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.

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Very cool belt story Johnny.

I use my dad's old gun belt from his game warden days. I like it because it's wide and heavy. The thing is probably 30 years old but it's still in great shape.
Braces are the best way to hold up a suit trouser. I love em.
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Well, I agree absolutely as does my wife. Braces are darned sophisticated and comfortable for old guys like me.

I agree 100%

My simple black leather Jean belt tends to serve all my pants holding needs, and could be used as a fan belt in an emergency. 40 bucks at the big mans store.
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.
What kind of metal do you use to reinforce those belts? That's pretty hardcore, I have to say :)
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.
When I wear chino's/dockers, I have a Perry Ellis belt that is reversible black/brown with a nice polished gold buckle. My jeans, I have a brown and black Dickies Garrison belts.
I just try not to wear pants.


I use a belt (DKNY belts are good).
I use a basic black belt that has holes all along the entire length for day to day and a black dress belt for my suit. Though I would like to try suspenders sometime though.

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