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The Ultimate Toronto Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by scatterbrain, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. SirReveller

    SirReveller Senior member

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    Awesome. Guys Jok is 'sauga but also works dtown for pickup drop off.
     


  2. Jayess

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    Try the HR outlet at heartland. I remember seeing a rack of red/burgundy belts there for 59.99
     


  3. CanadaCal

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    I'll try the outlet on Monday. Thanks. I went Harry sherway and square 1. Burgundy or red not on sale. 195$ for a Hugo boss. No thanks.

    I do have another request if it's alright. Navy or burgundy grenadine tie, and not a drakes for 200$+. It would be a last minute emergency, in the event the Henry Carter I ordered doesn't arrive by Thursday. Leaving town Friday AM.
    Would buy used from a local Member Thursday night.
    PM me if you can be of any help. Or know who has them in stock. Thanks
     


  4. Bill Dlwgosh

    Bill Dlwgosh Senior member

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    ^If I had one, I'd just loan it to you. The closest to your request, out of my small collection would be a Hober Midnight Blue Reppe.
     


  5. RogerP

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    This may sound like heresy, but why not just go to Winners and grab a cheap $20 burgundy leather belt? It won't look much different than a $250 belt when worn, and if it only lasts you a year or two, well it only cost you $20.
     


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    I actually did check one. I don't need an expensive belt, it's more finding the colour. But I will whip into a bunch of places Monday and find something I'm sure, no worries guys.
     


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    Try the bay. I've gotten most of my belts from there and they're all about $30 or so. Been holding up fine for years now
     


  8. CanadaCal

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    Got one. Harry outlet. House brand. Dead nuts match. Thanks for all the help guys.
     


  9. akoustas

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    Yeah belts are one of the last things you want to be dropping some serious coin on. Obviously a $20 belt isn't going to last you, but I've bought a couple from the Bay (couldn't find a tan one anywhere for a reasonable price) and they're still holding up just fine. I splurged on a Canali one once and it is quite nice, but I can't say a $200 belt is 4x better or sturdier than a $50 belt.
     


  10. SirReveller

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    Don't do Winners. Glue, plastic and cheap plated metals. I just tossed a bunch to goodwill. (And if you're a branded-belt guy you're really stuck.)
    The $100 Rosen or similar is your spot IMO. A $150 on sale is perfect.
     


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    May I inquire which brand you went with? My past experience with the Bay belts is that they break after about 6 months (of course, YMMV). I now go with Brooks Brothers belts and they have held up for years.
     


  12. 7_rocket

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    You have great timing. I just checked. I have two belts, one is from Perry Elis and the other is from RL, although it says Lauren Ralph Lauren.

    I only wear both belts with matching shoes once a week, so I"m not sure what your mileage is. I for one will not pay alot of money for a belt so both are fine for my standards.

    Funny enough, I have a casual brown belt from the Gap for years now and I wear the hell out of that thing and it's held up fine.
     


  13. akoustas

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    Yeah I think one is a Dockers Belt. Just one solid piece of leather. Was about $40 and I've had it 3 years and counting.
     


  14. RogerP

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    Quote:And you can find those on sale for half that price. I just don't see the value in spending big money on belts.
     


  15. Bill Dlwgosh

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    When a guy with a shoe collection as extensive as RogerP's says there's not much value in expensive belts, that takes the pressure off on my end to not spend big dollars on belts. Thanks :)

    My only belt is a Dockers that I recently discovered is actually reversible. Aside from being my 1 dress belt I wear it Every day to work as a (sort of) contractor and it's held up fine. I'll get some 'real' belts down the road.
     


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