What's your preference when it comes to belts? Many belts for different occasions or one belt for everything?
I'm primarily a one belt guy - I wear a 1-1/2" saddle tan horse hide gun belt 95% of the time. I paid over $100 for it from thebeltman.net, but it's the nicest belt I've ever seen and I fully expect to be able to give it to my son.
If I have to go dressier than khakis/tan slacks I have a sad specimen of a black leather dress belt.
I carry a concealed handgun everyday. The belts that I have found in stores that will hold up to the stress of the weight of my holstered Glock look like the same ones that I used to wear to hold up my sam brown belt. They're not very fashionable. I do leather work as a hobby. So I started making my own belts with a metal reinforcement strip sewn in between two strips of better grade leather than I can find in stores. An ill fitting or weak belt can be both a safety issue and an issue with concealment. A good stiff belt is a necessity. There's no reason it can't look good too. I'm big about my belt and shoes matching. I make holsters to match my belts and shoes. A little too much matching? Maybe, but I'm weird like that. No one ever sees the holster unless I'm at the range. But when I'm at the range I look good. Vanity encourages me to act a little more refined than when I don't look good.
I use .031" Stainless steel banding straps. They're thin enough to make it feasible for my belts and easy to get a hold of. The metal doesn't go through the entire length of the belt. Just enough to cover from the left side around the back to the right side leaving the buckle end and the belt holes. If I lose weight I have to make new belts because I can't just punch another hole in the belt.
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