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Where to find a *soft* braided/plaited men's belt?

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Benzadmiral, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. Benzadmiral

    Benzadmiral One Too Many

    For years now I've had a soft braided leather belt from Donna Karam (yes, she made, and maybe makes, men's things too). It's been my go-to belt for nearly everything. It's getting along in years, and while it's not worn out, I'd like to find a backup. DKNY doesn't apparently make it any more, and most of the braided ones I find in stores are very stiff.

    There's this: http://www.bootsonline.com.au/roobelts.htm, which Boots Online assures me is flexible. Anybody every try one of these? If so, how was it? And if you've found a braided/plaited leather men's belt that was soft right away, please point me to it!
  2. The only place I tend to see any of these belts are at the mens shop or at like a 3 day suit broker. Finding a soft one, well that's any ones guess. Leather breaks in over time and the use of conditioners can soften most leather.
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    cookie I'll Lock Up

    If it's made of kangaroo you're safe. I have seen and felt kangaroo leather on eBay shoes that was still supple from the 1930/40s.

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