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I've never purchased a belt at BB, so I don't now much about the quality, although, BB usually has good quality. I used to get my belts from Walmart and Target and then one day splurged on a belt at AE. Wow, what a difference. Now I can't use cheap belts. But, I would think the quality of the BB belt would be as good as the AE belts. But, that's just speculation since I haven't bought a BB belt.
 

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My only BB belt is of a nylon weave type for summer so I can't comment on their “leather” belts but, I would have to question the amount of real leather on that. No leather belt of any substance should ever crack and peel, that’s what the walmart “dress” belts will do, probably a synthetic-plastic on the outer. My work belt gets beat up more than any belt I have ever owned, as in - belt cinched very tight, chemicals, high abrasion and there’s not a single crack or peel of any sort. Belt holes have stretched a bit over a couple years and that’s all. You may want to look for another brand, specifically a company who specializes in leather goods & belts like momsdoc suggestion of Equus.
 

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Thanks for the appreciation guys.

Peeling/delaminating is somthing the high street/mall brands do when theres a very, very thin outer layer of leather or more likely corrected grain leather with a plastic top layer. Not a sign of top quality construction. Theres nothing wrong with multiyear belts for formal wear, we make them too, 100% leather all the way through in ours, but if you want ultimate durability one layer of good thick leather like bridle leather will last you your whole life in all likelyhood

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As long as I live I shall not purchase another belt unless it is crafted by Equus - the finest ratio of quality to value that I have encountered.

My chocolate brown belt has received heavy rotation, a couple of times a week for the last 5 years, indeed I am wearing it now - observe how well it has worn:

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I have added to my collection since this photo was taken.:oops:

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They are amazingly impervious to wear. As each of my lesser belts falls to the wayside, they shall be replaced with Equus bridle leather belts. Each single purchase, good for a lifetime.
 

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As long as I live I shall not purchase another belt unless it is crafted by Equus - the finest ratio of quality to value that I have encountered.

My chocolate brown belt has received heavy rotation, a couple of times a week for the last 5 years, indeed I am wearing it now - observe how well it has worn:

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I have added to my collection since this photo was taken.:oops:

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The Equus belts look really nice. Which would work best with a suit for work? Maybe this one? https://www.equusleather.co.uk/belts/bridle-leather-belts/west-end-bridle-leather-belt.html

Or this? https://www.equusleather.co.uk/belts/bridle-leather-belts/aspley-bridle-leather-belt.html

There are so many choices.
 

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Anything of equal value/quality stateside? I'd like to pick up a belt similar to those that Shaver has pictured, like all four of those in his second picture. Simple, understated, quality and can wear with jeans or a sportscoat and dress slacks
 

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Momsdoc's posts suggest Equus ships to the States. If the price on their website is with VAT, that's an awesome deal for those belts.

I have a bridle leather belt that has given excellent service in the six years since I purchased it from Leather Goods Connection, but it doesn't have half the styling and character of the ones in Shaver's picture. It just holds my trousers up. (And, truth be told, it's riveted, not sewn, and one of the rivets popped recently, so it might be on the way out.)
 

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Momsdoc's posts suggest Equus ships to the States. If the price on their website is with VAT, that's an awesome deal for those belts.

I have a bridle leather belt that has given excellent service in the six years since I purchased it from Leather Goods Connection, but it doesn't have half the styling and character of the ones in Shaver's picture. It just holds my trousers up. (And, truth be told, it's riveted, not sewn, and one of the rivets popped recently, so it might be on the way out.)
Yes, Equus unequivocally ships to the US. They may either have a Christmas sale going on or there is a coupon code of some sort currently. If you wanted a belt by Christmas, it may be too late to receive it if you order now, though.
 

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Yes, Equus unequivocally ships to the US. They may either have a Christmas sale going on or there is a coupon code of some sort currently. If you wanted a belt by Christmas, it may be too late to receive it if you order now, though.
I believe the last day to order for Christmas was in mid-November. Momsdoc's unwavering adoration of Equus led me to order two belts for Christmas. They are currently on their way from the UK; I hope to get them yet this week!

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The Equus belts look really nice. Which would work best with a suit for work? Maybe this one? https://www.equusleather.co.uk/belts/bridle-leather-belts/west-end-bridle-leather-belt.html

Or this? https://www.equusleather.co.uk/belts/bridle-leather-belts/aspley-bridle-leather-belt.html

There are so many choices.
I personally wouldn't choose a bridle leather belt to wear with a suit. O'Connell's makes a quality dress belt for a very reasonable price (links below), and certain AE belts on sale would also be an option to consider.

https://www.oconnellsclothing.com/O-Connell-s-2-buckle-Calfskin-Belt-Burgundy.html

https://www.oconnellsclothing.com/O-Connell-s-2-buckle-Calfskin-Belt-Black.html

https://www.oconnellsclothing.com/2-buckle-Calfskin-Belt-Luggage.html
 
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