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The Search for Tubo (R.I.P., Tubo)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mafoofan, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    My old alligator belt from Longhi got lost in the move to our new apartment, so I need a replacement. However, there seems to be no way of contacting Longhi directly from the U.S., and I haven't been able to find a U.S. retailer who will order what I want from them.

    So, does anyone have a clue as to where I can try? If not, what other makers should I can turn to? I'm looking for the best quality possible--both in terms of the skin and the craftsmanship. I looked at April in Paris, but none of the colors appeal to me. I'd prefer a soft, matte hide.
     


  2. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Senior member

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    Nothing in New YorK City?
     


  3. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Nothing in New YorK City?

    I don't even know where to begin. I know places where I can get an alligator belt, probably of decent quality, but nothing special.
     


  4. bigbris1

    bigbris1 Senior member

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    Perhaps it's time to look into other exotics.
     


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    Foo, try House of Fleming out of all places Atlanta - they use a few of tanneries that are owned by Hermes. They have any skin you could ask for, including matte or suede croc. Ask for the owner Bob.
     


  7. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Foo, try House of Fleming out of all places Atlanta - they use a few of tanneries that are owned by Hermes. They have any skin you could ask for, including matte or suede croc. Ask for the owner Bob.

    How's the workmanship? Do they do the Tubo?
     


  8. bigbris1

    bigbris1 Senior member

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    Man, I read the thread title thinking you called your belt turbo.
     


  9. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Man, I read the thread title thinking you called your belt turbo.

    No, "Tubo" was his official title.
     


  10. romafan

    romafan Senior member

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    This would be perfect a perfect topic for your next Twitsy update!

    You didn't leave the UWS, did you? [​IMG]
     


  11. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    This would be perfect a perfect topic for your next Twitsy update!

    You didn't leave the UWS, did you? [​IMG]


    I would never leave the UWS. There is no where else to go.
     


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    romafan Senior member

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    I would never leave the UWS. There is no where else to go.

    [​IMG] I won't ask the next question...
     


  13. Kuro

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    JM Weston sells them (although don't recall if the asking price from that seller is in the ballpark).
     


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    Vox prefers Allen Edmonds for his gator belt. I'm guessing it's a first quality.
     


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    I would never leave the UWS. There is no where else to go.

    I shudder to think a legend lives in my neighborhood.
     


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