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Posted: 10/11/2015 9:15:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2015 9:22:38 PM EST by TexasRifleman1985]
My current one is showing its age. Time to replace it. When I bought this one, the options were pretty limited. Now there are a bunch.

Looking for:

1.5" or 1.75" black leather semi-gloss belt. Silver (or bright nickel or stainless) hardware. Sized for a 34 waist. Lateral rigidity is extremely important. I appreciate quality.

People suggest Galco and Blade Tech... What else is out there?
Link Posted: 10/11/2015 9:16:16 PM EST
In on this one. I've been looking at Hank's Amish belts.
Link Posted: 10/11/2015 9:18:00 PM EST
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Originally Posted By slims_88:
Beltman belts.
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Link Posted: 10/11/2015 9:23:23 PM EST
I switched over to 5.11 belt. The dress belt has a very rigid insert perfect for carrying. I bought mine in brown but I'm certain they have black.

In fact I'm not entirely sure how I took so long switching to a specialty carry belt. It makes a huge difference in comfort and ride for the larger frame guns I carry. Glocks

Link Posted: 10/11/2015 9:24:07 PM EST
Milt Sparks makes a great leather belt in a large variety of styles and sizes.
Link Posted: 10/11/2015 9:43:41 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2015 9:47:16 PM EST by kc-coyote]
Aker B21 is worn by me daily whether it's with a suit and tie or jeans. Readily available and not too expensive. It has an insert that stands up well to wearing a medium size semi auto pistol with an OWB holster, double mag pouch, handcuffs and a cell phone.

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Link Posted: 10/11/2015 9:49:19 PM EST
I use a milt sparks with suits and slacks and such. Works great. Black of course.
Link Posted: 10/11/2015 9:54:05 PM EST
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Originally Posted By slims_88:
Beltman belts.
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Link Posted: 10/11/2015 9:57:28 PM EST
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Originally Posted By kc-coyote:
Aker B21 is worn by me daily whether it's with a suit and tie or jeans. Readily available and not too expensive. It has an insert that stands up well to wearing a medium size semi auto pistol with an OWB holster, double mag pouch, handcuffs and a cell phone.

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Same, it's a little thick for plastic clips for phones etc, but I've now had mine for 15+ years.
Link Posted: 10/11/2015 10:02:00 PM EST
Recently bought a couple from Mike at Armour Belts. Very pleased with the quality.
Link Posted: 10/11/2015 10:05:08 PM EST
Mean Gene Leather with a silver aegis or standard buckle.
Link Posted: 10/11/2015 10:23:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2015 10:23:26 PM EST by B62stew]
I have an Ares Gear Aegis black belt with a stainless buckle that I use when I have to dress up and want to CC.
Link Posted: 10/11/2015 10:24:54 PM EST
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Beltman belts.
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Got a nice one from them
Link Posted: 10/11/2015 10:25:57 PM EST
I've been carrying with an Aker LP224 from Galls Inc. since 2008 and I doubt I'll wear it out in my lifetime.
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Link Posted: 10/11/2015 10:50:55 PM EST
I have been using a leather belt made by a bootmaker in Clarendon, Texas for over 12 years as my daily wear/dress belt by the name of James Owens. It is tough as hell for a belt and has taken all I can throw at it. I will be getting another one on my next trip up to see my parents in the Pothandle North of Amarillo.
Link Posted: 10/11/2015 11:56:25 PM EST
Mernickle makes nice stuff. 5 year replacement warranty also.

Basic belt here. They do offer fancier options
Link Posted: 10/14/2015 4:33:39 AM EST
Good suggestions everyone. Thanks for the contributions.

I've also come across the Alabama Holster Company, they make dress belts. Anyone have experience with them?
Link Posted: 10/14/2015 4:49:01 AM EST
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Originally Posted By kc-coyote:
Aker B21 is worn by me daily whether it's with a suit and tie or jeans. Readily available and not too expensive. It has an insert that stands up well to wearing a medium size semi auto pistol with an OWB holster, double mag pouch, handcuffs and a cell phone.

