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Where to buy men's genuine leather belt?

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Where to buy men's genuine leather belt?

I'm looking to buy a quality genuine leather belt that will last several years. I'm tired or buying these $25 belts from The Bay/The Gap that only last a year. Any suggestions? I'm looking to pay $50-$100ish.
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http://www.redwingheritage.com/us/USD/p ... ctDetails1

Best belt I’ve ever purchased. Will last forever.
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This is what I learned when looking for a quality belt myself.

A belt that is nothing but leather is described as full grain leather.

Genuine leather is real leather but with bits of other material sandwiched between the leather.

Most belts are the latter, which if not stitched, may fall apart once the glue dries up.
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I find that it is not the leather, but the buckle that fails.
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blindemboss wrote:
Jul 8th, 2018 8:05 pm
This is what I learned when looking for a quality belt myself.

A belt that is nothing but leather is described as full grain leather.

Genuine leather is real leather but with bits of other material sandwiched between the leather.

Most belts are the latter, which if not stitched, may fall apart once the glue dries up.
+1. Pretty much every 'genuine leather' belt I've purchased just felt like plastic and cheap. I put a little money into one- it just feels better and better as it ages.
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wm009 wrote:
Jul 8th, 2018 8:53 pm
+1. Pretty much every 'genuine leather' belt I've purchased just felt like plastic and cheap. I put a little money into one- it just feels better and better as it ages.
Thanks guys. I'm definitely looking for full grain leather.
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Can anyone comment on the quality of the Allen Edmonds leather belts? I very much like their shoes.
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The best belt I ever owned was a Canali Braided Leather belt I bought at Harry Rosen something like 15 years ago. Solid as a rock and almost infinitely adjustable. I can no longer find them anywhere inexpensively. It finally failed this year from leather fatique.
https://www.harryrosen.com/en/accessori ... p/20017988
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cn_habs wrote:
Jul 9th, 2018 3:05 pm
Can anyone comment on the quality of the Allen Edmonds leather belts? I very much like their shoes.
They are great. I have two pair and they've lasted me about 5 years rotating them regularly. Once a year I take a leather conditioner to it. Used to be some good deals on ebay to get them for about 60 a pair. I've since switched to Zelikovitz based on this forums recommendation and its even cheaper and just as nice.
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bobbyz101 wrote:
Jul 8th, 2018 1:40 pm
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bobbyz101 wrote:
Jul 9th, 2018 8:41 pm
They are great. I have two pair and they've lasted me about 5 years rotating them regularly. Once a year I take a leather conditioner to it. Used to be some good deals on ebay to get them for about 60 a pair. I've since switched to Zelikovitz based on this forums recommendation and its even cheaper and just as nice.
I bought one from their ebay store years back but all of their buckles still look huge and not dressy enough.
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cn_habs wrote:
Jul 9th, 2018 9:54 pm
I bought one from their ebay store years back but all of their buckles still look huge and not dressy enough.
Funny you should say that. Since they’re in Ottawa I was able to stop by the store. They let me exchange the buckle for a more formal one in the store. They’ll also do custom leather colors and lengths if you want it although I didn’t price these out.

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