• I'm happy to introduce the Styleforum Happy Hour our brand new podcast featuring lively discussion about menswear and the fashion industry. In the inaugural edition, a discussion of what's going on in retail today. Please check it out on the Journal. All episodes will be also be available soon on your favorite podcast platform.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Recommend me a belt

Splash Pitman

Active Member
Joined
Jun 15, 2018
Messages
30
Reaction score
7
Duluth have what they call " lifetime belt " with a 100 year guarantee.
Saddleback do a belt that they claim they will replace if it breaks well after you have passed it on to grandchildren .
 

gettoasty

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Feb 8, 2010
Messages
14,804
Reaction score
8,979
@LA Guy I would like a brown belt that does not add bulk around the waist. I was thinking about this from NMWA http://www.nomanwalksalone.com/index.php/accessories/belts/linked-boho-belt-in-dark-brown-vacchetta.html

My hesitation is that it might be a bit thin and too dark. At least suede has more dimensions to it. I primarily use it to keep some pants up that I am too lazy to get the waist nipped a quarter of an inch.

Does not have to be brown belt really; actually a versatile belt that can be worn with black or brown footwear would be ideal. I have the Inis Meain belt, which sort of fits the criteria but it is a little bright IMO:


I was thinking about belts from Lemaire as well but those can be bulky too. This one does seem good though


I'd also be interested in some plaited belts similar to this RMW, sort of regret not picking it up when the store was having discounts every week, https://www.collierbristow.com/men/r-m-williams-boots/rm-williams-belt-1-1-4-plaited-o-ring-brown

FWIW I have a couple of Farnese, but due to sizing and style are worn more with trousers. I am looking for a belt to wear with jeans of all colors (indigo, blue, white, black). I have a elastic belt in navy from Farnese but find the buckle a bit protruding.

Need to check out the Etsy rec by @emptym

Edit:
Some other good ones were the RG thin belts from last season on NMWA, hesitated on those as well.

Edit 2:
Realized I do not wear that Inis Meain belt enough, took a look at it just now and should do well with blue denim.

Ordered this belt based on @emptym recommendation, description says grey/white, and I think it will go nice with white bottoms. Not going to break the bank either. Open to more suggestions though..


il_fullxfull.1767715886_dw0m.jpg
 
Last edited:

LA Guy

Opposite Santa
Staff member
Admin
Moderator
Joined
Mar 8, 2002
Messages
44,362
Reaction score
17,919
@LA Guy I would like a brown belt that does not add bulk around the waist. I was thinking about this from NMWA http://www.nomanwalksalone.com/index.php/accessories/belts/linked-boho-belt-in-dark-brown-vacchetta.html

My hesitation is that it might be a bit thin and too dark. At least suede has more dimensions to it. I primarily use it to keep some pants up that I am too lazy to get the waist nipped a quarter of an inch.

Does not have to be brown belt really; actually a versatile belt that can be worn with black or brown footwear would be ideal. I have the Inis Meain belt, which sort of fits the criteria but it is a little bright IMO:


I was thinking about belts from Lemaire as well but those can be bulky too. This one does seem good though


I'd also be interested in some plaited belts similar to this RMW, sort of regret not picking it up when the store was having discounts every week, https://www.collierbristow.com/men/r-m-williams-boots/rm-williams-belt-1-1-4-plaited-o-ring-brown

FWIW I have a couple of Farnese, but due to sizing and style are worn more with trousers. I am looking for a belt to wear with jeans of all colors (indigo, blue, white, black). I have a elastic belt in navy from Farnese but find the buckle a bit protruding.

Need to check out the Etsy rec by @emptym

Edit:
Some other good ones were the RG thin belts from last season on NMWA, hesitated on those as well.

Edit 2:
Realized I do not wear that Inis Meain belt enough, took a look at it just now and should do well with blue denim.

Ordered this belt based on @emptym recommendation, description says grey/white, and I think it will go nice with white bottoms. Not going to break the bank either. Open to more suggestions though..

Here:
https://www.e35shop.com/frank-leder-leather-belt-grey.html
 

stylish_raven

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 6, 2018
Messages
266
Reaction score
67
thats a huge guarantee
Duluth have what they call " lifetime belt " with a 100 year guarantee.
Saddleback do a belt that they claim they will replace if it breaks well after you have passed it on to grandchildren .
 

nstarleather

Active Member
Joined
Jan 19, 2015
Messages
29
Reaction score
2
thats a huge guarantee
That guarantee is a bit misleading: It's a guarantee against defects in workmanship and materials, expressly not wear and tear. So the only way your grand kids are getting it is if you don't wear it. With a "defects" guarantee you could have a 1000-year guarantee, it's it was made correctly and the materials weren't defective when you got it...you're not cashing in on it.
 

LA Guy

Opposite Santa
Staff member
Admin
Moderator
Joined
Mar 8, 2002
Messages
44,362
Reaction score
17,919

ghdvfddzgzdzg

Distinguished Member
Joined
May 3, 2010
Messages
2,920
Reaction score
7,602
I am not feeling the toga virilis piece (specifically the contrast elements and that texture on the metal pieces)

if you've got a style that matches the self edge belt, get it. it's cool but it's so country-and-western
 

steveoffice

Distinguished Member
Joined
Dec 30, 2008
Messages
2,671
Reaction score
3,141
is it faux pas to wear brown belt with black leather shoes and/or jacket
 

Valfunde

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 19, 2015
Messages
109
Reaction score
33
I am not feeling the toga virilis piece (specifically the contrast elements and that texture on the metal pieces)

if you've got a style that matches the self edge belt, get it. it's cool but it's so country-and-western
Truth be told the toga I liked primarily because of the metal pieces used. Don't mind the contrasting details though.

I'm also kinda all about southern/Western stuff so the jtc is right up my alley. Just need to know if there are others who do something similar. I know ace Western does it but unless it's custom requested it's a little too big for my tastes.
 

arnoldpettibone

Senior Member
Joined
Feb 15, 2014
Messages
202
Reaction score
165

LA Guy

Opposite Santa
Staff member
Admin
Moderator
Joined
Mar 8, 2002
Messages
44,362
Reaction score
17,919
Dig this belt but can't find anything smaller than the medium you linked. thoughts on shortening to fit a 46?
It would probably be quite siimple to shorten. Any leather worker could do it, or you could do it with some edge paint and some rudimentary leather working tools. It's not something super sophisticated, just cool.
 
Last edited:

LA Guy

Opposite Santa
Staff member
Admin
Moderator
Joined
Mar 8, 2002
Messages
44,362
Reaction score
17,919

Featured Sponsor

What's your favorite pair of shoes to wear with jeans? (Choose two)

  • Boots (Chelsea, Chukkas, Balmorals, etc.)

  • Loafers

  • Work boots (Red Wing, Wolverine, etc.)

  • Monk strap shoes

  • Oxford / Derby shoes

  • Sneakers


Results are only viewable after voting.

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
425,975
Messages
9,161,021
Members
192,421
Latest member
Ilikecheese

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Top