Gloves & belts: any recommendations?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by repo, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. repo

    repo Familiar Face

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    What's your favourite gloves / belts retailer? Just found http://www.southcombe.com after a quick search but would welcome any alternatives.
     
  2. wdw

    wdw One Too Many

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  3. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

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    None but while the subject is in the air, I bought a pair of gloves from Timberland that literally fell apart after two weeks of wear. Thought that 50 pounds will guarantee me at least some kind of quality. Outdoor company indeed. So be warned.
     
  4. tropicalbob

    tropicalbob My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Whenever the question of belts comes up I always suggest Leathergoodsconnection.com. Quality is first-rate, prices very reasonable, delivery fast, and, best of all, you can completely design your own belt. Check out their ranger belts.
     
  5. Grayland

    Grayland One Too Many

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    I agree 100%. Awesome belts.
     
  6. nick123

    nick123 I'll Lock Up

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    I purchased two horsehide belts from Schitzo a while back. They've been daily wearers. He could tell you the manufacturer. I'll try to get some pics up later.
     
  7. wild_balls

    wild_balls Practically Family

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    I had a belt made from Terry Dear Ireland for a while now, oak bark tanned natural colour! It is called The Quercus Belt! The best belt I have owned by far. It ages beautifully.


    Cheers Joakim
     
  8. Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett A-List Customer

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    I get my belts from www.leprevo.co.uk this is a store that supplies bits and pieces for making/repairing leather items, they do not actually make the belts but there is a guy who shares their shop who does leather work, so you choose the leather and the buckle and he puts it together, for superb quality bridle leather with solid brass buckles I last paid £65 for two complete belts.

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  9. Fanch

    Fanch I'll Lock Up

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    My strong recommendation for belts is Torino that are made in New Orleans, LA: http://www.torinoleather.com/
    I particularly like Torino's exotics, specifically their 35mm American alligator and 35mm South African ostrich belts.

    Can't comment on glooves since I rarely ever use them where I live. I suspect that even Monitor's Timberland glooves would last me a lifetime. :D
     
  10. feltfan

    feltfan My Mail is Forwarded Here

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  11. repo

    repo Familiar Face

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    Thanks to all for the suggestions.
     
  12. Sheepdog149

    Sheepdog149 Practically Family

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    Give "Tanner Goods" a look...I bought a pair of their "Utica" driver gloves - but I see they're SOLD OUT. But, their deerskin driver gloves, currently available, look very nice too. Hmm, I may have to pick up a pair in black =)
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  13. mendelboaz

    mendelboaz Practically Family

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    I ordered a belt from Equus Leather a couple of weeks ago, still waiting for it. Waiting time is 5-6 weeks. This is my first quality leather belt; I'm wearing a Levis belt for the time being.

    As for gloves; what kind of gloves are you looking for? For casual every-day use I wear these: http://www.leatherglovesonline.com/...-ta302-deerskin-patrol-gloves-made-in-usa.htm They're simple, good-looking, are hardly restrictive and block the wind to some degree. For motorcycling, I'd recommend these: http://www.leeparksdesign.com/deertours/ And if you want a more rugged glove for every-day use, I'd recommend these: http://www.aerostich.com/aerostich-elkskin-roper-gloves-16.html

    Now that the weather is turning around, I'll need a couple of lined leather gloves (above mentioned gloves are all unlined). Can anyone recommend a great pair of lined USAAF A-10 flying gloves? Preferably in the $30-50 range.
     
  14. repo

    repo Familiar Face

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    For everyday winter wear. I have some gloves a friend gave me and have been trying to find a similar pair in brown. I think they might have been described as ranch gloves and from the US - made from soft but substantial hide. If it's a cold winter, I might need something warmer though. After looking at Leather Goods Connection, I realise I also need a new wallet ...
     
  15. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    +1 I have a couple of them, they're great quality and they also offer a variety of leather widths. They're customer service is very good as well.
     
  16. Peter Mackin

    Peter Mackin Practically Family

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    Jim spiedle....the beltman ...the best belts ever..got a nice one from equus...nice but a more dressy belt but great quality...bullhide or horsehide...go with the beltman.
     
  17. Sheepdog149

    Sheepdog149 Practically Family

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    +1 on the "Belt man. " I think he's out of NC. When I worked plain clothes, I wore one of his 1.5" wide belts, attaching all my gear without any issue. Top-notch quality there.
     
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  18. repo

    repo Familiar Face

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    I don't have a "man stopper firearm" (unfortunately) but these belts look excellent. Going to have to get one.
     
  19. nick123

    nick123 I'll Lock Up

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    I found out the belts I own are made by Scott Willis.
     
  20. Grayland

    Grayland One Too Many

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    I have one of his belts and he's making me a natural chromexcel one right now. Great belts and a super nice guy.
     

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