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This. Have been wearing an aker dress belt since 2004 when I got my chl. Still have my original belt plus a new one that I got a couple years ago since the original was pretty scratched up. New one for work at the office, and the old for work around the house.

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Link Posted: 10/14/2015 5:19:34 AM EST
Another vote for Milt Sparks. I've owned several over the years, bought for the days when I wore a suit and dressed up more. I also own a couple of Mitch Rosen belts and had the same experience. Both are quality makers and you can't go wrong with either.
Link Posted: 10/14/2015 5:41:01 AM EST
A dress belt is not typically 1.5" wide. That is going to look pretty unconventional with a suit. 1 1/4" is more the norm.
Link Posted: 10/14/2015 5:43:43 AM EST
I can't say enough good things about Comp-tac.

It's still like brand new, 5 years later. Literally.
Link Posted: 10/14/2015 5:43:56 AM EST
Just tried the First Spear belt that SKD (site sponsor). Carries. Really enjoy it and the standard non cobra buckle doesn't pinch little holes in the front of every single. T-shirt I wear anymore. Black and Tan and not too tactical. Made outta some cool sciencey like stuff.
Link Posted: 10/14/2015 6:00:09 AM EST
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Just tried the First Spear belt that SKD (site sponsor). Carries. Really enjoy it and the standard non cobra buckle doesn't pinch little holes in the front of every single. T-shirt I wear anymore. Black and Tan and not too tactical. Made outta some cool sciencey like stuff.
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Came here to post this.

biothane

Ive had it for 2-3 years and wear it half the time, have swam in salt water 100 times and itshows 0 wear.

What holster are you carrying with?
Link Posted: 10/14/2015 7:25:47 AM EST
Raven Eilodon. Sometimes the vanguard but I prefer my pistol off my skin. The belt and holster setup are great nothing else has come close. I'm a small frame gent so most options just weren't quite enough.
Link Posted: 10/14/2015 7:34:05 AM EST
I had one of these

Good belt. Supports a G26 in an MTAC very well.

I need to get a new one though, its too big for me now.
Link Posted: 10/14/2015 7:39:04 AM EST
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Beltman belts.
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My vote
Link Posted: 10/14/2015 7:45:04 AM EST
Tucker Gunleather makes really nice belts too.
Link Posted: 10/14/2015 8:07:40 AM EST
Beltman. Mine's 10 years old or so, and still looks and works great.
Link Posted: 10/14/2015 8:10:11 AM EST
ARES Aegis is my vote
Link Posted: 10/14/2015 8:14:58 AM EST
Mitch Rosen.
Link Posted: 10/14/2015 8:20:29 AM EST
Mitch Rosen or Beltman. I have half a dozen Beltman belts, in an age of so so quality etc....they are a refreshing change.
Link Posted: 10/14/2015 8:21:13 AM EST
I have a couple by A&G Custom Gun Leather and really like them.
Link Posted: 10/14/2015 1:23:39 PM EST
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Originally Posted By slims_88:
Beltman belts.



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Link Posted: 10/14/2015 1:30:05 PM EST
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Originally Posted By B62stew:
I have an Ares Gear Aegis black belt with a stainless buckle that I use when I have to dress up and want to CC.
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+1
Link Posted: 11/2/2015 1:30:45 AM EST
One last bump before I take an ambien.
Link Posted: 11/2/2015 12:12:01 PM EST
Been using the A Better Belt USA UGB and the Armour Belts have worked great for me and look dressy enough for a 1.25" belt!

Both have great customer service and craftsmanship is amazing!
Link Posted: 11/2/2015 12:18:40 PM EST
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I have a couple by A&G Custom Gun Leather and really like them.
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Came here to post this.
Link Posted: 11/2/2015 12:22:14 PM EST
I have a Galco. It's thin enough (front to back, not height) that it will fit the belt loops on my suits and dress pants. The "double thickness" belt I have won't. I don't think the 1.5" looks out of place on my suits and dress pants, but I am 33yo, fit, wear slim or tailored shirts, and my pants are flat front without cuffs. If I was an older paunchy, balding man that wore pleated and cuffed slacks, the wider belt might look out of place, but I'm not. And I live in semi-rural Indiana. Not exactly a center of high fashion.

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