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Which are the best brands for Leather Belts?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by amdovers, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. Don Carlos

    Don Carlos In Time Out

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    i can't say enough good things about equus: http://www.equusleather.co.uk/

    Equus belts are fantastic, and I own three of them myself. But I feel the thick bridle leather they use is a bit too rustic for suits. I pair their belts with jeans, odd trousers, and the occasional heavy winter suit.

    Would also recommend RLPL belts. Their made in Italy belts are some of the best I've owned. Not sure who makes them. Added plus is that they're offered in colors that are ordinarily hard to find in belts: light tans and mochas, etc. These are the belts I reach for when I need to approximate the hue on my lighter toned shoes.
     


  2. watchcollector2454

    watchcollector2454 Senior Member

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    agreed about the thick leather. i only own the casual belts but perhaps the lined and raised belt could be more appropriate?

    http://www.equusleather.co.uk/index....ypage.tpl.html

    i don't actually own the above but if you email Charlie at equus he might be able to customize something. just a thought...
     


  3. chasingred

    chasingred Distinguished Member

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    Ralph Lauren
    Allen Edmonds
    Leather Goods Connection
    Equus Leather
    Tanner Goods
    Tiffanys
    Bottega Veneta
    Martin Dingman
    Fullum and Holt
    The Beltman
    Johnston and Murphy
     


  4. Kingstonian

    Kingstonian Senior Member

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    Equus belts are fantastic, and I own three of them myself. But I feel the thick bridle leather they use is a bit too rustic for suits.

    Yes great belts. I also have three. I would not describe the bridle leather as 'rustic' though. It is fine with suits and formal trousers. Sedgewick leather is absolute top quality

    http://www.je-sedgwick.co.uk/jes/index/

    The belts are great value compared to other offerings.
     


  5. AldenPyle

    AldenPyle Distinguished Member

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    I have 6 or 7 AE belts, they are okay, but I find the dye comes off the light brown ones and the look worn very fast.

    I have had this same experience. Also the leather is a bit stiff.

    I think Dingman are great.
     


  6. FashionFadz

    FashionFadz Active Member

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    RM Williams make great leather belts.....and it would be a shame not to get some boots to go with them
     


  7. Hannes

    Hannes Senior Member

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    Crockett & Jones make beautiful belts.
     


  8. Makoto Chan

    Makoto Chan Senior Member

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    I bought a belt from Narragassett Leather (ordered by phone, but they have a website). I think it's great, and it was only 40 dollars. It was recommended on Putthison.com
     


  9. Anansi

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    I have a wallet from Tanner Goods, quality is nice so I am assuming that their belts would just be as nice.
     


  10. Apollotrader

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    For a casual belt, or jeans type belts I can find no better than Orion Belts. They are top grain made in the USA. I really like the Show Harness leather. The black ones are fine but they really excel in browns. Prices are quite reasonable too.


    http://www.orionleathercompany.com/

    The website is ugly but the belts are great.
     


  11. mauser

    mauser Senior Member

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    Longhi makes great belts. Wish I had more.
     


  12. AlexE

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  13. msulinski

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    How well did your Polo belt hold up? I recently bought a Polo belt, so I am curious. Are they corrected-grain leather?
     


  14. jonessed

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    Quote:They actually sell their belts on Amazon now. I picked one up last week and it's definitely a nice piece of leather. A 1.25" English Bridle Leather belt seems like it would work fine as a dress belt as well. They are quite thick (3/16"-1/4") does that knock them out of the dress belt category?
     


  15. Apollotrader

    Apollotrader Senior Member

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    Practically, they are a bit heavy to wear as a dress belt. You definitely know you are wearing it. Great for jeans and boots.
     


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