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Quality belts

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Fuuma, Jan 25, 2005.

  1. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    And that, my friends, is the truth. A belt is not the most expensive thing to buy, nor the bulkiest to carry on trips. I'd rather have 2 good belts than one mediocre one [​IMG]
     
  2. Horace

    Horace Senior member

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    re: indy companies. Interesting. Do write if you have time.

    In general, I've been following the fate of leather manufacturing in this country of late. Their seems to be a resurgence in tanneries in the USA after a lot of stuff going to Mexico and Indian and Pak. I don't know if the tanning methods have changed because of OSHA and environmental laws or what, but this rather surprised me, the resurgence, that is.
     
  3. Horace

    Horace Senior member

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    No -- but I will order one at some point.

    I've bought some of their leather goods and have been very impressed.
     
  4. iroh

    iroh Senior member

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    And that, my friends, is the truth. A belt is not the most expensive thing to buy, nor the bulkiest to carry on trips. I'd rather have 2 good belts than one mediocre one [​IMG]

    do you mean 2 mediocre ones instead of one good one?
     
  5. johnapril

    johnapril Senior member

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    Wana Designs on Bond St.
     
  6. misterjase

    misterjase Senior member

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    Pickett has been mentioned before on The London Lounge - www.pickett.co.uk. Does anyone know who the beltmaker is for Pickett?
     
  7. Siggy

    Siggy Senior member

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    I have an Alden cordovan belt size 34. It is a very well made and high quality belt from what appears to be three pieces of shell cordovan stitched together, with a simple brass buckel. I can recommend it but it is quite expensive, I think about $150 or so.
     
  8. singlechange

    singlechange Senior member

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    Had some luck on ebay with these dress belts. For dress belts I mostly prefer smaller width at 1.25 inches. Going clockwise from the right: Valextra, chocolate brown suede, Italy; David Yurman, black calf, U.S.A.; RDM, brown crocodile, sterling, U.S.A.; Jaguar, black snake skin, France; Tiffany, brown alligator, sterling, U.S.A. The David Yurman was acquired at an outlet store and rest on ebay. Good luck.
     
  9. audiophilia

    audiophilia Senior member

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    Plain and quality and relatively inexpensive. Allen-Edmonds.

    I received a very expensive Ferragamo belt as a gift and the quality is just awful. If you want to go more expensive, try JM Weston. Amazing leather and tanning.
     
  10. misterjase

    misterjase Senior member

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    Does anyone know who the English artisan beltmakers are out there?
     
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    Crane's Senior member

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    Filson makes decent belts and the price won't kill you.
     
  13. misterjase

    misterjase Senior member

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    i have the impression that there is a prevalence of American artisan beltmakers - online at least. not so the English artisan beltmakers.
     
  14. CodeRed

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    No -- but I will order one at some point.

    I've bought some of their leather goods and have been very impressed.


    Aldens cord belts are top notch, usually a wait to get one, but well worth it. I like mine a lot.
     

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