Good quality belt ?

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by LarryGS, Apr 24, 2014.

  1. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    I wish that Geiger & Willis were still around. Lands End purchased them and ran the brand into the ground although, to be honest, while they made great clothing, the modern era company wasn't managed well either.

    Anyway, they made a rifle-sling belt and I purchased one in the mid-90's. It's the only casual belt I own so it's worn almost daily.

    The closest version I've found is from here:

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    It seems to be very, very similar to the G&W version.

    Here's a good article on the history of G&W if you're interested. It's a shame that brands like them and Abercrombie & Fitch (the real Abercrombie & Fitch, not the fucking store in the mall that sells t-shirts) are no longer around.
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  2. Carl Spackler

    Carl Spackler Been here awhile

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    Filson. Double belt. I have one in brown and one in black. Never will you need another belt.
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  3. Plaka

    Plaka Brevis illi vita est

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    Yeah, that place in the mall doesn't have nice engraved double rifles in .375 H&H.
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  4. LarryGS

    LarryGS Been here awhile

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    I remember the Geiger and Willis catalog. I think I bought a shirt from them that I still have. That belt does look nce. I'll save the link when I'm looking, next time. Thanks.
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    Hetzel88 cycles is a mean toy

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  6. groop

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    Not to jack the thread but this made me laugh. My first experience with A&F was about 1980 when I accompanied my friend and his father to the A&F store in Beverly Hills to pick up a pistol. I remember all the taxidermy and high end clothes..real rugged stuff. I think I recall they had a travel agency too that featured big game hunts to Africa and India. When I was told 20 years later that an A&F store existed in my local mall, I thought I would go there to research a firearm purchase. Imagine the surprise of emo kid behind the counter full of skinny jeans when I told him why I was there...:lol3

    hijack off
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  7. univibe88

    univibe88 Slidell4Life

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    I have a belt and briefcase from Gfeller. They use vegetable tanned leather from Hermann Oak Tannery in St Louis. The leather starts a light tan and takes on a deep reddish/brown as it ages.

    http://www.gfeller.us/fieldbelts.html
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  10. Snapper

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    thebeltman.net horsehide gun belts
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  12. SgtDuster

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    I personally wear and like the Duluth Trading's garisson belt.



    I think that every leather belt will curve eventually.
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