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.
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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.
April 10, 2013, 06:25 PM
X2 on the beltman belts excellent quality
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.
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.
Have a B-22 in both brown and black, like them a lot. And it's within your budget.
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.
April 11, 2013, 01:05 AM
Beltman has served me well for years on end.
April 11, 2013, 10:25 AM
One more happy Beltman customer. :)
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.
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.