Yes thats right. A belt. Not sure what you all think about belts or if you even wear any, but I have always worn a belt and feel quite incomplete without one.
For the past few years I have been searching for quality belts. If you are thinking that you are getting them at Macys or any other department store, you need to think again.
Most run of the mill belts are not 100% leather. Often they have a very thin covering made of leather while the inner parts are a filler of some sort. I had gone from buying a $30-$50 belt at a department store (like Macys and the like) only to have it wear out 3 months down the line. Not a good experience at all. Luckily I found Ross and the other discount stores so I was only paying $9.99-$14.99 for a belt. I got to the point that I was actually buying 2-3 belts at a time to reduce my needs to go belt shopping.
My quest had taken me all over. From the back streets and the big mega stores of Paris to my favorite stomping grounds, the INTERNET.. woot! Ok.. So my search went far and wide and at one point I was about to buy belt blanks from a company so I could make my own.
My issue was that I was not prepared to buy a $150 belt sight unseen. Just couldnt bring myself to do it and then be disappointed a few months down the line when it wore out, got frayed, scratched, blemished or whatever.