Good belt for suits?


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9thchild
April 10, 2013, 05:41 PM
I'll be rocking a S&W 6904 in an IWB holster. My job requires a suit every day, so I need this to be a "dress belt." Ideally would like it to be reversible black and brown, but I'm not sure if they make gun belts like that. If not I would need one of each color of course. Budget is $100 total for both belts. That could be brought up a bit if I knew I was buying something that will last a lifetime.

Suggestions?

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Sam1911
April 10, 2013, 06:14 PM
A lot of members really rave about Beltman's products: http://www.thebeltman.net/bh114.htm

Yes, they are a little bit above your price range, but (while "last a lifetime" is an overused phrase) you're unlikely to be tossing them out more than once a decade.

Plus, you can specify an internal stiffener which is nice if you have to wear clothes that require those dainty little 1-1/4" belts.

raze
April 10, 2013, 06:25 PM
X2 on the beltman belts excellent quality

travisd
April 10, 2013, 08:39 PM
X3 on the Beltman belts. Really work good especially if you carry a heavy gun. I carry my 1911 no problem where I had issues with lighter guns on other belts. definitely worth the price

The Lone Haranguer
April 10, 2013, 08:50 PM
Budget is $100 for both belts.
Bump it up. There are few if any belts "dressy" enough for suit wear and can carry a gun for that.

Here is a belt that might meet your needs, MSRP starting at $54: http://www.donhume.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8&products_id=478&zenid=qfmgnt9dpcqshlpu24n5ngpk93 I'm very pleased with my Beltman belt, which was ~$70 at the time.

JTQ
April 10, 2013, 09:10 PM
The Beltman and

A&G Custom Leather http://agcustomgunleather.com

have very good reputations. However, they really don't look like "suit belts" to me. They look a little more casual than that. I think $50 is pretty low for most any good gun belt, and for a fancy "suit belt", I'd think you certainly would have to go higher.

Mitch Rosen http://www.mitchrosen.com

5 Shot Leather http://www.5shotleather.com/belts.htm

Del Fatti http://www.delfatti.com

Mernickle http://www.mernickleholsters.com/bm_belts.html

AJChenMPH
April 10, 2013, 09:38 PM
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=586975

Have a B-22 in both brown and black, like them a lot. And it's within your budget.

9thchild
April 10, 2013, 11:32 PM
Thanks for all the suggestions. It doesn't need to be too fancy, just passable in a suit. I don't think my current belt looks any nice than that Don Hume one. That looks like the ticket to me, but going to check out Beltman too.

bill3424
April 11, 2013, 01:05 AM
Beltman has served me well for years on end.

mdauben
April 11, 2013, 10:25 AM
One more happy Beltman customer. :)

9thchild
April 11, 2013, 11:11 AM
I think I am going to try the black one from Don Hume, and a brown one from Beltman.

Thanks for all the help guys.

yittidee
April 13, 2013, 08:40 PM
i just got one from Blade Tech. it was the double ply looper belt. i wear a suit basically 6 days a week and i find it to be quite awesome. it doesn't really look like a gun belt from the naked eye. I purchased one in brown and seriously it is fantastic.

FourTeeFive
April 14, 2013, 10:14 AM
Looper belts are nice and reinforced:

http://www.looperlawenforcement.com/looper-reinforced-holster-belt.html

FourTeeFive
April 14, 2013, 10:16 AM
If you ever want to splurge and go really dressy, the Milt Sparks sharkskin belts are VERY nice:

http://www.miltsparks.com/Belts.htm

9thchild
April 14, 2013, 07:48 PM
I like the Loopers too. I think I might get one of each in different colors honestly.

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