I wear a suit every day for work. I also carry a gun. This can make for an interesting experience when wearing belts. A 1.5" gun belt is really not an option for a suit. Most department store dress belts are nowhere near sturdy enough to securely hold a gun and holster. Armour belts solved this problem.
I ordered a black belt with the #1 square nickel buckle. I got the 7 holes rather than the 5. With 7 the holes are a little closer together, which gives you more flexibility when tightening. As instructed, I measured one of my other belts from the point where the belt connects to the buckle, to the hole I usually use. When I received my Armour belt it fit perfectly at the middle hole, just as the instructions claimed it would.
This belt is way sturdier than any other 1.25" dress belt you will find. It is also an amazing value. Even if you are buying the bargain-basement department store belts, you're probably spending $20 a pop. And you're getting maybe a year out of the belt if you're lucky. That means in 3 years you're spending what it would cost to buy one of these Armour belts, which I have no doubt will last decades. I have a belt from Saddleback Leather which has a lifetime guarantee and $40 more than this belt. The Armour belt is just as well made.
I live in Michigan, so the bonus for me is that I get to support a Michigan small business. That is very important to me. Even if you don't live in Michigan, you are supporting a U.S. made product.
I will definitely be coming back for a brown dress belt in the future, and would eventually like to try the gun belt as well.
2/4/2015 8:21 AM
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