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I'm looking to get (re)belted...

I have a slim leather belt with lovely Mexican silver hardware; but the belt itself is fairly shredded, and has already been repaired once (by a shoe repairman, who did the best he could). Who fixes belts these days? How do I find someone to put the hardware on a new piece of leather, in Montreal, in New York, or on the Internet? How much should I expect to pay?
posted by musofire on Dec 22, 2013 - 3 answers

Best leather men's belt for under $100?

I need suggestions for a durable leather men's belt under $100. My dad is one of those difficult to shop for people because he buys what he needs or wants himself. Last night, he mentioned that he did need a new belt. He also said that he had already replaced his belt once this year, but they always seemed to crack & need replacing often. He wears a separate belt to work, so this would just be for time off. [more inside]
posted by needlegrrl on Dec 6, 2013 - 27 answers

Belt that signals which direction you are facing.

A few years ago I read an article about a study where the subjects wore a belt like device that vibrated on the four cardinal directions. If I remember correctly the subjects were able to determine which direction they were facing even after the device was removed. I am trying to find the article again and am having no luck. AskMetafilter powers activate!
posted by Mr_Zero on Sep 30, 2013 - 7 answers

I just made knitted/crocheted leggings. How do I hold them up?

I have found other questions here about garter belts and garters, but those probably apply more to the flimsy-ass tights material than what I'm talking about. Yarnie folks who have done this, let me know what you'd recommend! [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon on Jun 22, 2013 - 7 answers

Help me keep my pants from falling down at the office. Belt edition.

I need to buy myself one black "professional belt," maybe a brown one too. Leather or pretend leather is fine, but I'd rather not get that "foil" stuff that flakes off or wrinkles after two uses. The quality of belts at Marshall's and Ross is disappointing (Rhinestones! Faux snake print! Not Professional!) For me, "professional" means plain. Boring. [more inside]
posted by tulip-socks on Apr 7, 2013 - 19 answers

Men's leather belts — where's the sweet spot re: "cheap" and "durable"?

All my life I've bought cheap-ass vaguely-leather-ish belts (like, the $20 ones from that rack next to the cash register at the el-cheapo big box shoe store) and they've always started to warp within three months and started falling to pieces within six. I don't think I'm unusually hard on my belts. I think the ones I'm buying just suck balls and I should bite the bullet and buy nicer ones. So: How much more would I have to spend to get one that didn't suck? What would it cost me to get a leather belt that would last two years without warping or splitting? Five years? Ten? Infinity?
posted by and so but then, we on Jan 10, 2013 - 39 answers

Leather, leather everywhere, nor any drop to drink

Where should I go shopping for boots, belts, and funky clothing generally in Italy (Florence or Rome)? [more inside]
posted by 168 on Nov 7, 2012 - 4 answers

What did 0 say to 8? Nice belt!

Please recommend a very simple every day man's black belt that will last a very long time. [more inside]
posted by mutt.cyberspace on Sep 25, 2012 - 20 answers

Recommend a weapon and duty gear.

I'm going to be working as an armed guard and would like your recommendations for firearm and duty gear! [more inside]
posted by kavasa on Aug 17, 2012 - 19 answers

Could my character use a belt to strop a razor?

Straight razor question - would a leather belt be an acceptable strop? This is a question for a play I am working on. [more inside]
posted by starvingartist on Jul 3, 2012 - 13 answers

Black Belt Certification Issue - Tae Kwon Do

Should I keep training in this school for my belt, or move on? [more inside]
posted by glitrqn on Jun 18, 2012 - 13 answers

My belt is awesome, and now it is falling apart.

I own a belt with equally spaced belt holes along the entire length of the belt. It's falling apart and I'd like to get a new one, but I can't find one. (Example inside) [more inside]
posted by JimBennett on Dec 27, 2011 - 8 answers

Atheist Christianity Instruction

Secular, but socially sensitive, ways to teach five-year-old about Christianity? [more inside]
posted by Eiwalker on Dec 19, 2011 - 28 answers

My belt holds my pants up, but my belt loops hold my belt up...

Shopping filter: I need a belt to match my shoes. [more inside]
posted by erstwhile on Oct 23, 2011 - 6 answers

I'm picky, okay? Sorry!

Help me replace my favorite belt! [more inside]
posted by LarrenD on Jul 3, 2011 - 5 answers

Pack my socks, in what? What luggage to buy?

[luggage filter] it's time to grow up. and when better than right before a trip! [more inside]
posted by anya32 on Jun 25, 2011 - 20 answers

Timing belt broke, can I repair it myself?

