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October 23, 2011 7:49 AM   Subscribe

Shopping filter: I need a belt to match my shoes.

I just bought a new pair of shoes. They're made from soft, tan nubuck leather. I really would like a belt made of the same material and color, because I have to be matchy-matchy. My searching efforts have largely been unsuccessful, including searching all of my local shopping malls.

I would like something like this, but available in the US (international shipping might be an option if the belt itself didn't already cost nearly $100). I don't care much for garish embellishments or wacky buckles. I just want a tan, soft leather belt. Budget around $50, but I'm flexible within reason. Online or brick and mortar, all suggestions welcome.
posted by erstwhile to Shopping (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This Cole Haan belt at Zappos is similar to the one you linked, $65. Sounds like it would be soft, but possibly too dark for the shoes if you're going for Ultimate Matchy.
posted by dayintoday at 7:56 AM on October 23, 2011

Check out Narragansett Leathers.
posted by jocelmeow at 8:35 AM on October 23, 2011

I don't hate this one, in suede.
posted by heyho at 8:41 AM on October 23, 2011

Here's an option.

Another option — Pick your color.

And lastly (not as matchy-matchy).
posted by bmosher at 9:25 AM on October 23, 2011

My brother had a belt very similar to the one you link to (the buckle was slightly more "rugged" looking) from either American Eagle or Abercrombie. Obviously a whole heck of a lot cheaper than the one you're looking at, but the quality was decent and it lasted him years (he grew out of it). I don't see one like it on the AE site, and the Abercrombie site is down for maintenance right now, but those places might be worth a look.
posted by phunniemee at 1:21 PM on October 23, 2011

This belt seems like a pretty good match. Incidentally, I have it in another color; it's pretty nice, and it matches my sand suede Clarks Desert Boots pretty well.
posted by joshuaconner at 4:50 PM on October 23, 2011

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