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Got the Iron Heart Tan belt from Self Edge...really a great belt! Thank you Kiya

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Just got this brown cowhide quick-release belt made for me by 'unlucky'... he makes custom belts/wallets/chains etc.. from different leathers, quite reasonable.

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Right now he's got stock of some quick release buckles so I snatched one up! pm if you want info

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I have to agree, I'm one of those nickle intolerant people...

I discovered it when I had a pair of glasses and the paint started coming off the hinges, so the nickle touched my skin...

titanium glasses only from now on...

The metal that causes allergy is predominantly nickel. It may be in other alloys in small quantities and have an effect. If you have a rash or dermatitis from wearing metal spectacle frames, belt buckles, carrying coins in pockets, watch straps, then you may have an allergy. Nickel is found in trace amounts in all sorts of alloys.

sorry about the ignorance, but how do you guys overcome this stupid allergy?

I've just had an ongoing rash where my belt is for the past like 10 years, haha.

Are there like some places that sell nickel free buckles? (with nice leather?)

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My samurai belt has a brass buckle, but i don't know if there is any nickel in it. Brass should be an alloy of copper and zinc, but there is such a thing as nickel brass. Pure silver buckles should be nickel free if they are hallmarked I suppose.

You can make sure it doesn't touch your skin, maybe wear an undershirt tucked in.

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My samurai belt has a brass buckle, but i don't know if there is any nickel in it. Brass should be an alloy of copper and zinc, but there is such a thing as nickel brass. Pure silver buckles should be nickel free if they are hallmarked I suppose.

You can make sure it doesn't touch your skin, maybe wear an undershirt tucked in.

my skin is pretty sensitive..

I could carry around keys in my pocket and I'd get a rash though my pocket liner. (granted, it's kind of a thin one)

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Any silver buckle, stainless steel, or brass is cool. Gold if you crazy balla.

My girl is in jewelry, this comes up a lot with people and "fashion" jewelry.

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just got these

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who makes a nice natural leather belt? i'm leaning towards corter but would like to see what else is out there

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I like to wear old biker belts from the 40's and 50's as well as old garrison belts from the late 30's and early 40's. Here's a 40's silver studded black leather belt. Since this photo was taken I've treated the leather with Pecards and it's restored it back to good condition.

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Guest xtreme588

for you guys that are familiar with tanner belts

how do you guys size them

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sorry about the ignorance, but how do you guys overcome this stupid allergy?

I've just had an ongoing rash where my belt is for the past like 10 years, haha.

Are there like some places that sell nickel free buckles? (with nice leather?)

I never had the problem with beltbuckles but I tend to go with pewter or silver buckles

edit, I promised to post pics of my actual RM belt, that was like in april though and I totally forgot about this thread after that, so here it goes, RM belt after aprox. six months of wear, I have it for about seven months, but it's been on a trip to japan for about a month, for the attachment of the silver RM buckle...

with flash:

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no flash:

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pics closer to the 'true color'

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for you guys that are familiar with tanner belts

how do you guys size them

size up 1 from your denim size

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Guest xtreme588

^^^ thanks

i ordered one two weeks ago sized one up

hopefully it comes soon!

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I got one of those LGC belts ~ 10 months ago and it has stretched considerably. I've only worn it with my jeans, which are a night/weekend affair for me, and I have had to cinch up two holes in the belt (no change in weight). I would actually buy a little shorter than what they instruct you. I don't know if it will keep on stretching or if it just stretches to a point.

On the other hand, the thing is holding up really well and darkening nicely with age, so I can't complain about that.

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I got one of those LGC belts ~ 10 months ago and it has stretched considerably. I've only worn it with my jeans, which are a night/weekend affair for me, and I have had to cinch up two holes in the belt (no change in weight). I would actually buy a little shorter than what they instruct you. I don't know if it will keep on stretching or if it just stretches to a point.

On the other hand, the thing is holding up really well and darkening nicely with age, so I can't complain about that.

I've owned mine for over 2 years and have had a very minimal stretch. Not enough for me to change holes. I also have worn it almost every day since I bought it. The only problem that I had was that the one of the two bolts near the buckle fell off. It still holds together just fine though and isn't noticeable.

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Guest crazy4kix

what is better tanner or corter and if im a sz 29 in APC NS what size should i get 32 or 34?

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before:

Corter Natural Leather

worn 3-4 months

tanned a couple times for 5-6 hours with Obenaufs LP

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after:

appx 7 mo, a little more LP at some point.

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theyre not shell cordovan but horsehide ive got 2 from him nice guy

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giles was recently thinking out loud with me about an Iron Heart IHB-01 or 02 belt.

would that be too much?

i am not sure ...

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