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    Belts - Where to find good value?

    I've been looking for a dark brown dress belt for some time. I want a high quality piece of leather and I'm willing to pay up for it to a degree. The problem is that I only find either a) plastic-like leather belts or b) nice belts that are more appropriate for jeans or chinos. ie. Some combination of too thick, unfinished, too wide, large buckles.

    Any recommendations? Thanks

    #2
    I love Equus Leather. They are in England, so the process takes about a month, but their stuff is amazing.

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      #3
      I have this bookmarked but have yet to try it out. 1.25" is the best for dress belts IMO, and a choice of buckles.

      https://www.everlane.com/collections...tch-belt-brown

      The last belt I bought was from a guy of Etsy. Needed something to go with walnut strands. It turned out quite well, but is sort of casual because the edges are not finished, they are cut and waxed.

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        #4
        I've used Narragansett Leathers for custom belts and have been pretty happy.

        Some others in this thread were also recommending Equus. One liked Orion Leather a good deal better than Narragansett.

        The nice thing about Narragansett is you can do a custom length if you are between sizes (which I believe I am).

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          #5
          For dress belts, Allen Edmonds makes a bunch of quality ones. You can find them instore at Brooks Brothers, Nordstrom, etc. or online through Brooks Bros, Nordstrom or Allen Edmonds directly. LINK: http://shop.nordstrom.com/c/mens-bel...gmentEngine=CI

          If you're in the US, check your local TJ Maxx/Marshalls for a WILL Leather Goods belt. I snagged one in blue suede leather for under $30. They're THICK slabs of leather, and feel truly solid. Last time I looked, they had a few dark leather ones as well.

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            #6
            It's possible that my old brown dress belt was just of low quality, but I recently got a new one from Lands End (on sale) that looks and feels very nice.

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              #7
              I have a couple belts from http://www.orionleathercompany.com/ I like. When I bought mine I thought they were incredible for the money but I notice prices seem to have increased in the last year. I have also bought a belt from http://www.narragansettleathers.com/ that was ok but nothing special. @ $50 shipped I didn't feel like it was a great value but it matches my walnut strands reasonably well. AE makes some nice belts too. I don't have any experience with their dress belts (more $$$ than I want to spend usually) but I have a woven belt from them that is very nice. Even on sale it was ~$50 but it has become my go to belt most of the time.

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                #8
                Allen Edmonds makes excellent quality dress belts. They are by far one of my favorite accessory purchases ever. I recently bought a Manistee belt to match a pair of Strands and LOVE it.

                Linky http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline...40000000001_-1

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                  #9
                  I've never purchased anything from these guys but take a look: http://www.beltcraft.com/

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                    #10
                    I would have thought so but the AE belt I bought from the Nordstrom sale was plastic-like. Very disappointing considering the MSRP

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by frankinaug View Post
                      Allen Edmonds makes excellent quality dress belts. They are by far one of my favorite accessory purchases ever. I recently bought a Manistee belt to match a pair of Strands and LOVE it.

                      Linky http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline...40000000001_-1
                      Right, I bought this belt as well and returned it. It felt cheap to me. Maybe I received a bad one. Or maybe my Trafalgar belt is just that nice that nothing compares.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by redbeardedmike View Post
                        I've used Narragansett Leathers for custom belts and have been pretty happy.

                        Some others in this thread were also recommending Equus. One liked Orion Leather a good deal better than Narragansett.

                        The nice thing about Narragansett is you can do a custom length if you are between sizes (which I believe I am).
                        Thanks, I'll give this a try

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