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Recommendations for quality belts online

MRAnd

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This may seem basic, but I understand that one's belt should "match" the shoes....both in terms of color as well as level of refinement. These are prior to polishing but you get the idea. Any great online belt makers out there? The mall does not offer any viable options.

Have purchased Upton but they don't seem as formal as I need for these shoes.

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First - you don't necessarily need to match the shade exactly. Most of my belts are Equus (https://www.equusleather.co.uk/). But, I also have some perforated belts from Allen Edmunds - their Manistee - which work quite nicely with similar colored, perfed shoes:
 

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On a budget you have meermin, british belt company, Skolyx, etc.
 

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On a budget you have meermin, british belt company, Skolyx, etc.
i second meermin, i got two belts for them for about $50 each and love them. They have a range of colors and the belts are thick and the buckle is sturdy.
 

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Spending more is not a problem, any further recommendations?

Sure,

Allen Edmonds, Carmina, Crockett & Jones, Barker, RM Williams.

In the end, pretty much every good shoemaker does belts. Do not worry too much about color matching. The only thing to avoid is actually trying to match a belt too close to the shoes. It's going to look awkward. Better do a slightly different shade. With your shoes you can wear any dress belt. Things I would avoid for example is wearing the AE Manistee belt (or similar) with too formal shoes.
 

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When you ask for brand recommendations so broadly from strangers you only get a few names limited by individual's knowledge and preferences. Since you are open to buying online, why don't you check out the belt offerings from luxury retailers like mrporter, matchesfashion, farfetch? I usually sort price from high to low to get an approx. brand standing by market desirability. After you find some brands you like you can usually find deals online throughout the year.
 
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MRAnd

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When you ask for brand recommendations so broadly from strangers you only get a few names limited by individual's knowledge and preferences. Since you are open to buying online, why don't you check out the belt offerings from luxury retailers like mrporter, matchesfashion, farfetch? I usually sort price from high to low to get an approx. brand standing by market desirability. After you find some brands you like you can usually find deals online throughout the year.
Excellent point robxznyc. Will take a look at those retailers.
 

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Excellent point robxznyc. Will take a look at those retailers.

Just be aware that a lot of online luxury retailers sell leftovers from stores. Items coming from bankrupted stores/companies usually don't last long. Styling is usually questionable in 80% of the case ... There is still a good 20% very good deals ! Ebay is very good place to shop too.
 

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