The timing chain broke while I was driving my 1997 Ford Taurus GL, I drove it for a few more minutes and the battery died. Once I was able to pull over to the side of the road, I opened up the hood and the chain was ripped to shreds. I don't have a lot of auto repair experience, but am I able to repair it myself by just simply installing a new timing chain? If so, are there any diagrams or helpful directions on the internet somewhere? [more inside]
posted by morning_television on May 7, 2011 - 14 answers

Belt piracy.

I want to make this belt. Help? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Mar 1, 2011 - 12 answers

Watch out Don Rickles!

Borscht Belt for the elementary school set. Is this thing on? [more inside]
posted by notcomputersavvy06 on Jan 16, 2011 - 9 answers

Help me deal with this totally religious state!

How do I get used to living in a state where religion plays a huge role in seemingly everything? [more inside]
posted by KogeLiz on Sep 30, 2010 - 75 answers

Natural leather belt from competent saddler or tack maker?

Ruined my 25 year old leather belt. For some years I've been looking for a duplicate, but no joy. I'm looking for a plain, flexible, natural-cowhide belt, made well and unadorned. [more inside]
posted by jet_silver on Sep 2, 2010 - 16 answers

Who was the 80s? band with white pants and/or white belts?

I'm trying to remember the name of a band, among whose defining aesthetic characteristics was the prominent use of a band-wide? uniform including white pants and/or a white belt. Probably 80s? Maybe New Wave? [more inside]
posted by cortex on Feb 19, 2010 - 29 answers

Why are airplane seatbelts different from car seatbelts?

Why are airplane seatbelts different from car seatbelts? [more inside]
posted by gleuschk on Mar 13, 2009 - 14 answers

help me locate this belt

Can you help me find online a belt (for jeans) i saw on a magazine cover? [more inside]
posted by raphael19 on Dec 30, 2008 - 9 answers

buckle, buckle, toil and trouble

help me find a belt for my buckle! [more inside]
posted by thinkingwoman on Nov 13, 2008 - 6 answers

It looks like either a king-sized beverage spill or small pools of dried blood, and neither are upholstery colors.

The rear seat belts on a 1997 Honda Accord bleed onto the upholstery. Is there any way to stop this? [more inside]
posted by fujiko on Oct 24, 2008 - 4 answers

Please help me replace and adjust the belt on my front load washing machine.

Please help me replace and adjust the belt on my front load washing machine. [more inside]
posted by dirtdirt on May 20, 2008 - 14 answers

Safety restraints - no zip

Sluggish seatbelt retracting thingers: How to fix them? [more inside]
posted by Acari on Apr 19, 2008 - 6 answers

Out of State Seatbelt Ticket

I just received an out of state seat belt ticket, how will this affect my insurance? [more inside]
posted by crashlanding on Mar 20, 2008 - 4 answers

Belt for GPS tracking and my tiny laptop

I'm currently waiting for my Eee PC and Mologogo phone (a motorola i415) to arrive. These are items I'd like to carry with me very frequently (essentially always), and I call upon the hivemind to help me figure out the best way to do so. [more inside]
posted by phrontist on Nov 19, 2007 - 9 answers

Asia travel ideas for 18 yr old karate lover?

Can anyone recommend any martial arts learning opportunities (camps, workshops, lessons, etc) in Asia that an 18 year old would enjoy? My nephew in the US is a karate brown belt and he would like to travel to Asia when he graduates from high school this year. I am trying to help him find some interesting travel opportunities which relate to karate. He loves karate and has been searching for something to do in Japan or India for Summer 2008 but we haven't found anything yet. Thanks for any tips.
posted by RoadTripPlanner on Sep 25, 2007 - 6 answers

de-drooping my drawers

Is it crass for a man to tighten his belt in public? [more inside]
posted by M.C. Lo-Carb! on Feb 5, 2007 - 44 answers

iPod abuse

Stop me hitting my iPod! My 4th gen iPod requires frequent slapping to encourage it to unfreeze (try Googling 'slap+ipod' to see what I mean). What does this particular 'fix' actually do? How do I fix my iPod in a more permanent way? [more inside]
posted by Kiwi on Dec 28, 2006 - 8 answers

I need to take off my belt.

I need a new belt to hold up my pants. The one I have now is about 20+ years old. I'd like one that does not use animal products, uses natural fibers, is about 3/4 wide, thin, durable, and unobtrusive. Any ideas?
posted by GernBlandston on Nov 28, 2006 - 14 answers

Belts and you

I've got belt issues. (of the clothing variety) [more inside]
posted by selfnoise on Aug 11, 2005 - 19 answers

Stopping Jeep Cherokee Belt Squeal

My 1989 Jeep Cherokee's serpentine belt is squealing horrifically. Nothing I have done will make it stop for longer than a few minutes. [more inside]
posted by davey_darling on May 22, 2005 - 9 answers

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