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Don’t Mourn, Organize! Harness Belt

Don’t Mourn, Organize! Harness Belt

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Order two of these - one for me and one for a friend's birthday. The leather of these is unbelievably even heavier than the other Don't Mourn, Organise! belt that I own (also via Massdrop), and beautifully finished. Simply the best belts I have ever encountered.
Second time's the charm? The last time this drop was active I ordered a black belt with a brass buckle but received a stainless steel buckle. Massdrop did give me the option of keeping the belt and getting a $15 credit on my account or returning it for a full refund (I chose the latter).
Hopefully I get a brass buckle this time :)
Simply the best belts I ever encountered.
Anybody want to purchase one or two belts? I ordered one brown, one black, size 34, width 1.5", each with stainless buckles. They're just too thick and heavy for my purposes.
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GirchyGirchy
Just saw this. I'm guessing you don't still have the brown one? What size jeans do you wear -- I know belt sizes can vary depending on brand. Thanks! Eli
elioporky
They're both gone. I wear 32 pants and like the ones I ended up with (1.25" DMO Bridles). I do have a couple of British Belt Cos I'd like to get rid of, though!
All my exsiting belts measure exactly 39 inches. But this drop offers oonly 38 or 40 as choices. Wondering if I should order a bit too short or a bit too long? Any suggestions?
Fauxtom
I went a bit long last time (as the belt I was measuring had stretched over time - it was cheap) and as a result I tend to be in the second-to-last hole. Depends on whether you expect to gain or lose weight!
In case anyone is still deciding on this, I'll comment since I got mine in the last drop. Quality is A+, this is a beefy belt and shouldn't have any of the durability issues you see in cheap department store belts. The thickness is worth noting since it actually makes it hard to wear with some slimmer shirts when not tucking in, for example (buckle, etc. kind of take up a lot of space and stick out). I went with 1.25" width and feel like it's a good width for most casual outfits. This isn't a formal belt but can be worn with nicer outfits, chinos, etc. For sizing, I'll reinforce that you should order 2" up from your normal BELT SIZE, not just pants size. I buy nearly all my pants in size 31 (true waist 34") and I got a 36 in this belt -- fits perfectly. Most belts I get in 34 but DMO sizes differently. If you get your normal belt size you're gonna have a bad time. Very happy with this belt but I would look for something slimmer if you plan on wearing it a lot with untucked shirts, in general.
Well... I got my belts today. I sure hope they last longer than usual belts I'm getting from department stores - those look better new, but don't last more than two years. These don't look like much, quite rough. They definitely thick - gotta give them that. They anything but soft - rather stiff. The black belt inside develops creases really easy. Usually it's indication of cheap leather. I'm sure that's not the case here, but will see how it will last.
I understand that these belts are hand made, but any word on expected shipping dates?
Is there anyway to get a color between the natural and the brown??
gaberich
Get the natural - it will darken over time with exposure to sunlight. Only downside is that the brass buckle (if you go with that) will leave a slight patina stain on the leather. Stainless probably won't.
Does anyone have any fit pics of a black belt? Preferably with black jeans
I don't own this particular belt but I bought another from this maker over a year ago and have been pleasantly surprised by the quality & especially the durability of it.
Well DMO take their name from a union organizer and labor activist (an anticapitalist one at that), are they actually a union shop, or are they profiting on the backs of and words by workers?
mynameismyname
They're actually all made by one guy himself who was inspired by the Joe Hill story. You can read more about the brand and other products they offer on their website. https://www.dontmournorganize.com/
I wear a size 35-36, so does that mean I should get a 38?
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It's 38" from the hole to where the buckle attaches on two different belts. My slide belt drop arrived today, and I ended up cutting it at 40" initially, and then recut it down to 38".
So I think it is 38.
pedantic
I'd go with the size 40 then.
I need a size of 37 inches but I only see even number sizes. Is it possible to get a size 37?
john9317
On their web site you can buy in one inch increments at retail pricing, there are more buckle choices, I just bought a 41 inch belt from them
I love these belts, but gosh, I wish the maker would use round holes instead of tear drops. My perfect tightness is between two holes and while I have a leather hole punch tool, I worry that the leather would be too thin if I were to punch a new hole between the holes. If teardrop holes weren't used, there would be a lot more space in between holes to work with.
Maybe in the future, it can be an option or +$ to either punch closer holes or used circular holes instead of tear drops?
I ordered the DMO Harness Belt a while back. It is a thick, quite sturdy slab of leather, well-cut holes, nice brown colour in my case. I was surprised that the leather was significantly thinned out at the buckle attachment point, I would have liked it to be everywhere of equal thickness and just have a bulkier attachment point. To me it seems like this might be the part which is most prone to breaking due to the thinner leather and the stitching. In addition, I would have preferred the stitching that attaches the buckle to run horizontally rather than vertically.
Overall the price was good at USD 52 + 9 shipping for a very nice belt. If it were not for the above 2 points, I would consider the belt awesome.
I went with a size 38. Usually I wear jeans size 35 which do not fit tightly with this belt, and the belt in size 38 is good albeit about 1/6-1/8 of an inch more loose than a perfect fit in the middle hole. I recommend sizing up about 2-2.5 inches from your usual trouser size.
nameless
Definitely agree with the sizing. I wear a size 32-33 pant but have a 35" waist. Size 36 is the best size for me.
I went to small as well, Wanted a 36" and way to small. Had to pass it on. At least my brother is happy. Awesome belt and amazing quality
I screwed up, size 34 is just barely too small and I ordered 2 belts :(
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How does a drop ending days after this one get shipped and delivered before this order even leaves manufacturer? Or presumed leaves manufacturer.
tlblakburne
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Awaiting confirmation! We are still in contact with the vendor and just awaiting updated shipment estimates from them. We have a call scheduled for later this week and should get a bit more visibility in regards to when we can expect these in our warehouse.
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Is there any way I could possibly request a different size for the order I placed? I was apparently misinformed (or just misunderstood) how to measure the belt size that I needed, and am worried that what I ordered will be a bit too small! (I ordered a 34, when I believe a 36 will most likely be what I need.) I really hope it's not too late, although I'm afraid it might be so! Please let me know if there is anything at all I can do to correct this issue...
Does anyone know how much these stretch with age? Normally leather belts stretch quite a bit over time, but I don't know how it is for such a thick one...
nameless
I would not expect much stretching with these.
what are the largest sizes available? I'm a big guy...
JCSasmor
The drop-down menu for size selection ranges from 28 inches to 46 inches.
Can't say I'm that impressed with the finish. Burnishing needs to be done properly, even in the buckle holes.
I'm only going with what I can see from the provided photographs.
cagenuts
I've been daily wearing one for a while now. You're right that the burnishing isn't great. It has worn away in a lot of spots on the belt. It really is a casual with jeans type of belt, so it hasn't been a huge problem.