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    Reversible Dress Belt Recommendation

    Anyone have any recommendations for a good reversible dress belt (black/brown)? I'm looking for something pretty standard with just a standard silver buckle as well. I'd like to keep it under $50 or so but I'm open to any reasonably priced ones. Thanks

    #2
    This was mentioned on this site a while ago, ive been thinking of grabbing it

    http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/c...tegoryID=47673

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      #3
      Don't get a reversible belt if you plan on wearing it more than 5 times a year. You are going to have to buy a new belt every year.

      The alternative is to buy a brown and black belt, and wear them for 10-15 years or until your waist adds 6 inches haha. And it's easy to find belts for under 25$ each so you can hit your 50$ mark.

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        #4
        I'll second that. I have one and found I wear it constantly and it is cracking on both sides now. If I had know how much wear I was going to get from it I would have got one of each.

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          #5
          The Gap standard belt gets a lot of praise from Joe and you can get them during a good sale for <$50 for both. BR sales get to 40% off or more so I assume Gap would be the same way?

          http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do...&pid=600175012

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            #6
            Maybe it depends on the reversible belt in question. I don't wear mine everyday, but I wear it a couple of times per week, and it's so old that I can't recall how long I've had it. I think it's in the neighborhood of 9 years old and going VERY strong.

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              #7
              Originally posted by alan View Post
              Maybe it depends on the reversible belt in question. I don't wear mine everyday, but I wear it a couple of times per week, and it's so old that I can't recall how long I've had it. I think it's in the neighborhood of 9 years old and going VERY strong.
              Mine is cracked at the belt hole I use and I am probably going to throw it out when I go through my closet and do trash/donate/ebay. I haven't had good luck with belts. It's hard to find a 32 in stores...I'm a 29/30 waist. I have a casual/jeans GAP belt that squeaks like a mice on speed. I had a good brown belt but I got paint on it when I was going through my condo while it was being de-popcorned. I wear the Costco Kirkland brand belt's to work right now. They are fine for $20 belts. I'll upgrade at some point though to better leather.

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                #8
                I know Joe has mentioned a reversible belt from Target on the main site. I think it was $20-$25.
                Countryside Man of Letters

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                  #9
                  Mine is a Dillard's store brand belt. It was probably in the $50 range, but possibly a bit more. It's been so long I can't recall. Maybe the problem isn't reversible belts. Maybe the problem is cheap belts.

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                    #10
                    Best belt I've owned was a Lacoste reversible stitched leather belt. They had a ton of them at Marshalls stores (Michigan) for $25. I'm getting another.

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                      #11
                      If you want a high-quality reversible belt and can spend about another $20 more, you could go bespoke. Seriously, my local cobbler also deals in leather-working and has access to really good quality leather. You could check your local cobbler and see if they offer it. Add a plaque belt buckle that clamps down (like that J Crew one that was really popular in 2012 http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/a...2020/02020.jsp) and it'll probably last you years of waist growth.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by D-Lo View Post
                        and it'll probably last you years of waist growth.
                        What a depressing look into the future, D-Lo. LOL - sad, but likely true for many of us.

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                          #13
                          I've learned from Barney Stinson that you never ever buy a reversible belt. It's the sartorial kiss of death.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by yoyorobbo View Post
                            What a depressing look into the future, D-Lo. LOL - sad, but likely true for many of us.
                            I hadn't considered that: I hope no one is offended. My intent is that if he were to buy an expensive belt, it had better last for a while! I fluctuate +/- 2" on my waistline any given year, personally.

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                              #15
                              The gap one seemed shiny and cheap looking in person

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