Belts: Sparks vs. Rosen vs. Beltman

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    Belts: Sparks vs. Rosen vs. Beltman

    I have been wearing a Looper kydex belt since July, it is a great belt but is starting to look ugly. The edges are wearing and it really isn't pretty anymore. I also have a Beltman dual layer bullhide belt, but I only wear that when I wear tucked and my belt has to show. Anyway, I am looking at purchasing a new everyday wear belt to replace the Looper. Something that will still look good after a years wear. Does anybody currently have a Sparks or Rosen belt? How do they compare to the beltman? I think the prices are all inline. Another question, is the beltman horse hide a better belt than the dual layer bullhide? Any help is appreciated, thanks.

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    As far as an everyday belt, Milt Sparks belts look great! I wear a dress shirt and tie everyday and the MS 1-1/4" black belt looks great with dress pants or Khakis and it does not look out of place. Rosen's belts are thicker which is nice but not what I look for in an everyday belt. I own a horsehide Beltman and that too works well as an everyday belt. Looper belts do show wear faster than others but they are so cheap that I overlook the issue.

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    I mentioned on another thread my purchase of 2 Looper Law Enforcement Belts...they arrived yesterday! I am impressed with the firmness and overall look of them...for only $30?????...good buy. We'll see, over time, how they wear...

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    The Sparks belts are cut on a contour and are precurved for comfort which is a real nice plus.


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    Another question if anyone knows (I really didn't want to call them and bother them if I can help it) Does the Milt Sparks belts only come in 5 holes or 7 holes? And the hole spacing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fairway1 View Post
    Another question if anyone knows (I really didn't want to call them and bother them if I can help it) Does the Milt Sparks belts only come in 5 holes or 7 holes? And the hole spacing?
    You can have them customize it for whatever you want. Its not a big deal. I've always made custom requests with no problems for belts.
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    Do you have to wait as long for a Milt Sparks belt as you do a holster? That would be a deal breaker for me.

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    Any one of them in shark, it will last.
    Looks good and don't scratch easy.
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    So shark is the way to go? I called Milt Sparks and asked about the holes, they said as many as you want, but the spacing remains the same, about 7/8" of an inch.

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    My advice is to order a Belt at the Same time you order the Holster.

    That way it comes as a "matched set". Each maker cuts his leather a little different and 1.5" is not exactly 1.5". For example, I have a 1.5" Ted Blocker Belt yet my Del Fatti Holster with 1.5" Belt Slots is very loose on that Belt. On my Bruce Gibson Belt it takes two men and a boy to get the Holster on the Belt.

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    I love my Sparks belt, but let me toss another in the ring. Kramer makes a super belt of horsehide. I've got one I wore for ten years, still looks new. Too bad the darn thing shrunk!
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    Thanks for all the replies. I think I am going to order the Milt Sparks, but now I need to decide if I am going to go with shark or not. Does shark scream gun belt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fairway1 View Post
    Thanks for all the replies. I think I am going to order the Milt Sparks, but now I need to decide if I am going to go with shark or not. Does shark scream gun belt?
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    Shark does not scream gun belt.

    "SHARK!" screams "Get Out Of The Water!"

    Shark is very abrasion resistant and it is a classy, classic exotic.
    Seriously it does not shout gun belt.
    Some of the finest dress belts and High Dollar wallets and leather accessories are done in shark skin.
    It's wonderful leather.
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    Well thats it then, I'm going shark.

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