing the loop on this saga, I've just called Epaulet to find out if they would be re-stocking on their unfinished bridle leather single prong belt:

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    and was dismayed to find that they are discontinuing that line. :butbut:

    Matt, the super-friendly associate who answered the phone, suggested that I take a look at Corter Leather, but it appears to be a one-man shop and the guy seems to have enough orders that he's currently not taking any as of July of last year! :brick:

    So I'm back to square 1, looking for anyone's suggestion on a quality belt such as the one above. Anyone with any suggestions, please reply!
     
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    Ferragamo Reversible belt>
     
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    They have some in the sale section. I just picked up one with the double prong when ordering my Carmina boots. I would check there first ($59).
     
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    Thanks for the reply, but I've already done that -- check item # 2 on the original post:

    :embar:
     
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    You must be a pretty big gu then as I just picked up a 38 even though I am a 34. Remember it is only a problem if the belt is too small.
     
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    Regular leather is so boring. Go for a matte croc or gator. I've met guys with elephant and shark that looks really good too.
     
  15. bubba04

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    Heh, no, I'm not a complete fatty, I take a size 36 belt, and the single-prong belt from Epaulet that has the nickel buckle that I want is only available in size 30...
     
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    Too easy, Orion Leather, you may have to call for that light of a finish, est. less than 50, hand made in the US. I have several, they are higher quality than most 300+ belts of the same type.
     

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