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Postby Shyster » Mon Jun 08, 2015 6:34 pm

After hearing an advertisement running on KDKA, I placed an order from Anson Belt and Buckle (http://ansonbelt.com) for essentially three belts. Anson belts don't have holes. The back of the strap has notches in it that mate with the buckle in much the same way as a plastic zip-tie works. The belts are consequently highly adjustable and move in 1/4" increments. You insert the strap into the buckle and just push and click until it's as tight as you want. As a fat guy with a somewhat variable waist size, this level of adjustment is highly appreciated.

The buckles are separate from the straps and you can mix and match. The straps clamp into the buckles, and you can easily swap them out. I ordered a kit with two buckles (silver and gold) and three straps (black, brown, cordovan) for $99. I like the idea that if a strap wears out, you don't have to toss the whole thing—you just replace the worn strap. I've been wearing the silver/black combo today, and I really like it so far. I'll issue updates on the durability.

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Postby tifosi77 » Mon Jun 08, 2015 6:37 pm

Googled Anson belts and saw the phrase 'belt technology', which made me chuckle.

Seriously, tho, they look cool. Will look into them.

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Postby Sam's Drunk Dog » Mon Jun 08, 2015 6:47 pm

Does Fashionable Male sell them?

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Postby Silentom » Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:49 am

That's a cool idea for belts. I might look into that myself.

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Postby Shyster » Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:04 pm

After a couple weeks of using them, I'm loving the Anson belts. They're super easy to adjust, and I like the fact that they look like regular belts but adjust in 1/4" increments. I'm going to buy another kit with a couple of the "classic" buckles (which I think are more casual-looking than the "traditional" buckles) and some of the canvas straps for casual wear.

The only downside I can think of is that the belts, at 1-1/4" wide, are a little narrow for work belts. So if you need something to hang your tools from, or you work as a construction worker, or you want a belt for concealed carry, or you otherwise need a really-heavy-duty pants-keeper-upper, then the Ansons might be a little too skinny.

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Postby Shyster » Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:15 pm

I've mentioned this on the other site, but if you need quality neckties at a reasonable price, look no further than The Tie Bar, http://www.thetiebar.com. They recently upped their prices on ties from $15 to $19 (they had been at $15 for many years), but at the same time they made standard shipping free. They have regular ties, bow ties, skinny ties, pocket squares, sock, cufflinks, and other accessories.

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Postby Silentom » Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:22 pm

I ordered an Executive last week. So pumped for it to come in. :pop:

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Postby AuthorTony » Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:39 pm

What is the general consensus on hats? I'd like to wear something to keep some of the sun off me when shooting outdoors in the summer. I never like how baseball caps fit me and am looking for other options. My typical shoot attire is a polo shirt and golf-type shorts.

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Postby blackjack68 » Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:52 pm

Panama hat

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Postby blackjack68 » Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:55 pm

Prince Harry's is a tad worn.

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Postby dodint » Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:10 pm

Every time I see the title of this thread:
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Postby Shyster » Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:23 pm

What is the general consensus on hats? I'd like to wear something to keep some of the sun off me when shooting outdoors in the summer. I never like how baseball caps fit me and am looking for other options. My typical shoot attire is a polo shirt and golf-type shorts.
I'd go with a broad-brimmed straw hat. It could have a fedora-style crown, like this:
http://www.villagehatshop.com/product/s ... g-hat.html

Or a gambler-style crown like this:
http://www.villagehatshop.com/product/s ... r-hat.html

Or this:
http://www.villagehatshop.com/product/s ... r-hat.html

There are also straw hats with ventilated crowns for really hot weather, like this:
http://www.villagehatshop.com/product/w ... k-hat.html

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Postby tifosi77 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:51 pm

What is the general consensus on hats? I'd like to wear something to keep some of the sun off me when shooting outdoors in the summer. I never like how baseball caps fit me and am looking for other options. My typical shoot attire is a polo shirt and golf-type shorts.
I like the good old boonie flop hat.

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:55 pm

I approve of this thread.

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Postby dodint » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:14 pm

What is the general consensus on hats? I'd like to wear something to keep some of the sun off me when shooting outdoors in the summer. I never like how baseball caps fit me and am looking for other options. My typical shoot attire is a polo shirt and golf-type shorts.
I like the good old boonie flop hat.
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Postby King Colby » Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:13 am

Picked up a sweet new pair of Magnanni Oxfords. Needed a burgundy shoe to try and match with a charcoal gray suit.

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Postby King Colby » Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:13 am

@kraftster get involved

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Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy » Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:47 am

did you make this thread just so you could post the shoes you just bought...?

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Postby willeyeam » Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:52 am

bought a pair of Johnston & Murphys a few weeks ago. So worth the extra 30-40 over the normal amount I spend

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Postby eddysnake » Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:54 am

I don't always wear denim, but when I do, it's always cut short enough so the pockets hang out...

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Postby meow » Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:55 am

I'm not into Oxford's, but I love me some Magnanni. Their driving mocossains are the most comfortable shoes I've ever put on.

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Postby eddysnake » Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:47 pm

As long as they make these, I will continue to buy them as my go to dress shoes. Holding up well on year 3 of every day use and I have yet to find something more comfortable (besides crocs).

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(also go well with cutoffs)
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Postby LITT » Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:51 pm

bought a pair of Johnston & Murphys a few weeks ago. So worth the extra 30-40 over the normal amount I spend
i refuse to wear j&m. ive had three pairs and they all fell apart (completely apart) within 6 months. i spoke with their customer service and they told me i 'wear shoes wrong'

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Postby willeyeam » Wed Aug 26, 2015 4:06 pm

bought a pair of Johnston & Murphys a few weeks ago. So worth the extra 30-40 over the normal amount I spend
i refuse to wear j&m. ive had three pairs and they all fell apart (completely apart) within 6 months. i spoke with their customer service and they told me i 'wear shoes wrong'
To be fair, it's a difficult process.

On a serious note - that is not very comforting. So far so good, but we'll see I guess.

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Postby blackjack68 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 4:11 pm

bought a pair of Johnston & Murphys a few weeks ago. So worth the extra 30-40 over the normal amount I spend
i refuse to wear j&m. ive had three pairs and they all fell apart (completely apart) within 6 months. i spoke with their customer service and they told me i 'wear shoes wrong'
Were you wearing them on your head?

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