Gloves & belts: any recommendations?

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

  1. simonc

    simonc Practically Family

    Messages:
    918
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    That middle long buckle is very nice, very 30's.
     
  2. IXL

    IXL One Too Many

    Messages:
    1,284
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Except for riding in colder winter temperatures, I wear the Aerostitch ropers. They hold up very well, compared to most, and are quite comfortable.
     
  3. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    8,364
    Location:
    Glasgow
    McRostie of Glasgow? Their based in Johnstone, a good 15, 20 miles from the city! Ah, a little local knowledge goes a long way, but good to know that there's a place like that is close(ish) to hand.
     
  4. feltfan

    feltfan My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Messages:
    3,191
    Location:
    Oakland, CA, USA
    Wow. Those are some pricey belts. Ouch.

    I have a wallet from Scott Willis. Didn't know he made belts. Good news!
     
  5. pak

    pak One of the Regulars

    Messages:
    230
    Location:
    Ak
    Belts: yourtack.com
     
  6. Leacock

    Leacock Familiar Face

    Messages:
    97
    Location:
    Dominion of Canada
    I can recommend the Saddleback leather tow belt. Just don't go for black, it is an ugly grey colour. But the other colours look rather good.
     
  7. Vespizzare

    Vespizzare A-List Customer

    Messages:
    445
    Location:
    Santa Monica, CA
  8. Carlos840

    Carlos840 I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    4,258
    Location:
    London
    I have Two Saddleback Leather Old Bull Belts, and they are freaking awesome!

    Thickest leather i have ever seen, great buckle, 100 year warranty, what more would you want from a belt?
     
  9. Edward

    Edward Bartender

    Messages:
    22,433
    Location:
    London, UK
    I tend nowadays to buy my belts in London's Spitalfields market. 1/4" thick, "real" leather (not bonded), about GBP30.00 a pop. Several stalls do them, I don't know any specific name. They're similar to the good belts you see at the same price ish on etsy. Belts are a thing I like to have a whole bunch of around (i.e. one in each of four colours in each of two sizes sort of thing), so I find it hard to get my head around the idea of spending GBP100 or so on a single belt.

    Those would be more than I've spent on a belt before, though not by as much as the likes of Equus. It would be interesting to compare them, given the difference in price. (Fairly new, presumably, in the Aero line? Not noticed belts before). Do they shrink to fit? That could be useful as i plan to lose weight. ;)


    Gloves-wise, I can strongly recommend Chester Jeffries - https://www.chesterjefferies.co.uk/ Very wide range of styles. Their quality is several notches above the average department-store type gloves (not the cheap and nasty ones, but the type that are actually perfectly serviceable for many years). Prices are keen - in and around GBP60 buys a very nice pair of gloves to an individual spec (I have one pair in, I think , steerhide, black, with a special order red silk lining - beautiful). They also do regular special offers which allow you to choose from a limited range of options at a fixed price - those can be around gbp30 for nice, lined leather gloves, well worth it. I have a pair of those too. Currently, they have a sale on lots of stock gloves, with deerskin roper gloves at around GBP20. All their gloves are sized by number, not S/M/L.
     
  10. Gromulus

    Gromulus Practically Family

    Messages:
    573
    Location:
    NE Ohio, USA
    Aside from a few Allen Edmonds belts that I bought specifically to match some of my AE shoes, I think these two manufacturers make better belts at a decent price. I bought several casual (Chromexel, to match my Aero jackets and Wolverine 1000 mile boots) and dress belts from each and have no need to search further:

    http://www.rancourtandcompany.com/men-s/penny-loafers.html

    http://coronadoleather.com/


    While I am probably not as fussy about gloves, most of my leather gloves are from Leatherglovesonline and have served me well:

    http://www.leatherglovesonline.com/#section=start
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2014
  11. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    8,364
    Location:
    Glasgow
    I think they went up over the weekend with the Horween wallets. They're nice but a different proposition from Equus, which are very stiff and take a lot of working in - I have a burgundy one that's still fairly rigid four months after getting it!
    I understand that they both shrink and expand to fit, depending on one's circumstances... :D
     
  12. Lungomare

    Lungomare A-List Customer

    Messages:
    340
    Location:
    Austria
  13. mendelboaz

    mendelboaz One Too Many

    Messages:
    1,108
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    I'm about to order Aero's A-10 flying gloves, can anyone comment on their quality?
     
  14. frussell

    frussell One Too Many

    Messages:
    1,409
    Location:
    California Desert
    As someone who has made many, many belts, I can tell you that for what labor goes into them, those Aero belts are a tad pricey. For $86 U.S., I'd expect at least an inner lining. This is one of their products that is going to make a profit, as there's not much sewing or finish time put in on these, compared to the time-consuming jacket process. When I was making belts (usually hand-tooled or stamped, always hand-sewn), I would have felt bad charging any more than $35 for a similar belt, buckle included. Not to knock Aero, I'm sure the leather used is top notch, but this is a simple to make item, with no frills. There are cheaper, very similar quality options available, unless what you want is the Aero tag. Frank.
     
  15. repo

    repo Familiar Face

    Messages:
    59
    Location:
    Uk
    Might see what these are like, it's a shame this style is made in China but does say US deerskin is used.
     
  16. repo

    repo Familiar Face

    Messages:
    59
    Location:
    Uk
    They look like they're good quality.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.