Why are belts so expensive? Whenever I go clothes shopping I walk over to the belt section and I can’t find one for less than 80 bucks. I can buy a bluray player for less than that. I bought my vacuum for less than that. All I want is a black leather belt with a simple steel buckle. I know leather is expensive, but they’re not really using all that much of it on a belt.
As is always the case if you are unhappy with the price of something all you have to do is search the internet. I did and to my pleasant surprise I found almost a dozen American leather manufactures. I paired down the choices, based on what I needed, and selected “Natural Reflections” based out of Naples New York. Their website is a bit dated, but their belts look sturdy and their prices are very good.
I like this 1 3/4 plain belt in black with a silver buckle. It looks like it should get the job done and you really can’t beat the $24.95 price tag. Of course it’s made in America and that always good.