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I detect vested interests in some of these messages. I don't do that... I'm Henry of LGC ... I don't care if you order from me or not. What bothers me is the lack of understanding of what leather is.

I just got a DVD from a company who will remain nameless because they refused to let me use their info on my blog. They explain tanning... it isn't leaving it out in the sun.

Try looking at the wickett&craig web site. They, the nameless, also have video from the main tannery in Mexico that is supplying belt leather to the US. ... (which I don't use).

What is the difference between drum tanning and pit tanning? Answer: about 4 months.

Oh, hey.. thanks to the customers who recommend me in these forums. I'm really impressed with the feed back I get. I would just be happy and not offer a thank you if I got something I liked.

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Random quilted-y belt from a thrift store. Various plaid patches on a basic green canvas thing. My 15-year-old female ditzy cousin pointed out that it looks vaguely like Burberry, and there's no branding anywhere so it's probably some generic thing. I really like it, though.

Edited: I didn't know my camera phone had that much resolution, was too wide.

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These are my two favourite belts at the moment.

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Sorry for the crappy photo.

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Does anyone have both a Flathead and a Samurai belt? I'm trying to figure out which is thicker and heavier duty. Both come in the style I want,

http://item.rakuten.co.jp/2nd/fh-ob-002-sd/

http://item.rakuten.co.jp/2nd/sj-a101

so I just need to figure out which is sturdier. Obviously both are hefty.

As you can see on the site's you've posted =

Flathead - 4-6 mm thick

Samurai - 6-7 mm thick...

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How does it compare to the samurai belt?

not as heavy - somewhat softer leather - very sophisticated...

Hard to compare 2 beautiful things that are beautiful for different reasons...

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As you can see on the site's you've posted =

Flathead - 4-6 mm thick

Samurai - 6-7 mm thick...

Whoops, thanks for being my brain!

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just bought me the new ironheart belt in black (XL) so i will be selling the sugarcane (L)... PM for info...

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so when you are buying a belt do you look for it to fit somewhere in the middle holes or at the smallest hole? just curious what others thoughts are. one of my old coworkers was talking about how a belt was suppose to fit but i forgot as its been a while.

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if a belt fits you well the needle has to be on the middle hole...

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i say somewhere in the middle because what if you gain some weight? lose weight?

i'm selling the iron heart belt if anyone's interested... i got it in an XL... i'm at the smallest hole now due to stretching... i wear a 34w in US sizes and 36 in japanese...

http://www.superfuture.com/supertalk/showthread.php?t=40478

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i say somewhere in the middle because what if you gain some weight? lose weight?

i'm selling the iron heart belt if anyone's interested... i got it in an XL... i'm at the smallest hole now due to stretching... i wear a 34w in US sizes and 36 in japanese...

http://www.superfuture.com/supertalk/showthread.php?t=40478

Mmm, I thought the point of the IronHeart belt is that you could undo the two screws behind the buckle and cut the free square end (not the tounge) to whatever length you want (punching two new holes), provided the belt was long enough in the first place. No?

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Mmm, I thought the point of the IronHeart belt is that you could undo the two screws behind the buckle and cut the free square end (not the tounge) to whatever length you want (punching two new holes), provided the belt was long enough in the first place. No?

thats what i thought too. the top buckle bit is removable, leaving a room for the untouched top which could be trimmed.

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Comment on ALD belts - lovely but wide. They're really designed with ALD jeans in mind (unsurprisingly) but will fit Nudie's OK. Duckdiggers too but on other stuff the belt loops will probably be too small.

Something I keep in mind - how much the belt extends past the last hole. Particularly important if you've got a small waist and / or if you're using the first hole as you end up with a very flappy awkward bit of leather to tuck into a belt loop. The 45rpm belt above, while lovely, puts me off for precisely this reason - too much leather after the 6 hole from buckle.

Some nice belts here http://www.j-fabled.com/mens/items/leather/

Carry on.

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Hey,

Does anybody else get that annoying fold after having a belt for a time? I'm talking about the fold right in front of the hole where you usually buckle the belt... after constant usage, sitting down, moving around, I guess the leather wears down and begins to bend.

It's not noticeable while the belt's on, but when it's off, it looks pretty floppy.

this happen to anyone else or is this just me? (happening on my tanner belt... great btw)

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I have an insane number of thriftstore belts and buckles. I live in fear that people I know will find out how many I have. First picture is all sterling buckles. I only ever wear the four on the left. All the belts are thrift store except the four basket weave which are made by Vogt.

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Miscellaneous thrift store belts. The ugly shiny ones in the middle are alligator. I wear the first and third from the top quite a bit.

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I'm using Kc's garrison belt.

44mm wide and 5~7mm thick and changeable buckle

leather is relly beautiful and it's cheaper than other Japanese brands

their leather wallets are also wonderful

they really match with Jeans!!

http://www.rakuten.co.jp/kc-s/532560/

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